Austin Food + Wine Festival | This Weekend


Get prepped for tastings, libations, hands-on grilling demos, and more from the world’s rising cultural and culinary city. The Austin Food + Wine Festival returns with top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin’s own acclaimed gourmet scene for an experience unlike any other. –  The Austin Food + Wine Alliance

Guess who just received their media credentials for the Austin Food + Wine Festival? That’s right, me! I am over the moon about this weekend’s festivities.

AUSTIN FOOD

Austin Food + Wine Festival is quite honestly, a 3 day party where the cool kids are your favorite chefs and mixologists. The festival is set at Downtown Austin’s Auditorium Shores. A 49-acre park with Lady Bird Lake as its backdrop. The schedule for Austin Food + Wine Fest is jam packed with events that are sure to leave this year’s guest satiated and satisfied.

While the majority of festival activities are set to occur Saturday and Sunday, the event actually hosts it’s kick off gathering – “Feast Under the Stars” , on Thursday.  I am really looking forward to every aspect of the Austin Food + Wine Festival, but living in Texas has left me with a love for Tacos! “Rock Your Taco” is a star-studded, taco showdown featuring some of the best savory and sweet tacos in the country.

I am super stocked to see what Christina Tosi chef, founder and owner of milk bar has up her sleeve. One can’t forget about Pastry Chef, Jodi Elliot of Austin’s Bribery Bakery. I’ve tried her treats and their vicious!

AUSTIN WINE

Austin Food + Wine Festival

Hope Family Wines

In addition to eating, I also plan to drink my weight in wine! Starting with a laid-back, guided tasting with Paso Robles Winemaker, Austin Hope. tasting of his new releases and library wines. The intimate tasting is set to take place in the cool and comfortable living room of his custom-made Tiny Home. Austin and his team are touring festivals nation-wide this summer in the Tiny Home, and collaborating with local chefs in each city for festival activations. In Austin, Jack Allen (Jack Allen’s Kitchen) will be preparing bites to pair with Austin’s Liberty School and Treana wines.

I will be doing my best to highlight and share all the fun with you. Make sure you follow me on facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #GristleandGossip

Check out the full lineup by clicking here or scrolling down!

FRIDAY – Evening

Lone Star Nights
Fair Market
7:00 – 9:30

 

SATURDAY – Daytime

Grand Taste + Chef Showcase
11:00-4:00

Tim Love’s Hands-On Grilling
12:00-1:30

Noodling Around
Ming Tsai
11:30-12:15

Turning Milk Bar Cake Into A Lifestyle
Christina Tosi
1:00-1:45

Sweet and Savory – Crepes
Ludo Lefebvre
2:30-3:15

It’s All Greek To Me
Jimmy Bannos, Jimmy Bannos, Jr
12:15-1:00

Vegan Beach Tailgate Party
Jonathan Waxman
1:45-2:30

Pub Grub 2.0
Graham Elliot
3:15-4:00

Tacos & Margaritas
Jonathan Waxman
3:15-4:00

Romesco & White Wine
Jimmy Bradley
12:30-1:05

Frittatas & Bloody Mary’s
Joey Campanaro
11:00-11:30

Ray Isle
1:00-1:45

Mark Oldman
11:30-12:15

Beef Loving Texans’
Best Butcher in Texas Finals
2:30-3:30

Charles Krug Wine Tasting
11:30-12:00

Craig Collins
Paso Robles AVA: Rhône Varieties
12:45-1:15

Devon Broglie
Paso Robles AVA: Bordeaux Varieties
2:00-2:30

Wild Turkey
A Russell Family Tradition
3:15-3:45

SATURDAY – Evening

ROCK YOUR TACO
Fair Market
7:00 – 9:30

SUNDAY

Grand Taste + Chef Showcase
Performance by The Warrior Gospel Band from 11am-12:30pm
11:00-3:00

Tim Love’s Hands-On Grilling
11:30-1:00

The Chef Next Door
Amanda Freitag
1:00-1:45

It Ain’t Easy Being Green
Alon Shaya
11:30-12:15

Johnny Sanchez Classics
Aarón Sánchez
1:45-2:30

Good For You: Avocado
Hugh Acheson
12:15-1:00

Rhode Island Red, Seafood, Sauce & Red Wine
Jimmy Bradley & Scott Tompkins
1:45-2:30

Sunday Gravy & Mimosas
Jason Giagrande & Joey Campanaro
11:00-11:30

Santa Margherita
Mangia, Mangia, Y’all
1:00-1:30

Legends From Europe
2:15-3:00

Mark Oldman
11:30-12:15

Hendrick’s Gin: A Most Curious and Peculiar Cocktail Academy
11:30-12:00

A Taste for Cabernet with Sequoia Grove Winery
12:45-1:15

Beaujolais Beyond Clichés
2:00-2:30

Fire Pit
11:00-2:00

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