Now that most people stay at home as much as possible, virtual events are taking up more and more of their time. Everyone uses Zoom for both work and play, and Houston restaurants are no exception.
Although the dining rooms are currently full of spaces, with limited capacity and a mood that is significantly different from prepandemic, virtual dinners and cooking classes are the new norm when one plate connects to really great food. . For those new to alfresco dining and having opted for takeout, virtual dining is a festive way for Houston restaurant lovers to support their favorite eateries while being safe.
Check out these 6 not-to-be-missed Zoom courses that focus on food and cocktails.
This popular Rice Village restaurant brings the magic and romance of the Roma into the home through its weekly wine evenings offered every Thursday through Zoom. The 3-course meal includes 3 bottles of wine from a winemaker and costs $ 89 for singles and $ 119 for couples. The next event, scheduled for September 24th, features Barolo wines and dishes such as pumpkin-filled ravioli in butter and sage sauce and pork tenderloin with honey glaze. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Improve your masala game with a virtual Pondicheri cooking class Pondicheri / Facebook
Pondicheri chef Anita Jaisinghani’s virtual cooking classes are perfect for anyone who wants to get better in the kitchen while stuck inside. Jaisinghani is known for its popular Upper Kirby restaurant and its baking laboratory with a wide range of Indian delicacies and desserts. She teaches monthly about ingredients, classic dishes and how to incorporate spices into daily cooking.
Upcoming courses include “Make A Masala” on September 26th and “An Insight into Curry” on October 17th. Visit the Pondicheri website to view available courses and purchase tickets.
El Meson Restaurant
Spice up Wednesday evenings by joining Chef Pedro Garcia and his daughter and sommelier Jessica Garcia in El Meson’s weekly wine nights via Zoom. Any kit that can be picked up after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the virtual event includes a 3-course meal with 3 bottles of paired wines for $ 99. Additional guests can order additional dinners and wines. Visit elmeson.com to check future offers and to register in advance.
Go on a date courtesy of the Backstreet Café, which has weekly Saturday night wine nights on Zoom. The 4-course dinner sets for two include wine and a cocktail from resident sommelier Sean Beck. Each kit is priced at $ 137 and can be picked up or delivered within 3 miles. The items are packaged and ready for easy rewarming. Call 713-521-2239 to reserve a seat.
A fifth assistant general manager, Judith Piotrowski, and events director Jordann Foreman will serve simple cocktails and kale salads virtually to Nuray Taylor for Underbelly Hospitality
You don’t have to dress for success while learning from the best. Put on your sweat and socks and enroll in the next Zoom class offered by Underbelly Hospitality Bartenders’ and How to Smoke the Perfect Ribs.
For more information on purchasing tickets, visit Underbelly’s website.
The Union kitchen
With Head Chef Ed Roberts at the helm, Union Kitchen’s next virtual cooking class will focus on pizza. The DIY pizza kits planned for October are paired with wine and can be picked up at all five locations of the Houston-born chain. Please visit the restaurant’s website for more information on upcoming courses.