A brand new neighborhood eatery has landed in Backyard Oaks, full with some Houston hospitality veterans on the helm.
D’Alba Craft Kitchen and Cocktails opened at 3715 Alba Street in mid-September. Already, it’s developed a following with residents of the GOOF because of a various menu of pizzas, sharables, and bigger plates, and an in depth cocktail record.
The minds behind the restaurant embody proprietor Daut Elshani, of Underground Corridor, Beer Market Co., chef Geoff Hundt of Native Meals and Benjy’s, chef Mike Hartley of Brasserie 19, and bar supervisor Kehlen Selph, previously of Anvil. Collectively, the group has created an all-occasion restaurant “with a aim of not following any tendencies or slapping an expiration date on the idea,” Elshani says in a press release.
Diners can count on an eclectic menu, together with all the pieces from Gulf oysters served uncooked, char-grilled, or fried; hand-made pasta; grilled Texas quail with cherry olive tapenade and quinoa; and shareable dishes like charcuterie, marinated beets, and balloon bread with a number of dipping sauces. Every part of the menu additionally features a handful of vegetarian dishes, like a wood-fired pizza topped with buffalo cauliflower, grilled pineapple, and vegan cheese.
Cocktail-wise, the restaurant gives almost two dozen drinks, with riffs on classics like an Outdated Long-established made with roasted pumpkin seed- and date-infused bourbon, and a inexperienced chile gimlet made with St. George inexperienced chile vodka.
For now, d’Alba is serving a restricted menu as a consequence of staffing and provide chain shortages, however Elshani says he expects the restaurant to be going full steam by subsequent month. The restaurant can even add brunch service within the coming weeks. d’Alba’s present hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday by way of Wedneday, till midnight Thursday by way of Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.