january, 2020

24jan7:00 pm10:00 pmLADYDRINKS WINEMAKERS DINNER WITH RAJ PATEL, PATEL WINERY$226.00Kiran's Restaurant


Event Details

Join us in the private dining room of Kiran’s Restaurant in Houston for a Winemakers Dinner with Raj Patel of Patel Winery

About this Event

What does your ticket get you?

  • An exquisite four-course dinner in the private dining room of Kiran’s
  • A wine pairing to match each course from Patel Winery
  • A narrated dinner with Raj Patel, explaining the origins of each wine
  • Networking with other executive South Asian women in the Houston area and their spouses/friends

Five years ago, on a retreat to California wine country, one of the ladies discovered Patel Winery on a local map and wondered aloud why were weren’t headed there given that we are a South Asian executive women’s group? Years later, I hunted down the founder and CEO.

Friday, January 24th, join us in the private dining room of Kiran’s Restaurant in Houston for a Winemakers Dinner with Raj Patel. He will narrate as we enjoy a four-course bespoke menu, created by Chef Kiran, and matched with the wines from this Napa Valley vineyard..

This LadyDrinks event is open to couples and friends.

About Raj Patel, Founder, Patel Winery

Raj Patel moved to California from India when he was 6 years old, and is currently one of the few Indian Americans involved in the Napa wine industry. When he graduated from college, he did a summer internship at Robert Mondavi Winery and became a fan. Patel Cellars released their first commercial vintage in 2007.

The focus of their vineyards is in the southern part of Napa Valley – continuing to source from select vineyards mostly in the Coombsville region. Coombsville is among the cooler parts of the valley and is a region strongly influenced by the nearby San Pablo Bay.

Wines we will be tasting:

  • 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2014 Red Wine
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford
  • 2014 Malbec



  • Mushroom & Feta Samosa, Fig Chutney
  • Chicken Satay, Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Coconut-crusted Shrimp

First Course

  • Warm Pistachio-crusted Goat Cheese Salad
  • 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course

  • Lotus Root Kofta
  • Jackfruit Masala, Rumali Roti
  • 2014 Red Wine

Third Course

  • Lamb Vindaloo
  • made with Potatoes & Mushrooms
  • Saffron Rice Pulao


  • Tandoori Cornish Hen
  • Mango Chutney, Sprouted Moong Beans


  • Tandoori Portobello & Paneer
  • Peppers, Potato, Pineapple


  • Daal Makhni & Garlic Naan
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville & 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

Fourth Course

  • Cardamom-spiced Valrhona Chocolate Molten Cake with Chai Ice Cream
  • -or-
  • Saffron Crème Brûlée
  • Berries, Cream
  • 2014 Malbec


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Kiran's Restaurant

2925 Richmond Ave


Joya Dass, LadyDrinks

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