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Caracol’s Hurricane Harvey Benefit Wine Dinner

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Houston is a city of caring neighbors, a heartwarming truth that has been proven time and again these past weeks. To celebrate that spirit of togetherness, chef Hugo Ortega’s Mexican coastal kitchen, Caracol, is hosting a special supper this Sunday, September 24 at 5pm, that will raise money to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

This family-style wine dinner will feature special guests from Chile’s new wave of boutique wineries. Guests will have the opportunity to hear about the future of Chilean wines from these six wonderful winemakers, all while enjoying chef Hugo’s flavors of Mexico.

The evening will begin with a reception at 5pm, followed by four unforgettable courses.

Meet the six winemakers who will share their knowledge and passion with us:

Felipe Varela, Casa Silva
Eduardo de Solminihac, Aquitania
Felipe Garcia, Garcia + Schwaderer
Julio Bouchon, J. Bouchon
Diego Rivera, Amayna / Boya
Carolina Rivera, Mayu

Tostadas de Aguacate, Croquetitas de Yuca, Arroz a la Langosta

Boya Rose, Aquitania Sol del Sol Chardonnay, Mayu Pedro Ximenez

1st Course – Fishermen’s Delight
Tamales de Elote – fresh corn & snapper tamales
Ostiones en Su Concha – Gulf oysters on the half shell
Robalo en Maracuya – sea bass with passion fruit dressing, lime & serrano
Tostadas de Atún Crudo – tuna tostadas with sour orange mayonnaise

Casa Silva Sauvignon Gris vs. Amayna Sauivgnon Blanc

2nd Course – The Flames of Carmenere
Coliflor – wood-roasted baby cauliflower, guajillo butter & crema agria
Camote a las Brasas – coal-roasted sweet potato & fig mole
Repollitos Asados – Brussels sprouts, cabbage & pepita dressing
Quesadillas de Hongo – filled with garlic mushrooms & wood-grilled chard

Casa Silva Los Lingues Carmenere
Mayu Carmenere/Syrah Blend
J. Bouchon Conto Sur Carmenere Blend

3rd Course – Mexican BBQ
Bistec – grilled prime ribeye skewers with mole negro
Pollo – adobo-rubbed roasted chicken
Paletitas de Cordero – lamb lollipops with onion marmalade
Puerco – roasted pork loin with tamarind adobo

Garcia & Schwaderer Bravado – Garcia & Schwaderer Facundo
J. Bouchon Conto Norte
Aquitania Cabernet Sauvignon

4th Course – Dessert
Flan de Olla – claypot coffee-infused flan, candied kumquats & crema

Supper is $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
There is limited seating for this event. Please call (713) 622-9996 for reservations.

For more information, please visit Caracol’s Event page.

2200 Post Oak Blvd.  //  (713) 622-9996  //

Mary Cate is a Houston-based writer, photographer, and reading fiend, recently returned to her native city after time in Austin and New York City. She loves sharing the best of Houston with the world — margaritas, anyone? She and her husband serve local businesses through their digital content company, Two Cats Communications.

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