Located inside the Culinary Institute LeNôtre right off I-45, Kris Bistro & wine Lounge is completely out of place amidst the scenery of industrial concrete that surrounds the highway north of loop 610. But like an oasis, it's a welcomed break in the landscape as well as the only area option offering an upscale lunch or dinner. This "teaching" French restaurant opened just last week.
The charcuterie program is heavily influenced by executive chef Kris Jakob's father, who taught him the ways of meat curing when he was just a youngster.
No bottle of wine on their list exceeds a $35 price tag.
There's a giant wall of windows on one side of the restaurant where you can watch students cook as you munch on frites and sip your French wine.