Things to do: Upcoming food and drink events in February

Maize, 14795 Memorial, celebrates its grand opening with an all-day party on February 3. And he’ll start at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting from the Houston West Chamber of Commerce. In the evening, there will be a five-course wine dinner accompanied by live mariachi music and other festive touches.The restaurants in Hollywood are looking forword to this event.

Chef/Executive Owner Fabian Saldana has created a menu that reflects his approach to authentic Mexican cuisine starting with the first course of several appetizers paired with a margarita tasting. The second cycle includes the Aguachile de Camaron with Casa Magoni Chardonnay / Vermintino 2020 from Valled De Guadalupe, Mexico. It is followed by roasted Chilean sea bass with another Mexican wine, Henry Lorton Chenin Blanc 2018. The fourth dish is the amazing lomo de reis, a dish of beef tenderloin, immortalized nigger, vegetable pearls, potato and corn croquettes. Accompanied by Bayo Uberto Barolo 2013 from Piedmont, Italy. Dessert course is a rich chocolate cake with Croft Vintage Port 2011.

Dinner is $95 per person, excluding tax and gratuities. Starts with a reception at 6:30 pm before the gala dinner at 7 pm, reservations can be made on his premises website.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the Texas Restaurant Foundation, a non-profit that provides educational opportunities for students interested in restaurant and hospitality careers throughout Texas.

We were going to tell you about Market revivalSake Tasting February 4th, but we found out it’s all sold out.

Click to enlarge The Houston Arboretum serves Lover's Lane with tapas and drinks.  Anthony Rathbone's photo

The Houston Arboretum serves Lover’s Lane with tapas and drinks.

Photography by Anthony Rathbone

That’s why we’re letting our readers know ahead of time about Tapas on the Trails on February 12th. Valentine’s Day weekend event is held at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center4501 Woodway, and runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with recordings timed at 15-minute intervals for crowd control and social distancing.

An outdoor Valentine’s Day themed party lets guests wander the aisles with five food and drink stops along the way. This year, tapas-sized dishes have a Mediterranean touch and are paired with different wines and beers. The walkways are softly lit, adding a romantic ambiance to the moonlit forest. Each guest will receive a trophy. For an additional $20 donation to the arboretum, participants can upgrade to a VIP glass that includes a raffle ticket for $150 of wine. Lottery tickets will also sell for $10 apiece.

Click to enlarge Enjoy nature and adult beverages.  Kristen Mansfield's photo

Enjoy nature and adult beverages.

Photography by Kristen Mansfield

The Mediterranean menu is curated by Kelly Bruhl of Double Decanted and Lennie Ambrose of Saint Arnold Brewing and chefs at Cotton Culinary. Guests can expect dishes such as tempura-fried artichoke bottoms, aubergine stuffed with goat cheese and ricotta, tabbouleh salad, butternut squash soup, and roasted lamb. hovering And Lukomades Covered with honey and pistachio dust.

tickets It’s $95 to $105 for members and non-members. The event is for ages 21 and over only.

the Italian Cultural and Community CenterThe Ambrosia of Puglia event, originally scheduled for February 1, has been rescheduled for March 1, at 7 p.m.

Maria Cristina Gilberti, Rice University Professor and Representative at Masseria Maccarone, an organic olive oil farm located in Puglia, Italy, will lead a guided olive oil tasting.

The food tasting will take place at Milford House, 1101 Milford. Tickets are $20 for ICCC members and $25 for non-members. Reservations can be made at 713-524-4222 or at eventbright.

Click to enlarge This is how they split it at Tobiuo.  - Picture of Dragana Harris

This is how they split it at Tobiuo.

Dragana Harris’s photo

For those who missed last month’s Bluefin Breakdown show at Tobiuo Sushi & Bar, it’s hosting a sushi event again on January 31st. team in tobio, 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, will break down an entire bluefin tuna and turn it into 10 to 12 tasting courses that will surely excite sushi lovers. The tasting begins at 6pm and lasts about two and a half hours.

The experience costs $225 per person plus taxes and gratuities. Seats are limited, so advance reservations at 281-394-7156 are required.

Tobiuo will also celebrate the Lunar New Year with a lion dance performance by the Houston Lion Kings on February 5 to welcome the Year of the Tiger. The Lion and Dragon Show will start at 7pm and there will be a menu of new cold dishes, desserts and popular favorites.

Click to enlarge The Prosperity Toss, or Yu Sheng, is part of the Lunar New Year's menu.  Photo courtesy of Kimberly Park

The Prosperity Toss, or Yu Sheng, is part of the Lunar New Year’s menu.

Photo via Kimberly Park

Chinese Lunar New Year will be celebrated in many restaurants and venues around Houston including Fat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway, which will take place three ceremonial sessions during the week. The first is February 1 at 7 pm, the second is February 5 at 11:30 am and the last is February 6, 11:30 am For each seat, guests can enjoy a six-course tasting menu which will feature new specials presented in family style. There will be typical New Year’s dishes such as Yu Sheng, or Prosperity Toss, a Malaysian dish that symbolizes abundance and a variety of chefs’ specialties. Chef/owner Alex Au-Yeung’s Short Rib Rendang will be on the menu as well as the new dim sum dish Phat. There will also be Lion Dances by Lee Golden Dragon.

Lunar New Year dinner costs $78 per person, and includes service. Meals for children ages 4 to 12 are $28. Advance reservation is required.

McDonald’s launches Menu Hacks on January 31st. And based on unique creativity from its customers, the fast food giant has added four limited-time items, pulled from social media, to its menu.

New mixes include the Hash Brown McMuffin, which combines Sausage McMuffin with Egg with crunchy brown hash (remember that kid who always puts french fries on his burger, or maybe it was you). There’s also Crunchy Double: Chicken McNuggets with a Double Cheeseburger with a suggested sprinkle of Tangy BBQ sauce. And for Filet-o-Fish fans who always find a side eye from their friends, there are a couple of mashups that use this menu item. Who needs a fancy steakhouse when you can have Mickey D’s Surf + Turf? It’s a pairing of filet 0 fish topped with a Double Cheeseburger or vice versa, because you dig this, and you build it yourself. Same with Land and Air & Sea adding McChicken to the mix. For some reason, the super folks at McDonald’s decided that Surf + Turf is only available through the McDonald’s and McDelivery app.

Uncorked Rodeo! Roundup and Best Bites competition takes place in NRG . Center Starting February 20 at 6:30 p.m. After the pandemic stops, the event returns with a bountiful variety including Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, Brennan’s, Casa Do Brasil, Dumpling Haus, eculent (for realz?), Field and Tides, a Gulf Coast distillery, and Hobbit Café , Killen’s TMX, Ouisie’s Table, Toro Toro, Yi Peng Thai Dining and many more.

Tickets $165 per person. Tables are available for purchase for high-heeled baccarat kits. Spurs are optional but in light of the perpetual pandemic shadow, should we suggest getting the booster vaccine? We want you to be here at Rodeo 2023.

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