Culinaria 5K Wine and Beer Run


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Saturday, March 21st, 2015 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The Shops at La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78256

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. Online registration opens December 8, 2014!

For more details, visit our 5k Wine & Beer Run page here!

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

 

CULINARIA FESTIVAL WEEK MAY – May 13-17, 2015

THE DINNERS


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Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 13-15 
For two nights only, a selection of some of the best chefs San Antonio has to offer will team up with experienced wine makers (and other beverage producers) to bring a uniquely intimate, yet educational dining experience to those lucky enough to secure a reservation. There are many delectable options to choose from and we don’t envy the decisions you will have to make! We’ll post the menus on our website for these dinners as we receive them.

 

FOOD TRUCK EVENT  PRESENTED BY H-E-B


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H-E-B Alon Market
May 14, 2015
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$10 – for 21 and older ($20 at the door)
$5 – for under 21, 5-under – free

Ticket price includes entry into the event and beverages. Food from the trucks is sold separately.

Come out and enjoy the family friendly Food Truck Event presented by H-E-B. San Antonio’s favorite food trucks will be cooking up two of their most popular dishes for you to devour – which means you have many options – and should probably bring a friend or five to divide and conquer! With all of that tasty food, you’ll want to quench your thirst… and the H-E-B Wine Garden and selections of beer, will do the trick.

If that’s not enough to have you first in line to buy tickets, know that you can bring your own lawn chairs to sit back and relax, shop on Vendor Row or take part in all of the “extras” that H-E-B offers to guests. Really, we think we had you at Food Truck…

TICKETS:  Ticket price includes entry into the event and beverages. Food from the trucks is sold separately. Visit our Ticket page to buy tickets for this amazing event.

WHAT TO WEAR: Casual attire reigns supreme!

WHAT TO EXPECT:  Food Trucks galore, H-E-B Wine Garden & Kid’s Zone and so much more!

ADDRESS:  10003 NW Military Hwy

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

 

BECKER LUNCHEON


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Becker Vineyards Lavender Haus Reception Hall
May 15, 2015
11:30 AM
$75 Advance Purchase Only

Friday may be the end of the work week, but, for Culinaria, it signals the start of a weekend full of activities, starting with the popular Luncheon at Becker Vineyards.  The Beckers play host to four local chefs each taking one course of the meal and pairing it with the Culinaria’s guest winemakers for the week.  The result is an afternoon that is tasty, informative and the perfect way to kick off the weekend.

This year’s featured chefs and restaurants include: Chef Cullen Holle, Tre Trattoria Downtown, Chef Michael Mata, the St. Anthony, Chef Jeff White, the Boiler House and Elaine Bicknell, Elaine’s Table with wines from Becker Vineyards, Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards and Messina Hof Winery.

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

WHAT TO WEAR: Casual Winery Wear! 

WHAT TO EXPECT:  A fabulous luncheon hosted by Dr. Richard and Mrs. Bunny Becker at a beautiful vineyard. 

ADDRESS:  464 Becker Farms Road, Stonewall Texas, 78671

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

 

THE BEST OF MEXICO


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The Shops at La Cantera
May 15, 2015
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
$50 in advance, $65 at the door

It’s a little bit spicy, a little bit saucy and a whole lot of flavor! Local and visiting chefs take you on a culinary tour of Mexico – right here in San Antonio. Experience Oaxaca, Veracruz and more in one evening – and pair those bites with a bit of tequila, a tasty cocktail, a specialty beer or glass of wine. Colao spices up the night once again with live entertainment and a silent auction gives you a chance to take home a token of the evening.

TICKETS:  Visit our Tickets page to buy tickets for this amazing event.

WHAT TO EXPECT: An escape from San Antonio and a journey through Mexico as you are treated to an explosion of flavor and flare!

WHAT TO WEAR:  This event is a fun and spicy indoor-outdoor event!
Sombreros are welcomed – although cocktail attire seems most prevalent.

ADDRESS:  The Shops at La Cantera, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, the event is near The Falls.

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

 

TASTE TEST EDUCATION A.K.A….THE SEMINARS

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Location TBA – May 16, 2015
$30 each, Advance Purchase Only (Special Deal – Purchase all four for $100!)
More details to come on time, and ticket prices!

TICKETS:  Visit our Ticket page to buy tickets for these seminars!

LOCATION:  2801 N St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78212

 

 

THE GRAND TASTING BUBBLE ROOM


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The Grand Tasting Bubble Room
Lonesome Dove at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
May 16, 2015
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$150 Advance Purchase Only

Early access – check! High-end champagne and spirits – check! Limited number of guests – check! The VIP treatment for our grandest of events gives you early entrance, chef prepared small bites and plenty of bubbles to quench your thirst. We recognize your VIP status – and your red carpet treatment also opens the door for your entrance into the Grand Tasting.

Discounts do not apply for the Grand Tasting Bubble Room and tickets are advance purchase only. With the limited number of tickets, this VIP access is sure to sell out fast!

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

WHAT TO EXPECT:  Exclusive Access

WHAT TO WEAR:   After all the previous laidback festival events, this is THE event to break-in those fabulous heels and gentlemen can wear their favorite tie!

ADDRESS:  “The Lonesome Dove” 200 E Market St.  San Antonio, Texas 78205

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

 

THE GRAND TASTING


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The Grotto at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
May 16, 2015
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
$100 ($125 at the door) – Ages 21 & Older

Taste until you can taste no more… that is the theme of this Grand Tasting. The chefs and restaurants that participate in this event are carefully selected and bring their A-game! If the food is this tasty, the beverages have to stand out as well, which means that this event gives you the chance to learn what’s hot before your friends discover the newest trends (unless they’re with you – then it’s a race to the finish). Amazing wine and delicious cocktails add to this night of perfection. Take a break from the tasting to listen to the live entertainment and bid, bid, bid on the silent auction. Then, repeat as necessary.

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

WHAT TO EXPECT:  An elegant night in a unique venue with exquisite chefs makes for a night to remember!

COST:  This event now has limited tickets available… Due to the exclusivity of the event, we are now preparing for a quick sell out!  Don’t wait on these tickets, they won’t be here long!

WHAT TO WEAR:   After all the previous laidback festival events, this is THE event to break-in those fabulous heels and gentlemen can wear their favorite tie!

ADDRESS:  “The Grotto” (Riverwalk Level) of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205

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

 

SUNDAY MORNING BRUNCH AT CASA HERNAN


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May 17, 2015
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
$50 (advance purchase only)
Sunday brunch is always a favorite! Make it even more special by celebrating it with Chef Johnny Hernandez as he takes you through an exquisite culinary journey of traditional Mexican flavors. The sights, the smells and the taste of it all with delightful cocktails and entertainment are the perfect way to start your Sunday Fun-Day!

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

ADDRESS: Casa Hernan, 411 E Cevallos Street

WHAT TO WEAR: Casual Brunch Attire

WHAT TO EXPECT:  Chef Johnny Hernandez will take you on a brunching tour of his favorites. 

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

 

BURGERS & BEER


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May 17, 2015
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
$45 ($55 at the door)
$10 – Under 21, 5-under – free

The saying goes, “Don’t Mess with Texas,” and that includes our Burgers and Beer. Follow the sights and smells – to your favorite chefs grilling up their specialty. This is so much more than your backyard barbecue – but, definitely includes all of the elements – burgers and the beer along with music and a fun, relaxed setting. Our challenge to you – to pick a favorite from all of the divine creations!

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

ADDRESS: The Pearl 200 East Grayson Street, San Antonio, TX 78215

WHAT TO WEAR: This is an outdoor event with room for the kids to play!

WHAT TO EXPECT:  An afternoon of fun and burgers!

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

 

RAMBLING ROSÉ


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August 8, 2015
Becker Vineyards
Two sessions: 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
$25 per person

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. Chef John Brand, Executive Chef of Hotel Emma (opening Spring 2015), will prepare tasty bites to savor with the wines.

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   and Twitter: @culinariasa

 

RESTAURANT WEEKS


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August 15-29, 2015
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!

 

CHEFS & CELLARS


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Sunday, September 13, 2015 5:00 PM
Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio – Skills Kitchen
$300 per person (VERY limited seating)

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   and Twitter: @culinariasa