Monthly Archives: July 2017

Upcoming Houston wine events

Create your own wine dinner during Houston Restaurant Weeks:

Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe; through Sept. 4; $20 at lunch, $28 at dinner with HRW menu for seven wine samplings. 713-528-2264.

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, 111 N. Post Oak; 6 p.m. Nov. 9; tickets from $200; 713-807-0191,

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Roka Akor merges steakhouse and sushi restaurant

On the ground floor of the 2929 Wesleyan apartment tower, the 200-seat, wood-wrapped restaurant has several distinct areas, including the Roka Bar, a sushi bar, robata grill and a private dining room decorated with giant jars of flavor-infused shochu, a Japanese distilled spirit.

[…] sashimi and nigiri sushi might involve fatty tuna, blue fin tuna, big eye tuna, sea urchin, red snapper, striped jack, amberjack, fluke or freshwater eel.

Hot and cold appetizers are almost too pretty to eat – the toro tartare, for example, is a disk of cubed fatty tuna festooned with flowers, crispy leaves of fried taro, and a dollop of ossetra caviar sitting atop a golden quail egg.

Cocktails include Roka signatures like the Gosotochiri (vodka, sake, elderflower liqueur, serrano chile, cucumber), plus Houston specialties such as the Backroom Deal (aƱejo tequila, Italian sweet vermouth, brandy liqueur, toasted tobacco leaf, vanilla bitters).

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Upcoming Houston wine events

New Orleans Master Chefs dinner with wine pairings:

Bastille Day Celebration dinner:

Tribute to Champagne pairing dinner hosted by sommelier Susi Zivanovic:

Perry’s Steakhouse, 9827 Interstate 10 W. 7 p.m. July 21. $150.

Vino and Vinyl, 3340 FM 1092, Suite 150, Missouri City. 2-4 p.m. Saturdays. 281-208-7453.

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