State Fare

Vallone’s, Houston.

At Vallone’s, restaurateur Tony Vallone’s lushly retro new venue (2811 Kirby Drive, Houston), everything is bigger than life. Take, for example, the restaurant’s Schwarzenegger-size boar chop, filled with fresh sautéed spinach, toasted pine nuts, melted mozzarella, and Parma’s inimitable dry-cured prosciutto ham. With ingredients from four nutritional areas, the dish is a food pyramid all by itself. If you add Vallone’s salad of sliced ripe tomatoes, red onions, and Roquefort in a perfectly balanced red-wine-and-sherry vinaigrette, you will have more than met your minimum daily requirement for self-indulgence.

Try this recipe for Boar Chop Stuffed With Spinach, Pine Nuts, and Mozzarella from Vallone’s, Houston.

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