“This is my house and in here I do what I want” – the mantra of Heinrich Koen; owner, operator and chef of what must arguably be Loop street’s coolest spot, House Of H. Not far removed is Ernst snr’s outlook of “I make wines that I like to drink and nothing else” and maybe that’s why we get along so well with the Koen family. Shared values of honest food, family and not going with the flow.
We love going here, because it always feels like it’s been too long and H is always on hand to show you the most aged cuts, his sixteen-hour brisket or just to grab a drink with.
On that topic of drinks, have an Ernst Gouws & Co Shiraz 2014 with the 42-day, dry-aged, organic ribeye which is flame-grilled and served with hand-cut chips. You won't be disappointed.