Historic Dinner at Rienzi

Historic Dinner at Rienzi | May 24, 2023

“Time in a Bottle: The French Spirit of Armagnac”
Rienzi pairs with Houston’s Étoile Cuisine et Bar for this unique dinner experience exploring the history of the cuisine and distinctive liquor of the Armagnac region of southwest France.

Armagnac, a type of brandy, has been distilled in France since at least the 14th century, making it the oldest of its kind in the world. Generally made in small volumes and aged over some years, the drink is less known outside of Europe. Chef Philippe Verpiand, beverage director Kimberly Paul, and the Étoile team lead a one-night-only pairing of the area’s delicacies, including foie gras, with a selection of Armagnacs to illustrate the history and varied flavors of this venerable spirit.

$225 per person

Rienzi is the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts.

Questions? Contact rienzi@mfah.org

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Alkek and Williams Foundation; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.


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