Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two Great Events This Weekend

Food and wine lovers, we've come across two fantastic events this weekend - Chefs for Farmers in Fort Worth and Wine & Swine in Austin.

Chefs for Farmers:

This popular dinner will take over the newest location of Times Ten Cellars and host a communal table dinner for 135 guests. Those lucky guests will enjoy six plated courses from top local chefs who source and support local farmers through their own kitchens and menus. The evening will end with a second stop via complementary shuttle service where Rancher Jim Lane will host a bonfire and marshmallow roast at J Bar L Ranch, a working cutting horse ranch, complete with live music under the stars. Tickets $150 per person.

For more information, visit www.chefsforfarmers.com.

Wine & Swine Culinary Weekend:
In this three-day tribute to all things pork, Central Texas food and wine lovers will enjoy great wines, amazing chefs & plenty o’ pig.

The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at the University of Texas will be the Wine & Swine Culinary Weekend headquarters and will host the Pork & Cork – A Pig Perfect Wine Tasting on Friday, December 3 (tickets $65 per person), and the Wine & Swine – Sip, Swirl and Squeal Wine Seminar on Saturday, December 4 (tickets $45 per person).

The culminating weekend event is the Texas Hill Country Pig Roast with eight chefs preparing eight whole pigs in their own unique culinary styles. Live music, craft beer and wine tastings will be a part of the outdoor pig party to be held at the Bridges Ranch in Driftwood, about 25 minutes outside of Austin (tickets $35 per person).

For more information on this event, visit www.texaswineandfood.org.

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