The Austin Food & Wine Festival Returns!

Annual celebration of succulence and slaking will fête you this fall

Gourmands, rejoice! The Austin Food & Wine Festival will return for its 12th year, transforming Auditorium Shores into a bright spectacle of food, wine, and assorted spirits in the (hallelujah!) much cooler days coming our way this fall: Sat.-Sun., Nov. 4-5.

Top-tier talents from across the country will be flying in to supercharge the locally centered celebration of all that’s edible, nourishing, and yum in the culinary realm. Brought to vibrant life by FOOD & WINE magazine and C3 Presents, this is one of Austin’s favorite festivals in a town famous for festivals – and you know the thing’s gonna sell out like Aunt Dorothy’s prize-winning hotcakes. So, if you’d like to sign up for presale access to claim tickets (beginning on Tue., Aug. 22, 10am)? Why, citizen, here’s the everlovin’ link right now!

You want more details? Like, who are these so-called top-tier talents? Look:

Festival attendees keen on learning from the pros can listen in as Anne Burrell (Food Network), Graham Elliot (FAR Out Hospitality), Kevin Fink (Emmer & Rye Hospitality Group), Diego Galicia and Rico Torres (Mixtli), Cheetie Kumar (Ajja), Tim Love (Lonesome Dove), Fermín Núñez (Este) and Ayesha Nurdjaja (Shuka) give you the lowdown on the culinary hoedown.

Saturday evening’s new Texas-inspired tasting event, Made In Texas, is an homage to all things Texas, foodie-style, featuring Tatsu Aikawa (Tatsu-ya), Nicola Blaque (The Jerk Shack), Junior Borges (Meridian), Anne Burrell (Food Network personality), Jo Chan (Bureau de Poste), Sonya Coté (Hillside Farmacy), Jason Dady (Dady Restaurant Group), Mike Diaz and Laura Sawicki (Oseyo), Todd Duplechan (Lenoir), Graham Elliot (FAR Out Hospitality), Michael Fojtasek and Amanda Rockman (Albert Hotel), CJ Jacobson (Aba), Cheetie Kumar (Ajja), Steve McHugh (Cured), Bradley Nicholson and Susana Querejazu (Lutie’s), Ayesha Nurdjaja (Shuka), Berty Richter (Ezov), Fiore Tedesco (L’Oco d’Oro), Amanda Turner (Olamaie), and Ling Qi Wu (Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum).

The Fire Pit portion of the festival features bites hot off the flames and the chance to interact with pitmasters and chefs cooking over live fire. Featured chefs this year include Adrian Abella and Camille De Los Reyes (Sari-Sari Supper Club), Vinnie Cimino (Cordelia), Jason Dady (Dady Restaurant Group), Leo Davila (Stixs & Stone), Harold Marmulstein (Salty Sow), and Esaul Ramos (2M Smokehouse BBQ).

The festival’s main event, the Chef Showcase, features some of Texas’ most beloved and acclaimed chefs, each serving samples of signature dishes to festival attendees: Alma Alcocer (El Alma); Tano Avila (Grizzelda’s); Laila Bazahm (El Raval); Daniel Berg (Bill’s Oyster); Barrett Black (The Original Black’s BBQ); Daniel Brooks (Chapulin Cantina and Licha’s); Raul Castillo (Honey Moon Spirit Lounge); Ji Peng Chen (Wu Chow); Krystal Craig and Ian Thurwachter (Intero); Jakub Czyszczon (Garrison); Javier Equihua (MaCoCo’s); Nick Erven (Wax Myrtle’s); Roberto Espinosa (Tacodeli); Liz Everett and Stephanie Everett Martin (Ensenada ATX); Donnie Forehand (Swift’s Attic); Joseph Gomez (Con Todo); Dante Grogg (Juliet Italian Kitchen); Kris Hammond (Daiboku); Nico Harrison (Jacoby’s); Jeffrey Hundelt (Summer House on Music Lane); Dimitrios Kelesoglou (Yamas); Dan Kennedy (Vixen’s Wedding); Brian Light (Ronin Farm & Restaurant); Enma Lopez (ABW Can-tina); Geronimo Lopez (Botika); Justin Manzi (Goodfolks); Corey McEntryre (Milo); Allie McMillan (ATX Cocina); Jason McVearry (Poke-Poke); Yovani Mejia (Cruzteca Mexican Kitchen); Eric Nathal (Austin Rôtisserie); Anne Ng and Jeremy Mandrell (Bakery Lorraine); Brian Olenjack (Lonesome Dove); Alan Paryzek (Central Machine Works Brewery); Nicole Patel (Delysia Chocolatier); Colter Peck (Elementary ATX); Pedro Quevedo and Alex Swenson (Gelato Paradiso); Paul Qui, Moto Utsunomiya, and Dominic Luzzo (East Side King); Ryan Samson (Vespaio); Jam Sanitchat (Thai Fresh); Anthony Sobotik and Kendall Melton (Lick Honest Ice Cream); Kevin Taylor (Bulevar); Noah Thibault (1417 French Bistro); Mike Warnock (The Dirdie Birdie); Nic Yanes and Janice Omadeke (Calibrate Wellness); and Kristina Zhao (DASHI Sichuan Kitchen + Bar).

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