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Upcoming Houston Food Events: Celebrate Hanukkah With Latkes

Three Brothers Bakery
is known for its famous gingerbread men, serving the soft, spiced cookies year-round. This year, the bakery is incorporating its beloved gingerbread recipe into an all-new product, the Gingerbread Pie. Made with a gingerbread crust, a traditional gingerbread spice cake filling and luscious cream cheese frosting with mini gingerbread men dancing in a circle on top, the pie is sure to bring back fond holiday memories ($39). 

Speaking of gingerbread, Ooh La La Bakery Dessert Boutique has a new cupcake of the month: The Gingerbread Cupcake. The holiday classic, topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting and a tiny gingerbread man, is sure to be just as delicious as it is adorable. The dessert shops also offer a seasonal eggnog cheesecake along with a number of other cute Christmas/winter goodies, so be sure to check them out. 

Genesis Steakhouse, 5427 Bissonnet, will be celebrating Hanukkah from sunset on Sunday, December 6, through Monday, December 14. The first kosher steakhouse in Houston, the restaurant will be offering special holiday desserts, such as sufganiyot and latkes, and founder Jason Goldstein will light the menorah every evening at 7 p.m. (except for Friday night, when the restaurant will be closed to the public to honor the Sabbath).

On Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11, Big Eyed Fish, 908 Henderson, will be celebrating the 82nd anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, which restored our rights to have a nice, stiff drink whenever we damn well please. Each day from 3 to 7 p.m., enjoy $6 Prohibition cocktails, $3 off all specialty cocktails, $4 wells, $3 homemade sangria and $5 wines.

On Thursday, December 10 from 7 to 9 p.m., French Country Wines will host a five-course wine dinner at the newly opened Washington eatery, The Durham House, 1200 Durham. For the very first time in Texas, the acclaimed wines of Château de Pibarnon are available to those who love and appreciate the wines from Bandol. Courses include alligator tamale with Château de Pibarnon, Bandol Blanc, 2014; razor clams or mussels with Château de Pibarnon, Bandol Rosé 2014; and venison pot-au-feu with Château de Pibarnon, Bandol Rouge, 2011. The Durham House will also be offering a fine selection of French spirits after dinner. Cost is $115 per person. For reservations, call 713-864-5600

Join The Westin Houston, Memorial City for a festive double weekend "Breakfast with Santa" at 024 Grille, 945 North Gessner, on Saturday, December 12 and Saturday, December 19. The breakfast menu will include a full buffet with an interactive build-your-own waffle station. For adults, there will be specialty mimosa carafes for $12, available in the following flavors: agave peach, blackberry lavender, pomegranate orange and coconut mango. The restaurant will also be concocting “Santa’s punch” for a more seasonal beverage option. Tickets are $14 for children 12 and under and $24 for everyone 13 and up. Seatings are available at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and reservations are required. Call 281-501-4350.

Pass & Provisions, 807 Taft, had so much fun at last year’s Feast of the Seven Fishes that this year, it's bringing that event back…and has invited a few of its chef friends to join in. For the four nights leading up to Christmas (Monday, December 21 through Thursday, December 24), P&P and its special guests will create a seven-course seafood feast. The all-star lineup includes chefs Hugo and Ruben Ortega on Monday, chefs Ryan Pera and Bobby Matos on Tuesday, chefs Chris Shepherd and Manabu "Hori" Horiuchi on Wednesday, and chefs Logan Ely and Steve Lamborn on Christmas Eve. Tickets are $125 (tax and gratuity not included). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Gregory Lincoln Elementary School's culinary program.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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