Award-Worthy Cocktails for The Oscars 2014!

In anticipation of the red hot red carpet this Sunday, Goodtaste got together with several of our go-to mixologists from the Houston hospitality scene to concoct a cocktail, inspired by their favorite film nominated at the 86th Academy Awards. These re… Continue reading

All Praise for Winter Cocktail Pairings at Masraff’s

Open your imagination at Masraff’s in Uptown: consistently one of the highest rated restaurants in all of Houston. I love this place! Sommelier Ben Roberts recently shared some of his picks for winter cocktails that really wow this holiday season…plu… Continue reading

Schweiger Vineyards Wine Dinner at Masraff’s Nov. 12th

Hold the phone – one of my favorite Napa wineries is coming to Texas! Schweiger Vineyards is the guest of honor at Masraff’s next Wine Dinner on Tuesday, November 12. These wines speak to a “sense of place” and are unique in their balance of fruit, structure, and inherent minerality. Continue reading

Women of Wine Charities Grand Tasting

Women of Wine Charities’ annual Grand Tasting event is coming up fast on Monday, October 21! It promises to be a wonderful evening, featuring 10 of Houston’s hottest chefs, world class wines, and an array of tempting live/silent auction items. Continue reading

Wine Night For One INCREDIBLE Cause…Be a Part of History!

There’s a big breakthrough that’s come in cancer research — we may be on the verge of a cure for prostate cancer! It’s a topic that is very close to the hearts of father and son restaurant owners, Tony and Russell Masraff. Help aid this courageous cause by joining us on Saturday, September 28th, for an Evening of Hope – Wine Extravaganza, one of Masraff’s BIGGEST fundraisers of the year. The event includes wine tasting from over 90 wineries, amazing fare from Masraff’s Restaurant, live and silent auctions, and live music…. Continue reading

GNO Returns at The Wynden!

Hey Houston – save this date! Thursday, June 13th I’ll be out at The Wynden event center (located off South Post Oak Lane), for my latest Girls’ Night Out celebration. Join me for an evening of top-notch wine, amazing hors d’oeuvres from Masraff’s and … Continue reading

Masraff’s Must-Have Bar Cuisine!

You know Masraff’s in Uptown — one of Houston’s finest dining establishments. Known for its superb seafood, and now, its high brow bar food! Spend a lengthy lunch or have an easy dinner with leisurely small plates of some of Masraff’s hottest sellers. Continue reading

Masraff’s Has A ‘Fish From The Gods!’

It’s no secret, seafood shines at Masraff’s in Uptown. Chef Dominic Juarez and his team receive fresh shipments flown in daily from all over! One of his all-time favorites is the Hapuka they’re currently offering, or as it’s known by Haiwaiians: Fish F… Continue reading

The Man Who Enticed Me Into the World of Wine!

It was a glass of Brunello that changed my future forever! And, after spending one afternoon lounging at a wine maker’s home in Tuscany, a book I purchased by Kevin Zraly — my first foray into wine — that truly piqued my passion and has affected my l… Continue reading

Masraff’s Wine Dinners Deserve Your Attention!

Soak up the sexy atmosphere at what’s consistently ranked as one of Houston’s top restaurants — Masraff’s on the Boulevard. Masraff’s continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in Houston. Watch for their fabulous wine dinners! A recent gathering … Continue reading

Roll Out Summer with Ice-Cold Cocktails!

It’s totally time to COOL OUT this Summer and feel invigorated with a spirit or two to lift your spirit! There are some wonderfully creative and original fruity blends here to try at home…that is, if you can’t make it out to the following fab locations. Continue reading

A first for an Uptown wine dinner?

Most wine pairing dinners feature one winery, and then the chef prepares a number of courses to pair with that winemaker’s different varietals. There’s a wine dinner coming up at Masraff’s in Uptown that caught my attention because it will featur… Continue reading

The Bayou City does Mother’s Day Brunch

Take your mother out and show her what it’s all about! Houston is already one of the best culinary destinations in Texas and nobody deserves to know more than Mom. Plenty of pickings for her special day all across town…Happy Mother’s Day! Continue reading

Marvelous Marmalade Benefits a Great Cause

On a recent TV segment on KPRC with anchor Courtney Zavala, I featured some of Houston’s best brunch bets. I say some … there are plenty of awesome choices. One of my favorite brunch spots is Backstreet Café and their Braised Short Rib with Butter… Continue reading