Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden at the Pearl Brewery, 312 Pearl Parkways, is kicking off the season of sun and fun in style with Summer WineFest from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Summer WineFest will feature cool beverages and grilled treats and meats. Though the restaurant kitchen features a 72-inch grill as its focal point, executive chef Jeff White will be adding even more heat by firing up an outdoor pit.
“Showing off our grilling skills outdoors is a natural fit for the summer and gives us the perfect excuse to highlight a variety of meats that all pair well with summer wines and beers. And the taco bar will feature toppings the Boiler House way: house-made and local, featuring fire, heat and flavor,” White says.
Summer WineFest will feature grilled gourmet meats including baby lamb, suckling pig, quail, local sausage, and venison, paired with gourmet taco bar offerings — like homemade tortillas, Boiler House’s house-made pickled vegetables and condiments, Boiler House’s take on pico de gallo and more. And if meat is not a treat to you, Boiler House will also be grilling up fresh from the market vegetables.
The sangria bar will offer a variety of whites and reds including mango, raspberry, strawberry, pineapple, prickly pear, Texas peach, as well as classic renditions of white and red sangrias. (For a recipe of one of Boiler House’s sangrias, click here.)
If kicking back with a brew is more your summer style, Summer WineFest has something for you, too: featured beers from Ranger Creek and Independence breweries and brewery experts to talk you through what you need to know about these tasty hops.
Summer WineFest will flow in and out of the restaurant: Boiler House’s expansive outdoor patio area and “wine garden” allow guests to soak in the great outdoors, dining alfresco at custom-made picnic tables designed to keep your wine or beer chilled no matter how long you linger. The restaurant’s design also allows the main floor to be opened to the outside as well, so there’s limit to outdoor vibe or the live music. Boiler House regularly features live music and summer wouldn’t feel right without the right tunes, so the Bru Edelman Duo will be on-hand providing the perfect soundtrack to start the season.
In addition to the line-up of grilled meats, those who purchase VIP tickets are in for even more flavor: Some of Boiler House’s most popular dishes will be served as bites for VIPs to enjoy paired with 10 exclusive wines. Bites will include skewers featuring tenderloin, shrimp and bacon and quail poppers, one of the restaurant’s signature dishes. Smoked trout, white bean and eggplant crostinis will be served as a twist on the menu’s traditional grilled breads and some of the restaurant’s “nibbles” will be also be offered, including pepitas, spicy popcorn and baby s’mores.
Tickets for Summer WineFest are $50 per person for general admission, which includes gourmet meats prepared on an outdoor pit and a gourmet taco bar, as well as the sangria bar, beer bar and 10 wines from Boiler House’s Discoveries & Selections menu. VIP tickets are $75 per person and include all of the offering of general admission, as well as 10 luxury wine pairings and special Boiler House “bites” served on the restaurant’s second floor. Tickets can be purchased online through www.boilerhousesa.com or at the restaurant. Call (210) 354-4644 for more information.