...and this is it! I brought my dinner club Eight Friends Out to Cafe Montrose on Westheimer to taste authentic Belgian fare--especially the Moules Marinieres! We had one of our Frenchmen there who showed us how to use the shells like a 'pic'. Other folks had the chicken stew and meatloaf. I'm a vegetarian, and I enjoyed the famous choux bruxelles, the sweet red cabbage, and green beans. The French onion soup was crammed with onions, dark and dleicious, and the cheese croquettes were delightful. Others had pate, tomato bisque soup, and all enjoyed the fabulous pommes frites with hand made mayonaise, just like you get in Antwerp. Top it off with Belgian beer--or finish the meal with creme caramel with its bitter brown syrup (my favorite!) or Belgian chocolate, and you have a winner! Super!
Pros: Great mussels!, Great chocolate!, Great beer!
Cons: Are there any?, Not fancy