Food and wine lovers are gonna love this event! With five of Texas’ best chefs competing, a three-course tasting menu and fifteen wine and food pairings…how can you go wrong?
San Antonio is a premier food and wine destination. That’s what Culinaria Wine and Culinary Arts Festival is all about! You could call Culinaria the ‘Fiesta of food’. It’s a multi-day, multi-venue event which offers San Antonio access to leading edge wine-makers and chefs.
Culinaria kicks off on May 11th with Sip, Savor and Shop at the Shops at La Cantera. The final event is Burger, BBQ, Beer & Texas Spirits on May 15th at Pearl. In between are amazing events, from black tie dinners, wine tastings, winemaker dinners and days of family fun.
It was an interesting afternoon spent just outside of Waco at a community farm…a farm that’s becoming known for artisanally produced products like stone ground corn and creamy, flavorful cheeses…products that are showing up on more and more chef’s tables around Texas.
More than two dozen chefs competed in the second annual Paella Challenge at Pearl, and what fun it was! The diverse group of challengers included a number of local chefs like SA’s Jason Dady but chefs from as far away as Veracruz, New York and Washington also came out.
Tamales! Do you have a favorite? I know I do; so, I am definitely looking forward to “¡Tamalada Throw-Down!” on Friday, April 16th. I’ll be a judge in the third annual tamale recipe contest. About a dozen of San Antonio and Texas’ top chefs will compete. The Throw-Down is a partnership between Delicious Tamales, The […]
Saturday, I’ll have the arduous task of judging dishes prepared by some of the top chefs in our area – tough job, right! Okay, so my part is pure fun, but the chefs competing will no doubt be stressing behind the scenes. They’re each given a ‘basket of food items’ with instructions to prepare a […]
I’ve interviewed tons of TV personalities over the years — some impressed me, others disappointed me. Lidia Bastianich is an impeccable pro!
When Lidia’s recipe for this dish arrived in my inbox, my first thought was ‘chocolate and bread what?’…how could that be good!
Olives are produced in just about every region in Italy and consequently, many Italian dishes use olives as an ingredient. Lidia Bastianich prefers to use olives that aren’t pitted. Hear why.
Lidia Bastianich’s family produces some wonderful wines. I fell in love with the Vespa Bianco…a Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay blend.
Twenty different regions in Italy produce olive oil and no two are the same. The best olive oil for salads is made in northern Italy.
Barcelona…what a colorful city. This is the first leg of our Mediterranean cruise that more than 100 of you are joining us on. Mike and I came a couple of days early to see the sites. We’re so glad we did! Our hotel is the Westin Le Meridien in the heart of the city right […]
Okay get onboard. Texas wines are in the news. Time to visit a local winery and see what all the buzz is about. The Lone Star International Wine Competition wrapped up with good news for some Hill Country producers. Grape Creek Vineyards near Fredericksburg won 9 awards…one of those what’s called a ‘Grand Star’. Another […]