RESTAURANT WEEK


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January 19-24, 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!

 

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 yoga to warm you up and a race reception like none other. Run. Drink. Give at the tastiest event in town. #EatDrinkGive. Online registration opens December 8, 2014!

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

 

CULINARIA FESTIVAL WEEK MAY – May 13-17, 2015

(Here’s a look at the 2014 Festival Week Schedule)

THE DINNERS


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Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 14-16 
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.

Wednesday, May 14

Arcade Midtown Kitchen (Chef Selection of Wines & Cocktails)
(6:30 PM Start Time)
303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 111, San Antonio, TX 78215
For Reservations, call 210.369.9664
Menu for Arcade Dinner

Bliss (Willamette Valley & small production Burgundies from Elden Selections) (SOLD OUT!)
926 S Presa Street, San Antonio, TX 78210
For Reservations, call 210.225.2547
Menu for Bliss Dinner

Cured (Duchman Family Vineyards)
306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78215
For Reservations, call 210.314.4152
Menu for Cured Dinner

Francesca’s at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort (Becker Vineyards)
16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78256
For Reservations, call 210.558.2439
Menu for Francesca’s Dinner

Umai Mi (Chef Selection of Cocktails)
555 W. Bitters Road, San Antonio, TX 78216
For Reservations, call 210.496.0555
Menu for Umai Mi Dinner

Thursday, May 15

Boiler House (Blackbird Vineyards)
312 Pearl Parkway, Building 3, San Antonio, TX 78215
For Reservations, call 210.354.4644
Menu for Boiler House Dinner

Sushihana (Sommelier Selection of Wines)
(6:00 PM Start Time)
1810 NW Military Highway, San Antonio, TX 78213
For Reservations, call 210.340.7808
Menu for Sushihana Wine Dinner

Friday, May 16

The La Cantera Resort Grille (Beam Bourbon Selection)
16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78256
For Reservations, call 210.558.2439
Menu for La Cantera Resort Grille Bourbon Dinner

TIME: Most dinners begin at 7:00 PM during Culinaria Festival Week, but, please note varying start times depending on the restaurant.

COST: (price varies)

ADDRESS: (Various restaurants)

WHAT TO WEAR: This is a beautiful, exclusive night at some of San Antonio’s finest restaurants. Wear your favorite dinner attire!

WHAT TO EXPECT: Divine wine and spirits perfectly paired with delectable dishes and great company!

HOW TO GET TICKETS: Reservations are made directly with the restaurants.

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

 

FOOD TRUCK EVENT  PRESENTED BY H-E-B


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H-E-B Alon Market
May 15, 2014
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 16, 2014
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.

Menu for Becker Luncheon May 16 2014

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

 

 

FIND YOUR FOODIE BLISS WITH CHEF DAVID GILBERT


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Tuk Tuk Taproom
May 16, 2014
3:00 PM
$30 Advance Purchase Only

So, how does one start their journey growing up in Dallas, Texas, and travel across the world (literally) to work in amazing restaurants, learn from some of the best in the business, and land in San Antonio to open a new concept featuring Southeast Asian Street Food partnered with Craft Beer? Along the way, add to the list a completed book and a nomination from the James Beard Foundation as Best Chef and you have a fascinating story. A story that we think deserves its own attention and is the kick-off to a new series for Culinaria; featuring chefs and more sharing their journeys (and a few of the tastes along the way) and inspiring you to Find Your Foodie Bliss.

Once you place your order for tickets to this event, you will also have the option to purchase a copy of Kitchen Vagabond by Chef David Gilbert. After the session, he’ll autograph those copies and any copies that attendees have already purchased.

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

WHAT TO WEAR: Casual Wear! 

WHAT TO EXPECT:  Tales of one chef’s journey, opportunities for Q&A and a bit of tasting along the way.. the event wraps up with an autograph session.

ADDRESS:  1702 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78215

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

THE BEST OF MEXICO


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The Shops at La Cantera
May 16, 2014
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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BAR TBA – May 17, 2014
$30 each, Advance Purchase Only (Special Deal – Purchase all four for $100!)
11:00 AM Wine, Wine, Wine!

Get ready for an all-encompassing hour of wine, wine, and more wine. French grapes in Texas, and Texans are being recognized for their efforts in French Winemaking Competitions? France has a reputation for wine and Texas has been working hard to compete in the wine market. Some of the best new world wines inspired by old world techniques make up this two sip tasting education. Some Texas wine, some French wine and some special guests set the stage for an hour of fun!


12:30 PM Battle of the Sexes

This won’t be a classic case of Whodunit; this will solve the mystery of Whodunit better.  When we pit the female winemakers against male winemakers, it’ll be up to you to decide which gender has truly mastered the art of winemaking. So see for yourself who has what it takes – the men or the women.

2:00 PM Wine Plus Cocktails – Sold Out!!!

This tasty time is back by popular demand and better than ever with more creative cocktails that happen to incorporate your favorite wine. Everything is better with a little wine, and the pros are bringing you more delectable concoctions to entice your taste buds in a way that leaves you wanting more.

3:30 PM Small Batch Bourbon – Sold Out!!!

Are you in the mood for a smoother finish to your afternoon? For those who truly love bourbon, we bring to you small batch bourbon. Special consideration, time and perfection of the craft has gone into each bottle of small batch bourbon. Just as the name implies, the small batch bourbons featured in this Taste Test Education have each aged a minimum of six years. We invite you to taste the difference as our special guest, Heather Jensen, Whiskey Ambassador and Small Batch Bourbon Expert takes us through a tasting of these bourbons: Baker’s, Basil Hayden, Booker’s, Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, and Knob Creek Rye.

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 17, 2014
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 17, 2014
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

 

THE GRAND TASTING AFTER-PARTY (PRIVATE EVENT)


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Tre Trattoria Downtown
May 17, 2014
10:00 PM
Purchase of a Bubble Room Ticket or VIP Ticket Package is your entry to this party!

Let the splendor continue once the Grand Tasting ends by sipping and savoring the night away. Chef Jason Dady hosts this private after party Tre Trattoria Downtown, exclusively open to chefs, VIP Bubble Room ticket holders. Make sure to purchase your VIP Bubble Room tickets early as they are limited and you won’t want to miss out on rubbing elbows with some of the best chefs and premier guests in San Antonio.

 

SUNDAY MORNING BRUNCH AT CASA HERNAN (SOLD OUT!!)


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May 18, 2014
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 18, 2014
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

 

BURGERS & BEER COCKTAIL ROOM


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May 18, 2014
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
$75 ($100 at the door)

Escape the heat this year and sneak into the Stable for some cool air, exciting refreshments, and delectable dishes reserved especially for you. As a special member, not only will you get to enjoy all that Burgers & Beer has to offer but you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy music while sipping on some cocktails crafted especially for you by premier mixologists and finishing them off with some Saucy Sweets. Remember, this VIP access is exclusive, so you won’t be fighting for a seat in which to relax, nor will you be fighting for access into the exclusive Burgers & Beer After-Party – for Chefs and VIPs only – immediately following at Arcade Midtown Kitchen. Don’t find yourself stranded out in the heat; purchase a VIP ticket before they all sell out!

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

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

*Additional events for Festival Week will be announced at a later date

 

BURGERS & BEER AFTER-PARTY (Private Event)


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May 18, 2014
Arcade Midtown Kitchen
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Don’t let your fun end when the festival does! Once you’ve seen all there is to see inside of the Stable and outside at the Pearl, stop by to help Culinaria celebrate another fabulous festival come and gone with the Chefs that helped to make it happen. As we wrap up the 2014 Culinaria Festival Week, we want to share it with you, but beware – if you are not a chef or a VIP, you will be denied access, so make sure your friends purchase VIP tickets too!!

TICKETS:  Your Burgers & Beer VIP Ticket Purchase or VIP Festival Week Ticket Package are your ticket into this event.

ADDRESS: Arcade Midtown Kitchen, 303 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215

 

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 WEEK


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August 15-22, 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