The former executive chef of Cafe Boulud in Manhattan and his wife, Victoria Pappas, of the longtime Houston-area restaurant family, bring a new vision to the space formerly occupied by Pass & Provisions, a celebrated restaurant that closed last year. The 1930s building also housed Antone's Import Co., creators of the ubiquitous Antone's po'boy.
“Victoria has always celebrated her home, and when I first visited, I quickly understood why. Houstonians have a welcoming nature and embrace newcomers – especially in the culinary community. The result is a wonderful vibrancy and diversity. We feel so fortunate to have found this special space where we can share our passion for good food and hospitality,” Aaron Bludorn said in a news release.
The restaurant will serve "creative and eclectic American cuisine," per the news release, with a focus on sustainable, local and seasonal ingredients. Diners can also take advantage of a full bar and wine program and an array of desserts, including a Hazelnut Marjolaine with layers of nougat, hazelnut and Nutella ice cream.
Bludorn will open for dinner service by reservation only at first Monday-Thursday 5-10:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5-11 p.m.