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Relic Wine Dinner

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Houston Galleria

5839 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

Date: March 21, 2018

Time: 7:00pm

Event Type: Wine Dinner

Price: $195 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity

Michael Hirby

Michael Hirby

Michael Hirby is a winemaker driven by an intense passion for wine. After gaining a degree in philosophy from Colorado College, Michael worked for two years as a sommelier. Before moving to Napa Valley, he spent an extended period tasting with winemakers in France where he learned that some contemporary winemaking rules are meant to be broken. As a result, his traditional, natural approach became entrenched. Michael moved to the Valley in 2000, and his skills and enthusiasm quickly found their place. After starting his own brand, Relic, where he began making Pinot Noir, he was hired in 2002 as the winemaker for Realm Cellars. Since then, he has worked with myriad vineyard sources in many different wineries, carefully honing his approach and methodology, with the intent of making the highest-quality, most enticing wines in the world. Michael joined Flint Knoll in 2017 as the consulting winemaker.

Sommelier turned rockstar winemaker, Mike Hirby, will be showcasing his Relic wines at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Galleria. Since the early 2000s, passion and expertise quickly skyrocketed Mike to make wine for some of Napa’s and Sonoma's finest wineries including Realm, D.R. Stephens, Husic, Sarocka, and Behrens and Hitchcock.

The wines are made from some of Napa’s and Sonoma's best, most historic vineyards. Mike makes his wines as a homage to the past, including being one of the only wineries to continue foot-stomping the fruit. Guests will enjoy his collection of carefully crafted wines including Pinot Poirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, and Rhone blends.

Hors d'Oeuvres

2015 ‘The Sage’ Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast  

First Course

Roasted Guinea Fowl
Mascarpone polenta, roasted baby corn, chanterelles, bacon lardon & wild cherry reduction

 

2014 ‘Kashaya’ Pinot Noir, Fort Ross-Seaview

2005 ‘Alder Springs Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, Mendocino County

 

Second Course

Roasted Loin of Colorado Lamb

Pomegranate juice, thyme, & shallot

Petite potatoes with smoked sea salt & rosemary

 

2013 ‘Ritual’ Red Blend, Napa Valley

2011 ‘Scarpa’ Syrah, Napa Valley 

Third Course

Dry-Aged New York Strip

Braised oxtail, celery root purée & wild ramps

 

2013 ‘Artefact’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2010 ‘Artefact’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Fourth Course

Selection of Artisanal Cheeses

 

2010 ‘The Prior’ Cabernet Franc/Malbec, Napa Valley

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.

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