Culinaria has an Epic Lineup of Summer Events for You

Wednesday 14th, July 2021 / 16:54 Written by
Culinaria has an Epic Lineup of Summer Events for You

Culinaria Brings You Wine & Chef Dinner, Women & Whiskey, Sunset Cinema at St. Topaz and More this Summer

Culinaria summer lineup of events:


A multi-course dinner this Thursday features Italian dishes from Chef Alex Staab, a Kansas City native who has been focusing on Italian cuisine for more than a decade. His ability to elevate and refine rustic dishes while paying homage to the dishes’ origins has provided opportunities to cook around the world. Staab was headed toward a career in law, but his roots and creativity collided with the career plan and an Italian mother with a passion for authenticity in her food. He found himself conflicted and took a hiatus by working in a small, neighborhood Italian Tratorria, Deli and Grocery, owned by another passionate Italian, Jake Imperiale. Staab later left for New York where he worked with and observed the masters, then moved on to Italy where he spent time with a butcher outside of Rome and landed in one of the top Restaurants in Sardegna. He returned to Bella Napoli as the executive chef and quickly gained a reputation for his impeccable approach to Italian Heritage cuisine. He works with the Italian Consulate of Kansas City as well.

Alex’s creativity and impeccable standards led to the creation of Chicken N Pickle’s menu, which features locally-sourced menu items, hormone and antibiotic-free meat and fresh, never frozen, sides. Tickets to his chef dinners, highlighting local farmers and some of the most innovative wine producers across the country, are highly sought-after. More information & tickets here!

Women & Whiskey | Free Monthly Series, July 15 Featuring Still Austin Whiskey

Whiskey isn’t just for Jack. Whether you consider yourself a whiskey connoisseur or just ready to try something new, we invite you ladies to pull up a chair and join us for our exclusive whiskey tasting. This dark spirit offers flavors that are smart, bold, and diverse with a history just the same. Come learn, taste, and enjoy all that whiskey has to offer cheers!

The event hit of the year, the Women & Whiskey series at La Cantera Resort & Spa is back this Thursday and men, you’re invited too! Still Austin presents the tastings this week… and, a limited number of tickets have been added. Our friends from Kendra Scott will also be on hand, with a portion of sales from the evening going back to the mission of Culinaria.

RSVP with free ticket. Ticket must be presented at the door (printed or on phone). LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. Social distancing measures will be in place.

Mark your calendars (or grab your tickets now) for next month as well when Belfour Spirits will offer a special Master Class after the general tasting. Seats are very limited and a portion of ticket sales benefit Culinaria.

Sunset Cinema at St. Topaz

The pool will be open for entry beginning at 7:00PM, and movies will begin at 8:30PM. Get tickets!

Movies, Moët & Chandon Sunset Toast and the beautiful Topaz at La Cantera Resort & Spa combine for the perfect summer evening. Tickets are available for the upcoming events that include:

Thursday, July 2240-Year Old Virgin

Thursday, July 29A Simple Favor (rescheduled due to weather)

Thursday, August 5Bridesmaids

Thursday, August 19Mean Girls

When the sun goes down, Topaz transforms into a cinematic experience unlike any other. Wade in the waters or lounge by the poolside while watching your favorite new classics. Arrive to a complimentary welcome cocktail, later toast to the Hill Country with a Sunset Toast brought to you by Moët & Chandon, and enjoy a movie-watching experience you won’t find anywhere else in Texas.

Restaurant Weeks – August 14-28, 2021

We’re just a month away from San Antonio’s biggest celebration of dining. Restaurants and menus are being added daily and we can’t wait to dine-out (or carry-out) and dig in to the deliciousness. Mark your calendar for August 14-28!

Dine OUT and Dig IN at your favorite Restaurants for less during this Bi-Annual extravaganza! SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEKS delivers two weeks of Food Charm with the best eateries in town participating! THREE-COURSE Menus for Lunch ($20) And Dinner ($35 AND $45) with To-Go Options!

Participating restaurants are listed here.
Please remember that hours are subject to change along with availability of the menus. Now more than any other round, please know that our restaurant teams are working hard to provide the best experience and service while working under unusual circumstances.

Halloween Run

Saturday, October 30
The Shops at La Cantera (The Falls area)
15900 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78256

7:00 AM Pre-Race

8:00 AM Race Time

It’s baaacckkk! The Hallowine Run returns on Saturday, October 30 to The Shops at La Cantera for running (or walking), food, beverages, spontaneous dancing and plenty of treats. Costumes, families and pets are all welcome to participate!

For more information and to register go here!


Here at Culinaria, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Since 2000, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts. Just imagine what we can achieve together!

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