Chef Matt Padilla's vegetable-focused menu at The Inn at Dos Brisas in Wasington, Texas changes daily, with most of it coming from the property's 42-acre USDA-certified organic farm. Padilla, who previously cooked at The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado, creates wine-friendly dishes to pair with wines from the restaurant's 7,000-bottle cellar.
Being in the restaurant industry you find it hard sometimes to get away on vacation, or vacations become a last minute opportunity when you finally find that window to travel. The latter is how my wife and I found our way to Greece. It wasn’t necessarily my first choice. We ended up booking our flight about two weeks out by luck of Athens being the cheapest route to Europe from Houston.
The decision to go turned out to be a great one! My wife Tara and I promised each other that this would be a relaxing vacation. The food was even better than I could have expected. The quality of ingredients, particularly from the sea, was incredible. The cuisine is very simple. It lets ingredients speak for themselves.