One of Houston’s highest-profile legacy restaurants recently welcomed a new executive chef. Berg Hospitality has named Brian Sutton as the new executive chef for both The Annie Café & Bar and Turner’s. He replaces Annie Café founder and James Beard Award winner Robert Del Grande.
Sutton has already begun to put his mark on the menu with a number of new dishes for brunch, lunch, and dinner. They include a crab cake Benedict, wood-grilled octopus, and duck leg confit that’s the new Wednesday night dinner special. He’s also refreshed preparations such as Scottish salmon with green chile mole and chicken with red chile almond sauce. “Although Brian has big shoes to fill as Robert Del Grande’s successor, I am confident that he is the perfect candidate based on his extensive culinary expertise and leadership skills, which I was able to witness firsthand when we worked together,” Berg said in a statement. “I am extremely happy with The Annie’s refreshed menu, and I know our guests will welcome the new additions and updates to the current dishes.”: Brian Sutton • chef • fine dining • houston