Sunday, May 19, 2013

Food & Fun for the Week of June 2, 2013 - Houston, Texas

In this edition of Food and Fun - Houston, Texas for the week of June 2, 2013, check out these great events.

  • The Texas Wine School Presents Wine Tasting Class: Wines of Rioja
  • Summer Sommelier Series at Philippe Restaurant + Lounge
  • Wine & Food Week's H-E-B Wine Walk at Market Street
  • Molto Bene Wine Pairing Dinner
  • Wine & Food Week's Sips, Suds & Sliders
  • Wine & Food Week Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase






The Texas Wine School Presents Wine Tasting Class: Wines of Rioja

Monday, June 3, 2013 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Houston, Texas


Chilled at French Country Wines
2433 Bartlett Street
Houston, TX 77005
713-882-8773

Cost: 60


Wine Tasting Class: Wines of Rioja

Dates: June 3rd
Cost: $60.00
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Location: Chilled at French Country Wines – 2431 Bartlett Street, Houston, TX
Instructor: James King

Let us discover the exceptional wines of Rioja. I am the Wine Educator for Vibrant Rioja the trade body of  Rioja here in Texas and I will be leading you through a structured tasting. The wines will cover the different quality levels and styles available in the Texas market.

We will be learning about the region, its history, soils, climate and styles of wine and wine making.



Summer Sommelier Series at Philippe Restaurant + Lounge

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Houston, Texas


Philippe Restaurant + Lounge
1800 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, Texas 77056
713-439-1000

Cost: $40 per person-includes wines and cheese board


Phil’s Wine Lounge is happy to announce the return of their popular sommelier series on May 22nd. With their successful run with guest sommeliers that showcased the talents , Phil's sommelier Vanessa Trevino Boyd is now gearing up for summer with four new dates. Beginning May 22nd, Phil’s Wine Lounge will host a series of intimate tastings every other Wednesday from 6-7:30 that will encompass a variety of subjects pertaining to our favorite libation. With an array of wines being featured at each tasting, there will be something to appease every palate. Space will be limited, for reservations please contact kgarver@phillippehouston.com.


June 5th:  Introduction to Blind Tasting: What Am I Drinking?                                                                                                                     Meet up with other wine lovers to learn and practice the art of blind tasting using deductive reasoning techniques based on the five senses. Discover how utilizing what you already know about wine can help remove your blindfold!



Wine & Food Week's H-E-B Wine Walk at Market Street

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Woodlands, Texas


Market Street in The Woodlands
9595 Six Pines Dr.
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
713-557-5732

Cost: $50 in advance; $60 at the door

The H-E-B Wine Walk @ Market Street is one of the most popular and festive evening events during Wine & Food Week.  Held at The Woodlands’ Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, TX  77380, on Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.   Come to shop, sip and stroll as you explore the magic of Market Street during this casual and most entertaining event. During the H-E-B Wine Walk, 34-acre Market Street transforms into a festival-like atmosphere with guests enjoying 40 tasting stations featuring wines from around the world, craft beers, food sampling and demonstrations. There will of course be live music providing an upbeat background for dancing and tasting the more than 100 selections of wine from industry representatives.  Tickets are $50 in advance; $60 at the door, if available; $75 for VIP tickets with the VIP area sponsored by The Club at Carlton Woods and Glazer's.   For more information, visit www.wineandfoodweek.com or call 713-557-5732.


Molto Bene Wine Pairing Dinner

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Missouri City, Texas


Molto Bene Italian Restaurant
8817 Highway 6, Suite 200
Missouri City, Texas 77459
281-778-1474

Cost: $60.00 per person




MOLTO BENE WINE PAIRING DINNER

A TASTE OF ITALY

(Featuring wines from Beviamo International)

Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.

$60.00 per person

First Course
Seared lobster cake with a lemon aioli garnished with fresh greens
Provenza Lugana Maiolo DOC 2011

Second Course
Creamy mushroom and tarragon soup
Provenza Chiaretto Garda Classico DOC 2011

Third Course
Duck ravioli in a creamy tomato basil marinara
Or
Black pepper crusted New York strip steak served with scalloped potato
Provenza Negresco Garda Classico DOC 2010

Fourth Course
Our take on the classic Italian tiramisu
DeMarie Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2011



Wine & Food Week's Sips, Suds & Sliders

Friday, June 7, 2013 from 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Woodlands, Texas


Woodlands Waterway Marriott
1601 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
713-557-5732

Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door


It's a sizzling experience. Grab your girl friend, guy friend, neighbor friend, work friend. If there's anyone you like - they'd like to be at Sips, Suds & Sliders. But be forewarned - after selling out for the past two years, you don't want to wait to get your tickets and be turned away as your stomach growls from the yummy smells. The doors open at 5:30 pm for wine and craft beer sampling. The aroma of meat searing on the grill will rev up your appetite.

At 6:30 the sliders are served and then it's game on. You'll choose your favorite slider while the judges choose their sliders. Restaurants and chefs have their "Game On!" as they compete for the coveted Shining Slider Award.



Wine & Food Week Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase

Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Woodlands, Texas


Woodlands Waterway Marriott
1601 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
713-557-5732

Cost: $125

Tabbed as one of the most spectacular wine and culinary events in the country, the "Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase," presents you with the opportunity to slip into your finest threads and be in the company of serious wine enthusiasts and outstanding culinary talent. It all takes place within the glistening atmosphere of The Woodlands Waterway Marriot Hotel and Convention Center which provides the ultimate experience of elegance and charm. Rendezvousers can bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as a Napa Valley trip for two with behind the scenes visits with winemakers, private in-home culinary sessions, in-home private wine tastings and much more.

Rendezvousers will view live Chef demonstrations, observe serious Chefs as they compete for the judges vote for the prestigious Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs Award, and watch the battle of renowned pastry Chefs for the "Just Desserts" Award. And more than 500 wines will be offered for tasting.

















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