Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Food & Wine Events for Tuesday, May 21, 2013 for Houston, Texas and Surrounding Areas

In the Houston, Texas edition of Food & Wine Events for Tuesday, May 21, 2013,

  • Tom Eddy Winemaker Dinner at Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
  • Barr Estates Dinner with Owner, Greg Barr at Fleming's Steakhouse
  • Enkidu Wine Tasting
  • The Texas Wine School Presents Wine Tasting Class: Wines of Tuscany

Tom Eddy Winemaker Dinner at Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Houston, Texas

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
1510 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002

Cost: $225 All Inclusive

Join us at Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse on Tuesday, May 21st for a very special "one night only" dinner featuring the wines from owner and winemaker, Tom Eddy and his winemaking assistant, Jason Gerard.  

Tom's Winemaking Philosophy

Success in handcrafting wines can only come from using the finest grapes and the best techniques in the artful hands of a skilled winemaker. There are no shortcuts. And when your name is on every bottle, every bottle is your baby. It’s no wonder that quality and attention to detail are our mantras, from the vineyard to the barrel right down to the hand-applied label on the bottle.

Producing less than 1500 cases annually of hillside Cabernet Sauvignon, we strive for elegance, structure and balance to create wines that are approachable now but beg for cellaring. Aging our Cabs two years in French oak plus an additional year in the bottle we believe is an integral part of what makes beautiful wines that are classically balanced and delicious with food.

Making wine has been, and always will be, our passion, our work and our play. But as we dedicate ourselves to quality in our wines, we are acutely cognizant that it’s also about the journey: relationships created, wines shared, concern for our community and the environment; sprinkled with lots of laughter. Our goal is a life well lived, with honesty, humility and integrity, all of which we hope translates into our wine.

First Course

Cured Swordfish Belly grapefruit gastrique, pickled ramps, chile puree 
 2012 ‘TENZ’, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc 
Second Course

Lightly Smoked Monkfish risotto nero, hakurei turnip, micro herbs 
2010 Manchester Ridge, Mendocino, Pinot Noir 
Third Course

Milk Braised Lamb Bolognese garganelli pasta, bone marrow 
1996 Napa, Cabernet Sauvignon
  Fourth Course

Grilled Bison Strip Loin fondant potatoes, creamed kale, roasted garlic demi 
2006 Mt. Veeder, Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 ‘VSR’, Napa, Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Napa, Cabernet Sauvignon 

Dark Chocolate Tart shortbread, cherry pate de fruits, candied rhubarb, crème fraiche ice cream
 2008 Sierra Foothills, Zinfandel Port 

$225 per person (tax and gratuity included)

Please Call (713) 228-1111 for Reservations

Barr Estates Dinner with Owner, Greg Barr at Fleming's Steakhouse

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Houston, Texas

Fleming's Steakhouse
2405 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77098

Cost: $85 plus tax and gratuity

Owner Greg Barr, from Barr Estates in Paso Robles, CA will be the guest of honor at this dinner.  Barr Estates is a boutique family owned winery that produces affordable, crowd pleasing wines with very small case productions. Fleming's Steakhouse has been a supporter of the Barr Estate wines from the moment they were available in Texas and we hope you will invite a few friends and join us for a memorable evening of great food and great wine!

Warm Brie, toasted brioche, apple, lemon caviar
Shellfish Ceviche, shrimp, scallops, crab, citrus

BARR ESTATE, Albarino Paso Robles, 2010

First Course
Goat Cheese Crouton, cedar roasted mushrooms, madeira cream
BARR ESTATE, Merlot Paso Robles, 2008

Second Course
Rosemary Scented Lamb, chimichuri, israeli couscous
BARR ESTATE, Jubilado Paso Robles, 2008

Third Course
Stuffed Quail, mushroom, panko, bing cherry, vanilla glaze
BARR ESTATE, Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles, 2008

Fourth Course
Delmonico, brown sugar, black pepper
BARR ESTATE, Petit Verdot Paso Robles, 2007

Assorted House-Made Petite Fours
BARR ESTATE, Last Act Paso Robles, NV

Enkidu Wine Tasting

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Houston, Texas

Cellar 17
6608 FM 1960 West
Houston, Texas 77069

Cost: 15

With winemaker Phil Staehle

At Enkidu, their winemaking techniques are minimalist: we handle the fruit gently and bottle our reds unfiltered and rarely fined. Equally as important are the vineyards where they source their grapes. Their growers utilize methods which show great respect for the fruit as well as regard for the land. All of this feeds into, and is the product of, the passion they have to produce wines. Ultimately, their goal is simple: to make great wines to share with our friends, with the hope they enhance a moment of your day. If they can fufill this goal and make you a friend of Enkidu, then we have succeeded.

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Houston, Texas

Chilled at French Country Wines
2433 Bartlett Street
Houston, Texas 77005

Cost: 60

Wine Tasting Class: Wines of Tuscany

Dates: May 21st
Cost: $60.00
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Location: Chilled at French Country Wines – 2431 Bartlett Street, Houston, TX
Instructor: James King

During this class you will taste the most typical wines Tuscany has to offer. This class has been designed for anyone interested in getting to know / knowing more about Tuscan wines.

You will leave the class knowing your way around the most important Tuscan wines and feeling more comfortable selecting wine at a restaurant and talking about them with friends.

We’ll taste the wines together, learn about the grapes that go into them and why, how they were aged and how long you could keep these wines.

You will be introduced to the Italian wine designation system and learn how that helps you to read the label and to know what wine you have in front of you at the wine shop.

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