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Rosé Champagne Master Class

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Houston Downtown


Houston, TX 77010

Date: January 31, 2020

Time: 6:00pm

Event Type: Wine Tasting

Price: $1,295 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity

A year in the making, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse’s three Master Sommeliers—Barbara Werley, Jack Mason and Steven McDonald—are hosting a Rosé Master Class for the ages, featuring highly allocated, extremely limited Champagne from top producers.

“The opportunity for us to open and taste all of these wines—in some cases, multiple decades and formats—is extremely rare,” said Jack. “I don’t know many other places in the country where this could be possible.”

Why? Barb, Jack and Steven are three of only 269 wine professionals worldwide to earn a Master Sommelier certification. This means their access, connections and knowledge is broad and deep, and it still took them a year to gather the wines for this event. As Steven says, “It took some fancy footwork to get all the vintages here.”

The producers are the most well known in the business—Dom Perignon, Krug, Louis Roederer "Cristal,” and the most rare, Paul Bara, which they sourced directly from the winery in France. For a long time, Paul Bara was the only Champagne house to make a rosé special club wine. It’s limited, and the small supply is usually purchased quickly by people who know the value—so it’s a wine rarely seen on shelves or menus. And the Pappas team was able to secure four vintages of their special club rosé for this event.

The format of a Master Class is slightly different from Pappas Bros.’ walk-around wine tastings. The Master Class begins with passed hors d'oeuvres paired with a large format rosé Champagne, paired by a seated tasting with classroom-style seating. Food is paired with the wines—not a full dinner, but very heavy hors d'oeuvres.

This is the first Pappas Bros. Steakhouse wine event with all three Master Sommeliers in attendance. Each is highly educated—and opinionated—and guests can expect to hear about their unique experiences and touchpoints with each wine.

Hors d'oeuvres

Black Truffle Risotto 

Poached Quail Egg
Royal Ossetra caviar, crème fraîche 

Blue Fin Tuna
ponzu, soy, avocado purée 

NV Clouet Rosé 3L

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Butter Seared Lobster
Champagne beurre blanc, micro spring mix 

2008 Louis Roederer "Cristal" Rosé

2005 Louis Roederer "Cristal" Rosé Magnum

2002 Louis Roederer "Cristal" Rosé

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Dry-Aged Duck Breast
wild rice pancake, sour cherry demi-glace

MV Krug Rosé 23eme Edition

MV Krug Rosé 22eme Edition

MV Krug Rosé 19eme Edition Magnum

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Japanese A-5 Wagyu New York Strip
Royal Trumpet mushroom, white truffle

1996 Dom Perignon P2 Rosé

1995 Dom Perignon P2 Rosé

1988 Dom Perignon P3 Rosé Magnum

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Foie Gras Tart
strawberry-rhubarb gelée, micro greens, toasted hazelnut

2013 Paul Bara "Special Club" Rosé

2012 Paul Bara "Special Club" Rosé

2009 Paul Bara "Special Club" Rosé

2008 Paul Bara "Special Club" Rosé

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.