BY MIKE PUCKETT
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Chef Johann Schuster was born in Transylvania, Romania and at an early age of fourteen started his training at the Culinary Institute of Hermanstadt to later become a chef in some of Europe?s finest restaurants. After years of preparation and training in the culinary arts, Johann traveled to Germany where he met his wife “Irmgard-Maria”. They opened their first restaurant in the beautiful Black Forest and spent ten years building the restaurant into an award winning place to dine.
In 1997 Johann made his first trip to Houston. He spent a short time here but quickly realized that Houston is a city that would open its heart to the quality and style of food that he so loved preparing. Johann returned to Germany and he and Irmgard-Maria started planning their move to the United States. Their journey began almost two years later.
The next two years were spent learning about and becoming familiar with Texas and Houston in particular. After much research and planning they were ready to open what is now known as the “Charivari Restaurant”. (Charivari is a French word for “beautiful good mix”). With the opening of their new restaurant, Chef Schuster plans to bring Houston food that is sure to please the palate of the ever-growing gourmand society.
Good Eats Houston Recommends…
Escargot “Black Forest”
with homemade seven herb butter au gratin
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Green salad & sautéed wild mushrooms
Both paired with: Riesling, Louis Guntrum, dry, Rheinhessen, Germany 2015
Piedmontese Beef Bone Marrow
Garlic & Italian parsley & capers, multigrain toasted bread
Paired with: Love Pinot Noir, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Spain 2015
Lamb Chops “Sierra Nevada”
Marinated grilled lamb chop, Spanish sauce & vegetable basked
Foie gras topped, huckleberry ketchup & brioche bun
Both paired with: Love Pinot Noir, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Spain 2015
Wiener Schnitzel “The Original”
Breaded veal cutlet & seasonal vegetables
Paired with: Amarone, Scriani, Della Valpolicella, Classico, Italy
Dover Sole al meuniere “Fish of the day”
Sautéed almonds with lemon butter, parsley steamed potatoes
Paired with: Riesling, Louis Guntrum, dry, Rheinhessen, Germany 2015
Spatzle and Cheese
Grilled green Asparagus
Roasted Garlic Herb Potatoes
Fruit Cobbler & homemade Vanilla Ice cream
Wiener Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce
Dobos Cake – Hungarian Cake
Schuemli Coffee- Swiss Coffee fresh made
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