This Sunday, September 17th, Camerata will be hosting Feges BBQ for a whole-hog extravaganza! This BBQ cookoff and wine party is our chance to say goodbye and thank you to one of the most talented ladies in the biz, Erin Smith.
After many years honing her skills in some of the best restaurants in Houston and across the U.S., Erin Smith realized her latest passion because of a lifelong love and passion for wine. Bringing with her an impressive resume as a chef and an innate ability to pair food with wine, Smith underwent intensive wine training to become a sommelier when she joined the Camerata team. Trading kitchen knives for wine corkscrews wasn’t easy, but Erin has done an amazing job. She’s leaving Camerata to open a BBQ restaurant of her own with her husband Patrick!
On Sunday from 4pm to 8pm, she and Patrick will be slinging platters of smoked hog with classic sides for $20. The lucky pig hails from Black Hill Ranch, right here in Houston’s backyard! Best of all, Sunday’s wine list will be filled with Erin’s hand-selected BBQ pairings!
On Sunday, September 24th, Camerata will be teaming up with Southern Smoke for a fundraiser to support members of the hospitality industry impacted by Hurricane Harvey. From noon to 8 pm, attendees will have the opportunity to taste through a bevy of premium wine generously donated by all parts of the beverage community. To accompany these bottles, food will be provided by local Houston restaurants.
This private event will also serve as the kickoff for Southern Smoke’s online auction. We have worked with wineries, importers and beverage professionals around the world to offer a wide range of items and experiences, including magnums of collectible bottles, private tastings and dinners, wine club memberships, exclusive travel experiences and more. You may begin bidding on these items on September 24, and the auction will be live until the Southern Smoke festival on October 22. Additional items collected by Southern Smoke will be added to the auction for the event on October 22, and the entire auction will close at 8 pm on October 22.
Tickets will be $100 and are available in limited supply. Camerata will be closed to the general public on Sunday, so buy your tickets before they sell out. To read more about the event, please check out these articles in Houston Press and My Table Magazine. We look forward to seeing you soon!