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Past Event

Houston Galleria

5839 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

Date: June 26, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

Event Type: Wine Dinner

Price: $195 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity

Special Guest: Pax Mahle, Winemaker

Pax Mahle moved to the wine country in 1997 to pursue a career in wine. After a few years of tasting and sourcing wine from all over California for Dean & Deluca, Pax decided to start his own brand from a vineyard he felt a kismet connection. That vineyard was Alder Springs Vineyard, and after finding an investor to help realize the dream, Pax Wine Cellars was launched in 2000.

Pax decided to make a bold choice by favoring the “untapped potential” of the Syrah grape. The entire lineup of wines came from cool climate vineyards in Sonoma County and Mendocino. The wines were big, rich expressions of Syrah that went on to be highly sought after and quickly established Pax as one of California’s premier producers of Syrah.

Wind Gap was started as an outlet for experimentation with esoteric varietals and wines that did not fit the Pax portfolio. Wind Gap quickly became a success in its own right and recently brought in investors Charles and Ali Banks to help guide Wind Gap to the next level.

Join Pappas Bros. Houston as we welcome special Guest Pax Mahle to Texas for the first time, to host a Wind Gap Wines Dinner that is sure to impress on Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 pm.

Wine Dinner Menu

Hors d’Oeuvres

Wind Gap Russian River Valley Trousseau Gris “Fannuchi-Wood Road Vineyard” 2013

First Course

Lobster Tartare & Burrata Cheese
micro basil, Spanish olive oil

Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2010

Second Course

Crispy Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Texas Quail
wild rice, golden beets, dark berry reduction

Wind Gap Sonoma County Old Vine Grenache “Sceales Vineyard” 2011

Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012

Third Course

Butter Poached Seafood Ravioli
red king crab, jumbo lump crab, fine herb sauce

Wind Gap Chalk Hill Pinot Gris “Windsor Oaks” 2010

Fourth Course

Sous Vide Prime Dry-Aged New York Strip
cauliflower puree, wild mushrooms, manchego crumbs, petit arugula, marchand de vin 

Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah 2009

Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Syrah “Griffin’s Lair Vineyard” 2009

Fifth Course

Roasted Dry-Aged American Rack of Lamb
ratatouille, baby spinach, natural au jus 

Pax North Coast Syrah “The Hermit” 2010

Pax Sonoma County Syrah “Alder Springs” 2010

Sixth Course

Summer Peach Cobbler

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.

Other Events

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.