Things to do: Upcoming food events in Houston

Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun food events:

Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-01 uptown Park Boulevard, will be offering its old-fashioned King Cakes from January 6 to 31. While most of us here on the Gulf Coast celebrate Mardi Gras with the usual brioche topped with garish-colored sugars, the traditional French version, known as Galette de Rois, is a more elegant cake that pops up. every January in French homes, generally available on January 6 on the occasion of Epiphany, the day which marks the arrival of the Three Kings at Jesus’ crib in Bethlehem.

The cake is made from puff pastry and is filled with almond butter cream. It is not garnished with yellow, green and purple sugar. Cakes cost $ 36 plus tax. Etoile offers its customers an even sweeter offer by tossing in a bottle of Liberation de Paris sparkling wine for just $ 4 extra with the purchase of cakes.

Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance by calling 832-668-5808.

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Ambrosia is the food of the gods but they didn’t have the ice cream version of Honeychild.

Photo by Kathleen Morgan

Ice cream lovers have until January 9 to sample the holiday flavors at Honeychild’s Sweet Creams, 600 N. Shepherd, before making their seasonal outing. Owner Kathleen Morgan has created six varieties that take inspiration from seasonal memories of holiday treats like ambrosia salad and gingerbread.

Customers can try the sugar cookie dough, persimmon sorbet, sweet potato, or peppermint rind without any artificial colors or flavors. The ice cream shop also uses local and small producers like Barton Springs Mill, Lightsey Farms, and San Saba Pecan Company for ingredients. The Knobby Knees takes its name from the swamp cypress and is an explosion of gingerbread flavor. Ambrosia is created with homemade marshmallow, candied fruit from Granel Spice Shop and pecans from San Saba.

The Central Market Cooking School, 3815 Westheimer, is hosting a Sushi and Sake event on January 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Class is open to ages 21 and over. Participants will be guided through the varieties of sushi and condiments and there will be instructions on how to make the right rice. Two sakes will be accompanied by the menu which includes an assortment of nigiri, kappa (cucumber) maki, Spicy Tuna Roll and Seattle Roll.

The course costs $ 65 per person and can be purchased on their website.

In addition, the school also offers Make and Take Kolache classes on January 8 with a child / adult at 10:30 p.m. and another for 13 years old and over at 2 p.m. Participants will learn how to make and fill kolache dough with more fruit and cheese. klobasnek, the sausage-filled version.

For those who still owe this hard-to-buy brother-in-law a gift or just need to hone their own pig butchering skills, Revival Market, 550 Heights Boulevard, is hosting its Butcher Demonstration with Morgan Weber and Chef Steve Lamborn January 11. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and attendees will discover where the market pulls its pigs and the philosophy behind its butcher shop. As the duo demonstrate they’re breaking a pig, guests can enjoy small bites and a deli stall at Revival Market. Beer and house wine are included, but guests are welcome to bring their own bourbon to taste during the demonstration.

The cost is $ 125 and can be purchased here.

Click to enlarge A cold pint at Platypus is a perfect friend for Fish and Chips.  - PHOTO BY KYLE STUPECK

A cold pint at Platypus is a perfect friend for Fish and Chips.

Photo by Kyle Stupeck

Platypus Brewing, 1902 Washington has a few specials throughout the month and this week is a good time to check out this Australian-inspired brewery and tap room. On Wednesdays, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., there is a special Surf ‘n Turf offer for $ 25. It includes a 12-ounce cooked-to-order rib eye topped with a layer of shrimp and a side dish, with options like Brussels sprouts, salad, fries or baked potatoes. loaded. The case also comes with a pint of your choice.

On Fridays, customers can enjoy their all-day fish, chips and pint special for $ 16. In addition to its daily specials, there is a happy hour Tuesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The brewery is also planning an Australia Day celebration on January 22.

For those who haven’t had a shot of champagne on New Year’s Eve, Artisans, 3201 Louisiane, welcomes La Maison Frerejean Frères for a champagne dinner from 6:45 p.m. There will be four courses from Executive Chef Russell Kirkham accompanied by artisan champagne. The guests will be joined by the CEO of Frerejean Freres, Rodolph Frerejean-Taittinger (yes, CELA Taittinger) and Jean François Bonnete, founder and CEO of BCI, an importer of in-store drinks.

The event costs $ 160 per person, plus taxes and tips.

Freeda S. Scott