Oh, who doesn't love a good food holiday? Not this girl.
This coming Friday, July 29th is National Lasagna Day and I can think of no better way of celebrating the end of the long work week and kicking off the start of the weekend by enjoying a large delicious piece of homemade lasagna.
Scratch that--yes, I can: if said lasagna was made in someone else's home and I can focus my efforts on curating the perfect Sopranos episodes to pair with my dinner.
Grazie a dio, Damian's, one of my favorite Italian restaurants, is offering their lasagna bolognese (made using Mama Mandola's recipe) as a special to-go item. A half-pan ($75) serves 8-19 and a full pan ($150) serves 16-20.*
*Humans. Not Garfield who eats double.
Hungry yet? Call 713-522-0439 to place an order.
WHAT: A Five-Course Wine Dinner with Château de Pibarnon wine pairings, featured for the first time in Texas.
WHERE: Durham House
WHEN: Thursday, December 10th, 2015
THE DEETS, PLEASE:
First Course: Geoduck with lemon oil, citrus, pomegranate gastrique and micro cilantro
Domaine Turenne, Côte de Provence Cuvée Antoine Blanc, 2014
Second Course: Alligator Tamale with caramelized fennal masa, green mango salsa and sassafras leaf
Château de Pibarnon, Bandol Blanc, 2014
Third Course: Razor Clams or Mussels with white wine, marinara, chorizo and red pepper flakes
Château de Pibarnon, Bandol Rosé, 2014
Fourth Course: Venison Pot-Au-Feu with carrots, onions, turnips, potato, brussels sprouts, cornichons, mustard and sea salt
Château de Pibarnon, Bandol Rouge, 2011
Fifth Course: Mille Feuille with coconut crème, braised pineapples, tarragon pecan crumble and shaved coconut
Domaine Vordy-Mayrannes, Languedoc Muscat, 2014
The Durham House will also be offering a fine selection of French spirits after dinner
BRIDEY NOTE: Tell me where else in town you can eat a "1000 layers" of French pastry and an alligator tamale.