Food Events

Sept. 23-29

Ben Willcott of Texas French Bread
Ben Willcott of Texas French Bread (Photo by John Anderson)

› Chef Quirino "Q" Silva continues the Chef Exposed cooking demo series at Cannoli Joe's (4715 Hwy. 290 W.) with a three-course dinner and wine pairings. $45 all inclusive. Reservations necessary: Friday, Sept. 23, 6:30pm.

› Help the Texas Campaign for the Environment celebrate 20 years of important work at its Trash Makeover Fashion & Art Reuse Challenge at the Highland Mall: a runway fashion show, plus a walk-around tasting of dishes made with local, sustainable foods by some of Austin's best chefs. Tickets ($50) can be purchased in advance at Saturday, Sept. 24, 7pm.

› The Rude Mechanicals' Oyster Club throws its first party of the year with a Texas Gulf seafood feast at the Plant at Kyle. Free to members ($175 annual fee) or $50 a person, which can be applied to membership. Sunday, Sept. 25, 4-7pm.

› Houndstooth Coffee (4200 N. Lamar #120) hosts a three-week Palate Explor­ation series for coffee novices and aficionados. $65 for the series; make necessary reservations at the shop. Sundays, Sept. 25-Oct. 9, 7-8pm.

› Chef Jason Dodge and mixologist Michael Menley present A Torrid Affair on the grounds of Springdale Farm (755 Springdale Rd.). The party includes a five-course supper with specialty cocktail pairings to benefit the Dell Children's Medical Center and the Sustainable Food Center. Tickets ($100) can be purchased online ( or at Springdale Farms' Saturday morning farmstand. Monday, Sept. 26, 7:30pm.

› Enjoy a Farmhouse Table Chef's Dinner prepared by chef Ben Willcott at Texas French Bread (2900 Rio Grande). $45 plus tax and tip; reservations necessary: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30pm.

› Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars (10000 Research #130) offers two events: Learn the practical uses of olive oil in cooking with chef Carlos Crusco (Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6-8pm, $55). Enjoy pairing balsamic vinegars with cheese and wine in a class led by cheesemongers John and Kendall Antonelli. (Thurs­day, Sept. 29, 7-8:30pm, $40). Reservations necessary: 342-2344.

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