| Even though Austin is located in the center of Texas, cultural cuisine and wine is still within our reach. The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas is hosting the 6th Annual Tour de Vin, a globe trotting adventure for your palate. Wines from France, Argentina, Italy, and Chile will be showcased along with tasty treats from local restaurants. Here's a short list of participating restaurants: Buenos Aires Cafe, Cipollina, Fogo de Chao, Foreign & Domestic, Jack Allen's Kitchen, Maria Maria, NoRTH, Portabla, Rio's Brazilian Cafe, Silver Whisk, StrEAT, and The Turtle. There might be some names that you don't recognize yet, and that can be remedied. Last year's event was the first time I was introduced to StrEAT, and it is still one of my favorite foodie finds. It is incredible how brand new foods to me could taste so comforting. See the food porn below and read about last year's event here. |
If you'd like to discover some new tasty eats and taste some delicious wines, tickets are $50 per person for Foundation members and $75 per person for the general public. To purchase Tour de Vin tickets (available in September), or to become a WFFT member, visit www.winefoodfoundation.org or contact the Foundation office at 512-327-7555. The event is Thursday, Oct. 7th, 2010 from 6:30 - 9:00 at Whole Foods Downtown.
Bunny Chow from StrEats.
Pionono from Buenos Aires Cafe. Hint: They have booze in them.
Fete Accompli's Special was a creamy dip served on a cracker.
Craft Beer, Fine Wine, Artisan Spirits, and Mouthgasmic Food.