'Saveur' Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival Event Schedule

If you've got the money, you've got a great time in store.

Registration for the events listed below is closed, but unsold tickets can be purchased at the festival registration desk at the Four Seasons Hotel throughout the festival. Call 542-WINE for more information, or visit www.texaswineandfood.org.


Thursday, April 3

9:30-11:30am

The Farmer's Market: Seasonable, Local, Sustainable

With Deborah Madison, Sara Sweetser Bolton (Pure Luck Dairy), Larry Butler and Carol Ann Sayles (Boggy Creek Farms), Mark Paul and Eric Polzer (Wink), Mark Skrabacz (Sustainable Food Center), Linda Lehmusvirta (Central Texas Gardener). Barr Mansion, $25.

Noon-2:30pm

Savor the Hill Country Luncheons

With wine and wine-country cuisine at Becker Vineyards (sold out), Fall Creek Vineyards (sold out), and Spicewood Vineyards. $40/person, $10/person bus fare from Four Seasons.

3-4:30pm

Wine Tasting Without Raised Pinkies

With Saveur Editor Colman Andrews. Driskill, $45.

4-5:30pm

Have Your Cake and Drink It Too: Desserts and Dessert Wine

With desserts from 1886 Cafe & Bakery, BIGA on the Banks, Cafe at the Four Seasons, the Hotel Adolphus, the Mansion at Judges Hill, Poody's, and Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe and wines from Becker Vineyards, Llano Estacado Winery, Messina Hof Winery, Texas Hills Vineyard, and more. 1886 Cafe & Bakery at the Driskill, $40.

7pm

Rare and Fine Wine Charity Auction

Four Seasons, $125/person (tables for 10 available).


Friday, April 4

10am-noon

Cooking Class: Lowcountry Cooking With Louis Osteen

Central Market North, $55. Limited class space.

11:30am-3:30pm

Back at the Ranch: Wild Game, Good Grilling, and Wine to Boot!

With Bobby Flay, Robert McGrath, Jeff Blank, Grady Spears, David Garrido, Dotty Griffith.

TDS Wild Game Ranch, $95/person, $10/person bus fare from Four Seasons.

2-3:30pm

Kitchenware Seminar: Rattle Them Pots and Pans

With Jean-Luc Salles.

Texas Culinary Academy, $55.

3-4:30pm

Cigar Smoker & Tequila Chaser

With Laurence Kretchmer and Lucinda Hutson.

Sullivan's Steakhouse, $55.

3:30-5pm

Riedel Glass Comparison Tasting

With Paul Roberts and Dana Ginavan.

Stephen F. Austin Hotel, $95.

4-5:30pm

Wine and Food Pairing 101: The Basics of Marrying Good Things to Eat and Drink

With Danny Meyer.

Four Seasons, $45.

7-9:30pm

"Stars Across Texas" Grand Tasting

Featuring 40 restaurants, as well as Texas and national wines.

Driskill, $95.

9:30-11pm

Cigars Under the Stars

With Kinky Friedman.

Driskill, free.


Saturday, April 5

8:30-9:30am

A Lovely Way to Start the Day: A Lowcountry Breakfast With Louis Osteen

Four Seasons, $40.

9-10am

"Hair of the Dog" Brunch

Driskill, $40.

9:30-10:30am

Texas Wine Seminar: Vinter's Pick ... the Best of the Bunch

Moderated by Sarah Jane English.

Four Seasons, $25.

10:45am-noon

Varietal Roulette: A Tutored Tasting

Moderated by Joshua Wesson.

Four Seasons, $40.

12:15-2:15pm

Winemaker Luncheons

Eddie V's Edgewater Grille with chef Steve Warner.

Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe with chef Scott Olson.

Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab with chef Johnny Carino.

$50.

2:30-4pm

American Artisanal Cheese & Wine Primer

Led by Paula Lambert, Ike Johnson, and Paul Roberts.

Roy's Restaurant. $55.

3-4:30pm

Exploring Heritage Clones

Moderated by Michael Vilim.

Stephen F. Austin Hotel, $60.

4-5:30pm

Super Premium Cult Wine Horizontal Tasting Featuring Nickel & Nickel

Moderated by Michael Bonadies.

Four Seasons, $75.

7pm

"Cooking Across America": Culinary Masters Dinner

Hosted by Colman Andrews; with multicourse meal, wines, the Who's Who in Food and Wine in Texas Awards, Saveur Authentic Stars of Texas Awards, and silent auction.

Four Seasons, $175.


Sunday, April 6

Noon-4pm

Saveur Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Fair

The Salt Lick, $40 in advance.

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