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Jun28

Master's Wine Dinner

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Houston Downtown

1200 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77010

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Date: June 28, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Event Type: Wine Dinner

Price: $995 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity

Special Guest: Chef PJ Calapa

Having grown up in the Mexican border town of Brownsville, Texas, PJ Calapa was exposed to a range of cuisines and flavors at an early age. As a child, he began working in his grandmother’s kitchen and later in his grandfather’s wholesale fish business.

As a CIA graduate, Calapa worked at Bouley in Tribeca, Eleven Madison Park, and Nobu 57, where he started as a line cook and quickly rose through the ranks to become executive sous chef. It was at Nobu 57 that Calapa learned about the delicate art of Japanese cuisine, which still informs his vision for fine dining. In 2010, Calapa joined Chef Michael White’s Altamarea Group to help launch Ai Fiori, which earned three stars from The New York Times, a Michelin star, and a 2013 StarChefs Rising Star Chef Award. Calapa then opened as executive chef Costata and the Campagna and the Barn at the Bedford Post Inn.

In the Summer of 2016, Calapa left the Altamarea Group to open two new projects of his own. In the Spring of 2017, Calapa opened his interpretation of an iconic New York Tavern in the West village of Manhattan, The Spaniard. This Fall, Calapa brings a taste of southern Italy to Manhattan’s Flatiron district with Scampi.

Join us for an unforgettable evening with our Master Sommelier Jack Mason, showcasing some of the most iconic wines from different regions around the world. The selected wines will be paired with a five-course dinner created by guest chef PJ Calapa, featuring delicately composed crudos, 75 day, dry-aged ribeye, handmade pastas, seasonal vegetables and artisanal cheeses. Don’t miss one of the most memorable wine events of 2017!

Dinner Menu

HORS D'OEUVRES

Charles Heidsieck ‘Champagne Charlie’ 1979 1.5L

FIRST COURSE

Tonno

bluefin tuna & toro crudo, cucumber, jalapeño, acqua pazza

Bollinger ‘R.D.’ Extra Brut 1997 1.5L

Krug 1995 1.5L 

SECOND COURSE

Lumache

handmade pasta, clams, tarragon pesto, breadcrumbs

Nikolaihof Riesling ‘Vinothek’ 1995

Chateau Haut Brion Blanc 1996

Lopez de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Blanco ‘Viña Tondonia’ 1981

THIRD COURSE

Campanelle

handmade pasta, white bolognese, black truffle

Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2007

Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997

Vega Sicilia Ribera del Duero Reserva ‘Unico’ 1974

FOURTH COURSE

Costata di Manzo

75 day dry-aged ribeye, family style with charred lemon

Cauliflower - whole roasted with almond caponata

Zucchini - charred, parmesan & Calabrian chilies

Beets - roasted, sheep's milk ricotta, walnuts, dill

Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Réserve des Célestins’ 2006

Casa Ferreirinha Douro ‘Barca-Velha’ 2004

Chaeteau Musar 1975 

CHEESE COURSE

Selection of Artisanal Cheeses

Domaine Huet Vouvray ‘Cuvée Constance’ 1995

Château Gilette ‘Créme de Tête’ Sauternes 1970

Wine Dinners

Experience extraordinary wines and expertly crafted cuisine in our sit-down wine dinners. Our executive chefs and our sommeliers collaborate with top winemakers from around the world to create the perfect pairings for these intimate events.

Wine Tastings

Explore the world of wine at our interactive wine tastings. Each event is a uniquely crafted experience with the opportunity to try 10-15 wines and engage in a lively exchange with our sommeliers and other Guests.

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Sample renowned single malts or fine craft beers paired with a multicourse meal at our Scotch dinners or beer dinners – a distinctive take on food and wine pairings. And for those special holidays like New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy a dazzling feast from our unique event menus. There’s always something wonderful to look forward to.