Here's a look at this weekend's tasty food and drink happenings:
Lunar New Year Celebration at Phat EateryFriday, 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
23119 Colonial Parkway
Chef-Owner Alex Au-Yeung will welcome the Year of the Ox with a Lunar New Year celebration and six-course tasting feast, featuring Chinese dishes typical of the holiday, served family style — think chargrilled, honey-glazed char siu Berkshire pork, snow pea tips with lobster and lamb rendang. Seatings are offered Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (with a vibrant Lion Dance performed during Saturday and Sunday seatings). The tasting menu is $48 per person, plus tax and gratuity (note: the regular menu will not be available) and a kid’s menu will be available for children age 4 to 12 for $18, including choice of pineapple fried rice or chicken stir-fried noodles and a build-your-own ice cream sundae. Walk-ins are welcome and reservations can be made by emailing [email protected]
Mardi Gras Brunch at B&B Butchers & RestaurantSaturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
B&B Butchers & Restaurant kicks off the "Fat Tuesday" celebrations early with a festive, Mardi Gras-themed brunch this Saturday, featuring live dueling pianos, face painting, New Orleans-inspired brunch dishes, specialty cocktails by Beam Suntory, festive swag and more. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 713-862-1814 or visit OpenTable.
Houston Oaks Wine & Food Classic at The Clubs at Houston OaksSaturday, 1 to 4 p.m. (VIP noon)
Over 200 high end wines, gourmet bites and expert seminars are on the menu for annual Houston Oaks Wine & Food Classic, held at the gorgeous The Clubs at Houston Oaks. Tickets are $175 for the Grand Tasting Pass and $250 for early access (noon), with seminars available to add on.
Lunar New Year celebration at Le ColonialSaturday, 5:30 p.m.
Le Colonial will amplify its annual Lunar New Year celebration with a live performance from local non-profit Soaring Phoenix. On Saturday at 6:30 p.m., a traditional lion dance performance will be held throughout the restaurant. Guests will be treated to spectacular costumes, music and creative expression creating a multi-sensory celebratory dining experience. Restaurant reservations can be made via phone or online.