ARA Restaurant at Royal Sonesta Houston pays tribute to J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, an esteemed Northern California family-owned and operated winery and former American Winery of the Year winner, on Friday, September 22. Featuring the globally influenced, locally sourced cuisine of new Executive Chef Robert Graham, the festive evening will begin at 7 pm with hors d’oeuvres, kicking off a five-course feast paired with some of J. Lohr’s finest offerings. Culinary highlights include Hamachi, with wasabi, tobiko and sunflower sprouts; Uni Toast, featuring soy, ginger, sesame and egg; Duck Pastrami paired with foie gras; Ribeye Cap, with Yukon mash and perigourdine; and Chocolate, Caramel and Peanut Crunch. Seating is limited, and tickets are priced at $125 per person with valet parking. Tax and gratuity are additional. Additionally, diners will have the ability to take advantage of an exclusive, $89 room rate including breakfast for two plus overnight parking. To reserve, contact Joseph Alkhoury at 713-850-2859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.