Throughout the year, Culinaria hosts many events that showcase the best food and wine that San Antonio has to offer!

From food trucks to fine dining, our events offer something for foodies of all flavors!

 

Culinaria Festival Week



May 19-22, 2016

Festival Week, Culinaria’s popular gustatory get-together, features multiple events over the course of four days! From food trucks to haute cuisine, beer to champagne, Festival Week truly offers something for everyone! The 2016 lineup is shaking out to be the best yet! For more information on all of the events that make up Festival Week, click here!

Want to show San Antonio your culinary prowess? We’re always looking for more talent to highlight! Email info@culinariasa.org for Chef participation information.

Interested in participating in one or more of the Festival Week events? Email info@culinariasa.org for vendor opportunities!

La Cantera Resort & Spa



May 19-23, 2016

Your San Antonio escape starts here, high atop the rolling hills and manicured grounds of the AAA® Four Diamond La Cantera Resort & Spa. The Texas Hill Country resort offers authentic experiences for guests, whether it’s relaxing in an exclusive pool cabana or discovering the hidden wonders of the Texas Hill Country.

Looking to stay on site during Festival Week? Click here to view La Cantera Hill Resort & Spa’s room availability and rates during May 19-23, 2016!

Underground Kitchen (The Dinners)


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May 19, 2016

Locations To Be Announced All Over Town

Throw the stuffy, long dinner away and dive into the Underground Kitchen as we shake things up a bit and bring chefs, winemakers and mixologists to unique venues. These dinners will resemble more of an evening with friends around your own dining table or backyard patio. Okay fine, we’re throwing in one or two stuffy dinners.

Chez Vatel Bistro, Reservations Call: (210) 828-3141 (Chez Vatel Bistro Menu)

The Farm Dinner
6:30 PM, The Culinaria Farm
$85
Be one of the first to dine in Magnolia Halle for a sampling of what’s in store for the upcoming Culinaria Farm. Chef Jeff White (Boiler House), Chef Robert Fleming and the Magnolia Pancake Haus team along with a few friends including Chef Luis Colon (Folc), Chef Josh Cross and Chef Robbie Nowlin (Boudro’s and Zinc) will create a multiple-course dinner. Special guests Janice Mondavi and Alycia Mondavi bring The Divining Rod wines to the table along with Dr. & Mrs. Richard Becker with Becker Vineyards. The rustic elegance under the stars and family-style serving with wines to enjoy make this a perfect evening with friends. For tickets to this dinner only, visit https://culinariafarmdinner.eventbrite.com.

Becker Luncheon



Becker Vineyards Lavender Haus
May 20, 2016 11:30 AM
SOLD-OUT

There is plenty of wine at this star-studded event among the vines of one of the Texas Hill Country’s most prominent wineries, Becker Vineyards. Four popular South Texas chefs, James Moore, Grayze; Gino Gabriel, Becker Vineyards; Luis Colon, Folc; and Anne Ng, Bakery Lorraine will pair dishes along with guest winemakers. The result is an afternoon ever so tasty, informative, and the ideal way to start the weekend. Prepare to stay all day, this event is a leisurely one: eat and sip, tour the winery, learn more on Texas’ wine-making history and usher in a new festival weekend.

Back To Bubbles



May 20, 2016 7:00 PM – 10:00PM
$75 in advance, $100 at the door
La Cantera Resort & Spa – Adult Pool

Parking for Back to Bubbles: Self Parking will take place in the West Lot only. Valet parking will take place on the front drive at a rate of $20 per car.

Click here to purchase tickets for this event.

High end and Fabulous, this event is all that sparkles. With a secluded setting at La Cantera Resort & Spa, our guests will have the opportunity to enjoy an intimate evening with local chefs and vineyards paired with a beautiful setting. We’ve resurrected a favorite that will prove to be elegance defined.

Tacos And Talk (And Tasting)



May 21, 2016 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$50 ($75 at the door) – Ages 21 & Older
$10 – Under 21, free – 5 & Under
La Cantera Resort & Spa Plaza San Saba

Parking for Tacos and Talk (And Tasting): Self Parking in Westridge only, and Valet parking on a first come first served basis for $20 per car. Once Valet is full, all parking will be Self and at Westridge.

Click here to purchase tickets for this event.

What do Tacos, Queso Fountains, Salsa Bars, and Seminars ranging from Wine Sampling to Mixology at Home have in common? All of these components will be featured at our Tacos and Talk (And Tasting) event during our annual Wine and Food Festival! One ticket allows you access to all things happening during the day!

Tacos and Talk (And Tasting) Schedule:

11:00AM – Tempranillos of Texas (La Sierra)

11:30AM – Taco Town (Plaza San Saba)
We know San Antonio’s best in this category and we’ve never met a taco we didn’t like. Celebrate San Antonio with chef driven tacos  that range in flavor like our culturally influenced city. Lcoal chefs and visitng chefs take you on a taco tour where you’ll find it’s a little bit spicy and there’s plenty of flavor.

11:30AM – American Whiskey (Sire)
Redeem Yourself! Come and learn about the rich heritage of American Whiskey and history of American spirits.

12:30PM – Speak Like a Somm (La Sierra)
Visiting guest Joseph Carr (Joseph Carr and Josh Wines)

1:00PM – Coffee & Booze (Sire)
Coffee and cocktails have been viewed as two seperate worlds. We are going to take you on a journey showing you how these two worlds of craft are becoming one.

2:00PM – Texas Fine Wine Seminar
It’s time for a Texas Two-Sip!
Don’t miss this session where you can put your blind tasting skills to work.  Five Texas wines will be blind tasted against their international counterparts and you get to assess the wines and take a guess on which wines are from Texas.  Count on a lot of fun and a few surprises. Hosted by Texas Fine Wine – a group of five distinctive wineries dedicated to making quality wines from Texas appellation vineyards – Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards.

2:45PM – Demo with Chef Rowan (Plaza San Saba)
Culinaria is proud to welcome real life Celebrity Chef Rowan to the Festival for a fascinating culinary demo. His passion for food, cooking with some of San Antonio’s great chefs and a chance to tackle a few items off of his bucket list before leaving in June for a much needed bone marrow transplant bring this 9-year old culinary sensation to Culinaria. He’s accompanied by Chef Jeff of Copa Wine Bar for a demo that is sure to please everyone’s palates.

4:00PM – Mixology at Home (City View Terrace)
Make sense of the American Mixology revolution and learn about the history of drinks, how to set up your home bar, how to navigate your local Craft Bar and make a drink or two in the process.

 

The Grand Tasting (Re-imagined)



May 21, 2016 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
$100 ($125 at the door) – Ages 21 & Older
La Cantera Resort & Spa – San Antonio Ballroom

Parking for The Grand Tasting: Self Parking in Westridge only, and Valet parking on a first come first served basis for $20 per car. The Valet stand will be set up in the Grille Lot, as this is the closest spot to the Ballroom event. Once Valet is full, all parking will be Self and at Westridge.

Click here to purchase tickets for this event.

The re-imagined Grand Tasting: creations by talented local and guest chefs along with wine as well as spirits brought to you at one spectacular event. This long-running event of Culinaria will feature some spectacular elements and all of the sights and sounds that make such a celebration complete. The limited access to the tasting will give you the opportunity to personally engage with some of the top and carefully selected local chefs who bring their premium cuisine. Also included: dancing, music and entertainment you’ll need to see to believe. It’s too hot to print.

Chef VIP After Party:
Hosted by: Chef Jason Dady
Location/Time: Tre Enoteca (555 W Bitters Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216) / following the conclusion of The Grand Tasting
Entry: Invitation and for Chefs only!

Burgers, BBQ & Beer



May 22, 2016 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
$50 ($75 at the door)
$10 – Under 21, free – 5 & Under
La Cantera Resort & Spa – West Lot

Parking for Burgers, BBQ & Beer: Self Parking in Westridge only, and Valet parking on a first come first served basis for $20 per car. Once Valet is full, all parking will be Self and at Westridge.

Click here to purchase tickets for this event. 

The Grills are Hot, the Burgers are Big and the Beer is Cold. We know you’re all about that smoke and meat. So, rest assured Burgers, BBQ & Beer is here and you can throw down with your favorite chefs. The smoke and smells will lead you to your favorite chefs; you’re in charge of pairing their creations with a beer, cocktail or glass of wine. A recipe for the perfect afternoon event, pick your creation and we’ll award the chef who brings it home. Roll up your sleeves and dig in, the bib is optional.

Rambling Rosé


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Becker Vineyards
August 6, 2016
Two sessions: 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
$25

Becker Vineyards, the nationally recognized winery, sets the stage for an afternoon that’s perfect for the end of the summer. Rambling Rosé attendees are given the opportunity to sample some wonderful rosé wines, including one from Becker Vineyards. Experience the wines through a blind tasting with a panel of experts that will help guide you through a palate of flavors.

TICKETS:  Visit our Ticket page to buy tickets for this amazing event!

WHAT TO WEAR: Casual Winery Attire

WHAT TO EXPECT:  A blind tasting panel led by industry greats!

ADDRESS:  464 Becker Farms Road, Stonewall Texas, 78671

HOW TO CONNECT: Facebook: facebook.com/CulinariaSanAntonio Twitter: @culinariasa and Instagram: @culinariasa

RESTAURANT WEEKS


RW FIG 2
August 13-27, 2016
Various Restaurants
Tier 1: $15 Lunch and $35 Dinner 
Tier 2: $10 Lunch and $25 Dinner

Restaurant Week celebrates food at all of our local restaurants! It is a cross section of the San Antonio culinary scene that encompasses a diverse range of cuisines and includes some of our most time-honored restaurants and buzz-worthy newcomers. The experience gives visitors and residents the opportunity to experience the quality, variety and hospitality that embody the San Antonio dining experience. Bon appétit San Antonio! (Reservations aren’t required but are a good idea!  Call restaurants directly to book reservations.)

For more details, including the list of participating restaurants and available menus, visit our San Antonio Restaurant Week page here!

HOW TO CONNECT: Facebook: facebook.com/CulinariaSanAntonio Twitter: @culinariasa and Instagram: @culinariasa

 

CHEFS & CELLARS


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Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio – Skills Kitchen
Sunday, September 2016
5:00 PM
Sold Out!

This exclusive evening will take place once again inside the Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio kitchen while five chefs dazzle 12 guests each with a multi-course menu paired with rare and fine wines from private cellar owners. It’s truly a unique event and one that highlights the culinary talent in San Antonio.

TICKETS:  Seats are limited for this event! Please contact the Culinaria office at 210-822-9555 or email info@culinariasa.org for seats!

WHAT TO WEAR:  While the event might be exclusive, leave the ties and cocktail dresses at home. Business Casual is the attire for the evening.

WHAT TO EXPECT:  Interaction with chefs, wine donors and other guests with an amazing menu and flight of wines.

HOW TO CONNECT: Facebook: facebook.com/CulinariaSanAntonio Twitter: @culinariasa and Instagram: @culinariasa

 

Culinaria 5K Wine & Beer Run


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March 2017

RUN. WINE. BEER. CHEFS. FUN. Okay, there’s more to it than that. Come enjoy the race in a beautiful setting geared for your senses and your taste buds. Gather your friends for a team or meet new ones at the race. There’s a race expo to get you equipped for all your race day needs and a reception like none other. Run. Drink. Give at the tastiest run in town. #EatDrinkGive.