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LUPEC Celebrates TOTC; Underbelly/Real Ale Beer Dinner; Rucker and Meznarich Offer $300 Dinner

MONTROSEUnderbelly will host their second beer dinner on August 16 at 6:30 p.m. Chef Chris Shepherd will create five courses to pair with the Real Ale Mysterium Verum (translation: “Real Mystery”) Series. Four of the beers will be vintage kegs pulled from the Hay Merchant cellar and the last one will be the debut release of the newest Mysterium Verum beer that is expected to be some kind of barrel aged sour. Among the beers poured that night will be a 2010 Kraken (their Sisyphus barleywine aged for 11 months in American and French Oak), Vol. 14 (a barrel-aged 14th anniversary ale) and a vintage keg of Devil’s Share 2010 (a barrel-aged version of their Belgian triple, Devil’s Backbone). There are only 36 seats available. Cost is $110 per person. Make reservations by calling Underbelly at 713.528.9800. [Eaterwire]

MUSEUM DISRICTLUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) will host a Tales of the Cocktail Kick-Off Party this Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The menu will feature New Orleans cocktails, since that's where ToTC is held. Also, every Ramos Gin Fizz that's ordered will be handed down the shaker girl line and crowned with beads. There will also be a New Orleans themed food menu that includes head cheese sliders and boudin made by Ghetto Dinner chef Adam Dorris. Entertainment will be provided by LUPEC treasurer and singer Brandee Boyle.[Eaterwire]

BELLAIRE— Chef Randy Rucker and sommelier William Meznarich are teaming up for a dinner to be held July 30 at the Ralph Smith Photography studio in Bellaire. Rucker lists a slate of nine luxurious sounding dishes including duck, caviar and foie gras. Meznarich's selections include a Verget "Fourchaume" 1ER Cru 2009 Chablis and Scavino "Carobric" 2000, Barolo. Cost is $300, including service. Reservations via Paypal. [Feeding Curiosity]


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