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Celebrate a very special Valentine’s Eve with gourmet food and wine in Houston’s premier venue for natural beauty. Meander from one delectable table to the next along the recently restored Willow Oak Trail. Dine on delicious tapas complete with wine pairings for each food selection.

Your culinary adventure culminates at the Meadow Deck with sparkling wine, coffees and desserts prepared by Chef Dan Budd.

Chef Dan Budd has been the pastry chef at such famous New York eateries as The River Cafe, The Peninsula Hotel and Park Avenue Café. He was named twice as “Top Ten Pastry Chef in America” by Chocolatier magazine, was nominated for pastry chef of the year by The James Beard Foundation and currently owns Taste Budd’s Chocolate and Coffee Cafe.
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Time: Arrive anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. to start your stroll. Last admission on the trail is 7 p.m. Event closes at 9 p.m.
Cost: $75 per person for Arboretum members; $95 per person for non-members. Childcare for ages 5 and up at a fee of $10 per child. Reservations are required; limited spaces are available.
Deadline: Pre-registration is required! Limited spaces still available – Registration will close on Friday, February 7 at 4 p.m., or when event is sold out.
Special note: Dress comfortably for your walk through the woods. Trail to Meadow Deck is approximately 1/4 mile and is wheelchair accessible. In case of inclement weather, event will be held in nature center building.
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Tapas on the Trails

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