The Astros and Caviar Go Together Like Carlos Correa and Daniella Rodriguez –  It’s Gourmet Foodie Heaven

The Astros and Caviar Go Together Like Carlos Correa and Daniella Rodriguez – It’s Gourmet Foodie Heaven


The Astros and Caviar Go Together Like Carlos Correa and Daniella Rodriguez

It’s Gourmet Foodie Heaven


With World Series celebrations in order, timing could not be better for a night of caviar, truffles, bubbly and Belvedere — to benefit the Astros Foundationand the Astros Harvey Relief Fund. The “Evening of Indulgence & Extravagance” takes place Tuesday, November 7, at Potente, which happens to be Astros owner Jim Crane‘s experiment as restaurateur.

DR Delicacy and Potente chef Danny Trace are teaming up for the six-course dinner extravaganza with the former providing the caviar and truffles and the latter delivering on a menu worthy of a World Series victory celebration. Moet & Chandon and Dom Perignon will be icing down the champagne at the restaurant that is within cork-popping distance of Minute Maid Park, home to the 2017 World Series champions.

Reservations, $200 per person, are available here. For that tariff, diners will taste four different caviars, Texas Wagyu beef, black truffle spaghetti, foie gras mousse, foie gras torchon, and more.

Tis the season for baseball and truffles, a happy coincidence that DR Delicacy is giddily embracing as the first direct importer of fresh black and white truffles in the southern U.S. Add to the company’s luxury larder caviars, foie gras, edible gold and the like.

The importer of gourmet foods has also teamed up with UberEATS to offer home or office delivery of all manner of delicacies including Russian and French blinis to pair with DR/Delicacy’s Royal Osetra caviar, duck foie gras torchons, or smoked salmon. It’s a holiday thing, available within a six-mile radius of the company’s headquarters at 4120 Directors Row, Suite A, 77092. That includes parts of Tanglewood and Memorial. The service is available via the UberEATS app on Thursday and Friday, 9 am to 3 pm. Saturday and evening hours are planned.

Jim Crane: Fortune Favors the Brave!

Jim Crane: Fortune Favors the Brave!

Jim Crane: Fortune Favors the Brave!

The Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series, making their owner, Jim Crane, a very proud man. 

Jim Crane is busy with real estate and restaurant ventures, in addition to running the main companies that made him one of the richest men in America. The future looks very bright for this daring entrepreneur from Houston, Texas.

Crane’s Restaurant Businesses

In 2011, he purchased the Houston Astros for a reported $680.0 million. This paid off big-time when the team won the 2017 World Series by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7.

In January 2017, Jim Crane’s restaurants, Osso & Kristalla, opened in downtown Houston. Along with Potente, they are the Italian translation of his children’s names. Osso & Kristalla is a soft, rustic space. The restaurant has neutral aesthetics with a casual outdoor patio.

Meanwhile, Potente brings back memories of a luxurious Italian villa. It features a roomy bar, elegant main dining space, and a special chef’s table in the wine room.

Crane plans to keep a sharp eye on the two restaurants and said, “Hey, I’m right here and I’ll walk over there for lunch. If something’s not right, I’ll see it.”

Houston gourmands can now get caviar and truffles through UberEATS

Houston gourmands can now get caviar and truffles through UberEATS

Houston gourmands can now get caviar and truffles through UberEATS

Published 10:03 am, Thursday, November 2, 2017

Photo: DR Delicacy

Most UberEATS users know they can their favorite wings, burgers, nachos and lo mein delivered at the touch of a fingertip. But it’s not an app traditionally associated with bringing caviar, fresh white truffles, and foie gras to your door.

Houston’s DR Delicacy has partnered with UberEATS to change that. The luxury food purveyor that specializes imported gourmet food items is working with UberEATS to begin delivery of posh foodstuffs including fresh artisan pasta, sauces, truffle products, smoked salmon and caviar. For now the delivery is available only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (presumably that gives you plenty of time to fetch the French champagne and Russian vodka before your osetra-eating guests arrive). Evening delivery hours are coming soon, though; and the delivery area is currently a six-mile radius from DR Delicacy’s headquarters near the 610/290 split.

“I know there are days that many of us prefer to entertain friends and family at home,” said DR Delicacy founder and CEO Diane Roederer. “To be able to just tap the app and have caviar and truffles delivered to your door seems like an amazing idea. It also takes last minute stress out of party planning.”

The delicacies also can be sent as holiday gifts, she added.

Roederer, who has made a name for herself in Houston as a specialty food importer specializing in black and white truffles from Spain, has steadily built her luxury food offerings since establishing in 2014.

For the UberEATS venture, DR Delicacy rolls out the red carpet. The fish roe offerings range from smoked trout roe ($10 for 1 ounce) to osetra caviar ($110 for 1 ounce); Russian or French blini for $10. Other delectables: foie gras torchon, $80; fresh white truffles for $150 per ounce; fresh black truffles for $45 per ounce; artisan pastas for $7.99; fresh lobster ravioli for $13.99; fresh pesto or Italian marinara for $10.99; and truffle oil for $25.98. And in case you need a dab of crème fraiche for your blini, or misplaced your truffle slicer, they have that too.

Speaking of caviar, DR Delicacy and Potente restaurant in downtown Houston are collaborating an evening of culinary extravagance on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Called La Nuit du Caviar, the dinner from chef Danny Trace will feature variety of caviar presentations, dishes such as pork belly with pumpkin risotto, Texas wagyu carpaccio, foie gras mousse with truffled toast, pasta with truffles, and foie gras torchon with toasted brioche. And plenty of champagne from Moet et Chandon and Dom Perignon; vodka from Belvedere.

Tickets are $200 per person with proceeds going to the Astros Foundation and the Astros Harvey Relief Fund.