Mark your calendars, because you won’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary events:
Brennan’s, 3300 Smith, joins bars and restaurants across the country in celebrating the Sazerac (considered the official cocktail of New Orleans) from Monday, June 20 through Sunday, June 26. Throughout the week, the Sazerac Company will match $1 from every Sazerac rye whiskey cocktail sold and donate it to Feed the Second Line and its efforts to support New Orleans “culture makers” who bring energy and talent to the community.
On Thursday, June 23 at 7 pm, The Tasting Room – City Centre, 818 Town and Country, will partner with Locations Wines to present a summer-ready wine dinner. Locations Wines winemaker and Orin Swift Wines owner Dave Phinney has created a beautiful series of globally inspired wines and chef Beto Gutierrez has crafted a menu to match each wine. The cost is $95 per guest. Call 281-822-1500.
After bonding over their shared love of New York wineries, Bludorn-eexecutive chef Aaron Bludorn and Burger Winery Abbas Dhanani is teaming up for a one-day pop-up collaboration on Saturday, June 25 from noon to 3 p.m. at Bludorn’s Backyard, 807 Taft. Dhanani will be on the grill firing up his super-popular burger: a double cheeseburger, grilled onions, pickles and bodega sauce on a Martin’s potato bun; and Bludorn Executive Pastry Chef Marie Riddle will provide the sweet treats, including cookie-and-cream-inspired ice cream scoops, peaches and cheesecake. Bludorn will also open its bar for refreshing drinks.
Roma Ristorante, 2347 University, will host a dinner at Il Borro Winery with Salvatore Ferragamo on Saturday, June 25. Highlights include panzanella salad, heirloom tomatoes and rigatoni in a light gorgonzola sauce, grilled polenta venison cutlets and asparagus topped with a cherry truffle-scented bread sauce and traditional Tuscan cookies for dessert. The cost is $125 per guest. Call 713-664-7581 or email [email protected]
Camerata, 1830 Westheimer, leaves the vineyard and heads to the orchard for a hard cider tasting on Sunday, June 26. The founders of Houston-based Eve Approved Cider will be on hand for an afternoon of cider tasting and mixed crepe snacks beginning at 4 p.m. Cost is $20 per person at the door and all attendees will automatically be eligible for win a magnum bottle of Voirin Jumel Brut Zéro Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc Champagne (announced at 8 pm).
Golfstrømmen Executive Chef Christopher Haatfut will be flying in from Norway and bringing his acclaimed seafood stall, Lysverket, along with him for a week-long gastronomic takeover, starting June 26 and running through July 3. The pop-up will include late-night dining at Golfstrømmen at Post Market, 401 Franklin, along with brunch deals closing out the week of late-night festivities, priced from $75 per person to $175. Guests can also look forward to special collaborations including a special dinner centered on vegetables with Urban Harvest on June 28. There will only be 24 seats available for each special buy-in event and reservations available through Resy.