Monthly Archives: September 2015

Calendar of events

Calendar of events

Scarpetta Winery dinner:

Creating Smell Memories:

At The Empty Glass, 104 Market, Tomball; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; $35-$85; 832-698-4722.

At Chateau Crystale Ballroom, 2517 S. Gessner; Oct. 7; $65-$200; 713 785-4922.

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‘Killer’ revives cereal-as-dessert idea

Jen Lee, who worked at Pinterest before launching a dessert business using rice cereal, said the idea for her venture stemmed from college life.

“The idea originated when I was in college and wanted to make dessert for people with simple ingredients such as cereals using a microwave in my dorm room,” Lee says.

The beauty in this recipe is that you can use other cereals, and you can even make it vegan or gluten-free by choosing the right cereal base.

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At The Tasting Room City/Centre, 818 Town and Country Blvd, Suite 100; 7 p.m. Wednesday; $104; 281-822-1500.

At The Tasting Room Kings Harbor, 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway; 6:30 p.m. Monday; $50; 281-361-0044.

Scarpetta Winery dinner with Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey:

Iron Sommelier competition and Tasting:

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Move over, burger! Patty melt is here

There’s something exceptionally awesome about the combination of a smashed beef patty, bechamel sauce, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and spicy mustard on griddled bread.

To balance the richness of the meat – not to say anything of the bechamel, grated cheese and caramelized onions that further gild the lily – slather some spicy mustard on two slices of buttered bread.

5 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

¾ cup grated cheddar cheese

When the butter has melted add the onions, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are caramelized and a deep golden brown, 30-45 minutes.

Make the sandwiches by buttering one side of each of the slices of bread and placing them on a rimmed baking sheet, buttered side-down.

When hot, place the baking sheet holding the bread slices under the broiler, 3 inches from the heating element, and broil until the cheese melts, about 3 minutes.

Per serving: 812 calories, 35 g protein, 34 g carbohydrates, 60 g fat (34 g saturated), 201 mg cholesterol, 709 mg sodium, 3 g fiber.

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Calendar of events

Calendar of events

Katy Sip ‘n Stroll, sponsored by Kroger:

Guided wine tasting:

At Bistro Provence, 13616 Memorial; 7 p.m. Tuesday; $65 plus tax and gratuity; 713-827-8008 or

At The Tasting Room CityCentre, 818 Town and Country Blvd, Suite 100; 7 p.m. Sept. 23; $104; 281-822-1500.

Volkswagen Beetles, area craft breweries and local barbecue combine for a Texas-style Oktoberfest at Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm, Tomball; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26; free;

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