Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:
Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, 822 Town and Country, is hosting an in-depth look at bourbon at its upcoming Kentucky Bourbon Dinner on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. The multi-course dinner will pair notable whiskey brands with the restaurant’s smoky and savory churrasco-grilled meats and other unique menu items such as Jim Beam Vanilla paired with a slice of pecan pie a la mode. Cost is cost $95 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.
On Wednesday, November 15 from 6 to 9 p.m., Izakaya, 318 Gray, will host an informal Whisky Wednesday tasting class with one of Japan’s premiere whisky makers, Suntory, Participants will each get a flight of Suntory’s Hibiki Harmony, Hakushu 12 year, and Yamazaki 12 year as well as one Suntory Toki Highball and small bites including takoyaki, korubuta sausage and pork katsu. Cost is $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 713-527-8988.
Bistro Provence, 13616 Memorial Drive, will be hosting its 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau Dinner on Thursday, November 16 beginning at 7 p.m. It begins with a tasting of the just-delivered new wine, followed by a formidable line-up of wines and courses — think oeuf en meurette (poached egg in red wine) and chicken stew with crawfish sauce. Reservations are required, and there is a $30 PayPal deposit to secure them. Cost for the dinner is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 713-827-8008.
Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe, is bringing back its annual holiday tradition: the red dress named Miss Ruby. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, Miss Ruby will be kicking off the season on Thursday, November 16, with a Bubbles of the World Dinner and a fundraising effort for Dress for Success. Guests can expect a seven-course meal with both locally and internationally-inspired dishes, each paired with a champagne or sparkling wine. All guests are strongly encouraged to wear red for the evening, which begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $89 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.
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On Friday, November 17 from 7 to 11 p.m., Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, is teaming up with Bastrop’s Violet Crown Spirits to launch Emerald Absinthe, the first Texas-made absinthe created by the Derelict Airship Distillery of Bastrop. Guests are invited to don their showiest Parisian finery and party like its 1899, with the night showcasing absinthe cocktails created by beverage manager Kim Paul, sweet and savory nibbles by chef de cuisine Romain Mauger, herbaceous elixirs and performances by special guests. Cost is $35 per person in advance and $40 at the door.
The Pass & Provisions, 807 Taft, will host its second annual Beaujolais Wine Dinner on Wednesday, November 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m. For the second year in a row, the eatery is pairing some of the Beaujolais region’s finest offerings with dishes inspired by the capital of haute cuisine, Lyon, France – think pommes lyonnaise with bone marrow and red cabbage, pâté en croute, suckling pig and cherry clafoutis. The seven-course paired dinner costs $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 713-628-9020 (option 2).