Wine fans, one of the very best events of the year is right around the corner—Wine and Food Week at the Woodlands, June 1-7. The theme for this year’s week-long celebration is “The Design of Wine,” in honor of all things fashionable.
Couture cake designer Charlotte Neuville, the Fashion Chef, will be a featured guest. You may have seen her work in the New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine or InStyle.com.
Popular Chef Extraordinaire Robert Del Grande [below], executive chef and owner at RDG + Bar Annie, will be inducted into the Wine and Food Week Chef of Chefs Hall of Fame. Robert Del Grande was Houston’s first James Beard Foundation Award winner and has been featured in many top national publications.
I had the pleasure of working with the chef and his buddy Chef Dean Fearing when the latter’s cookbook was released last spring. Not only did I discover a delicious steak recipe [shown below] for the grill, but I saw with my very own eyes that the two long time friends are quite talented with a guitar as well!
More Recipes from Robert:
There are a number of wonderful events throughout the week including the H-E-B Wine Walk at Market Street on Thursday, June 4th, where you’ll taste and stroll at more than 40 stations throughout the center featuring delicious wines and tasty creations from H-E-B’s famed Cooking Connections chefs.
Friday night, June 5th, it’s the Sips, Suds & Tacos with live music, craft beers, wines and a “Taco Takedown” competition.
Saturday night, June 6th, is another event not to miss – The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase presented by Capital One Commercial Banking. Chef Robert Del Grande will be there as will many of H-town’s top chefs where they’ll compete for Wine & Food Week’s Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs Award and a whopping $5000 cash prize. Yours truly will be one of the judges!
You can more details on all of the week’s wonderful offerings at www.wineandfoodweek.com. You can find more restaurant information, wine pairings and great recipes on Goodtaste.tv. While you’re there sign up for a chance to win a three day, two night stay at the beautiful Deer Lake Lodge and Spa.