If you’re an aficionado of such luxuries as classic cars and vintage wooden boats, chances are you’re already looking forward to nationally-acclaimed Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, an annual spring showcase that welcomes approximately 200 cars and 100 boats, and has raised more than $1.7 million for local charities. This year’s event will take place May 5 and 6 at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. The weekend-long showcase draws thousands of participants and spectators from all over the U.S. and Europe—be sure you’re one of them.
Before the cars park and the boats dock, Keels & Wheels hosts a popular event called Keels & Wheels Uncorked. This year, the dazzling evening will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 7 to 10 p.m., and take place at none other than Tilman Fertitta’s new luxury mixed-use development, The Post Oak.
This wonderful occasion raises both awareness for Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance and funds for partnering charities. This year’s beneficiary is Today’s Harbor for Children, whose mission is to provide a home and safe environment for abandoned and abused children and healthy, comprehensive care for children and families in crisis.
An elegant evening of fine wine and exceptional food awaits. Mingle alongside Master of Ceremonies Sam Melone, long-time radio host, Keels & Wheels supporter, and owner of 512 New Media, and sample the creations of chefs from Landry’s restaurants.
Each restaurant will be assigned a classic automobile or vintage wooden boat, which the chef from each restaurant will use as inspiration to select a matching wine and prepare a custom hors d’oeuvre. Delight your senses as you sample each unique pairing—and awaken your anticipation by perusing the participating restaurants and their assigned automobile or boat:
Grotto Ristorante + 1973 Ferrari Dino
Mastro’s Steakhouse + 1924 Bentley Speedster
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks + 1959 Porsche 356 Speedster
The Post Oak Hotel’s Bouchée Patisserie + 1962 XKE Jaguar Roadster
Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse + 2017 Ford GT 40
Willie G’s Seafood and Steaks + 1964 Century 20-foot Runabout Boat
As you partake in the epicurean delights, peruse the fabulous luxury items and experiences on view at the live and silent auction. Auction Co-Chairs Patty Peeples Busmire and Karen Deguerin invite guests to bid on lavish packages, including fine wines, spa getaways, hotel and resort stays, dinner certificates, autographed collectibles, and much more.
Tickets for Keels & Wheels Uncorked will be $100 per person at the door and $75 per person in advance. Purchase yours today, either online at keels-wheels.com, or by calling (713) 521-0105.
This event is made possible with the support from sponsors City of Seabrook, Bay Area Regional Medical Center, and MCM Worldwide.
Image courtesy of The Post Oak at Uptown Park.