Coming up sixes
June 6-9: Celebrating six years of business, Kata Robata will offer a deal on some of the Upper Kirby restaurant’s most beloved menu items (dinner-only), including a three-piece premium sushi plate (chef''s choice of two pieces of sushi and one piece of toro bluefin tuna; $16), whole branzino fish ($26) and four-ounce Wagyu filet ($66). For your sweet tooth, all desserts will be priced at just $6.
3600 Kirby Dr.; 713-526-8858
June 7: The fourth annual Curry Crawl (4-7 PM) at CityCentre’s Straits Restaurant will feature bites from a lineup of 10 chefs including Jonathan Levine of Jonathan's the Rub and Brittany Eade of The Tasting Room. Guests will go to town with unlimited tastings of curry-infused bites, plus refreshing cocktails. Proceeds from tickets ($55 per person) will benefit nonprofit organization Spaulding for Children.
800 Sorella Court; 713-365-9922
June 9: Etoile Cuisine et Bar will host a five-course dinner (7 PM) with renowned French chef Philippe Verpiand and the wines of La Maison Albert Bichot. Pairings will start with smoked and fresh salmon tartares and cucumber gazpacho with a 2013 Macon Villages Albert and end with a berry rice pudding and pistachio financier matched to a NV Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé.
1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd.; 832-668-5808
June 12: Kick off the weekend at Downtown’s Artista Restaurant with dinner and music from the Houstonian Big Band (doors open at 6 PM with the show at 7:30). Enjoy stunning views of the Downtown Houston skyline while you enjoy an evening of dancing, plus a three-course dinner ($64 per person) and glass of wine or champagne.
800 Bagby St.; 713-278-4782
June 29: Chefs Chris Shepherd (Underbelly) and Steven Satterfield (Atlanta’s Miller Union) are teaming up for a multicourse dinner (7 PM) that showcases elegant Southern cooking with a bounty of fresh produce (tickets: $175 per person). Satterfield’s cookbook, Roof to Leaf, will serve as inspiration, making the most out of the edible parts of the plant. Included in the price is a signed cookbook.
1100 Westheimer Rd.; 713-528-9800