Live Fire! Party Funds Local Culinary Grants
Kicking off a busy weekend of food and wine events around Central Texas, the Austin Food & Wine Alliance hosts Live Fire!, a delicious sip and stroll event at the Salt Lick Barbecue's Pecan Grove Pavilion on the banks of Onion Creek on Thursday, April 25.
A roster of top chefs from Austin, Houston, and San Antonio will serve signature beef dishes ranging from tacos to ramen to curry. Guests can enjoy 30 selections of wines, ciders, and spirits, four Austin craft beers, and even cold-brewed Cuvee coffee. The menu is irresistible:
Aaron Franklin of Franklin’s Barbecue – Brisket
Rene Ortiz of Sway – Jungle Curry with beef, red chili, and coconut cream
Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due Supper Club – Flatiron tacos with carrot top salsa
Jason Dady of Jason Dady Restaurants in San Antonio – Tongue and Cheek beef
Laura Sawicki of Sway – Smoked Hazelnut and Chocolate S’mores
Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic – Roast culotte of beef w/ pickled strawberries
Josh Watkins of the Carillon – Richardson Farm beef chuck ribs
Randy Rucker of Briar & Bramble in Houston – Corned and smoked beef ribs
Kristine Kittrell of Mulberry – Coconut beef with blistered beans
Sonya Cote’ and Tink Pinkard of Homegrown Revival – Flank steak roulade
Jesse Perez of Arcade in San Antonio – Matambre with rice and chorizo
Eric Lucas of Whole Foods Market in Austin – Beef Argentine style
Scott Roberts of Salt Lick BBQ – Brisket-stuffed mushrooms, brisket tacos
Tatsu Aikawa of Ramen Tatsu-Ya – Oxtail Ramen with beef tongue chashu
Jeff Martinez of El Chile Café & Cantina – Lengua de res (beef tongue)
Janina O’Leary of Trace – Meyer lemon budino, chocolate Bourbon s’mores
Jodi Elliott of Foreign & Domestic – Butterscotch, strawberry & hazelnut parfait
Musical entertainment will be provided by Grammy-award winner guitarist Red Volkeart.
Proceeds from the event will fund the Alliance's culinary grants program for chefs, farmers, artisan food producers, and food-focused non-profits. This line up and menu are far too good to miss: Tickets for Live Fire! are $75 and can be purchased here.