Champagne and Dessert Week
A buttermilk biscuit bound by Chantilly cream and filled with sweet, luscious strawberries? Yes, please, with (powdered) sugar on top. Sweeter still, from today through the end of April, proceeds from the Froberg Farm Strawberry Shortcake at Brennan’s will be donated to local non-profit, Thread Alliance, in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month (3300 Smith St.; 713-522-9711).
Competing claims aside, it’s generally accepted that Italian classic dessert, tiramisu, was invented in the kitchen of soon-to-close restaurant Le Beccherie, located in Treviso, Italy. In tribute, this month, Houston's Trevisio Restaurant is offering the tiramisu trio, a flight of three flavors, for $6 (6550 Bertner; 713-749-0400).
Get over the workweek hump on Wednesdays at L'Olivier. It's just $10 for two pieces of fried chicken plus a glass bubbly (240 Westheimer Rd.; 713-360-6313).
From 5:30 to 8 PM, sip Chandon sparkling cocktails as you listen to tunes from local band, Grand Old Grizzly, and stroll through the picturesque Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Throw in a tour of the historic mansion’s first floor, and enjoy this springtime evening affair for $35 (Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Dr.; 713-639-7750).