The rules of this contest has three parts:
- 1. Entrants must check-in on Foursquare.
- 2. Share their experience on Twitter by tagging @LaDolceVitaAtx.
- 3. Include the hashtag #ilpalio to be qualified as a contestant.
PARTICIPATING A Taste of Italy in Austin Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
RESTAURANTS: Andiamo Ristorante Austin Cake Ball
Blue Star Cafeteria Cannoli Joes
Chez Zee American Bistro Cho Sushi
Cuatro’s Creative Creations
Cuvée Coffee Contigo Austin
Driskell Grill & Bar East Side Showroom
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Eleven Plates & Wine
Flemings Steakhouse Imperia
J. Black’s Feel Good Lounge Judges’ Hill Restaurant
Kerbey Lane Café La Sombra Bar and Grill
Malaga Tapas and Bar Maudie’s Tex-Mex
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill The Melting Pot Restaurant
NoRTH Modern Italian Cuisine Objects of Confection
Paggi House Palmer’s Restaurant Bar & Courtyard
Parkside Ranch 616
Satay Restaurant Sao Paulo’s Restaurant
Get Sum Dim Sum Siena Ristorante Toscana
Sterling Affairs Catering SugarPOP Sweet Shop
Sugar Tooth Bakery SWB Southwest Bistro at the Hyatt
Tacodeli Taj Palace Indian Restaurant
Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine TenOak Bourbon House + Lounge
Texas Coffee Traders The Backspace
The Belmont The Carillon Restaurant
The Roaring Fork Urban: An American Grill
VIVO Lake Creek Word of Mouth Catering
Zed’s Restaurant Whole Foods Market Lamar Culinary Center
WINE & SPIRITS Becker Vineyards Brennan Wineries
PARTICIPANTS: Fall Creek Vineyards Inwood Estates Vineyards
Llano Estacado Winery McPherson Cellars
Paula’s Texas Spirits Pedernales Cellars
Pleasant Hill Winery Republic Tequila
The Vineyard at Florence TipsyTexan
Torre De Pietra Vineyards The Vineyard at Florence
Twin LiquorsAnd now for some photos from last year. *I attended as a media guest.
Sweet cars go along with the sweet life. Wasn't it gracious of me to lend them my daily driver for the event?
And there's my other car. Not only is does this event have fantastic food and drink, the location is pretty awesome.
Lamb chops from Roaring Fork. This and the green chile pork stew are probably my two favorite dishes at the Roaring Fork.
And the carving of a large piece of meat always makes me happy.
I found some macarons towards the end of the night.
And then there were these things. I'm not exactly sure what they were meant to be called, but they were 1. neat 2. different 3. purple and 4. slightly creepy.
Photo courtesy of Bread and Butter PR.
I'd have more photos of the event, but I was likely too busy stuffing my face to take photos before the sun went down. That is the sweet life. Hope to see ya there!