I encourage my fellow foodies and wine enthusiasts to attend one of Houston’s finest culinary festivals…the 10th International Risotto Festival! It will be held on Sunday, November 10 from 2 to 6 pm at The Houston Design Center.
This gourmet strolling event includes an afternoon of delicious Italian foods and wine! Guests will enjoy samplings of antipasti, tastings of all risotto entries, fabulous Italian wines, music and entertainment, as well as an exotic car display. Plus, activities for the kiddos and designer showroom tours. In other words, another satisfying Sunday out with the fam!
Here are the chefs that are participating…
Kevin Bryant – Eleven XI
Jon Buchanan – Trevisio
Scotty Campbell – Viking
Ricky Cruz – Grotto
Maurizio Ferrarese – Quattro at The Four Seasons
Ryan Hildebrand – Triniti
Carmelo Mauro – Carmelo’s
Michael Pellegrino – Max’s Wine Dive
Manuel Pucha – Philippe
Carlos Rodriquez – Vic & Anthony’s
Louis Rubio – La Griglia
John Watt – Prego
Jamie Zelko– Zelko Bistro
The Art Institute
Advance tickets are on sale NOW and may be purchased online at www.RisottoFestival.com for $65 per person.
Festival Tickets at the gate will be $75 per person and children under 12 are free. VIP tickets are also available for $100 per person in advance ($125 at the gate), which includes special parking and access to the VIP lounge. There, guests can mingle with participating chefs and judges, sip fine wines and enjoy a selection of antipasti and desserts!
This year’s International Risotto Festival benefits The Education Foundation, which provides scholarships for students at The Art Institute of Houston & The Art Institute of Houston-North.
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