As fans of the blush know, National Rosé Day returns Saturday, June 10. No wine drinker in Houston needs a reason to drink the pink stuff — beyond rosé being an ideal sipper for our sunny and sometimes sweltering weather.
But, for anyone who wants an excuse to imbibe, celebrating the "holiday" is definitely as good a reason as any to uncork a bottle or two. These specials and deals from Houston restaurants and bars make celebrating even more fun.
Shawn Virene's champagne-obsessed River Oaks restaurant will celebrate with discounts on select bottles of rosé, including Chateau d'Esclans, Ruinart, and Veuve Clicquot. Dress in all pink for a complimentary glass of Chateau d'Esclans The Beach. 10 am - 3 pm.
The Annie Café and Bar
This upscale Uptown favorite offers a four-course brunch from 11 am to 3 pm. For $85 per person, sample selections such as Wagyu Carpaccio with with raspberry goat cheese mousse, Meyer lemon-infused olive oil, and Belgian endive salad paired with Maris Rosé; a Maine lobster omelet with pecorino, braised radicchio, heirloom tomato, and a buttermilk parsley sauce paired with Teutonic Wine Company's Pino Noir Rosé; and more. Tax, additional alcoholic beverages, and gratuity are not included. Reservations are recommended.
Head to this Washington Avenue restaurant for a Rosé Day brunch featuring the wines of Château d'Esclans. Brunch selections are a la carte, and for $30, guests will taste four Château d'Esclans rosés, among them The Beach Rosé and Whispering Angel. The wines all hail from Provence, one of the world's most-noted rosé regions. Those who order the tasting are entered to win a three-liter Magnum of Whispering Angel. Reservations are suggested.
From noon to 3 pm, enjoy a Rose Day brunch, complete with themed cocktails, brunch-sized bottles of rose, menu specials, photo opps and more. Reservations recommended.
The CultureMap Tastemaker Awards Neighborhood Restaurant of the Year celebrates by putting a spotlight on Lebanese rosés. They're offering three different bottles for $20 each, including the Musar Jeune Rosé, from high in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, crafted from Cinsault and Mourvèdre grapes. The wine offers refreshing stone fruit on the palate and pairs well with salads, fish, and charcuterie.
Get happy hour pricing on glasses of rosé all day long on Saturday, June 10. That's $8, with an array to choose from, including the Fleur De Mer from Provence, with classic Provencal flavors of wild strawberry and watermelon. Its crisp acidity pairs well with Eunice's Gulf Coast or specialty oysters.
Gratify Neighborhood Bistro
The posh Rice Village restaurant's Rosé Day specials include $20 bottles of sparking rosé, $15 bottles of still rosé, and $10 glasses of frosé. Find similar deals at sister concepts Graffiti Raw, Coppa Osteria, and Flora Mexican Kitchen.
Heights & Co.
The all-day patio party on June 10 features $6 rosés by-the-glass, including still and sparkling options. There's also a frosé on offer, made with sparkling rosé for anyone looking for an adult, slushy beverage to beat the Houston heat.
The popular Houston Mediterranean restaurant will offer half-off rosé bottles all day and a $7 frozen rosé special.
Kirby Ice House
Those looking for a super chill outdoor space to sit and sip should head to this Upper Kirby spot with its killer backyard. On Rosé Day, they're offering $10-off house rosé bottles all day long.
La Colombe d'Or
The award-winning Montrose hotel will feature a special brunch menu with dishes that pair well with rosé, such as a smoked salmon croiffle, Waldorf salad, deviled eggs, quiche, and a mini lobster roll. Pair them with discounted wines that include Telmont reserve rosé, Guissard G, Chene Bleu Le Rosé, and Terre Rouge Vin Gris D'Amador.
Rosé specials abound at the buzzy River Oaks District favorite, including $5 glasses of wine and $10 frosés, which are made with made with rosé wine, Wheatley vodka, and strawberries. Bonus: the District sets up a special photo wall where rosé revelers can snap selfies and share to social.
Lulu's River Oaks
From 3-6 pm on Saturday, June 10, the Italian eatery offers 50 percent off its featured rosés, as part of the restaurant's new Bottles & Boards program. Pair that half-off rosé with a $20 cheese or charcuterie board. Don't want to commit to a bottle? Select rosés by the glass are available for $8.
At this Montrose Italian chop house, diners can get $6 glasses of rosé and 50-percent off all bottles of rosé during happy hour from 3-6 pm. Pair those selections with one of Marmo's charcuterie boards, an array of artisanal salami and cheeses that's served with olive Misti and house-made giardiniera.
The Upper Kirby modern Japanese restaurant infuses Rosé Day with a sake special. Get a bottle of Oze x Rosé from Ryujin Shuzo Brewery for $50 (usually $70). Its sweet and tart notes, reminiscent of wild strawberries, pair exceptionally well with sushi.
Get 25-percent off all rosés by the glass, including pours from magnums of Les Commandeurs Peyrassol. Bonus: the Montrose spot's lush patio and greenhouse are the perfect background for rosé-themed social posts.
All six locations are offering $6 glasses of rosé until 5 pm. Want to celebrate earlier? Head in for brunch from 9 am to 3 pm to get the Sure Shot, a refreshing wine-based cocktail made with Cocchi Rosa, sparkling rosé, grapefruit juice, and soda.
Tucked inside downtown's Lyric Market food hall, this lively bar has $10 off bottles of rosé all day long.
All locations of the elevated wine bar can add on frosé or other rosés to their brunch selections from 11 am - 3 pm. Those who want to experiment or gather tastes from around the world may order a personalized flight.