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William Hogarth, Gin Lane, March 1758, etching and engraving, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston.

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A “Gin Craze” Dinner

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
6:45 p.m. - 9 p.m.
SOLD OUT

Rienzi
1406 Kirby Drive Map & Directions

Rienzi hosts an enlightening evening to celebrate the notorious history of gin! Guests sample gin and gin cocktails from the 16th century through the 1980s, paired with a four-course dinner.

The menu by chefs Richard Knight and Benjy Mason (Feast, Down House, and the upcoming Hunky Dory) features brawn, pickled apples, Edam, and black bread; cottage herb soup; and roast pork with crackling, root vegetables, and chutney. Samantha Mendoza (Triniti) creates a trio of desserts for the final course. Gin expert and Down House bartender Jeremy Olivier discusses the evolution of gin as well as the libation's considerable impact on the course of European history. Examples from each period of gin's development accompany the dinner.

SOLD OUT! Please call 713.639.7800 if you would like to be added to the wait list.

Tickets are $120 per person, and complimentary valet parking is included. Space is limited, so make your reservations early! Use the "Get Tickets" button above or call 713.639.7800. Guests must be 21 or older. If you are part of a group that purchased tickets separately, please e-mail rienzi@mfah.org to ensure you are at the same table.