Tuesday, June 16, 2009


After last week's disastrous date night (way too much wine resulting in a very sick MsRuckus), we were determined to be a little more mellow.  As we have been sampling many of Houston's finest restaurants lately, we thought that it was high time that we try Hugo's, known around town as one of Houston's best restaurants and one of the best Mexican restaurants in the country.

Though they have an amazingly well thought out wine list, I had their $28 margarita, listed on the menu as the "best margarita you'll ever have".  I had to try it, and while very good, I am not sure if it was head and shoulders above all others.

Our meal was really great, starting with goat cheese stuffed squash blossoms and the grasshopper appetizer.  Yes, grasshoppers! If there is something interesting on a menu, we always have to try it.  These were just little ones, sauteed with onions.  By themselves they were slightly crunchy and grassy.  In the blue corn tortillas with a little avocado and sauce, they were crunchy, grassy and delightful.  We then had the slow roasted goat and lamb.  Both were tender and delicious.  However, the true highlight of the evening was the dessert course.  I had churros with a variety of sauces served with a big bowl of Mexican hot chocolate. The churros were fresh and lightly dusted with cinnamon and sugar. The chocolate and caramel sauces were finger licking good, but that hot chocolate!  Rich, cream, spicy and utterly delicious.  MrRuckus had a bread pudding that was divine as well.  I can't wait to go back. It would be so much fun to go with a big party for a birthday dinner.

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