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Upcoming Events: Christmastime at Texas Ren Fest and More

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Rice Village's Café Rabelais will be hosting a Burgundy Dinner on Monday, November 24 at 7 p.m. The event will feature an elegant French-inspired meal paired with Burgundy wines from Domaine Manuel Oliver ($95 per person plus tax and gratuity). See caferabelais.com for more details and to make reservations.

It's almost Christmastime at the Texas Renaissance Festival! Every weekend, the fair takes on a new theme and on November 28 through November 30, that theme is the Celtic Christmas. In addition to holiday-inspired costumes, hot spiced mead, and festive fare all weekend long, there will be a Candy Cane Hunt throughout the festival grounds. On Sunday at 4 p.m., there's even a Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest held at the New Market Music Gazebo. Be sure to come hungry if you dare to try!

Reserve 101 will be hosting a Wild Turkey Bourbon Tasting on Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Lucky Dog Rescue. For more information call 713-655-7101.

All through December, Ouisie's Table's ongoing Pancake Tuesday will take on a bit of holiday flair. Every Tuesday beginning at 7 a.m., the restaurant will offer pancakes in flavors like peppermint, blueberry, cinnamon, pomegranate and traditional buttermilk alongside two eggs any way, bacon, fresh fruit, coffee and juice for $17 (plus tax and tip).

Houston Culinary Tours will be offering a chef-led Food Truck Feast Tour, hosted by Lennie Ambrose of St. Arnold Brewing Co. and pastry chef Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar, on Saturday, December 6. The tour will starts at 11:00 a.m. from Central Market (3815 Westheimer) before moving around town to some of the city's best trucks. Tickets ($180 with tastings at each stop) go on sale December 1 at noon. Be sure to buy soon, as these tours tend to sell out quickly.

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