Food Festival Taste of Texas was a Feast for My Taste Buds

Tuesday 09th, May 2017 / 13:48 Written by
Food Festival Taste of Texas was a Feast for My Taste Buds

Food Festival Taste of Texas offered Texas Food, Wine & Music from Around the State

The Taste of Texas Food Festival was a Texas Cuisine Manifesto! Eleven chefs joined Chef Brian West on a culinary tour of the six food regions of Texas. The general event was open to the public with food from all six regions available for individual sale. Unique flavors of “The Piney Curtain” of East Texas, “The Acadian Coast” along the Gulf, “Hill Country” of Central Texas, “Tex-Mex” of South Texas, “Cattle Country” of the North and Northwest, and “The Green Chile Line” west of The Pecos were available.

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Chef Tracey Callahan Braised Pork with a Muscat Grape Infused Sauce

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Chef Rudy Martinez Slow Smoked Sliced Brisket

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Chef Joel “Tatu” Herrera: Grilled Beef Hearts

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Chef Johnny Hernandez Skirt Steak Chili with Blue Corn Tostada Bowl

The event was held in a private courtyard of the Marriott Plaza Hotel (in front of Hemisfair & main stage) at 555 S Alamo St., in the heart of downtown.

Participating Chefs included:

  • Bruce Auden, Biga on the Banks
  • John Brand, Hotel Emma
  • Angelina Bridges, Copa Wine Bar
  • Shane Bruns, Omni La Mansión del Rio
  • Andrew Gutierrez, The Art Institute of San Antonio
  • Johnny Hernandez, True Flavors
  • Aarron Juvera, Whiskey Cake
  • Geronimo Lopez, Botika
  • James Pedreaux, Grayze
  • Tracey Callahan, The Traveled Chef
  • Hinnerk Von Bargen, The Culinary Institute of America Texas
  • Brian West, Chef & Executive Producer of Taste of Texas Culinary Event
  • Jeff White, Boiler House

In addition to the exclusive tastings, local wines from Texas wineries, craft beer and spritzers were also included. Some of the wineries participating in the Taste of Texas Food Festival were: Spicewood Estates, Bending Branch, Brennan Vineyards, and Duchman Family Winery. Beers included Dos Equis, Sol Cerveza and Tecate.

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Spicewood Estate Tempranillo

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The courtyard was decorated in all the bright Fiesta colors and regalia you would expect. And live music helped to keep things festive. There was even a chef’s lounge where participating chefs could enjoy a cool area out of the Texas sun and relax.

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Dazzling Occasions Event Services

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Chef Lounge

This first annual Taste of Texas Food Festival was a big hit. If you didn’t get tickets to this year’s event, I hope to see you at Taste of Texas Food Festival 2018!

**Full Disclosure: I received a ticket to the event in exchange for my coverage.  All opinions are 100% mine. 

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