Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:
The whole week
Wine & Gastronomy Week
The week-long Wine and Food Week returns from Monday June 6th to Sunday June 12th, celebrating its 18th anniversary and featuring a whole new range of events with hundreds of wines, celebrity guests and new faces culinary, food and pleasure. Ticket holders can enjoy new experiences like the Rose’ Way, A Sweet Soiree at The new location of the peach orchard and For the Love of TEXAS, celebrating everything Texans love, plus popular get-togethers including the Ladies of the Vine Luncheon, Tasting & Roundtable, and the extravagant Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase at Marriott Woodlands Waterway Ballroom.
Tuesday, June 7
Tuesdays at Space Cowboy
Space Cowboy, 100 West Cavalcade, reintroduced steak night, led by executive chef Adriana Maldonado. “Tuesdays” will be a special ladies’ night with a $20 chef’s choice steak, garlic mashed potatoes and side salad. U-Haul happy hour will run from 3-7 p.m., with additional drink specials by bar manager Sam Ruiz throughout the night.
Wednesday, June 8
Houston Chef Series at Brenner’s Steakhouse
Landry’s, Inc. Signature Group restaurants continues its annual series of Houston chefs, presented on select Wednesday nights until August 10 and with this year’s theme inspired by “Coast to Coast”. This week, Chef Lance Criswell of Brenner’s Steakhouse, 10911 Katy Freeway, will showcase Costa Brava cuisine, from rabbit and rock prawn paella to Catalan cream flan.
Oysters for the Oceans at Pier 6
With conservation and sustainability of utmost importance to Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House owner Raz Halili, the restaurant will honor World Oceans Day by donating 20% of the day’s oyster sales to Christmas Bay Foundation and its preservation and conservation efforts.
Thursday June 9
Ouisie’s Table Restaurant & Gardens, 3939 San Felipe, presents its monthly summer jazz series, Insatiable Glass & Live Jazz, starting this Thursday from 6-9 p.m. The Times 4 jazz quartet will perform live in the dining room alongside Ouisie’s Insatiable Wine. ($35 plus purchase of any main course). The Insatiable Glass & Live Jazz series continues Thursday, July 7 and Thursday, August 11. Reservations are strongly encouraged as places are limited. Call 713-528-2264 or go online.
Rombauer Vineyards Wine Dinner at the Oceanaire Seafood Room
Oceanaire Seafood Room, 5061 Westheimer, will host a wine dinner with Rombauer Vineyards beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy a four-course menu with highlights, including cauliflower vichyssoise with Maine lobster salad and caviar; wild Alaskan sockeye salmon with prosciutto di parma, blueberries and mint; Snake River Farms Wagyu zabuton chimichurri; and artisan fruit and nut cheeses, plus party bites. Tickets are $175 per person.
Sunday June 12
One year anniversary party at Angel Share
Angel Share, 924 Congress, will celebrate its first anniversary by releasing its Whistlepig 10 Year Single Barrel Rye to the public.
All the month
Ice Cream Cupcake Flavors at CRAVE
CRAVE launched ice cream-inspired flavors available during the month of June at all three bakeries: West University, Uptown Park and The Woodlands. Indulge in the Mint Chocolate Chip, a dark chocolate cake with a hint of mint cream cheese frosting sprinkled with mini dark chocolate chips, and the Butter Pecan, a vanilla cake sprinkled with pecans. butter toasted and frosted with buttered pecan buttercream. Other flavors include Cookies and Cream, Napolitaine, and Stracciatella.
Special Pizzas + BOGO Pizza Power Hour at Shoot the Moon
Shoot The Moon, 8155 Long Point Road, is offering a special Buy One, Get One pizza June 1-30. AND s the Spring Branch-area restaurant is nearing its one-year anniversary, it’s adding two specialty pizzas to the menu: the Pollo e Pepe White Sauce Pizza topped with pesto, roasted chicken breast, roasted red peppers, red onions and garnished with basil; and for the month of June only, the Feges BBQ Brisket pizza, made with Feges Brisket, pepperoncini, roasted red peppers, red onions, sweet and spicy ranch, homemade cheese and Romano (available only on site or to take away).
Frosé Rosé all month at Brennan’s of Houston
Brennan’s, 3300 Smith, is going into summer mode with a featured iced rosé and specials on rosé by the glass and by the bottle. The promotions last until June.
Charity menus of the month at Etoile Cuisine et Bar
In June, Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park, will raise funds for the Youth Development Center of Houston, helping at-risk young students meet their educational needs. Chef Philippe Verpiand has created two fixed-price monthly menus, an evening menu that includes four courses for $65 per person plus tax and tip, of which $7 will go to charity; and a special brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday, including three courses for $36 per person plus tax and tip, with $4 going to the program for each sold.
Folds of Honor fundraiser at Pluckers
Throughout June, Pluckers is partnering with Budweiser to support Folds of Honor. Pluckers Club members can donate their Pluckers Club points, and Pluckers and Budweiser will each match their donations up to $10,000. Donations support the continued education of families of deceased and disabled American heroes, providing scholarships for spouses and children.
New and current promotions
4th Annual Create a New Kolache Contest at the Kolache Factory
Kolache Factory is holding its 4th annual Create a New Kolache contest, challenging fans to come up with creative new flavors of kolache in a bid to qualify for the Kolache Olympics and win free breakfast for a year. Nominations can be submitted online from now until June 15 and five finalists will be chosen, with the public choosing the gold, silver and bronze medal winners.
New brunch service at Le Jardinier
Le Jardinier, 5500 Main, has created a special brunch menu, offering a three-course prix fixe for $65, plus an exclusive rotating selection of Tête de Cuvée champagne, caviar service and a la carte options on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on burrata with strawberries and mango, dried citrus hiramasa, spring toast, organic scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and all seasoning Benny Maine lobster eggs on brioche, Wagyu beef au jus, kouign-amann bacon pancake and more.
Barrier-Free Bites at Local Foods Tanglewood
During Food Allergy Awareness Month, Local Foods Tanglewood, 5740 San Felipe, is partnering with the nonprofit Camp For All to offer customers a barrier-free dish through June 12. -Dairy-free, nut-free grilled herb-marinated chicken served with tomato-cilantro basmati rice, black-eyed peas, pico de gallo, avocado and topped with pepitas. Local Foods will donate 20% of proceeds from the dish directly to Camp For All and its mission to transform the world for children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs.
Spicy Iced Ramen at Ramen Tatsu-Ya Houston
Until Wednesday, August 24, Ramen Tatsu-Ya Houston, 1722 California, is bringing back their beloved Spicy Chilled Ramen ($14), available for dinner and takeout daily from 11 a.m., while supplies last. stocks. Spicy Chilled is a fiery and refreshing no-broth ramen made with a citrus soy vinaigrette, ajitamacucumber, tomatoes, pirikara ground pork, chili oil and green onions, and Karashi mustard on the side so you can control the amount of wasabi-like punch. Kyuri Kup drinks ($5-$6) mixing lemon, lime and Yuzu with cucumber will also be available in alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions.