You could book airfare to Japan to learn the ancient art of sushi rolling or head to Italy for authentic olive oil tasting. Or you could simply head to CITYCENTRE for experiences that span the globe — no passport required. CITYCENTRE’s array of restaurants, shops and monthly entertainment is a step beyond the usual shopping trip, promising fresh takes on favorite experiences.
Culinary explorers can appease their palates at many of CITYCENTRE’s restaurants. Not sure where your taste lies? Olive and Vine’s extensive selection of extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and specialty oils from around the world are available to try before you buy, with infused flavors from lavender to lime. Just like a wine tasting, guests can sample everything at Olive & Vine’s tasting bar and learn about oils and vinegars at the same time.
Anyone who has attempted to make their own sushi at home knows what a sticky mess it can be without the right technique. RA Sushi comes to the rescue, teaching novice rollers the fine art of sushi. Wonder when class is in session? Give RA Sushi a call.
Over at Sur La Table, food lovers can indulge their inner Top Chef with hands-on classes teaching knife skills and grilling secrets to tapas-driven menus. Sur La Table offers classes every week.
Want to learn to dance the salsa? Get some practice in at Flora & Muse, which engages CITYCENTRE visitors nightly with events that delight all the senses including live music, dancing, cocktails and bites.
Creative types flock to Paper Source for hands-on workshops and how-to classes. Crafters can learn how to make paper bowls, handmade birthday books, wedding invitations and fine paper silhouettes, and the shop even hosts private parties.
There’s plenty of ways to get moving at CITYCENTRE. Visitors flock to the welcoming plaza throughout the day and into night, soaking up the energy that radiates from the heart of the center, but a steady stream of events also draws guests to the area.
The last Saturday of every month the plaza becomes a dance floor where experienced hoofers mix with those who just like to move it, move it. The tremendously popular and complimentary Dancing Under the Stars is from 7- 10 p.m. and incorporates a wide range of music for people to enjoy.
If you’d rather do the downward dog than the disco, Lululemon Athletica's slate of free yoga classes runs weekly, led by Houston’s best yogis. As with all classes, check the store’s Web site to stay in the activity loop.
CITYCENTRE is about shopping, dining and entertainment, but it’s also about exploring and experiencing. Wonder what’s happening next? Make sure to subscribe to CITYCENTRE’s newsletter.