Events and Local Food Happenings: Week of May 30

The Culinary Trust - Three Hot Chefs eventThree Hot Chefs!
IACP Culinary Trust Benefit
-Wednesday, June 1 8pm – 10:30pm
-$135 per person
-Hotel Saint Cecelia
-112 Academy Drive, 78704 [Austin]

The Culinary Trust, philanthropic partner of the IACP for over twenty-five years, solicits, manages and distributes funds for educational and charitable programs that provide culinary professionals with the tools and opportunities to learn and act on critical issues in the world of food.

The exclusive Hotel Saint Cecilia tucked away in Austin’s trendy South Congress neighborhood is where three exciting guest chefs – Austin’s Tyson Cole, chef of the acclaimed Uchi and Uchiko (one of GQ’s 10 best new restaurants), along with Holly Smith of Kirkland, Washington’s Café Juanita and Brad Farmerie of New York’s Public will showcase the fusion of great taste and fresh, healthy ingredients in a memorable evening presented by the California Table Grape Commission.

In a setting known for its music, edgy art and vintage décor, guests will sample a variety of dishes, meet and mingle with the chefs and bid on unique experiences in a special auction. Proceeds support the Trust’s mission of providing culinary professionals with the tools and opportunities to understand and act on critical issues in the world of food.

Purchase tickets here

Edible Texas Wine & Food Match

Edible Texas Wine & Food Match
Sponsored by Greenling & Whole Foods Market

-Friday, June 3- 7pm – 10pm
-$100
-AT&T Executive Conference & Education Center 1900 University Avenue, 78705

Five finalists will compete by each serving a three course tasting menu pairing Texas wine and food. Come be a guest at this stellar first-time event!

This event is open to 150 guests and is a featured event of the 2011 International Association of Culinary Professionals’ Annual Conference in Austin. Benefits the newly launched nonprofit Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts.

The Competitors

Chef Kelly Casey, Hudson’s on the Bend (Jeff Blank) paired with Messina Hof Winery • Inwood Estates • Stone House Vineyards

Chef Patrick James Edwards, Bin 555 Restaurant and Wine Bar (Jason Dady) paired with Becker Vinyards

Chef David Garrido, Garrido’s Restaurant (David Garrido) paired with Fall Creek Vineyards • Sister Creek Vineyards

Chef Josh Raymer, Navajo Grill (Josh Raymer) paired with Perissos Vineyards and Winery • Messina Hof Winery

Chef Peter Smith, JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa (Marriott International) paired with Flat Creek Estate

Purchase tickets here

Green Gate Farms Hootenanny

Hootenanny at Green Gate Farms
Family Fun! Live Music! Potluck Dinner! Silent Auction!
-Saturday, June 4
-Fun starts at 3pm, Dinner at 6pm
-176 Howard Lane , 78602 [Bastrop]

Come celebrate Green Gate Farms 5th Anniversary, farmers’ birthdays and launch of New Farm Institute at our River Farm along the banks of the Colorado River (15m east of Canoga Ave farm).

Explore a new organic farm-in-the-making, go on hayrides, take a strawbale building workshop, enjoy live music, vendors like Wanderlust Artisanal Ice Cream, maybe even learn to yodel. Guests welcome to swim, canoe, kayak and camp. Just bring a shareable dish for the potluck dinner; Roasted Green Gate pork and goat meat provided, grilled by incomparable El Locavore Catering.

Spread the word. Invite all your friends. Fun begins at 3:00 on Saturday, June 4. Live music at 5:00; Potluck Dinner begins at 6:00. Location: 176 Howard Lane, Bastrop, 78602. Activities posted atwww.greengatefarms.net

Awakening the Dreamer event

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

-Sunday, June 5
– 2pm – 6pm; please arrive by 1:45pm
– $25/person; child care available for $5/child
-Unity of Wimberly, 455 White Wings Rd. 78676 [Wimberly]

A Monumental Experiential Symposium

Renowned spiritual leaders, activists and top scientists present consensus data and current thinking inviting us to :

• Hear about the state of our planet

• Understand how we got here

• Feel empowered to effect change

Awakening the Dreamer Mission: To bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on the planet.

To learn more about the symposium, watch the video trailer here

Due to the popularity of this event, please reserve your seat.

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