Houston >Food & Dining > The Texas Gourmet
2907 Canal St, Houston, TX | Directions 7700329.754952 -95.341432
Neighborhoods: South Central, Second Ward
Perfect corporate gifts – We needed several items for around $20 each for customers in several states, Most of our customers are hunters and fishermen. Texas Gourmet came through with a great selection and really made our customers happy. Thanks Tx. Gourmet!
Truely Enlightening – We extended Brian an invitation to the Diamond "A" ranch in Seguin TX. We had heard about all the great things he could do with wild game. We had also enjoyed his jalapeno Kiwi jelly and a few of his sauces. What we really wanted was to see first hand if the walk could back up the talk. Brian was amazing. As a novice cook myself I could tell right away that he LOVED cooking. His eyes would light up everytime he started to discuss cooking. He is not only a great cook but also a great teacher, very patient and explained everything including the "why's" and he has a wonderful ability to get everyone involved. We did several dishes for the weekend and everyone enjoyed the food including other guest, owners, and ranch guides. Everyone who tasted a dish would come to me and make sure that I was taking notes so that it could be somewhat duplicated in the future. I personally enjoyed the new and easy techniques of flavoring and cooking. This experience has broadened my menu many fold, just the ability to add a sauce or a simple reduction to make a totally different meal with the same basics that you normally use plus being able to cook wild game that would make it in any 5 star restaurant . I since have purchased most of Brians sauces and spices and now I look forward to cooking so that I can see how it all turns out. My mouth waters at the thought of the next time I get to cook venison wrap arounds or the hunters quick dirty rice. Brian is a person that you really need to be around. I know that any event I have in the future will include him if he is available. Where were you when I got married?? I had to settle on mexican food catering....lol.
"Greatest Gastronomical Experience" – On October 25, 2008, Bryan Slaven, the Texas Gourmet, came to our Dilley Ranch and fixed a delicious gourmet wildgame dinner for 20 people! When he arrived on Friday evening, he immediately began marinating the Feral Hog Ham in a Sugar Cure for 16 hours. The next morning he began marinating the Cabrito. He and Debbie cooked all day using many of his rubs, spices, jellies and all fresh vegetables. He actually conducted a cooking class during the day, as he taught us how to use his many great products to mask any gaminess of the meats and enhance the flavors of each dish. He brought copies of his recipes for each of us. We were all amazed at how the jellies were used to make fabulous glazes! You would have never known that this was wildgame!
We started with Habanero Glazed Quail---an "out of sight" appetizer! Then came a Grilled Poblano Soup---probably the best soup we have ever had! Then came the main course of the Feral Hog, Cabrito, fresh green beans, and tiny new potatoes served with a nice glass of Cabernet. To top all of this---he fixed Bananas Foster over Vanilla Ice Cream for us! All I can say is---what a treat!
If you want a real treat at your ranch, home, or office, call Bryan and he will give you one of the "Greatest Gastronomical Experiences" of your lifetime!
Sensational New Flavors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – I have been using the Texas Gourmet products for several years and have not been disappointed. I have my favorites (Japaleno-Kiwi Jelly, Lemon Rosemary Habanero Grilling Sauce, Sidewinder Searing Spice and Sweet Chipolte Season All) but all the products are well thought out and of excellent quality. I have a passion for for food and have even been so fortunate to win a few awards. I have used these products in my cooking and have been developing a few new tastes along the way. The folks at the office always love Christmas as they know a TG gift basket is coming their way.
Editorial Review – Making Texas-style sauces, jellies and more-available online or in select gourmet stores.
King of Jellies and Salsas, Outdoorsman's Delight, Turns wild game into restaurant delicacies – The Texas Gourmet takes your taste buds where they've never been before. None of the products bore or overwhelm with heat. I have used all of his recipes from Bacon Wrapped Shrimp to Venison Chili, and none have failed to deliver. Undoubtedly my dinner guests and hunting and fishing buddies ask for his website after they've tasted what the Texas Gourmet's products can do. As an outdoorsman, I appreciate the Texas Gourmet's attention to detail on his website which incorporates the proper handling of game, and how to prepare your favorite harvest from the field including fish, quail, venison, dove and duck. Also, send him an email or give him a ring, as he is quick to respond to your questions, and offer advice on flattering side dishes and delicious wine pairings. His passion is evident and proves true in his products. His rubs and spices bring your basic meats and veggies to life and his spicy jellies take it up another notch. I'm telling ya, I can eat this stuff on a cracker!! Especially the new pepper sauce....mix that with your oysters and beer!!!!
The best sauces and jellies I have found anywhere – Just absolute fantastic. Out of this world. Nothing I have tried before has even come close. Try it ,buy it and you will be cooking with the spice of life. It is actually addicting.
Excellent jellies and grilling sauces – You have got to try the Jalapeno Kiwi, its the best! We will be ordering the gift sets for the holidays.
This has to be the best jelly I have tasted in years!...The Jalapeno Kiwi jelly is so delightful. The Pineapple Chipolte grilling sauce is wonderful for grilling or even as a dipping sauce. – The Texas Gourmet has really outdone themselves in the development of these different products. By far, this will be a present under all my relatives Christmas trees this year.
Sending a Basket – The products are amazing! I found their website and sent a gift basket of their gourmet jellies to my boss who absolutely loves them.
Great products and fast shipping.
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