Monday, October 29, 2012

Backstreet Cafe's 29th Anniversary Wine Dinner - Houston, Texas

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Houston, Texas

Backstreet Cafe
1103 S. Shepherd
Houston, Texas 77019

Backstreet Cafe’s
29th Anniversary Wine Dinner
Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m.

Backstreet Cafe turns 29 this month! As part of our anniversary celebration, we will host a special wine dinner on Tuesday, October 30 featuring the flavors of the season with great local produce and proteins. The theme is an exploration of the often confusing and intimidating language of wine. Our Sommelier Sean Beck will lead guests through a tasting that is both delicious and illuminating.

The evening includes a reception followed by a seated, 5-course meal paired with wines from the far corners of the world. The selections represent distinct styles and will hopefully cast a little light on the often grey vocabulary of vino. These remarkable offerings were hand-selected by Sean, and represent the best from the Loire Valley, South Africa, Germany, California and Northern Italy's famous Piemonte region.

While 30 looks a lot closer these days, we’re comfortable with our age. We’ve been around long enough to know what we do best, but aren’t afraid to change things up a bit as we seek to advance and grow. No matter how old we are, Backstreet Cafe will never lose its constant desire to improve. Our goal at the start of every day is to deliver each guest a relaxing and memorable meal with good food and wine, and service that makes them feel welcome in our home.  The dinner will take place on our legendary patio, if weather permits.

Crawfish & Andouille Beignets
Crab Tostadas
Grilled Quail Legs
Fried Chicken Livers
'09 Domaine Huet Brut "Petillant" - Vouvray - France
1st Course
Tamarind-glazed Shrimp over curry parsnip puree
'09 Kruger Rumpf Trocken Riesling - Nahe, DE
VS '11 Leitz Dragonstone Reisling - Rheingau, DE
2nd Course
Grilled Oysters
10 Vins D'Orrance "Kamen" Chenin Blanc - Western Cape, South Africa
3rd Course
Roasted Pork Tenderloin over orecchiette with Brussels sprouts,
gorgonzola cream sauce and toasted walnuts
'10 Sandhi Pinot Noir - Santa Rita Hills VS 10 Siduri Pinot Noir - Santa Rita Hills
4th Course
Braised Beef Short Rib with butternut squash hash and sage pan jus
'07 Produtorri del Barbaresc "Montestefano" VS '06 La Spinetta Barbaresco "Bordini"
5th Course
Sweet Potato Doughnuts with maple and orange pastry cream
'85 Don Albala Gran Rerserva Pedro Ximenez Sherry - Jerez, Spain

Cost: $125 per person plus tax & gratuity

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