Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary events:
Houston’s most anticipated dining event of the year, Houston Restaurant Weeks, returns from August 1 through Labor Day, September 5, and this year’s roster of attendees will be released on Friday, July 15. The Houston Food Bank fundraiser will feature a stellar lineup of restaurants serving special-priced, multi-course, prix-fixe menus including brunch, lunch and dinner, available for dinner and take-out. To date, HRW has raised $17.6 million, which is equivalent to 52.8 million meals to feed food-insecure people in the region.
The Tasting Room City Center, 818 Town and Country, will host Black Door Wine Club’s Italian Summer Cocktail Party on Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m. Chef Beto Gutierrez of LASCO Enterprises created a four-course menu that included antipasto accompanied by an Italian Spritz; snapper crudo with Calabrian chili oil and blood orange vinaigrette accompanied by an Amalfi Limoncello Martini; risotto alla pescatora with a chilled Italian wine; and limoncello semifreddo accompanied by Prosecco. Cost is $45 per customer and please email [email protected] for reservations.
Pluckers Wing Bar turns 27 in July and celebrates with a week of promotions and events during its anniversary week (July 23-29). Specials include $1 wings and $2 Miller Lites on Saturday, July 23; $5 fried cheese on Sunday, July 24; $5 Nachos Pluckers on Monday, July 25: $5 bison bites on Tuesday, July 26; $5 fried pickles and ’90s-themed trivia night on Wednesday, July 27; $5 Holy Mac on Thursday, July 28; and $1 wings and $2 Bud Lights on Friday, July 29.
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchens owner, Sylvia Casares, will wrap up her Spring/Summer Cooking Classes with a South Texas Breakfast Class on Saturday, July 23 from 1-4 p.m. at 1140 Eldridge. Participants will learn how to Chilaquiles, migasrefried beans, Guisado beans, flour tortillas, Gorditas and corn tortillas. The cost is $70 per person, which includes all materials, the lesson, and a meal. Register online or call 832-230-3842.
Restaurant group Ordinary Concepts (Sunday Press, Ginger Kale, Saigon Hustle, Crème de la Crumb) continues its series of pop-up Sunday Supper restaurants at Sunday press, 3315 Ella, held every two months and featuring an all-female culinary team led by a chef as well as an educational component with wellness professionals. On Sunday, July 24, Sunday Supper will feature Niki Vongthong, owner of Hidden Omakase as head chef for the night, offering a Thai-Lao inspired meal. Tickets are $150, and proceeds will go to the Houston-based nonprofit I’ll Have What She’s Have and its mission to improve health in the hospitality industry and support female entrepreneurship in the hospitality industry. food and beverage industry.
Roma, 2347 University, will host its next wine dinner on Wednesday, July 27, as wine expert Gabrielle Chiocca guides guests through the wines and chef Kevin Bryant offers a four-course pairing for the wine selection. Highlights included venison carpaccio with shavings of foie gras, papardel with wild boar ragout, veal cutlets with summer vegetables and potatoes whipped in olive oil-pecorino, and pain au chocolat-zucchini with pistachio ice cream. Seats are $89 per person (plus tax and tip). Call 713-664-7581 or email [email protected] Guests are invited to enjoy a cocktail at the bar from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. before dinner and Avignonesi wines will be available for purchase by the bottle at a special price after dinner.