By Alisa Star
First of all, the question most asked by Cut Foil guests and customers is what does Cut Foil mean? Well, it’s the foil that covers the top of your wine or champagne bottle. Viola, hence the name Cut Foil carafes and drafts says it all. The new Webster business also features farm to table delights like cheese plates with unique cheeses and meats, and fresh southern pimento cheese dip, hand crafted pizzas, Spanish almond cups and panini sandwiches. Their goal is to serve fresh farm to table items.
“We get our cheese from dairy made right here in Houston that only sells high quality fresh cheeses that partner perfectly with our wines. Also, our bread is baked daily by Angelas bakery in the Houston Heights,” says Derek Holk, partner.
Secondly, Cut Foil is all about the wine. They have a large selection of over 60 different wines from Texas, Washington, France and many other places around the world. Prices of wine may vary and are extremely reasonably priced. A few of the popular and valued wines are Starry Night, a white wine, and the popular red, Jake Girl for only $8 a glass, or $24 a bottle. They also offer high quality top shelf wines which are priced accordingly.
The best bargains are by the bottle. If you are “wining” by yourself purchasing by the glass may be best suited for you, or an ice cold beer by the draft may do the trick! However, if you come as a couple or more, a bottle will pour four nice glasses at a great price. You may also take the bottle to go if you wish, but it must be sealed and secured by the certified bartenders.
Cut Foil also has a nice selection of craft beers on tap, Texans favorite, Shiner Bock, and a variety of others. Domestic bottle favorites such as Miller, Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob and imports like Dos Equis and Heineken.
The L.A. cocktails are so popular today because of their lower alcohol content, and they are so refreshing and perfect for these hot Texas summer nights. Cut Foil also makes delicious agave wine based margaritas, and peach bellinis, and a house favorite, the delightful Hard Lemonade.
The decor of this place is simple, nothing more than class. It actually makes you want to dress up. Its contemporary look with colorful plush quality chairs, couches and tables creates a relaxed intimate feel. Cut Foil has beautiful unique art work that definitely has a feminine feel at the front but toward the back it is much more masculine, with wood, marble and glass. Let’s not forget the fun area shuffleboard table.
Most people describe the ambience as extremely relaxed, casual and chic. It makes the ladies want to dress up. The bar is a great place to just meet for a glass of wine, an appetizer, a date or to just mingle. They have wine for everyone to enjoy, all you have to do is ask one of the knowledgeable bartender or wine steward Chris Collins who is available from time to time.
“Cut Foil was decorated by Derek’s wife Robin —who had the vision and talent to create this wonderful concept that is so chic and relaxed. We are very much about the community and hosting quality events and fundraisers. Our specialty is creating fun themed events that also help raise money for local causes,” Partner Rick Clapp said. Rick and Derek, partners, have pledged to donate their tips to one of several worthy local charities when they tend bar.
The July 6 opening will also benefit the Longhorn Project at JSC, a local 501(c)3. The night will feature live music, farm to table delights, a silent and live auction, as well as a book signing by former Johnson Space Center Director George Abbey, author the book Astronaut Maker. Another fun event planned for July 18 is “Viva La France,” a celebration of Bastille Day and everything French. Ladies put on your French berets and most fashionable look. The night will feature French wine, a variety of cheese plates, desserts galore, music and best of all dancing! On July 20 is the “Fly me to the moon” party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Please R.S.V.P. to these special events as space is limited. Welcome to the modern day “cheers” on steroids.
Finally, ladies come every Monday and enjoy your wine time from 5 p.m. till midnight for $5 a glass. Cut Foil has an amazing venue for any special occasion, from bachelor party, to birthday or cooperate mixer.
Cheers, we’ll be seeing you soon!