For $20, you get one admission ticket to Wines of Israel: Mediterranean Inspiration at The Tasting Room's Uptown Park location on November 1 (a $35 value).
- Wine tasting benefitting Save a Child's Heart and the Houston Food Bank
- Event begins on Monday, November 1 at 5 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m.
- Featuring more than 75 boutique wines from award-winning Israeli wineries
- Taste wines and mingle with representatives from Israeli wineries
- Sample gourmet food of acclaimed chef Michael Kramer
- Includes live music and local art
- Valid only at November 1 event at the Uptown Park location
Cityvoters rated The Tasting Room one of the top five wine shops in Houston, and Fork and Cork raves about Chef Michael Kramer. Citysearchers give the venue a solid four-star average, while Yelpers give it 3.5:
- One of the best places in town to relax. Great friendly people and atmosphere. The live music is great. The wine selection is the best and friendly staff. If you want to impress your date The Tasting Room is the place. – alfonso4ever, CityVoter
- Wine juveniles to connoisseurs flock to this place and it's clear why... Great music, Great people, Great service, Great wine! The "wine"tenders are knowledgeable and can choose a great selection for your taste that evening. The cheese boards are great and the atmosphere is that of an elegant wine bar.... of which it is, with a soft, supple experience that pleases all of ones senses. – hmkrenek, Citysearch
The Tasting Room
Since opening in 2003, The Tasting Room has morphed from a wine bar to a full-service restaurant with four locations—all while retaining its wine-bar charm and racking up numerous awards and accolades. Diners can select libations from a list that boasts more than 200 wines, pairing them with contemporary dishes whipped up by executive chef Jonathan LeBlanc. TTR offerings run the gamut from small plates of mini grilled sandwiches and classic bruschetta to entrees including creole-spiced quail and Jamaican jerk chicken breast, which diners can savor at windowside tables or on the plant-ensconced patio and garden area.
The eatery doesn't just sate hunger for eclectic classics and thirst for fermented grapes. It also hosts live music, meetings, and events such as 2011's Grapes vs. Grains, which pitted beer against wine in a liquid wrestling match. The owners have their hands in other culinary enterprises, too. There's the Houston Cellar Classic, for example, an annual celebration of food and wine. Also popular is MAX's Wine Dive, a destination for gourmet comfort food best defined by its slogan—"Fried chicken and champagne? ... Why the hell not?"