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Clear Lake Symphony


7th Annual 2011 Great Chefs of the Bay Area

The Clear Lake Area Symphony Society presents

"A Rhapsody on a Theme
 by Great Chefs"

A Symphony of Flavors from Around the World

Place
:  Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

Hotel Ball Room

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm
(Registration opens at 6:30 pm)

Price: $60 per person; $450 for table of 8

Proceeds benefit the Clear Lake Symphony Scholarship Fund

Join us this evening for a delicious multi-course, sit-down dinner prepared by the Best Chefs and restaurants in the Bay Area!


The "Great Chefs of the Bay Area" is a fun evening featuring fabulous food from some of the best chefs in the Bay Area.  It will be an evening to remember.  Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Clear Lake Symphony and Scholarship Fund. 

  Great Chefs Reservation Form  (for mail in) no longer accepted

On-Line Reservations are now closed

Thanks to each of you who attended the Great Chefs of the Bay Area Fundraiser on May 5, 2011 and making it a big success.  By far, it was the best of all the years that it has been held.  The food was outstanding, a wide spectrum of Silent Auction Items were available to bid on and everyone enjoyed themselves.  There was about 150 in attendance and we hope to see you back again next year as well as some new faces.

If you were unable to come and would like to make a tax deductible donation by credit card, please use the on-line reservation form and note in the comments section that you are making a donation.  We will accept donations through the end of May 2011.

Great Chefs On-Line Reservation Form  (for credit cards)

On-Line Reservation Form can be used to make a tax deductible donation to the Clear Lake Symphony.


 


News Articles Featuring the Event
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Featured Menu from 8 Restaurants
A Symphony of Flavors from Around the World

Pre-Dinner Bistro Reception

 Cuisine of India - Crispy Spinach Pakoras & Vegetable Samosas

Main Sit-Down Menu

Merlion Restaurant - Crabmeat & Cream Cheese Rolls - Crispy egg rolls stuffed with crabmeat and cream cheese and green onions
 
Outback Steakhouse - Blue Cheese Pecan Chopped Salad - Chopped style mixed greens with shredded carrots,
cabbage, green onions, cinnamon pecans, fried pasta, all tossed with blue cheese vinaigrette and topped with
cheese crumbles
  
Frenchies / Villa Capri - Penne Pasta with prosciutto and porcini mushroom sauce
  
Mediterraneo Market & Cafe - Roasted Potatoes with Ratatouille (eggplant, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, onions and garlic)

Hilton Hotel - Chicken Oscar (Chicken breast stuffed with crab meat and asparagus) and topped with roasted garlic hollandaise sauce &
 
Seared Beef Medallion with caramelized vildalia onions and topped with maytag blue cheese
  
Opus Bistro
- White Chocolate Mousse Pie
 
D'Vine Wine - Glass of Sauvignon Blanc Wine
2011 Silver Medal - Houston Rodeo Wine Competition

Revised: 4/15/11


 

 

 

Photos of Featured Menu Items

 

Cuisine of India
Crispy Spinach Pakora and Vegetable Samosa

 

Merlion Thai Restaurant & Bar
Crabmeat & Cream Cheese Rolls
(Crispy egg rolls stuffed with crabmeat and cream cheese and green onions
)
Serving size: 2
 

 

Outback Steak House
Blue Cheese Pecan Chopped Salad
(Chopped style mixed greens with shredded carrots, cabbage, green onions, cinnamon pecans, fried pasta, all tossed with blue cheese vinaigrette and topped with cheese crumbles )

 

Frenchies / Villa Capri
Penne Pasta with prosciutto and porcini mushroom sauce

 

Mediterraneo Market & Cafe
Roasted potatoes and Ratatouille (Eggplant, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, onions and garlic)

 

Featured Entree by the Hilton Hotel
LUNA Restaurant
Chicken Oscar (Chicken breast stuffed with crab meat and asparagus) and topped with roasted garlic hollandaise sauce &  Seared Beef Medallion with caramelized vildalia onions and topped with maytag blue cheese

 

Opus Bistro
White Chocolate Mousse Pie

 

Note
Pictures are subject to change

D'Vine Wine
 Glass of Sauvignon Blanc Wine
2011 Silver Medal - Houston Rodeo Wine Competition
 

 
   

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2011 Great Chefs Committee

Chair: Sherrie Matula
Co-Chair
: Blanche Stastny
Co-Chair & Silent Auction Coordinator: Mike Matula
Committee Members:
Kati Hill
 

2011 Great Chefs Planning

 

 

Great Chefs Planning Meeting with Hilton Hotel

Standing (from left to right): 
Mike Matula, Co-Chair & Silent Auction Coordinator, Great Chefs of the Bay Area
Margo Clements, Social Event Manager, Hilton - Houston NASA Clear Lake
Blanche Stastny, Co-Chair, Great Chefs of the Bay Area - Clear Lake Symphony Society Board
Magdy Kotb - Medettereano Market & Cafe
Sitting
Kourtenie Tyson, Executive Chef, Hilton - Houston NASA Clear Lake

Not Pictured

Sherrie Matula, Chair, Great Chefs of the Bay Area - Clear Lake Symphony Society Board

 

 

Great Chefs of the Bay Area is awarded "Fundraising Grand Winner" in 2010

 
The Texas Association For Symphony Orchestras awarded the Clear Lake Area Symphony Society in April 2011, the "Fundraising Grand Winner" in 2010 for the Great Chefs of the Bay Area Fundraiser for the state of Texas for Symphony Orchestras.

Pictured to the left are Blanche Stastny and Mike Matula displaying the award.
 

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Silent Auction Items

Donor Description Winning Bidder
1. Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Presidential Suite with private dinner for 8 by Chef Chad; includes 1 night stay for 2 in master suite & for 2 in adjoining bedroom suite  $1250 value

Mike Matula

  Views of the Presidential Suite
  View of the 2nd Bedroom Suite
2. Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Dinner for 2 at LUNA Restaurant - $60 value   Ramin Nosrat
3. Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Get-Away Weekend for 2 for 2 nights @ Hilton w/ Complimentary breakfast each morning     - $350 value Sherry Weesner
4. Bay Area Harbour Playhouse (Dickinson, TX) Main Deck Theater Season tickets for 2 Adults (6 performances) for 2011-2012 season - $180 value Mike Matula
5. Bay Area Harbour Playhouse (Dickinson, TX) Top Side Theater Season tickets for 2 Adults (4 performances) for 2011-2012 season - $140 value Lisa Harkrider
6. Clear Lake Symphony  2 Season tickets for 2010-2011 season - $110 value Darlene Biggers
7. Clear Lake Symphony  2 Season tickets for 2010-2011 season - $110 value Greg Joseph
8. Clear Lake Symphony  2 Season tickets for 2010-2011 season - $110 value Lisa Harkrider
9. Clear Lake Symphony  2 Season tickets for 2010-2011 season - $110 value Laura Vincent
10. Merlion Restaurant Chefs Table for 2 - $100 value Emily Kennelly
11. Outback Steakhouse $45 Gift Certificate Robert Barras
12. Clear Lake Symphony Fall Pops Concert CD featuring "The Dixieland Six", September 17, 2010 - $25 value Ray Nunez
13. Clear Lake Symphony Christmas Pops Concert CD featuring the carols & music of Christmas, December 3 & 4, 2010 - $25 value Lisa Harkrider
14. Clear Lake Symphony Fall Pops Concert CD featuring Classics & Jazz, September 6, 2008 - $25 value Lisa Harkrider
15. Haak Vineyards & Winery (Santa Fe, TX) Haak Winery Tour & Wine Tasting for 10 persons  of 7 of our wines. Each guest will also receive a Haak Logo wine glass as a souvenir - $150 value Darlene Biggers
16. Opus Bistro (Clear Lake Shores) Dinner for 2 - $50 value Susana Udengaard
17. D'Vine Wine (Kemah) Gift Basket (3 bottles of wine, wine glasses, jellies, cheese, crackers) - $ 80 value Bob Wall
18. M & S Computer Systems Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro Web Camera & Logitech Internet Chat Headset - $60 value Cliff Wright
19. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe $25 Gift Certificate Lisa Harkrider
20. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe $25 Gift Certificate Mike Smith
21. Templin Photography (Kemah) $165 Gift Certificate Lisa Harkrider
22. Templin Photography (Kemah) $165 Gift Certificate Sherry Weesner
23. Templin Photography (Kemah) $165 Gift Certificate Sherry Weesner
24. Templin Photography (Kemah) $165 Gift Certificate LaNell Cobarruvias
25. Templin Photography partnered with Lost Iguana Resort & Spa (Costa Rica) Deluxe Accommodations for 5 nights for 2 guests plus $150 Spa credit (airfare not included) - $1375 value Web site: http://www.lostiguanaresort.com/navegadores/eng/home.php Sherrie Matula
26. Bay Area Holistic Medicine (Kemah) 2 Sessions of Acupuncture - $200 value Greg Joseph
27. Villa Capri / Frenchie's Sunday Brunch for Two @ Villa Capri on Clear Lake - $ 50 value Marion Hulen
28. Mario's Flying Pizza & Italian Restaurant            (Webster / Seabrook) Dinner for 2 - Appetizer, 2 Salad Bar, 2 Entrees, 2 Desserts, 2 Non-alcoholic drinks - $125 value Kim Kaub
29. Cuisine of India Viceroy Dinner #1 for 2 - $ 35 value Lisa Harkrider
30. Cuisine of India Viceroy Dinner #2 for 2 - $ 35 value Marsh Hudson
31. STYL'IN with Linda Beauty Products - $50 value LaNell Cobarruvias
32. Chabuca's Steaks & Rotisserie (Webster) Dinner for 2 - $50 value Kim Kaub
33. Dick & Edie Regenburgh Framed Chinese Artwork, size: 31" x 31"- $75 value Esera
34. Dick & Edie Regenburgh Framed Chinese Artwork, size: 31" x 31"- $75 value Lisa Harkrider
35. Dick & Edie Regenburgh Framed Chinese Artwork, size: 31" x 26"- $75 value Lisa Harkrider
36. Dick & Edie Regenburgh Framed Hot Air Balloon Picture titled "37th Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett - Albuquerque 1993 / 22nd Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 1993", Artist: Ralph Chabaud (unsigned by artist), Limited Print Edition 1068 of 2500 size: 33" x 27"; Internet write up: http://www.art4now.com/cgi/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=ST-19930302 ; $185 value Marsh Hudson
37. Arcadia Trio,  Alice Steele, Director Flute, violin & cello for 1 hour for wedding, reception or dinner party (availability of trio to match function date) - $375 value Sherrie Matula
38. Alice Steele (Violinist with Clear Lake Symphony) Violin Soloist -1 hour for wedding, reception or dinner party - $150 value Sherrie Matula
39. Alice Steele Framed Hand Painted Western Scene with Mountains, tree, rocks, Artwork by Alice Steele, size: 21" x 17"- $70 value Janet Fite
40. Alice Steele Framed Hand Painted Western Scene with Barn, gated fence, trees, Artist unknown, size: 12" x 14"- $50 value Marsh Hudson
41. Carolyn Spear (Cellist for Clear Lake Symphony) Unframed Hand Painted Artwork of 4 Symphony Members playing Clarinets, Violin and Flute by Carolyn Spear (Cellist for Clear Lake Symphony); size: 24" x 12" - $80 value Alice Steele
42. Jos. A. Banks Clothiers (Bay Area Store) $50 Gift Certificate Karen Akkerman
43. Palm Lodge Bed & Breakfast (Seabrook) Breakfast for 4 - $60 value Bob Rumford
44. Alice Steele Beijing 2008 Olympics Official Licensed Ceramic Coffee Mug - $30 value Carol Wright
45. Gloria Goldstein (local artist) Framed Cast Paper Art of a Violin; size: 21" x 17", Limited Edition 562 of 950; Artist: Wess - $150 value Cliff Wright
46. Robinette & Company Caterers $25 Gift Certificate Kati Hill
     
     

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Chefs/Restaurants participating In Great Chefs of the Bay Area

The Clear Lake Symphony Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chefs of the Bay Area represented below.  Without them, this event would not be possible.  Please patronize the below establishments and let them know how much you appreciate their participation in this fund raising event.

  

      

Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

3000 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058
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Map


Phone: (281) 333-9300
Fax: (281) 333-3750

Web Site < click here

Kourtenie Tyson 
Executive Chef

LUNA Restaurant
Breakfast Menu

 
Lunch Menu
  
Dinner Menu
Hours

Mon-Thur: 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri:            6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat:           7:00 am - 11:00 pm Sun:          7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Casual continental. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner while overlooking beautiful Clear Lake and the hotel marina.  Let the Hilton help you plan your special events.
"Well appointed guestrooms and impeccable service is something you can count on at Hilton
!"

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Mediterraneo Market and Cafe

Magdy & Sonia Kotb
 
Owners

18033 Upper Bay Road
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
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Map
 Phone: (281) 333-3180
Fax: (281) 333-3841

www.mediterraneomarket.com



Click to view Menu

PAELLA ● GYROS ● FALAFEL ● KABOBS ● HUMMUS ● BAKLAVA ● MOUSSAKA ● TIRAMISU ● SEGAFREDO COFFEES

  
FLAVORS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
  
Cheerful umbrella-covered tables dot the tree-shaded patio bustling with NASA workers and area devotees of Magdy and Sonia Kotb's homey Mediterranean café. Inside, a deli case filled with feta cheeses, imported olives and fresh-made menu items shares the cozy space with a few dozen tables and a market area for European imports. The menu features classic Greek and Middle Eastern dishes including hummus, stuffed grape leaves, shish kebab, baba ghanouj, moussaka, gyros and hearty lunchtime sandwiches.
The cafe also features frequent live music performances and in-house belly dancer every Saturday evening.  The market is a great spot for deals on imported Greek olive oils, gourmet chocolate and hard-to find spices sold in bulk.

We cater events.  Check our web site for selections and pricing.
 
Hours:
Monday - Thursday:   9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday:    9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday:                     Closed
  

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Cuisine of India

Sam & Monica Sharma
Owners


1212 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058
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Phone: (281) 333-4343
Fax: (281) 333-4345

www.cuisineofindiaclearlake.com



Click here for Menu

 
Authentic North Indian Restaurant, established in Clear Lake since 1989.

Hours:
Lunch Buffet: Mon - Fri 11am -2 pm  Sat - Sun: 12-2:30 pm

Dinner:            Mon - Sun 5 pm - 10 pm

Take out & Catering available, Private Room Available
 

W elcome to Cuisine of India, family owned and operated in Clear Lake since 1989. Our customers emphatically claim we are the best Indian restaurant in Houston.
C ooking has been our family's passion since childhood.
O ur mother and extended family would prepare dishes from different regions of India and passed on their time honored recipes to the younger generation.
 
 
Family-Style Business with Friendly Service
A ccording to Indian culture, God visits his herd disguised as a guest. Therefore, our guests are always pampered. We  serve a wide variety of dishes and new creations are constantly introduced. Many of our customers have dined with us since we opened and now their family, friends and children too relish our food.
W e cater for all types of events and family gatherings- weddings, birthdays, graduations, etc. Your menu will be discussed in detail to ensure a wide variety of balanced flavors.  Our goal is to make your party a memorable event. 
C ome try our creative dishes and add spice to your life. We believe our creations will awaken your taste buds and delight your palate.

Recognitions & Awards:
● Houston Chronicle's "Bang for the Buck" - October 2008
● Peoples Choice Award 2006 "Bites of the Bay"
● Voted in the "Top 100 List of Texas Restaurants" by Texas Monthly Magazine
● 2nd Place in Epicurean Evening 2008 "A Taste of Space"
● Participant - 2010 "Great Chefs of the Bay Area" Fundraiser

See you soon!
 

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Come & try our new menu!





Australia is a place of adventure and wonder. Make a discovery of your own at Outback Steakhouse with our New Menu. It's bursting with innovative new choices, classic favorites and lower prices, including 15 meals under $15 starting at $9.95

Click to view Menu

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE


Outback Steakhouse

481 W Bay Area Blvd
Webster, TX 77598
- Map


(281) 338-6283



Mark Yoder
General Manager

 www.outbacksteakhouse.com
 


Home of the Bloomin' Onion
 


 
New & Improved Curbside Take-Away On-Line Ordering


 


About Outback
Outback Steakhouse starts fresh every day to create the flavors that our mates crave. Best known for grilled steaks, chicken and seafood, Outback also offers a wide variety of crisp salads and freshly made soups and sides. New creations and grilled classics are made from scratch daily using only the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world.

Menu
In Australia there’s a fresh take on life. At Outback, that fresh spirit inspires everything we do. Our menu features a wide variety of new creations and classic favorites made fresh to order and just the way you like it. Enjoy juicy steaks, grilled chicken, shrimp and fish and the original Bloomin’ Onion®, all at down under prices.

Other Flavorful Offerings
Also for a limited time, Outback is offering its recently introduced appetizer, the Chicken Artichoke Flatbread, a crispy flatbread topped with grilled chicken, chopped spinach and artichokes, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of pure olive oil. The Hearts of Gold Mahi, grilled Mahi topped with artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, green onions and a light lemon sauce, is also available. For a sweet finish, the Strawberry Waffle Shortcake features warm layers of homemade waffle shortcake and almond sweet cream filling topped with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and toasted almonds.

Curbside Take-Away
All food items are available for take-away. Orders can be placed via phone or online and delivered right to the car.

Outback Catering
Since 1988, Outback Steakhouse has been known for exceptional food and quality service.  Bring the Outback experience to your next event with Outback Catering.

Choose from Aussie favorites like Bloomin' Onions, Juicy Steaks, Coconut Shrimp, Ribs on the Barbie, and much more!

We work, you play! We bring our Outback kitchen and cook up an awesome spread. We include Outback chefs, service staff and an event coordinator to oversee your entire event.

We are a full service caterer. While specializing in the Outback menu, we also serve breakfast, lunch and a variety of other menu items.

  • Outback Catering is available for corporate events, private parties, wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs, theme parties, sporting events and more.  We can do anything from a fun island beach party to a black-tie formal dinner.

  • We offer a variety of bar and beverage packages.

  • We are approved caterers at most Bay Area banquet halls.

Let our sales staff and event coordinators handle your entire event.  Give us a call to plan your event today.

Hours
Mon - Thur:  4 pm - 10 pm
Fri:               4 pm - 11 pm
Sat:              3 pm - 11 pm

Sun:           12 pm - 9:30 pm
 

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Merlion - Thai Restaurant & Lounge on 4th


1301 4th Street

Seabrook, TX  77586
- Map

Phone: (281) 385-9975
Reservations accepted
 
www.merlionrestaurant.com
 

Andrew Lobeck
Owner

Dining Menu


The great Thai restaurant called Merlion in Seabrook buys fresh seafood at the docks and creates incredible spicy Thai shrimp and fish dishes with it. It's the best Thai seafood outside of Thailand.  Call Merlion's for reservations or directions at 281.385.9975 or check out our menu here.

About the Chef
Super Chef Andrew is a second generation Thai Chef. Andrew and his family moved from Bangkok in 1984. His Father, Gil Lobeck has been a long standing fixture in Seabrook... His father opened Bay Thai in 1990 in Seabrook and brought his culture to this community. Andrew went to work for his father when he was twenty and learned a great passion for making people happy with food. In 2004 Gil retired and in January 2005, Chef Andrew decided to follow in his father footsteps and opened in the same location but as "Merlion". On September 11, 2008 Ike washed Merlion away, leaving nothing but it's sign behind. In February 2009 Merlion was resurrected two streets over from it's original location. Andrew has a unique love for making exquisite food. He has taken his dad's great traditional Thai Food and put an American Fusion Twist on it to make it his own.

Hours
:
Monday - closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm to 12:00 midnight
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 5 pm to 2:00 am
Sunday: 5:00 pm to 12:00 midnight

Happy Hour         
Tuesday - Sunday: 5 pm to 7:00 pm


Reverse Happy Hour
10:00 pm - 12:00 midnight
 

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Opus Bistro


1002 Aspen Road
Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565
- Map

Phone: (281) 334-5225
Reservations accepted
 
www.opusbistro.net
 

Charlie Felts
Owner

Christopher Simon
Chef

Dining Menu


A local Kemah favorite, Opus Bistro offers an exceptional dining experience in a charming neighborhood setting only minutes away from the World Famous Kemah Boardwalk.

Our warm, elegant decor and food presentations are only rivaled by the charm of Kemah's Rich History and friendly people.

Opus serves a complete lunch and late night dinner menu and provides a fully-stocked, thriving bar scene.

Hours:
Sunday - Thursday; Lunch: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; Dinner: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday, Saturday: Lunch: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; Dinner: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Catering Service
Opus Bistro sets the standard for catering and event planning, providing continental cuisine at affordable prices for receptions, weddings, corporate events, luncheons and dinner parties.
● We deliver not only a variety of menu choices, but a professional, experienced staff dedicated to helping you plan a professional event with a personable touch.
● Let Opus create a memorable experience for your next important event.


 

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Villa Capri


3713 NASA Parkway
Seabrook, TX 77586
- Map

Phone: (281) 326-2373
Fax: (281) 991-2045
 
www.frenchiesvillacapri.com
 

Frankie & Giuseppe Camera
Owners

Formal Dining Menu

Lunch Menu


▪ Weddings & Corporate Functions
▪ Italian Mediterranean Cuisine
▪ Arrive by Car or Boat

Villa Capri On Clear Lake is a charming restaurant & banquet facility on the waterfront with a spectacular view of Clear Lake. Our Italian country villa called
Casa Mia has an inviting patio set in an Italian garden where our receptions are held.  It is an ideal romantic setting for your wedding!  The Roof Garden banquet room and balcony (for smaller groups) offers privacy with a spectacular panorama view.  The Villa Capri Restaurant menu is the best of two worlds, Texas Gulf Seafood & Italian cooking from the Isle of Capri.  The Villa Capri on Clear Lake is also family to Frenchie's Italian Restaurant which is a well-known Bay-area restaurant.  Join us for our lunch buffet Tuesday-Friday or for a dinner that you will not forget.

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday; Lunch: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; Dinner: 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm
           Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm

Corporate Functions
The location of Villa Capri On Clear Lake is ideal for corporate banquets, retirement & appreciation dinners, and seminars.
Villa Capri On Clear Lake is easy to reach & within a 20-mile radius of the Johnson Space Center, Bayport Industrial Park and the refineries in Texas City, Pasadena, Deer Park & Baytown. Fine motels & several lovely Bread & Breakfast are nearby. Villa Capri On Clear Lake is surrounded by very fine marinas & yacht clubs. We are just down the road & across the bridge from the Kemah Boardwalk.
All-Day Seminars
If your company is planning an all-day seminar, look no further. We provide a Continental Breakfast, pitchers of ice water & mid-morning snack. Your group breaks for lunch & partakes in our noonday buffet & salad bar in the restaurant dining room. We provide a mid-afternoon snack & beverages. Many groups finish off the day with either a cocktail party and/or dinner in the dining room or in the banquet room.
Two Private Facilities
The upstairs banquet room with large balcony is environmentally perfect for groups of 12 to 45 people.
The Old World ambience & charm of Casa Mia, the banquet house adjoining the restaurant, is an ideal setting for your party. The courtyard-patio with outside bar is a favorite gathering place. In inclement weather the massive fireplace in the great room is warm and inviting.
● We accommodate up to 125 people for full-service sit-down dinner parties.
● For buffet dinners & cocktail parties we accommodate up to 250 people.

 

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Frenchies Italian Restaurant


1041 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX  77058
- Map

Tel. 281-486-7144
Fax: 281-532-1667


On the northeast corner
of NASA Pkwy. &
El Camino Real

 

Frankie & Giuseppe Camera
Owners 


http://www.frenchiesvillacapri.com/frenchies

Formal Dining Menu

Lunch & Daily Lunch Specials

 
Frenchies Restaurant opened in 1979...

Frankie & Giuseppe Camera brought over their recipes and experiences from the Isle of Capri, Italy and introduced them to the Houston community.  Ever since then, their food and restaurants have become an icon in the Space City.

Frenchies has a very mom & pop setting, and when you walk in you feel like you are part of the family with their warm welcomes and aromas that will take you back to a generation when your grandmother cooked all day.

Their food consists of large sandwiches on their signature baked bread, also used for the garlic bread, pasta with homemade sauces and topped with everything from meatballs to jumbo gulf shrimp, fresh everyday.  They specialize in great and hearty meat dishes including osso bucco, which will melt in your mouth.  You can finish up your dinner with homemade desserts and cappuccino!

Opened by the Camera brothers in 1979, it is not unusual to find many of the same families, and now their married children with their children, dining at Frenchies several times a week.
 ● A popular eating place by the NASA workforce & shuttle crews, the walls are covered with exceptional astronaut memorabilia.
 ● The best Italian food you will find on Earth!  All fresh & homemade Italian food.  All dishes come with a side of Fettuccini Alfredo.

Boun Appetito!

Hours of Operation
Open Mon-Sat 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

About Frankie & Giuseppe Camera
Frankie & Giuseppe Camera, friendly & gregarious, hands-on owners, take pleasure in making your dining experience at Villa Capri & Frenchies enjoyable & relaxing.  Enhancing your dining experience in the prime concern of the Camera brothers.

Frankie & Giuseppe grew up in the hospitality business. Their father was an important, well loved, manager of a hotel restaurant on the beautiful Isle of Capri off Naples, Italy. The boys, as children, worked in the hotel kitchens, gaining experience from the ground up. Today they expect the same, or more, attention to detail form their staff as they learned from their father.
 

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D'Vine Wine


709 Harris Ave.
Kemah, TX 77565
- Map

Phone: (281) 334-8300

 
www.dvinewinekemah.com



David Skinner
Owner

Mechell Weem
General Manager


 


D'Vine Wine is the first and only boutique winery in Kemah, Texas.  They have over 26 hand-crafted, fermented and bottle wines on site.  They produce classic pure varietals wines and fruit wines of high character and balance.  They are located only blocks from the Kemah Board Walk in this beautiful coastal town.

The winery's tasting room and gift shop are cozy and comfortable and their staff is always eager to help you choose and enjoy your favorite wine.  Enjoy their wines by the taste, glass or bottle.  D'Vine Wine also specializes in assisting you with custom labels for your perfect gift giving needs or corporate accounts.

Operating Hours
Sundays         12 - 6 pm
Closed Mondays
Tues - Wed     12 - 6 pm
Thurs - Sat      12 - 9 pm

Our Winery
The winery is located in one block from the Kemah Board Walk.  Come in and bottle your own wine in their state of the art wine making facilities, or rent out space for your special private event.  They offer a selection of wines crafted right on the premises and they have a large assortment of gifts and accessories.  Check out their award winning wines while you are there.

Wine Tasting
Come in and enjoy a rotating selection of D'Vine wines with owners-wine vintners and the friendly professional winery staff.  Their tasting bar is open daily and you can taste four of their premium wines for $10.  Or, you could sit down, relax and enjoy a bottle of wine with friends.

Wine Boutique

Their retail store has a wide variety of gifts for any occasion!  Choose from and assortment of wines, gift baskets and other accessories.

Gift & Accessories
They carry a large assortment of ready made gift baskets for every occasion and wine accessories to tickle the fancy of the most distinguished wine connoisseur.  Stop by to see their selection.

Gift Certificates and Gift Cards are available.

 

 

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Previous Great Chefs of the Bay Area Fund Raisers

2010
2009
2007
2006
2005
2004

 


 

Webmaster & Designer: Mike Matula

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Last Updated: 06/28/2016