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What's new with Quattro? Find out with Novità da Quattro, our restaurant blog, where you’ll find shared knowledge and creativity: recipes, wine tips, events and promotions from our staff. Stay tuned for updates.

Le Sagre! at ICCC

Event : Le Sagre! at ICCC

The Italian Cultural and Community Center is proud to announce the launch of a new series of events aimed to celebrate one of the most popular Italian food tradition: Le Sagre!
Executive Chef Maurizio Ferrarese of Quattro Restaurant, will guide the audience to discover some of the Italian high-quality products.

Chef’s Cooking Demonstration and Dinner at ICCC

Event : Chef’s Cooking Demonstration and Dinner at ICCC

Join us for an amazing evening at ICCC with Executive Chef Maurizio Ferrarese of Quattro Restaurant, as he leads you through a culinary tour of Italy. The recipes will be demonstrated live for you followed by an exclusive dinner accompanied by Italian wines. If you can make this one you are surely in for a treat!

La Piccola Cucina

Event : La Piccola Cucina

A hands-on cultural culinary experience for children ages 5-12 years old. Children will don chef aprons and toques and learn basic Italian language, metric system and culture through preparing authentic Italian cuisine with Executive Chef Maurizio Ferrarese.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Recipe : BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

This Super Bowl Sunday whip up a dozen of Maurizio's famous BBQ Pulled Pork sliders. Your friends will be impressed by your culinary skills.

Tortilla Soup

Recipe : Tortilla Soup

Our famous Tortills Soup is one of those dishes that Houstonians and our hotel guests can't get enough of! When Chef Maurizio came on board at Quattro his first reaction to seeing Tortilla Soup on the menu was, "I thought we were an Italian restaurant?". Well, as much as we tried to have a full on Italian menu, everyone still requested the Tortilla Soup. So it's one of those special items that we took off the menu, but the locals still know to ask for it and of course our servers always recommend it because it is that good.


Please enjoy the recipe and let us know if you have any questions.

100-Mile Dash

Recipe : 100-Mile Dash

This is a drink of the ‘other’ Texas. Eschewing the Lone Star State’s cliché image of cowboys, barbecue and pick-up trucks, the 100-Mile Dash harvests the Texas few people envision. This is the one of expansive citrus orchards, laden with plump Texas Ruby Red grapefruit,  of rolling, green farmlands dotted with the hives of an expanding domesticated honey bee industry, of thriving farmer’s markets piled with locally-grown herbs and of an entrepreneurial company in the suburbs of Houston daring to produce its own special vodka – Dash. The 100-Mile Dash is a drink that’s sweet, sour, smooth and invigorating. A lot like Texas, really.


All across the world, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts properties each has a 100-mile cocktail with locally produced ingredients. To find out more, please check out the Four Seasons food blog, TASTE

The Journey of Akaushi Beef

Recipe : The Journey of Akaushi Beef

Who knew something so good could result from a technicality? In 1994 due to a loophole in the trade Act of 1992, a small nucleus of Wagyu Akaushi cows and bulls were brought from Japan to the U.S. in a specially equipped Boeing 747. Today, Akaushi's prized genetics are controlled by a group of Texans and to the delight of discriminating diners, you can find it right here in Quattro.

In case you come upon your own Akaushi beef, here’s Maurizio’s recipe for Lasagna. The Akaushi will just  melt in your mouth.

Quattro Executive Chef Ferrarese Introduces Fall Menu

Recipe : Quattro Executive Chef Ferrarese Introduces Fall Menu

Restaurant’s Italian dishes bring in a taste of autumn.

A Private Taste of Fall

Event : A Private Taste of Fall

For a limited time, chef’s signature dishes and new fall entrees are available in a prix fixe menu when you reserve a private dining room.

News : Executive Chef Ferrarese Introduces Summer Menu

Restaurant promotes Texas-grown products for its Italian-made dishes.

Four Seasons Hotel Houston Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

News : Four Seasons Hotel Houston Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Quattro celebrates by having a $30 3-course menu for the next 30 days!

“Is Houston the Next Great American Food City?” by John Mariani

News : “Is Houston the Next Great American Food City?” by John Mariani

For decades now The Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Houston has tried to find a winning formula for its upstairs dining room, and I think I've tried all the incarnations over the years. Its newest, Quattro, strikes me as its best and certainly most lively, rescuing this space from neglect by giving it sunshine, Mondrian-like colors, Murano glass and an Italian chef who knows well the Four Seasons style, having worked with the group since 2000 in hotels from Hawaii to Budapest.

Kids Menu

News : Kids Menu

Dining with the kiddos?  Ask for our V.I.K. menu. That stands for Very Important Kids! Our chefs have designed this special menu for the budding foodies in your family.  http://www.quattrorestauranthouston.com/menus/v.i.k._very_important_kids/

Green Beans and Guacamole

News : Green Beans and Guacamole

Chef Maurizio Included in local cookbook for a cause 

Healthy Chef

Recipe : Healthy Chef

Happy New Year!  Four recipes for delicious dishes from Chef Maurizio are featured in the January/February issue of Total Body magazine – check them out, and get cooking!  www.totalbodymag.com (see pages 15 &16)

Celebrate World Spaghetti Day!

News : Celebrate World Spaghetti Day!

Today is World Spaghetti Day! Order Spaghetti & Meatballs at dinner tonight & get a complimentary glass of wine!

Chef’s Butternut Squash Ravioli

Recipe : Chef’s Butternut Squash Ravioli

Just in time for the holiday season, Chef's Butternut Squash Ravioli recipe. 

Celebrate the Belvedere Bloody Mary Brunch

Event : Celebrate the Belvedere Bloody Mary Brunch

Concoct your own drink is a birthday addition to Sunday Brunch

Plan a Discovery Green Picnic

News : Plan a Discovery Green Picnic

Quattro Restaurant Prepares Picnics to Go with Italian Flair 

Chef’s Lasagna con Asparagi

Recipe : Chef’s Lasagna con Asparagi

You can always find something new in Quattro!  Chef constantly has fresh ideas and experiments with the freshest of foods daily.  When you come down make sure you try out the Asparagus Lasagna.  It's the closest you can get to Italy while being in Houston!  See below for the Asparagus Lasagna recipe that you can attempt to make in your own kitchen.

News : The Season is Changing and so are the Menus

Quattro introduces new Lunch and Dinner Menus with the change of the season.