When I first started this blog, the main focus was finding cheap yet quality food to eat in Houston. As you may have noticed, the tone has changed a bit — I have had the opportunity to eat places I could never afford on the reg. I still very much quest for cheap and yummy places to eat but thought I would take some time to offer a commonfolk POV on what I think about the “fine dining” Houston has to offer — since I am by no means an aficionado.
That being said, I am in love with Stella Sola. You can smell how brand new it is and it has a nice vibe with an interesting concept – Northern Italian with local/Texan influences (aka. Tuscan Texan)
I started with the Roasted Bone Marrow service, which is something I would have absolutely have never ever thought to order had I not read several reviews deeming it the best. See picture at the bottom (I know it’s crap) – I could hear two neighboring tables inquire about the dish. It was actually pretty tasty – the texture is a bit unusual, but the condiments served on the side really added some interesting flavors as a whole.
For my main, I had the Skirt Steak with Jalapeno Gnocci – very tasty. I have to say fawned over this dish – the meat was prepared perfect and the gnocchi was fluffy and delicate. I ate every last bite.
For dessert, the fried risotto balls with honey ice cream – anything fried tastes good, but the honey ice cream was the star. I didn’t even finish the risotto balls.
I will definitely be coming back!