This Week In Houston Food Events: Go Irish, Scottish and French
On Thursday, Culinary Institute Le Nôtre and Kris Bistro will celebrate both a new book and worldwide recognition of traditional French cuisine.
Photo by Mai Pham
Monday, March 16
Paul Goerg Wine Dinner At Museum Park Cafe
Mario Rinaldi, brand ambassador of Paul Goerg, is visiting Museum Park Cafe for a wine dinner. The Champagne producer is located in the Côte des Blancs vineyards, an area known for some of the world's great Chardonnay grapes. The four-course menu includes Scallop Crudo, Striped Bass, Duck Confit and Pistachio Yogurt with Pomegranate. Call 713-520-0108 to make reservations. 1801 Binz. $89 plus tax and gratuity. 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17
Check out our big list of where to get your green beer and Irish Car Bombs for Saint Patrick's Day.
Wednesday, March 18
Sharp Dressed Men And Snacks
Suitsupply Houston, Shepard Ross' restaurants and several wineries are joining forces for a fashion show, light bites and donations for a cause. Suitsupply will launch its men's spring and summer collection. Pax Americana, Brooklyn Athletic Club and Glass Wall are providing the snacks. There will be wines to try from Revana Winery, Alexana Winery, MadCat Cellars and Corazon Del Sol, too. 10 percent of all clothing and wine purchases that evening will be donated to Child Advocates. Space is limited. You must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 2601 Westheimer. 6 to 8 p.m.
Seghesio Wine Dinner At Kiran's
Pete Seghesio is paying Kiran's a visit to talk about his family's vineyards. There's a reception before dinner with canapés at 6.30 p.m. The multi-course dinner includes Bison Meatballs with Spaghetti, Garlic Naan alongside Seghesio 2012 Home Ranch Zinfandel as well as Tandoor-roasted Quail with Sundried Tomato Risotto paired with Seghesio 2010 Sangiovese. 4100 Westheimer. 6:30 p.m. $145.
Scotch Wednesday at Mongoose vs Cobra
Tuesday's for Ireland, but at Mongoose vs Cobra, Wednesday is for Scotland. Walton's Whiskey Wednesday will feature a free tasting of Balvienie and Glenfiddich Scotch. The featured cocktail of the evening will highlight Monkey Shoulder whiskey. 1011 McGowen. 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 19
Celebrate French Cuisine And A Local Author's Memoir
Marie Le Nôtre is well-known in Houston for her work at Culinary Institute LeNôtre alongside her husband, Alain. In 2012, she received a Chevalier Award by the French National Order of Merit. She can now add "published novelist" to her credentials. Her book, Appetites: A Memoir, is now in print and she'll be signing copies at 5:30 p.m. Afterward, Kris Bistro wlll celebrate GoodFrance with a six-course dinner. French restaurants around the world will all celebrate French cuisine and culture on the same day. Proceeds from book sales will go to the Foundation Gaston LeNôtre to benefit culinary program students and five pecent of the proceeds from dinner will go to the Oliver Foundation for the prevention of childhood obesity. Click here for tickets. $140. The signing is at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 20
Preview of Bernadine's At Kipper Club If you missed the first sold-out preview, here's another chance to see what chef Graham Laborde has planned. Bernadine's will focus on Gulf Coast cuisine and be located next door to Richard Knight's Hunky Dory. If you went to the first one and enjoyed it, you still might want to join for the all-new menu. Diners will receive an email with the address of where to park and be transported to the dinner location by shuttle. Get your tickets here. $100. Two seatings at 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 21
8th Wonder Brewery's Second Anniversary Party
VIP tickets get you private access to the brewery and taproom, entry to the VIP viewing area of the stage, private bathrooms and an open bar with access to all beers available in the taproom, including specialty casks. In addition, there's a VIP meet-and-greet with live music performers The Suffers, who just landed a spot on an episode of the Late Show With David Letterman. General admission ticket holders will receive a plastic stadium cup collectible and four beverage tickets, including a special, new beer brewed just for the celebration. Buy your tickets here. 3 p.m. 2202 Dallas. $125 VIP, $35 General Admission.
Learn How To Make Mexican Desserts At Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
Students will learn how to make Capirotada, Chocolate Bread Pudding, Flan, Sopapiilas and Polvorones from longtime Houston chef Sylvia Casares. The class fee includes a meal, beverage and dessert. Register for class here. 1140 Eldridge. 1 to 4 p.m. $60.
The Fifth Annual Haute Wheels Festival
Houston's biggest food truck festival returns and is being held at HCC Southwest. The festival starts today and runs through tomorrow. In addition to a big selection of food trucks to try, there will be an H-E-B Beer and Wine Garden, street entertainment and a vendor village. Tickets will be limited to help hold down the food truck lines. Participating trucks include Good Dog Hot Dog, Flip 'n Patties, Frosted Betty, Golden Grill, H-TownStrEATS, Zeapod Cakery and a whole lot more. Ticket price is for admission and does not include food! Visit the web site for a full list and to get tickets. One dollar of every ticket sold goes to the Houston Community College Foundation. 5601 West Loop. $16 per day.
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