Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tour de Vin Video Recap

Here is a post from a member of the foundation about last week's Tour de Vin. Enjoy!

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 2009 Tour de Vin. The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas did a fantastic job with a world tour of the finest domestic and international wine and cuisine to be found in Central Texas. We were lucky that the weather cooperated and we didn't have any rain on the rooftop plaza of Whole Foods Market.

I did several quick interviews with some of the chefs who were at the event. In my rush to get to the event, I didn't bring my large memory card so I ran out of space after talking to four chefs. Please excuse the shaky camera and my amateur interviewing skills.

In any case, the event was a lot of fun and I hope to see you at future events from The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas.

Chef Reina Morris from Buenos Aires Café

Chef Mark Strouhal from Kenichi Restarurant

Chef Scott Shoyer from Joe DiMaggio's Italian Chophouse

Chef David Garrido from Garrido's Restaurant

Friday, October 9, 2009

Austin360's coverage of The Tour de Vin at Whole Foods Plaza

Michael Barnes, Austin American-Statesman's social columnist, covered last night's Tour de Vin. Here is an excerpt from his article:

The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas produces so many delicious events during the course of any given year, they tend to pass by in a blur.

Jonathon Storms and Oliver Everette

For the full article and fantastic pictures of the event read Tour de Vin at Whole Foods Plaza

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tour de Vin - Tonight, October 8th 2009 6:30PM

Let the globetrotting BEGIN! Tour de Vin is TONIGHT, October 8th and tickets are still on sale!

Call: (512) 327-7555 to purchase or visit

After attending the event tonight, please drop us a comment with your experiences, picture, and videos of the events.


Friday, September 11, 2009

WFFT Blog Launch

Pinot, barbeque and Texas-style chili; cork vs. screwcaps; how to grill the perfect salmon and…..discuss!

Welcome to The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas blog! Or, in other words; YOUR blog!

Texas’ bold culinary legacy is world renowned. And true to reputation, our chefs continue to forge new terrain. Our grape growers experiment with varietals. The wine industry is exploding and Texas sommeliers are making national headlines. We keep our finger on the proverbial ‘wine and food pulse’ and more importantly - we want to know what you have to say about it.

As a statewide charitable organization we have members, donors, friends and champions from just about every corner in Texas and beyond. Our members are professionals, amateurs, students, enthusiasts, advocates and those who just know what they like. You don’t have to be an expert to blog by any means, just a willingness to share your thoughts, experiences and opinions.

Maybe you discovered the joys of organic gardening this summer. Or perhaps you discovered a gem of a restaurant and you want to share your experience. What’s your favorite meal? What makes your favorite wine your favorite? We want to know.

Our mission is to connect our members and the public with value, creativity and craftsmanship inherently present in culinary and viticulture arts. To that end, this blog is key to our mission. You are helping us forge a new path that helps enlighten and connect people with all things food and wine in an open, respectful (and hopefully exciting) format.

As you’ve probably guessed, the Foundation’s blog will center on wine and food. But, these are by no means exhaustive topics. Both wine and food are deeply engrained in our history, culture, physiology and palates, and as a result, we’ll cover just about every related subject, from farm to table, vineyard to glass.

So pull up a chair and stay awhile. Maybe pour yourself a glass of wine. Read, discuss, challenge and delight us. Make us think, make us question, make us want to know more. We’ll do the same. Cheers to you and as the great chefs say, ‘welcome to our table’.

Rebecca Robinson
Executive Director, The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas