What’s old is new again at Houston’s Wine & Food Week 2013! In its 9th year, this destination event continues to feature exceptional wine experiences (for the novice to the enthusiast), paired with delicacies created by some of America’s top chefs!
‘Food Network Star’ Emily Ellyn [above] has been named the 2013 Wizard Gourmet for this epicurean extravaganza, June 3-9. Emily is infamous for taking family recipes and turning them sideways, or “re-doing” them to make them more trendy. She has a quirky/retro rad style that should lend itself nicely to hosting duties.
Expect scores of events with more than 500 wines, 50 restaurants, legendary wine producers and culinary personalities from around the globe — as well as a vast collection of craft beers and gourmet food purveyors — that await you!
Wine education classes, chef demonstrations, cookbook author events, live and silent auctions, and casual to fine wine-and-dine experiences round out the week’s festivities. It’s a ton of fun and a great way to learn more about wines and fine dining featuring sustainable ingredients. A win/win!
Wine & Food Week Core Four Events:
The H-E-B Wine Walk @ Market Street
Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Woodlands’ Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380
A taste and stroll experience in a European-style center featuring wine and light bites at more than 30 tasting stations. Tickets are $50 in advance; $60 at the door.
Ladies of the Vine Panel Luncheon
Friday, June 7 from Noon to 3 p.m.
The Club at Carlton Woods, One Carlton Woods Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77382
Tickets are $75 in advance.
Sips, Suds & Sliders
Friday, June 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, 1601 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380
A Texas-size celebration featuring live music, specialty beers, values wines and a gourmet slider competition. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase
Saturday, June 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Woodlands Marriott Waterway, 1601 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380
The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase, where guests sample delectable cuisine and hundreds of wines as chefs representing more than 50 restaurants compete for Wine & Food Week’s Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs Award and a $5,000 cash prize. Tickets are $125 in advance.
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Wine & Food Week benefits Swing for a Cure and the Signature Series Literacy Education efforts of the John Cooper School. Most of the events are held at the venues in The Woodlands, with unique experiences throughout Houston.
To purchase tickets or for information and a complete schedule, visit www.wineandfoodweek.com or call 713.557.5732. For more delicious recipes and fun food and wine pairing ideas, subscribe to my newsletter.