Etoile Cuisine et Bar offers traditional and modern interpretations on French cuisine in its beautiful farmhouse-inspired space in Uptown Park. Owner/Chef Philippe Verpiand brings culinary experience earned at the French Culinary Institute in Avignon and some of the world’s most famous restaurants to his latest venture here in Houston. The cream, azure and brown-hued dining room is highlighted by dramatic light fixtures and a dramatic bar. The menu offers up the classics of French cuisine such as duck leg confit, beef bordelaise and braised short ribs. Definitely try the escargot Bourguignonne for an appetizer and the cassoulet made in traditional fashion with pork, sausage and duck. The wild boar Bolognese is a popular selection from the lunch menu.