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William Hogarth, A Midnight Modern Conversation, 1732/33, etching and engraving, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston.

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Punch Party: The 18th-Century Imbiber

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

1406 Kirby Drive Map & Directions

Rienzi and CultureMap invite you to a jolly celebration in honor of the new exhibition English Taste: The Art of Dining in the Eighteenth Century. Travel through time to the mid-1700s for a “punch party” exploring historic English punch: a blend of spirits, citrus, sugar, and spices. During this jovial evening, guests sample original 18th-century cocktail recipes as well as modern punch from Mike Sammons and Ian Rosenberg of 13 Celsius while socializing on Rienzi’s terrace to the sounds of AMP'D, Divisi Strings' contemporary quartet.

Admission is $30, including punch and light bites. Complimentary valet. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Tickets may be purchased online or over the phone at 713.639.7800.