It’s that time of the year in Austin when there’s an abundance of good local food, amazing weather and people losing their inhibitions over swills of libations. Well, come to think of it, that’s pretty much a year-round thing here in Austin. Nonetheless, this particular time, it’s highlighted by the Austin Food & Wine Festival in downtown’s Butler Park. Featuring a roster of heavy-hitting chefs and good live music like Delta Spirit and The Whiskey Shivers. Fully enticed, I headed out there with our self-proclaimed foodie and Localeur, Isaac, to rub elbows with other locals and see what all the fuss was about. Equipped with our plastic child-proof adult-proof wine glasses, we hit the scene.
Course 1: Lemon Sorbet (Tito’s premium vodka with lemon, cucumber puree, sweet onions and cream fraiche)
Course 2: Romaine with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Garlic Croutons with a fresh creamy dressing
Course 3: Filet de Boeuf en Croute (Beef Wellington) with a Sweet Pea Mash Risotto (Individual Filet Mignon stuffed with carrots, onions, celery and mushrooms wrapped with bacon and baked in a brioche dough)
#TBT - Austin Food and Wine Festival - Tim Love's Selfie
Before we know it the austinfoodwine 2015 fun will be in full swing.To bridge the gap between now and then, I’ll do a bit of a time warp for the next few Thursdays to the festivals of the last couple of years.
It’s really not the festival without Tim Love, and it’s not Tim Love if he’s not taking things to the next level in his demo. Here, he’s taking a selfie in front of 200 folks grilling in a park. Because, what else would you do?
In this AFWF Video, Chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki of Austin’s newly opened Thai eatery, Sway, talk about the inspiration behind the new concept + give you an exclusive look at the making of two favorite Sway dishes—Prawn Miange and Jasmine Panna Cotta.
Delicious cocktails by La Condesa’s beverage director and AFWF featured talent, Nate Wales.
Nate is a long-time Austinite, graduate of the University of Texas, and world traveler. Through his travels he experienced food, drink, and culture all of which helped him develop his cocktail style and perspective dining. To Nate, dining is more than a meal, but a tool to connect with friends and family and believes there is a proper cocktail for every occasion.