This Week in Houston Food Events: 1252 Tapas Celebrates Five Years
Monday, March 9
The wine dinner starts with a reception with passed hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. Then, dive into a five-course dinner at 7 p.m. that includes Duck Confit Ravioli with Foie Gras Nage and Baby Vegetables paired with Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2009. Dessert is and Blue Cheese Cake, Candied Pecans, Red Wine Poached Strawberries and Buttermilk Gelato alongside Hermitage Rouge 2009. 15977 City Walk. 6:30 p.m. $89 plus tax and gratuity.
Tuesday, March 10
Central Market is celebrating the tastiest meat in the pork world through March 17 with a series of events. Today is a class at the cooking school upstairs on how to make several appetizers featuring the smoky meat. Dishes include Candied Bacon, Bacon Beer Meatballs and Pulled Pork & Bacon Pastry Bites. There are only seven spots left as of press time, so register ASAP. 3815 Westheimer. 6:30 to 9 p.m. $55.
Wednesday, March 11
Kathy Joseph, proprietor and winemaker at Fiddlehead Cellars in Santa Barbara joins Brennan's of Houston for a five-course dinner with pairings. The winemaker is best known for its Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir and produces around 5,000 cases per year. The courses by chef Danny Trace include Sweet Breads and Breaux Bridge Crawfish with 2011 Oldville Reserve Pinot Noir and 44 Farm Beef Belly Ravioli paired with 2010 Lollapalooza Pinot Noir. There's a reception before dinner with passed hors d'oeuvres. Make your reservations here. 3300 Smith. 6:30 p.m. $120 plus tax and gratuity.
Updated, 3/11/15, 10:40 a.m. This event has been canceled.
Guest Bartender Series At Prohibition Supperclub & Bar .
If you can get away for some late afternoon cocktails, Omar Yefoon from 86 Co is guest bartending at Prohibition. The cocktails will feature his company's spirits, including Ford's Gin, Tequila Cabeza and Cana Brava Rum. 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 12
Crawfish Boil With The Gentlemen Of Sigma Nu
The Sigma Nu fraternity at University of Houston is hosting a crawfish boil at their house and the public is invited. A mere $10 scores a one-and-a-half pound plate of crawfish, sausage, red potatoes, corn, onions and mushrooms. If you're really hungry or part of a group, get a three-and-a-half pound plate for $20. The mission of Sigma Nu fraternity is to develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of Love, Honor and Truth, foster personal growth and perpetuate lifelong friendships. Bayou Oaks at the University of Houston. 5019 Calhoun. 5 to 8 p.m. $10 to $20.
Central Market's celebration of porky goodness continues with this cooking class. If you're passionate about bacon, you'll want to register for this Central Market cooking class. You'll learn how about different kinds of bacon and how to make dishes that include Blue Cheese-stuffed Figs Wrapped in Aged-Proscuitto and Filet Mignon with Potato & Duck-Bacon au Gratin. There were only four spots left for this class as of press time, so register ASAP. 3815 Westheimer. 6:30 to 9 p.m. $60.
Registered dietician Lindsay Moore of Naturally Nourished will be at VOM FASS, the specialty olive oil and vinegar store in Rice Village, to discuss the myths of fat and the nutritional benefits of various types of fats, as well as how certain kinds can actually promote weight loss and improve body composition. There will be a demo of two dressings and one veggie dip as well. Limited spots available. Call 832-742-6100 to register. 2424 Times. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free.
Friday, March 13
Kipper Club Starts Its Third Season With A Contenders Dinner
Friday the 13th isn't unlucky if you score tickets to the fifth Kipper Club Contenders dinner! The dinner also marks the beginning of the third season of these pop-up dinners. Who are the Contenders? They are sous chefs from some of Houston's most critically-acclaimed restaurants, including Gary Ly of Underbelly; Jason Kerr from Lowbrow; Andrea Weir, formerly of Coltivare; E.J. Miller of Punk's and Sharon Gofreed from Main Kitchen. This dinner is BYOB and diners will be emailed the address to park their cars and then be transported by shuttle bus to the dinner location. $65. Two seatings: 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 14
The Robert Garner Firefighter Foundation, Lucky's Pub and Karbach Brewing Co. are hosting the 2nd Annual Karbach Chili Cook Off. All of the proceeds benefit the Robert Garner Firefighter Foundation, The Ann McCormick Sullivan Foundation, The Captain Renaud Foundation, and The Robert Bebee Foundation. Each team must use a Karbach beer in the recipe. Live music is provided by The Bandulus, HFD Pipes and Drums, and Ruben Moreno. 2520 Houston Avenue. Noon to 5 p.m. $30
1252 Tapas Five-Year Anniversary Celebration
Believe it or not, 1252 Tapas in The Woodlands is already five years old. They're celebrating with live Spanish and local music, discounted tapas and beverage specials. Enjoy $2 off all Classic and Modern tapas and signature cocktails, as well as $3 red sangria, white sangria and Estrella Damm beers. 9595 Six Pines Drive. Noon to 1 a.m.
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