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Tapas On The Trail returns to the Houston Arboretum on February 14.

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but if you want to celebrate early, the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center will once again open up for its popular Tapas on the Trails event on Friday, February 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, February 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. 

The evening includes a romantic, softly-lit stroll through the Arboretum’s nature sanctuary with tapas stations situated along the way. Spanish-inspired eats will include charcuterie, tortilla espanola with toasted almond and vinaigrette salad, and a choice of chorizo, chicken, or vegetarian paella. And there will be wine and beer pairings at each station as well— guests also get a commemorative glass to take home. 

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The nature sanctuary will be softly lit by candles.

The evening begins at the meadow and ends at the Nature Center, where guests can partake in sparkling wine and desserts, a coffee and espresso bar, and a special guest appearance by a live owl. 

The event's partners include Green House Catering, Whole Foods Market, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Double Decanted and Katz Coffee.

Tickets are available for members and non-members ranging from $75 to $85, available at houstonarborteum.org.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway St. Note for attendees: The Woodway entry is temporarily closed, so enter from the Loop 610 feeder just south of Woodway.

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