During a recent press trip to The Woodlands, TX, we made our way to Americas for brunch. The restaurant opened early as a welcome to our group, which was so appreciated… because I was ready to eat! Especially after I had read the background of the restaurant before leaving the hotel room:
Américas is a progressive Pan-Latin dining experience highlighting the gifts of the new world. What would history’s kitchens be without the tomato, the potato, vanilla, corn or avocado – Michael Cordua’s Américas uses contemporary cooking technique and discipline to pay homage to the mystery and treasures of the Americas. Take a trip with a Flight of Ceviches, Potato crusted calamari, Grilled Chicken Ahuacatl, or the signature Pargo Americas. With eye popping architecture, edgy and artisan mixed cocktails, and North and South American wines, Américas is a whole night of dynamic entertainment.
If you are visiting (or live near) The Woodlands, make sure you save room in your tummy and on your calendar! (And after looking at these pictures, you’ll know why!) The dining room was beautiful, as was the food!
There was a breakfast offering of everything from bacon to waffles to omelets! Then, there was my favorite selection: fried shrimp, fish, soup and my favorite, favorite… empanadas!My mouth is watering just from looking at this picture again! The chef described them with such enthusiasm, explaining it was a traditional empanada with raisins inside. DELISH!I almost gave up on dessert to have another empanada, but I decided I needed to try at least one of these sweet selections while I was there! Amazingly good. There was not one bad thing I tried!
I would love to go back to Americas in the Fall, to sit outside on the waterway! This is perfect for special occasions – just make sure you plan it right, since the brunch is about $40/person.
Disclosure: I was invited by New Creative Media to participate in a #GoHoustonGNO trip. All opinions are my own.