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

April 4, 2003, Food

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

Thursday, April 3


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.


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.


Wine Tasting Without Raised Pinkies

With Saveur Editor Colman Andrews. Driskill, $45.


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.


Rare and Fine Wine Charity Auction

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

Friday, April 4


Cooking Class: Lowcountry Cooking With Louis Osteen

Central Market North, $55. Limited class space.


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.


Kitchenware Seminar: Rattle Them Pots and Pans

With Jean-Luc Salles.

Texas Culinary Academy, $55.


Cigar Smoker & Tequila Chaser

With Laurence Kretchmer and Lucinda Hutson.

Sullivan's Steakhouse, $55.


Riedel Glass Comparison Tasting

With Paul Roberts and Dana Ginavan.

Stephen F. Austin Hotel, $95.


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

With Danny Meyer.

Four Seasons, $45.


"Stars Across Texas" Grand Tasting

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

Driskill, $95.


Cigars Under the Stars

With Kinky Friedman.

Driskill, free.

Saturday, April 5


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

Four Seasons, $40.


"Hair of the Dog" Brunch

Driskill, $40.


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

Moderated by Sarah Jane English.

Four Seasons, $25.


Varietal Roulette: A Tutored Tasting

Moderated by Joshua Wesson.

Four Seasons, $40.


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.



American Artisanal Cheese & Wine Primer

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

Roy's Restaurant. $55.


Exploring Heritage Clones

Moderated by Michael Vilim.

Stephen F. Austin Hotel, $60.


Super Premium Cult Wine Horizontal Tasting Featuring Nickel & Nickel

Moderated by Michael Bonadies.

Four Seasons, $75.


"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


Saveur Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Fair

The Salt Lick, $40 in advance.

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