Do you like wine, fine dining, and music? If so, you should be at the 13th annual Wine, Dine and Jazz Festival held at the luxurious Horseshoe Bay Resort.
The annual fall festival is shaping up to be an enchanting weekend of culinary and musical delight. Here’s what to expect this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, 2017.
Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations
Friday evening will kick off Wine, Dine and Jazz Festival, with a five-course dinner by Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Executive Chef Jay Hunter. Hunter, who recently co-hosted dinner at James Beard House, will be collaborating with other celebrity chefs to create a dazzling menu, complete with wine pairings from Texas Hill Country.
Saturday attendees can catch numerous celebrity chefs in action, with live cooking demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t miss Chef Danushka Lysek, winner of “24 Hour Restaurant Battle,” who will be creating cultural foods inspired by her travels. Watch as Justin Turner, former winner of “Chopped” and current owner of Bernie’s Burger Bus, shows you a thing or two in the kitchen. Finally, Amy Kritzer, author of “Sweet Noshings” and founder of the food blog “What Jew Wanna Eat,” will conclude the festival cooking demos.
Guests can sip wine from more than 12 Texas Hill Country wineries, and sample bites from over 10 restaurants and caterers, as the afternoon turns to evening during the Jazz and Wine Stroll.
Participating wineries include:
- Spicewood Vineyards
- Yates Winery
- Wedding Oak Winery
- William Chris Vineyards
- Duchman Winery
- Lost Draw Cellars
- Messina Hof Winery
- Flat Creek Winery and Vineyard
- Fall Creek Vineyards
- Stone House Vineyard
- Perissos Vineyards
- Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & Winery
In addition to wine, guests can also sample bites from several eateries in Austin. All will be competing for the highly coveted Silver Spoon Award, given to the best in taste. Good luck to all participating vendors, including:
- Becca Schafer Events
- Amish Market
- Vivere Catering
- Texas Hill Country Olive Company
- Fischer & Wieser Culinary Adventure Cooking School
- Lantana Restaurant
- My Chocolate Kit
Winemaker Phil Price of Creek Vineyard will be conducting three wine-related discussions on climate effects, structure, and faults. The discussions are complimentary, but guests need to pick up tickets at the check-in desk.
Attendees can close out a fun-filled day by listening to the musical stylings of world-renowned jazz musicians. Richard Johnson, United States Musical Ambassador, will kick off the evening. Award-winning saxophonist, Marion Meadows, will close out the musical portion of the evening with his contemporary style.
A Winning Combination at Wine, Dine and Jazz Festival
What could be better than spending the weekend sampling the best fare and wine the area has to offer, while listening to the soul-soothing sounds of jazz from two world-class musicians? Purchase tickets and head an hour northwest of Austin to scenic Horseshoe Bay Resort, for the Wine, Dine and Jazz Festival.
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