Austin Food & Wine Festival

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.

Isaac making “friends” with the locals.

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Bam! Hulkamania right in my face!! Thanks #grahamelliot #AustinFoodWine #DontStopBelieving (at Austin Food + Wine Festival)

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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)

Course 4: Pomegranate Cheesecake

Fact: When you buy fruits that are NOT in season, they:

  • Have to be brought to you across long distances, if not from across the globe. Doesn’t suggest “fresh,” does it?
  • Are picked while still immature, to ensure that they don’t spoil along the way. This affects the fresh taste and aroma of your fruits, and causes vitamin degradation and nutrient loss.

Those are just some of the reasons to try to always eat fruits (and veggies!) that are in season. And now - you have no excuse not to! 

Plenty more food tips will be shared by chefs and wine experts from all over the country at the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival this April. 

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An epic #tagteam #cheflemania took place today at @austinfoodwine between GRAHAM ELLIOT and Andrew Zimmern

@austinfoodwine #Festival #BriceGilmor @BarleySwine @jackallens #Kichen #Chefs & #Wine #Winery #Vineyards everywhere @TimLove #Grilling #Demo #Austin #Texas #ATX #BarBQ #food #Foodie #chardonnay #Merlot #cabernetsauvignon #SundayFunday #Fadora & #Shades #Sunshine #Sunglasses for a beautiful day. #FarmFresh #FarmToTable #Crawfish


GRAHAM ELLIOT driving the crowd nuts at @austinfoodwine. #hulkamania #realamerican #tagteamshowdown