Devouring Houston: Exploring Houston One Bite at a time

Houston has so many incredible food establishments...from sumptuously designed restaurants to fun storefronts selling gourmet cookies. From Mexican Food Carts to the Best BBQ in the World. And...I want to expore it one bite at a time.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Tasting Room

Last Night I attended the Bubble Bath Champagne Tasting at The Tasting Room - River Oaks.  I think I learned a trick -- for the regular price ($35), they give the not so fantastic bubbles, thereby enticing you to upgrade to the VIP level.

We didn't upgrade, and we tasted some really disastrous bubbles.  Ranging from strong strawberry flavors to something you might actually want to put IN your bubble bath.  We were set on trying them made it to the yummier ones.  Again...there was some thoughtful strategy into their placement of the bottles.  The horrendous ones were front and center. 

TTR had some tidbits to nosh on along side our bubbles.  The weather was super nice, so sitting outside was really delightful. 

So what did we decide from our general admissions ticket was the cat's meow?  Well, here are my top 3:

1. Chandon Etoile Brut
              -Smooth. Dry. Pear. Apple.  A happy finish! 
              -53% Chardonnay
              -45% Pinot Noir
              - 2% Pinot Meunier
              -Etoile means star in French...and this sparkling was my star for the night.

2. Schramsberg Brut Rose
              -Smooth. Soft. Velvety. Creamy.
              -Very subtle strawberry flavors.
              -Plus, any PINK bubbles makes me happy.

3. J Cuvee
             -Crisp. Smooth.  Light. Refreshing.
             -Apple. Pear. Citrus.
             -49% Chardonnay
             -49% Pinot Noir
             - 2% Pinot Meunier

And even without trying the best of the sparklings, cavas, champagnes and proseccos, you can't really go wrong with a champagne tasting!

The Tasting Room
2409 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77098
in Uptown Park
Houston, Texas
Coming to City Centre early 2011


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