Food, wine, and nature lovers will have the best of all worlds at the Second Annual Fulbrook Cork & Culinary Fair, Sat., April 14 at 5530 Fulbrook Green in Fulshear. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit Methodist West Houston Hospital’s cancer center.
New York City chef Angelo Sosa of Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars on Bravo TV will share his culinary secrets with attendees. This year’s festival spotlights the Mediterranean and will feature wines and foods from France, Italy, Spain and Greece. The afternoon events include Chef Sosa’s cooking demonstration and tastings from more than a dozen different food and wine pairing tents. Evening guests will be treated to a coursed food and wine dinner, presented by top Houston caterer Jackson & Company, while they dine under the stars.
Fulbrook, the custom home community hosting the event, and neighboring Fulshear Creek Crossing are the only known vineyard communities in the Houston area.
Noon – 6 p.m._Pairing Tents, Chef Demonstrations
Between noon – 6 p.m., guests will sip wine, taste food, listen to live music and stroll among 15 elegant pairing tents where acclaimed chefs will provide food samples to pair with the selected wines. Visitors can vote for their favorite to win the Blue Cork Award. Local favorite Chef Soren Pederson of Ray’s Grill in Fulshear and Sorrel Urban Bistro in Houston, Susan Doherty of Green Eyed Susan French Patisserie and Tim and Phyllis Smith and Craig Adams of French County Wines and the following will participate:
• Andalucia, Houston
• Antonias Cucina Italiana, Katy, Cypress and Sugar Land
• Aura, Missouri City
• Bistro Alex, Houston
• Branch Water Tavern, Houston
• Creative Crepes, Catered to Houston area locations
• Dekker’s Mesquite Grill, Fulshear
• Dionysus Wine Imports, Houston
• Ephesus Mediterranean Grill, Katy
• Essence House Café, Fulshear & Houston
• Fusion Taco, Houston
• Jackson & Company, River Oaks/Houston
• Mia Bella Trattoria, Houston and Sugar Land
Chef Sosa and other wine and food experts will provide guest lectures and chef demonstrations during the afternoon wine and culinary adventure. Afternoon activities are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Go to www.fulbrook.net to purchase advance tickets and for an updated schedule.
6:30 p.m. Gourmet Wine Dinner
Guests can dine under the stars and savor expertly paired Mediterranean wines with hors d’oeuvres plus a five course seated tasting dinner provided by one of Houston’s top caterers, Jackson and Company. Tickets are limited and cost $135 each, $1080 for a reserved table of eight, or $1500 for a reserved table with Chef Sosa, with proceeds going to the Methodist Cancer Center at West Houston. Go to www.fulbrook.net to purchase tickets by April 10 or until the event is sold out.
For more information about Fulbrook and the Cork & Culinary Fair, visit www.fulbrook.net.