Houston family preserves the past with new expansion project

Steve Zimmerman moved to Houston in 1964, fresh out of Tulane law school with only $90 to his name.

Over the next 52 years, Zimmerman — the New York-born, but New Orleans-raised entrepreneur — sold clothing on credit in downtown Houston, practiced and taught law at the University of St. Thomas and eventually pivoted to real estate, focusing on the hospitality sector.

Publication: Houston Business Journal

Date: October 14, 2016

Author: Paul Takahashi

Restaurant Pegs Menu Price to Oil

For one Houston restaurateur, the slump in oil is helping profits, reports CNBC’s Brian Sullivan

Publication: CNBC

Date: February 12, 2015

Author: Brian Sullivan

Most Romantic Restaurants in Houston

Valentine’s Special: Go all out with lavish à la carte items like Petrossian Osetra Caviar or keep things simple with affordable, yet delicious options such as lobster bisque ($13), citrus-glazed Gulf prawns ($39) and pork tenderloin with fig sauce ($26).

Publication: Zagat

Date: January 29, 2015

Author: Marcy de Luna

Restaurant revives Oil Barrel Special and makes headlines again: 3-course dinner for the price of crude

Today, as oil plummeted to $45.98 per barrel, Zimmerman announced that he will start an Oil Barrel Special dinner beginning Wednesday, January 14.

Publication: CultureMap

Date: January 12, 2015

Author: Marene Gustin

Real Weddings: Lana and Bojan

“Truly one of the best days of my life,“the bride says. Another happy day? The day of the couple’s magnificent La Colombe dÓr wedding, of course.

Publication: Weddings in Houston

Date: July 2014

Author: Natasha Garber

Near naked boy toys, a pole dancer and a cupcake babe make this birthday bash wildly unforgettable

For the fanciful bash, the duo transformed the Grand Salon of La Colombe d’Or into a Felini-esque Euro-style nightclub, thanks in no small part to the Marie Antoinette character clad in a bouffant skirt that held dozens of champagne glasses filled with bubbly.

Publication: Culturemap

Date: May 15, 2014

Author: Shelby Hodge

Houston Blasts Off

Museum District visitors will want to
book a room in the nearby Montrose area,
at the five-suite, nine-villa La Colombe
d’Or, an art-filled 1923 mansion that Holly
Moore, the editor of Texas’s PaperCity
magazines, calls “wonderful and charming.”

Publication: Architectural Digest

Date: April 2014

Author: Michael Slenske

Culturemap Social

More than 300 guys and dolls took over the Montrose-area boutique hotel for a CultureMap-inspired, Yellow Cab-sponsored night of revelry.

Publication: Culturemap

Date: February 20, 2014

Author: Shelby Hodge

Happy Hour Deals

La Colombe d’Or/Restaurant CINQ has rolled out a new happy hour menu sure to please. The $5 menu features draft beers, French sparkling selections, specialty cocktails, wines by the glass, and bar bites.

Publication: Culturemap

Date: February 20, 2014

Author: Marcy De Luna

5 Classic Restaurants for Valentine's Day

What’s available: General reservations
Special plans: In addition to their regular menu, there will be special dishes made for the evening
Price: Average appetizer $20, salads and sides $12, mains $35-$56
Good for: An elegant European-feeling evening
Details: Be sure to arrive early enough to enjoy a drink at their beautiful bar
Call: 713-524-7999

Publication: Zagat

Date: January 14, 2014

Author: Amber Ambrose

Goat on the Menu

Honoring classic snout-to-tail preparation, Cinq executive
chef German Mosquera purchases meat
from Black Hill Farms to prepare various
sequences of his seasonally-inspired,
succulent goat sausage with pickled root,
tempered egg yolk and lamb jelly.

Publication: My Table

Date: February 2014

Author: Layne Victoria Lynch

Procrastinator's Guide to New Year's Eve Dining: Top choices for a memorable foodie evening

Chef German Mosquera will serve his regular ala carte menu with a couple of special New Year’s Eve additions: An amuse bouche of langoustine mushroom broth and smoked foie gras; an entree of langoustine browned in layla butter with Petrossian caviar aioli; dessert made with vintage 1990 Crystal champagne.

Publication: Culturemap

Date: December 29, 2013

Author: Eric Sandler

Flavor: Cinq in 2014

Laval is an engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable host with real French bonafides, so your time and dollars will be well spent.

Publication: Houston Chronicle

Date: December 11, 2013

Author: Dale Robertson

Chef Chat (Part II):Restaurant Cinq's German Mosquera Talks Land, Art, and Working a Grill

Publication: Houston Press

Date: December 5, 2013

Author: James Brock

Chef Chat (Part I): German Mosquera (He's Vegan!) of Colombe d'Or's Restaurant Cinq

Cinq’s German Mosquera is a vegan, but he cooks some mean meat and seafood. Sitting in the stately, refined dining room at Restaurant Cinq at La Colombe d’Or hotel, you would be forgiven if you thought you were in a fine-dining restaurant somewhere in Europe.

Publication: Houston Press

Date: December 4, 2013

Author: Mai Pham

Hometown Fridays: Montrose Dining

Publication: Fox 26 News

Date: November 14, 2013

Author: Cleverley Stone

Star Q&A: 10 Questions for Restaurant Cinq's German Mosquera

Restaurant Cinq, inside the boutique Montrose hotel La Colombe d’Or, is a classic Houston fine-dining destination. But chef German Mosquera is trying to freshen up the menu by putting dishes like Young Goat in Sweet and Salty Preparations - goat short-rib caramels and a shoulder pastrami egg sandwich - alongside stalwarts like Châteaubriand.

Publication: Zagat

Date: November 14, 2013

Author: Amber Ambrose

Hometown Fridays: Montrose Vs The Montrose

Publication: Fox 26 News

Date: November 15, 2013

Author: Damali Keith

Sommelier's Pick

Who: Sebastien Laval, Maitre d’hotel-sommelier at La Colombe d’Or, 3410 Montrose.

Publication: Houston Chronicle

Date: October 23, 2013

Author: Dale Robertson

Where to eat right now: 10 cool, must-try restaurants for October

We’re thrilled to see creative chef German Mosquera doing so well at Restaurant Cinq (inside La Colombe d’Or). If the positive detailed reviews from both the Chronicle and Houston Press haven’t gotten you over there yet, perhaps this short one will: the food is awesome.

Publication: CultureMap

Date: October 8, 2013

Author: Ruthie Miller

The List: Alison Cook's Top 100 Restaurants

The very grand dining room inside La Colombe d’Or, the boutique hotel in the 1923 Fondren Mansion, shoots back onto the fine-dining radar with chef German Mosquera at the helm. A few dishes miss, a bummer at these stratospheric prices. But most thrill with fascinating charred and smoke effects, or unusual juxtapositions of local, organic fruits and vegetables. (Although the chef is vegan, he’s a whiz with meats, seafood and cheese.) Mosquera is a talent to watch.

Publication: Houston Chronicle

Date: September 11, 2013

Author: Alison Cook

Houston's best fine dining restaurants: The 10 top spots for a special night out

Dishes like fresh chorizo stuffed dates with three cucumber salad, crème fraiche and black garlic or braised goat (from nearby Black Hill Ranch) served with squash blossoms, baby arugula and a “garlic butter froth” have diners abuzz.

Publication: CultureMap

Date: August 28, 2013

Author: Jodie Eisenhardt

Unpredictable Cinq Can Dazzle

Hotel restaurant’s menu is pricey but poised to elevate fine-dining experience.

Publication: Houston Chroncle

Date: August 21, 2013

Author: Alison Cook

Houston Restaurant Weeks are here

Starting August 1st through September 2nd, participating area restaurants offer 2 to 4 course meals at pre-set prices – $20, $35 or $45 per meal, with part of the earnings donated to the Houston Good Bank. As little as a $3 donation can provide 9 meals for the hungry.

Publication: CW39 Newsfix

Date: August 1, 2013


Houston Restaurant Weeks must-try splurges: 5 high-end spots that are going all out

Frankly, this menu makes the list for the intriguing sounding braised goat entree, but all of the choices from chef German Mosquera look worth sampling.

Publication: CultureMap

Date: July 31, 2013

Author: Eric Sandler

New Roots: A Delicious Tug-of-War at Restaurant Cinq

Extremes seem to be the norm at Restaurant Cinq these days, with the menu feeling a bit like a game of tug-of-war. Gone is the split menu of “New Ideas” and “Classics,” neatly divided so as not to scare off those regulars in simple search of a nice bit of meat and sauce. Instead, the menu tries to be both at once, and it frequently succeeds

Publication: Houston Press

Date: July 17, 2013

Author: Nicholas L. Hall

The best mushroom meal ever? Top Houston chef tempts diners with a surprise fungi homage

What better way to rouse interest for Shroomfest 2013, themed “Fungi as Medicine,” than through cuisine. Marnoy enlisted the help of molecular gastronomist German Mosquera, executive chef at Restaurant Cinq inside La Colombe d’Or, to concoct a five-course tasting menu with pairings that lauded mushrooms as a versatile ingredient suitable for sweet and savory dishes and beverages.

Publication: CultureMap

Date: 06/12/13

Author: Joel Luks

The High-Low Guide: Houston, Texas

We went to the lonestar state’s biggest city to uncover the best totally-worth-it indulgences, as well as the smartest bang-for-your-buck to stay eat, drink and shop

Publication: Southern Living

Date: May 2013

Author: Michele Meyer

A wild chef shuffle sets him free: Vegan master ditches drama to excel at a top Houston restaurant

Chef s​huffles can be a source of wild speculation on foodie blogs and in whispered conversations amongst the foodie set.

Publication: Culturemap

Date: 02/04/13

Author: Marene Gustin

Hotel Bar Great Escapes

Channel turn-of-the-century Paris in this jewel box space with its massive antique bar, or sip in the serenity of the adjacent, art-filled Library.  For those in the know, The Bar offers a truly unique getaway with stiff drinks and a stellar wine list amidst the grandeur of the landmark Fondren mansion, home to La Colombe d’Or Hotel.

Publication: Culturemap

Date: 04/01/13

Author: Marcy de Luna

A Houston hotel unveils its little-known stash of art, including works by Picasso, Man Ray & Dalí

Under the newly appointed directorship of Roxana Kouros, the La Colombe d’Or Art Gallery is expanding its outreach with a new exhibit highlighting works by the gallery’s current stable of living European artists, including Francesco Caraccio, Guy Van den Bulcke and Adrien Moroni. A selection of rare prints from the estate of Pablo Picasso also will be displayed.


Date: 05/24/12

Author: Tyler Rudick

A Little France in Houston

...the hotel would make a statement for any wedding or reception and the perfect honeymoon suite.

Publication: Strictly Weddings

Date: September 20, 2010


Five Stars for CINQ

The mastermind behind this splendid new heart-of-Montrose restaurant is so resourceful and creative…

Publication: My Table

Date: August 2011

Author: William Albright

Simply Sublime

If you want to see how old school and new blood can sit comfortably side by side, complementing each other’s strengths, look no further than CINQ…

Publication: Prime Living

Date: July 2011

Author: Holly Beretto

Restaurant CINQ, a Modern French Classic

Sometimes the marriage of flavors and textures in a dish blend together so perfectly, you can’t help but close your eyes in absolute food ecstasy.

Publication: - Houston Fine Dining Examiner

Date: December 20, 2010

Author: Mai Pham

Two Worlds Coincide

Romance and indulgence remain in this historical establishment…

Publication: 002

Date: March 2011

Author: Beatrice Allen

Something Old, Something New at CINQ

Jeramie Robison is making the restaurant one of Houston’s best…Three Stars

Publication: Houston Chronicle 29-95

Date: April 21, 2011

Author: Alison Cook

Houston, We Have Liftoff

...a growing number of creative types are striving to make H-Town the cultural hub it was when Philip Johnson and the de Menils first injected it with modernity

Publication: W Magazine

Date: March 2011

Author: Michael Slenske

Classic Upgrade

...the interior facelift that just took place at La Colombe d’Or is proof positive that this grand Southern lady still has her timeless beauty and a little snap in her yet.

Publication: Texas Live

Date: January/February 2011

Author: Holly Beretto

Top 5 Rising Chefs in the US

Louisiana native Jeramie Robison started cooking Creole food when he was sixteen, and he still applies some family secrets to the sophisticated modern European dishes he offers at Houston’s elegant Restaurant CINQ at La Colombe d’Or.

Publication: Gayot

Date: January 2011


Restaurant Buzz

...the Zimmermans have revitalized the menu with the help of talented young chef Jeramie Robison…

Publication: PaperCity Houston

Date: December 2010

Author: Laurann Claridge

French Revolution

For entrees, Robison’s talents visit
equally on seafood and meat.

Publication: Houston Modern Luxury

Date: November 2010

Author: John DeMers

State Wide

Leave the too-sleek-for-their-own-good boutique hotels to the neophytes.  The French-antique-filled La Colombe d’Or oozes bohemian charm…

Publication: F!D Luxe - Dallas Morning News

Date: October 2010

Author: Kristie Ramirez

Cool Houston

...Montrose is intimate, historic and defiantly eclectic.

Publication: Departures

Date: July/August 2010

Author: William Middleton

Zimmerman 2.0

It’s time to rediscover the charms of La Colombe d’Or.

Publication: Gloss

Date: November 2010

Author: Greg Morago

Scene - Houston Weddings

To turn the reception into one big celebration, the bride and groom enlisted expert event consultant Alia Rdissi from Belle of the Ball.

Publication: Houston Brides

Date: Spring 2011


Chef Learns to Change Hats, Colors

If managing the menus and food at such different operations is giving Robison any upstairs/ downstairs jitters, he’s not showing it.  In fact, the 27-year-old chef seems to be thriving on the pressure.

Publication: Houston Chronicle

Date: November 14, 2010

Author: Greg Morago


Cinq is like that grande dame who’s come out of social retirement with, yes, maybe a very delicate facelift, but still with all the luxury, fabulousness and flavor you remember from the ‘80s and ‘90s.  And I say welcome back madam. I’ve missed you and I didn’t even know it.

Publication: Culture Map

Date: December 7, 2010

Author: Marene Gustin