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Wine Dinners Coming Soon at Fig Tree, Myron’s, Copa

Three wine dinners worth your consideration are coming this weekend and next week.

Myron’s Prime Steak House Wine Dinner featuring Rowland Cellars Wines

7 p.m. June 25, Myron’s Prime Steak House,136 North Castell Ave., New Braunfels. $79 per person. Reservations required; call 830-624-1024.

Start with chilled coconut and crab soup with cilantro, basil, melon and citrus fruit paired with Ramspeck Pinot Grigio, followed by an open-faced slider of savory bread pudding, braised rosemary ham, Swiss and blackberry reduction with Ramspeck Pinot Noir. Apple-brined pork tenderloin over carrot and ginger spaetzel with plum-infused balsamic reduction and Ramspeck Merlot precedes seared filet with a warm red lentil and brie salad with over a red wine and espresso reduction served with Ramspeck Cabernet and Cenay Blue Tooth Cabernet. Dessert and coffee round out the evening.

Fig Tree and Dashiell House offer a Craggy Range Winemaker’s Dinner with Steve Smith, MW

June 30, 6:30 p.m. Craggy Range Winemakers Dinner, Fig Tree, Dashiell House. Talk to Craggy Range’s Steve Smith, a winemaker and Master of Wine, while enjoying some of the spectacular wines from this New Zealand winery. $85 per person plus tax and service charge. Reservations required; call 210-225-2111.

Reception: Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Martinborough 2009 with Smoked Duck, watercress, candied kumquats; Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir, Martinborough 2009, with Poached Lobster, compressed papaya and coconut crème fraîche; Fletcher Family Vineyard Riesling, Marlborough 2009, Monkfish Bourride with toast and aïoli; Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay 2010 with Confit of Suckling Pig, plum chutney, braised spring onions. Sophia, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawkes Bay 2004 with Colorado Lamb Chop with ratatouille, socca niçoise; Le Sol, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawkes Bay 2007 with dessert, Macedoine de Fruits Tropicaux, sorbet, tea and coffee.

Copa Wine Dinner

7  p.m. June 30:  Copa Wine Bar, 19141 Stone Oak Parkway. Take a culinary tour through Texas by going to a Copa Wine Dinner where food is matched with wine or beer. $40 per person (all inclusive). Call for reservations at 210-495-2572.

On the Texas-flavored menu are Smoked Jalapeño Peppers, Frito Pie with Cuero Turkey Chili, Dry-Rubbed Barbecued Brisket, Dad’s Favorite Banana Pudding, all with carefully chosen wines or beer to go along with the food.




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Restaurant Notes & Quotes: New Caribbean, Burgers at the Witte and More

New Calypso Rotisserie Opening this Month

Pierre O. Kranzle, owner of Azuca Nuevo Latino in Southtown, will open up a Caribbean fusion restaurant in Helotes later this month. The restaurant, Calypso Rotisserie, will be just outside Loop 1604 at 12030 Bandera Road.
Expect a colorful, casual but sophisticated atmosphere.

The menu will include items such as an all-natural rotisserie-style chicken, pork roast crusted with Latin spices, beef short ribs basted with a blend of Caribbean flavors, a hot-pressed Cuban Sandwich, burritos, pineapple coconut rice and a selection of local and Latin beers.

The new restaurant will be open seven days a week, from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Max’s Wine Dive Teams up with Witte

Max’s Wine Dive takes its gourmet  comfort food to the Witte Museum’s 6th Annual Burgers, Bottles and Beer this Friday (June 17) from 6-8:30 p.m.  Plus, Cheesy Jane’s is bringing the milkshakes.  Make your reservations soon by calling 210-357-1922 (by Tuesday).
Meanwhile, stop in at Max’s Wine Dive, 340 E. Basse Road, and check out the new summer menu. It all looks good! The Witte Museum is at 3801 Broadway. Those in the Quillin Society, Explorers, Voyagers and Witte Society get in to the Friday event free.
Have a Gooey Eclair — and a Bottomless Cup of Earl’s Coffee

This particular national celebration might have passed you by in previous years, but thanks to Earl Abel’s, you might want to put it on your calendar for June 22.

Earl Abel's is giving away coffee to go with one of these chocolate-y treats.

Celebrate National Chocolate Éclair Day at Earl Abel’s, 1201 Austin Highway, on that day and they will have chocolate éclairs made fresh by head baker Tony Sanchez.  Plus, you’ll get all of Earl’s organic coffee you care to drink.

The éclairs can be purchased for $3.95, with mini versions available upon request for parties and special events.

Earl Abel’s is open 7 days a week. Visit them online by clicking here.  Call 210.822-7333 to place to go orders or order online here.


Fourth of July Firecracker Foods, Free Class by Chef Michael Flores

This free cooking class, offered on June 25, is part of chef Michael Flores’s series of cooking demonstrations taught at La Taza Coffee House,
15060 San Pedro Ave. If you’re looking for recipes to serve on July 4th, this is the place to come.
Class is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. On the menu are Tomatillo Quesadillas, Bloody Mary Dip, Candied Jalapeno Cheese Spread with Pepitas and Sweet-n-Spicy Parsley’d Shrimp.
Guests will learn new culinary ideas and techniques taught by Flores, well-known local chef, author, television personality, and owner of a specialty foods company. The classes in this series take place on the fourth Saturday of each month at the time given above.

Fig Tree Winemaker Dinner Features Craggy Range Founder, Steve Smith MW

The viticulturalist, founder and director of wine at Craggy Range, at Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, wears many hats, and puts out a spectacular product.

On June 30, at the Fig Tree Restaurant, Steve Smith, who also is a Master of Wine, will discuss the fine wines from the winery and guests will get to sample them paired with carefully matched cuisine at the River Walk restaurant.

The reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. at the Dashiell House. The cost is $85 per person, plus tax and service charge. The restaurant is at 515 Villita St. Make reservations at 210-224-1976.








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