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Past Event

Houston Galleria

5839 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

Date: February 24, 2016

Time: 7:00pm

Event Type: Wine Dinner

Price: $595 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity

Aurélien Valance

Aurélien Valance

Born November 8, 1979, in Paris.

Aurélien Valance graduated from the HEC School of Management (top ranked Business School in France) in 2003 with a Master of Science in International Finance.

Fascinated by wines, he worked at Château Margaux as a trainee during his studies before taking part in the creation of a wine importing company in New York.

He came back to his first love, Château Margaux, in January 2006 as Business Development Director, later to become Senior VP Commercial Director of Château Margaux.

Join us as we present an exclusive dinner designed around one of the greatest wineries on the planet, Château Margaux. For centuries, Château Margaux has produced some of the most legendary wines from Bordeaux. In fact, our oenophile founding father, Thomas Jefferson gave the chateau a ringing endorsement in 1787. Guest speaker, Aurelien Valance, will be visiting fron France to speak about the wines and share the story of Château Margaux. We will be pouring vintages sourced directly from the chateau that range back to the 1980s and paired with a menu designed by Chef Michael Gaspard. It will be a wine event not to be missed.

Wine Dinner


Hors d'Oeuvres

2009 Margaux du Château Margaux

First Course

Lightly Smoked Sturgeon

charred onion velouté, ossetra caviar, créme fraîche

2011 Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux

Second Course

Wild Mushrooms

sweet garlic, shaved country ham, mushroom dashi

2010 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

2005 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

Third Course

Aged Muscovy Duck Breast

warm terrine of sweetbread, natural jus

2003 Château Margaux

1996 Château Margaux


Dry Aged Spinalis of Ribeye

sunchoke, black truffle

1989 Château Margaux

1985 Château Margaux


Coconut Crémeux

vanilla, corn, Thai basil


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.