Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Delicious Food and Wine Pairings and a Romantic Evening at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

WHAT:                 Houston Arboretum & Nature Center’s popular Tapas on the Trails is back just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bring your special someone for a romantic evening getaway without leaving the city. Enjoy a softly-lit walk through the Arboretum’s nature sanctuary, pausing along the way to indulge in five delicious courses paired perfectly with carefully selected beers and wines. Guests receive a commemorative glass to take home. The evening ends at the Meadow Deck overlooking our one acre pond and meadow where guests will enjoy sparkling wine, handcrafted desserts, coffee, and the company of an owl.

The food menu includes: 1st course: Creamy Corn and Poblano Soup; 2nd course: Roasted Beet Salad with Hearty Italian Meatballs; 3rd course: Local Garlic Mashed Turnips; 4th course: Italian Farro and Mushroom with Local Pulled Pork; and 5th course: Mini Chocolate Cakes with fresh strawberry sauce and cream. All are paired with appropriate wines.

WHERE:               Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024

WHEN:                 Friday, February 10 – 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (last trail admittance 8 p.m.)

Saturday, February 11 – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (last trail admittance 7 p.m.)

WHO:                   The Houston Arboretum’s partners for Tapas on the Trails include: Green House Catering, Food Music Life Food Truck, Events by Momo, Whole Foods Market, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Slow Dough, Chamak Chocolates, Double Decanted and Katz Coffee.

TICKETS:              Tickets available for members and non-members ranging from $75 to $85.

Tickets for Friday night: http://houstonarboretum.org/events/tapas-friday-2017/

Tickets for Saturday night: http://houstonarboretum.org/events/tapas-saturday-2017/

Ages 21+


ABOUT:               The mission of the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is to provide education about the natural environment to people of all ages and to protect and enhance the Arboretum as a haven and as a sanctuary for native plants and animals. The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, one of the first nature education facilities for children in the state of Texas, provides services to nearly 200,000 visitors annually. The Arboretum also provides nature education for more than 10,000 children annually. For more information about the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center and levels of membership, visit houstonarboretum.org.