Spring is just around the corner and pop-up dinners are in full bloom once again. Enthusiastic diners have an opportunity to mingle with top chefs and newcomers while, most importantly, partaking in some pretty amazing dishes. Get your cameras ready and prepare to make your wallet a little lighter with three upcoming pop-up dinners you won't want to miss.
1. Bernadine's Preview Dinner
Wishing you could get a sneak peek of Bernadine's, the Gulf Coast-focused restaurant opening in the Heights this spring? It's your lucky day. Treadsack's test kitchen Kipper Club is hosting yet another preview of Graham Laborde's forthcoming concept. On the menu for the Friday, March 20th dinner: marinated crab claws, duck spaghetti with herbed bread crumbs and blood orange rosemary upside down cake. Seating is limited. $100 tickets can be purchased through Treadsack's online store.
Pop-up newcomer Aces of Taste has been on a roll lately, showcasing the talents of Lucille's Chris Williams and Chef German Mosquera. The interactive dinner series keeps the momentum going with two of Houston's shining chefs: Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar and Brandi Key of Coppa Osteria & Punk's Simple Southern Food. An evening of great food and conversation will take place at Houston's newest wine bar, Bodega 1617, Sunday, March 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The $80 ticket dinner includes four courses ($100 for dinner and wine pairings).
3. Foreign Correspondents Brunch
Kipper Club hosts P.J. Stoops as he provides a glimpse into Foreign Correspondents, the Northern Thai concept opening later this year on North Main. The buzzed-over chef is serving up brunch, Sunday, March 29 with five seatings between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Space is limited as usual but the great news is tickets are an affordable $25 online.