POUR & EXPLORE TAKES YOU ON A TOUR OF TEXAS WINES
Brookshire Brothers and the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau are teaming up for another evening of elegance and education at Pour & Explore: Destination Texas.
Pour & Explore begins at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22, at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center in Lufkin with a guided tasting tour through the beautiful wine-producing regions of Texas. Becker Vineyard wines will be paired with a delicious five-course dinner by 1921 Catering chef, Kate Rudasill. During the “tour” of the Texas wine region, the renowned winemaker will walk guests through the menu and the wines they have selected to accompany each course.
"The Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to continue to partner with Brookshire Brothers and Pour and Explore," said Tara Watkins, Executive Director of the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We hope to establish Lufkin as a haven for foodies and fine-wine aficionados, and Brookshire Brothers has always been such a great supporter of the LCVB. It's wonderful to work with partners who not only understand that people will travel for an exceptional culinary experience, but also know how to provide that experience." Pour & Explore: Destination Texas will spotlight the premier Texas winery located in Stonewall, Texas. Featured wines will include Becker Rosé, Moscato, Chardonnay, Texas Tempranillo, Iconoclast Cabernet, and Claret.
“It's our pleasure to present the award-winning Becker Vineyards during our fifth Pour and Explore adventure. Brookshire Brothers is proud to collaborate with another Texas born business that shares the same spirit of independence that founded this great state. We know our guests will be impressed with Becker’s varietals and hope they’ll raise a glass with us.” Notes Sally Alvis, Senior Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Brookshire Brothers. Becker wines are available at all Brookshire Brothers locations across Texas & Louisiana.
Pour and Explore: Destination Texas will begin with a cocktail hour from 6-7PM. During this time, you will be able to snack on delicious hors d’oeuvres such as a specialty cheese board with assorted crackers, tenderloin steak bites with spicy guacamole, smoked almonds and roasted corn dip with pita chips paired with Becker Rosé and Moscato. Following the cocktail hour, the 4-course meal, created by Chef Kate Rudasill, will begin with spicy shrimp skewers, mini cornmeal cakes with heirloom tomato relish, roasted grapes with creamy citrus goat cheese and endives paired with the Tempranillo. The second course will be served family style and will consist of a citrus spring salad with honey citrus vinaigrette including spring greens and butter lettuce, fresh berries, pink grapefruit, toasted walnuts and feta cheese, yeast rolls and whipped citrus butter paired with Becker Chardonnay. The third course will include a bacon- wrapped grilled petite beef fillets, grilled Alaskan Salmon, three-herb chimichurri, and whipped lemon garlic herb butter. The sides will include jalapeno cheese grits, roasted grape tomatoes, fresh creamed spinach and warm bread all paired with Becker Iconoclast. Dessert will be individual chocolate amaretto French silk tarts with fresh whipped cream paired with Becker Claret. There is a vegetarian option of baked stuffed Poblano chilies with artichokes, toasted walnuts and roasted tomatoes. Please specify the vegetarian option when purchasing your tickets for a proper head count.
Do not miss this elegant night out! Seating is limited, and tickets are available through the Lufkin CVB, (936) 633-0359, for $65 a person or $550 for a reserved table of eight.
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