Houston Restaurant Weeks

Special drink pairings add buzz to Houston Restaurant Weeks menus

Special drink pairings add buzz to Houston Restaurant Weeks menus

Houston, Wine glass pouring, July 2015
Dine like a king on a budget during Houston Restaurant Weeks — and add a drink pairing.  Courtesy photo
Houston, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, lobster
Both outposts (CityCentre, Wes Ave) of Eddie V's are participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks 2015. Courtesy photo
Houston, Tony's restaurant, July 2015, interior
Tony's provides top-notch Italian-accented cuisine. Tony's/Facebook
Houston, Del Friscos Steak House, VIP Martini
The VIP Martini at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House is made with pineapple infused vodka. Courtesy photo
Houston, ciao bella, pasta
If a little vino with your Italian meal hits the spot, Galleria-area Ciao Bello has got you covered. Courtesy photo
Houston, Au Petit Paris, July 2015, interior
Au Petit Paris is the perfect spot for cozying up. Au Petit Paris/Facebook
Houston, Wine glass pouring, July 2015
Houston, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, lobster
Houston, Tony's restaurant, July 2015, interior
Houston, Del Friscos Steak House, VIP Martini
Houston, ciao bella, pasta
Houston, Au Petit Paris, July 2015, interior

Dine like a king on a budget during Houston Restaurant Weeks — and add a drink pairing. Several participating restaurants, including the six listed below, have added special prices on wine or a martini that accentuate the establishment's prix fixe menu (brunch: $25 per person; lunch: $20 per person; dinner: $35 or $45 per person) now through September 7. Pairings are optional and prices vary, but it's a great way to try some top-notch vintages.

(And don't forget: a portion of the food sales goes to the Houston Food Bank.)

Au Petit Paris


HRW Menus: Dinner, Lunch
Details: Housed in a homey bungalow in Montrose, the intimate bistro with dim lighting and French cuisine is the perfect spot for cozying up on your next date. ​And there's nothing like a little liquor to shed your inhibitions. 
Lunch drink pairings: Available during lunch, add a glass of house cabernet sauvignon, white sauvignon, or rosé to your tab for $5 each.

Ciao Bello


HRW Menus: Dinner, Brunch
Details: If a little vino with your Italian dinner hits the spot, the Galleria-area upscale eatery has got you covered.
Dinner drink pairings: Choose from a bottle of Lagaria pinot grigio (2013) for $40 or a bottle of Poggio Brigante morellino di scansano (2012) for $42 to go with your evening meal.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House


HRW Menus: Dinner, Lunch
Details: The HRW menu at the Galleria shopping center steakhouse goes beyond the classic hunk of meat with optional drink pairings from wine to a signature cocktail.
Lunch and dinner drink pairings: Drink up at lunch or at dinner with options including: Stag’s Leap Winery cabernet sauvignon (2012) for $80, Duckhorn Migration pinot noir (2013) for $70, Tinto Negro Limestone Block malbec (2012) for $60, Nickel & Nickel Truchard chardonnay (2013) for $75 and the VIP martini (made with pineapple infused vodka) for $14.

Eddie V's Prime Seafood


HRW Menus: Dinner
Details: Both outposts (CityCentre, West Ave) of the upscale seafood and steak chain boast a handful of wines by the glass that matchup perfectly with your HRW eats.
Dinner drink pairings: Sip a glass, priced at $10 each, of Vega Sindoa chardonnay, Lorenza rose, La Marco prosecco, Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Series merlot or McMurray Ranch pinot noir.

The Springbok


HRW Menus: Dinner
Details: ​Throw back a cold brew or linger over wine.  The downtown rugby pub with Southern Hemisphere cuisine — heavy on game-centric fare — is going the extra mile with Sommelier-recommended optional wine or beer pairings.
Dinner drink pairings: $20 per person and $30 per couple gets you a glass of wine, or beer, per each of three courses on the HRW menu.

Tony's


HRW Menus: Dinner
Details: One of Houston’s classic dining establishments, the elegant Greenway Plaza restaurant provides top-notch Italian-accented cuisine.
Dinner drink pairings: A bottle of La Fiera pinot grigio (2013) is available for $39 while a bottle of Poggio Brigante morellino di scansano (2012) is $48.