MONICA POPE'S BOULEVARD BISTRO
Monica began her career at the age of 18 for the prestigious Cafe Annie in Houston. In 1992 she opened The Quilted Toque to great critical acclaim. She opened Boulevard Bistrot in 1994 and was named Food & Wine Magazine's Top 10 Best New Chefs in 1996.
After a fire damaged the entire dining room in 1998, Roberto Cervantes (owner or ARCHI-ARTS) was asked to bring the space back from the ashes with new murals & finishes. Sculptural chalkboards echo the organic shapes and rendered textures of the wall paintings. After 10 years at this Montrose location, Monica took the opportunity to start from scratch and create a new concept in an up-and-coming part of Houston, Midtown. She opened T'afia and again worked with Roberto Cervantes to bring her new vision to reality.