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1330 Wirt Rd. (Westview Rd.) Send to Phone

Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Descours Restaurant Review

: Located next door to Patisserie Descours, where pastry chef extraordinaire Marilyn Descours has been creating fabulous cakes, pies and tarts for many years, she now has collaborated with her husband Luc for a graceful French café. Open only for dinner, Café Descours exudes relaxed warmth with a smart art collection on the soft-ochre walls, Oriental rugs and candlelight setting an understated yet sophisticated tone. A bright and lively mural of a Parisian street life commands one wall and the happy people cleverly depicted in the scene are regulars of the Descours’ two establishments. Just off the main dining room are two small rooms with attractive dark wood French doors to provide more intimate dining. The French menu bears the creative imprint of chef Yvonne Samudio, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a former sous chef to chef Emeril Lagasse. She makes the most of seasonal ingredients and offers interesting dishes like the flaky portobello strudel, with mushrooms, spinach, shallots and oozing Monterrey cheese. For starters you will find French onion soup, escargot, chilled poached salmon, salade niçoise with grilled tuna and in a bow to the Gulf Coast, crabcakes in a tangy remoulade. Entrées are ever changing and have included roasted duck in a wonderful green peppercorn sauce with wild rice, sundried-tomato-crusted pork chops and sautéed shrimp, crabmeat and asparagus with chopped tomatoes in a white wine butter sauce. Of course you must save some room and partake of the stunning array of Descours’ dessert offerings. Tarts, cheesecake or anything chocolate will complete the experience.


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