Houston Dining Deals and Events: June 23-25

June 23, 2014
by Marcy de Luna


Italian Dining and Rum Imbibing
Join Osteria Mazzantini for a Plantation Rum Dinner, The roster includes gulf red snapper crudo, lamb braised belly and pineapple torte, plus rum pairings. Call 713-993-9898 for reservations ($70 per person; 7 PM).

Summer Series
RDG + Bar Annie launches a weekly rotating menu special for $29.50 per person. Start with Summer Burger and Beer (through Sunday), including salad, dessert and your choice of burger (the Classic, Huitlacoche Chile, veggie or shrimp). Next up: Summer Fried Chicken (June 30-July 6), Taco and Enchilada (July 7-13), Summer Fish Fry (July 14-20), and Summer Shrimp (July 21-27).

Raw Goodness
Latin Bites celebrates National Cebiche Week with the introduction of five new cebiches (watermelon, scallop, lobster and duck; $14 each) available through Sunday. Bonus: Enjoy a price break on regular cebiches and tiraditos, just $10 every Sunday through June 30.


Tasty Trio: Mexican Coastal Fare, Wine and Cocktails
Chef Hugo Ortega partners with chef and cookbook author Susan Trilling to host a four-course dinner of Oaxacan cuisine, plus wine and cocktail pairings by Sommelier Sean Beck at Caracol ($120 per person; 7 PM).

Dual Quintets
Brix Wine Cellars organizes a five-course meal (zucchini keftedes, grilled haloumi, halibut cheeks, beef and eggplant moussaka, sun-dried tomato-crusted rack of lamb) paired with wines by Merryvale winery, the first built in Napa after the repeal of Prohibition ($80 per person; 6:30 PM).

Italian Cuisine and Sought-After Wines
The four-course dinner at Ciao Bello features a Piedmontese menu, plus Barbaresco and Barolo, two of Italy’s most collected wines ($125 per person; 6:30 PM).


Summer-Inspired Dinner and Wine
Ouisie’s Table presents a five-course wine-pairing dinner with vintages from a trio of acclaimed wineries: Quintessa, Flowers Vineyard & Winery and Faust ($99 per person; 6:30 PM).

Snacks & Vino
Take advantage of the new deal at Tony Mandola's: five light bites with wine for $40. This week’s menu includes caprese skewers with Santa Julia, Brut Rose; smoked salmon on cucumber with dill cream cheese and Hopler, Pinot Blanc; grilled shrimp embrochette and Cassamatta, Sangiovese; spedini with San Felice, Chianti Classico; and a fruit tart with Vouray, Rue de Perle and 20-Year Tawny Port (5:30-7:30 PM, the last Wednesday of every month).


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