Are you ready for an extraordinary culinary event unlike any other? Visit San Antonio and Culinaria have partnered with the world-renowned James Beard Foundation to bring the Tasting Texas, Wine + Food Festival to life at historic Travis Park in the heart of beautiful downtown San Antonio. Be a part of the first-ever statewide culinary festival to partner with the James Beard Foundation and attend this four-day culinary “festival with a purpose” showcasing distinguished top culinary leaders across the U.S. and Mexico, up-and-coming chefs from all across Texas and diverse culinary talent. Join us and experience vast culinary offerings in the Culinary Capital of Texas – San Antonio!
Realizing a shared vision with the James Beard Foundation to make good food for good™, and spotlight women and minority communities, a partnership between the Foundation, Visit San Antonio, and Culinaria was a natural progression. Proceeds from Tasting Texas will benefit the James Beard Foundation’s scholarship programs, which in turn, provide opportunities for minority culinary talent to develop their skills and experience. Further, by providing high-level exposure to chefs from Texas, the city of San Antonio, and others across the country, Tasting Texas aims to help the restaurant industry, locally and nationally, grow from the devastating financial effects of the pandemic.
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”
Come for the Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival, stay for the authentic experience of a welcoming city rich in diverse cultures and heritage with over 300 years of history. Book your trip today and see what we mean.
Back for its second year, Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival invites all – foodies and lovers of new experiences alike, to enjoy an incredible culinary event in the Culinary Capital of Texas – San Antonio! The Festival arrives once again in the Alamo City October 26-29, 2023 at Travis Park, and tickets are on sale now!
Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes this year’s Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival. This year, for the first time, festival organizers Culinaria and Visit San Antonio are partnering with the James Beard Foundation to bring 4 days of culinary extravagance to San Antonio.
San Antonio is the city of gastronomy- and for a good reason. Food from across the city is just bursting with equal notes of culture, flavor, and fun. So, whether you are looking for more traditional meals or a spin on a cultural classic, there is no shortage of places to eat and drink here!
Chef Elizabeth Johnson of Pharm Table, San Antonio’s signature, nationally recognized plant-forward restaurant, will participate in the James Beard Foundation’s 10th annual Taste America culinary series, it was recently announced. Chef Johnson will be the only San Antonio-based chef and one of only 20 U.S. chefs included in this year’s events, which will take place from June 2022 through March 2023.
Texas is in the national spotlight when it comes to food, and this fall, San Antonio will play host to an innovative, Texas-sized showcase of the Lone Star State’s culinary stars.
San Antonio, a multicultural city with a continuously evolving and robust culinary scene, earned a total of seven separate nominations in five different categories.
About Visit San Antonio
Visit San Antonio’s vision is to elevate San Antonio as a must-experience destination where Texas culture and history begins. Visit San Antonio is bringing the world to San Antonio.
Culinaria is committed to promoting San Antonio as a premier food and wine destination while fostering community growth and enrichment within the city we call home.
About the James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, support, and elevate the people behind America’s food culture and champion a standard of good food anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability.