Full Schedule and Details Now Available for Multi-Day Culinary Festival This October
San Antonio, Texas (July 20, 2022) – Tickets are now on sale for the Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival hosted by Culinaria and Visit San Antonio and flavored by the James Beard Foundation. October 27-30, San Antonio will host top culinary leaders from across the U.S. and Mexico and showcase their talents at events ranging from walk-around tastings, intimate dinners, outdoor lunches, hands-on workshops, educational panels, and more.
Festival attendees will be able to customize their gastronomic experience by choosing between all-inclusive festival packages or a-la-carte options starting from $100. Each level grants access to events featuring James Beard Award winners, nominees, and other titans of the food and beverage industry.
TASTING TEXAS EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
- The Collective: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 6:00 p.m., Travis Park
- The festival’s flagship event located at Travis Park featuring over 100 chefs and restaurants, hundreds of beverage brands, a Texas Wine Garden, live fire activations, cooking demonstrations, educational seminars, and a mercantile market.
- Southern Hospitality: Friday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Pearl
- A mashup of food and beverage celebrating the “Y’all Means All” culture of Texas. From biscuits and gravy to hearty enchiladas and, of course, top-shelf cocktails, in a walk-around tasting event granting guest all-access to a front row seat of hospitality the Texas way.
- Celebrate Agave: Saturday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Travis Park
- Aged, sipped, neat, or mixed, this walk-around tasting event celebrates all things agave and the cuisines that embrace it.
- Lunches and Dinners: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
- Festivalgoers will have exclusive access to unique chef collaborations at dinner and lunch events held at varying locations across the city.
- Seminars and Workshops: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
- With a theme to satisfy every interest, attendees will be able to sign up for seminars and workshops across a range of topics, including hands-on, small-group activities – from crafting cocktails and smoking meat – to panel discussions on women in the beverage industry, and food and drink sampling.
- Super VIP – $1,025
- Choice of one dinner on Thursday night plus Southern Hospitality, VIP Access to all three days of The Collective, Celebrate Agave, VIP Parties and VIP Only Seminars.
- The Weekender – $600
- General Admission to The Collective (all three days), Celebrate Agave and Southern Hospitality/
- Just the Collective – $300
- All three days of The Collective. Enjoy this all-inclusive and immersive experience. All food and beverage are included. You'll only need one ticket to enjoy it all.
“Culinaria is a lover of all things wine and food. We curate experiences for those who love to enjoy amazing pairings, in all forms. We can’t wait to welcome locals and visitors to the great city of San Antonio to experience the confluence of culture found across the culinary landscape.” Suzanne Taranto-Etheredge, President and CEO, Culinaria.
“The unique culinary magic that will be available at Tasting Texas is going to charm festivalgoers and chefs alike,” said Marc Anderson, President and CEO, Visit San Antonio. “San Antonio’s real stories and true experiences will carry through The Collective at historic Travis Park as well as the intimate experiences throughout the weekend. Foodies will not want to miss this festival.”
“The schedule of Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival is full of fantastic opportunities for culinary fans to explore the growing Texas food scene,” said Clare Reichenbach, CEO of the James Beard Foundation. “We appreciate all of the work Culinaria, Visit San Antonio, and the participating chefs are doing for Tasting Texas, which benefits the Foundation’s scholarship programs and aligns with our mission of Good Food for Good.”
To buy tickets and access the full schedule, chef and beverage lineup, hotel partners, travel hosts, and more, visit CulinariaSA.org.
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Visit San Antonio:
David Gonzalez, David.Gonzalez@VisitSanAntonio.com
Evie Reichel, EVGR@ATT.Net
James Beard Foundation:
Culinaria is an independent, not-for-profit organization, committed to promoting San Antonio as a premier food and wine destination, while fostering community growth and enrichment within the city we call home. For the past 22 years, Culinaria has been promoting locally sourced food and wine experiences in the San Antonio region through community events and culinary education opportunities, including Restaurant Weeks, a festival, and many others. Proceeds from events directly support this mission, enabling Culinaria to be a largely self-sustaining organization. For more information, visit culinariasa.org or @culinariasa on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
About Visit San Antonio
Visit San Antonio is a 501(c)6 and serves as the sales and marketing arm of San Antonio as a leading leisure and meetings destination. In 2019, San Antonio welcomed approximately 41 million visitors. Hospitality is one of the top five industries in the city, contributing $15.2 billion into the local economy annually and employing 140,000 in 2019. More information about Visit San Antonio and the city’s vast offerings can be found at VisitSanAntonio.com.
About the James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation (JBF) celebrates and supports the people behind America’s food culture, while pushing for new standards in the restaurant industry to create a future where all have the opportunity to thrive. Established over 30 years ago, the Foundation has highlighted the centrality of food culture in our daily lives and is committed to supporting a resilient and flourishing industry that honors its diverse communities. By amplifying new voices, celebrating those leading the way, and supporting those on the path to do so, the Foundation is working to create a more equitable and sustainable future—what we call Good Food for Good®.
As a 501c3 non-profit organization, JBF brings its mission to life through annual Awards, industry and community-focused initiatives and programs, advocacy, and events. Current programs include the Open for Good Campaign, Chef’s Bootcamp for Policy and Change, Beard House Fellows, Legacy Network, Scholarship Programs, Smart Catch, and Women’s Leadership Programs. In addition, JBF celebrates the chefs and local independent restaurants at the heart of our communities with numerous events and partnerships nationwide throughout the year—including the Taste America culinary tour, JBF Greens events for foodies under 40, the soon-to-open Pier 57 Market Hall, food festivals, and more.