Last weekend, Austin hosted it’s first annual Food & Wine Festival, and I was lucky enough to be one of the locals who spent the weekend devouring bites prepared by some of the nation’s best chefs, drinking amazing wine (well, my husband did) and watching the likes of Marcus Samuelsson and Masaharu Morimoto demo-ing their skills to captivated audiences filling the tents. Despite the crazy winds and summer temps, it was a total blast – and since I was a total slacker at snapping good photos, my friend Chris Perez was nice enough to share his with us. Keep reading for all the culinary goodness… 

Tim Love’s “Grills Gone Wild” demo was definitely a crowd favorite. Everyone had their own grill, slab of meat and all the fixin’s as grill-master Love walked them through each step of the process to take their grilling to a whole new level.

There were lots of celeb moments like the one above, but the best part of the weekend may have been seeing so many passionate foodies from around the nation congregating on our city to celebrate culinary talent and learn a few new new tips to add to their arsenals. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2013…

*photos: Chris Perez

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Comments (7)
  1. 1
    Jacqueline May 3, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Looks like so much fun! Definitely on my list for next year!

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    Jennifer Rogers May 3, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Looks amazing!! I lived in Houston for a small amount of time and always regret not visiting Austin!! I Miss Texas!

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    Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING} May 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to the food and wine festival here in Miami! I think it’s a plan! Great shots!

  4. 4
    Kate {Something Fabulous} May 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Looks like so much fun!

    Kate {Something Fabulous}


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    Debra Kapellakis May 5, 2012 at 5:38 am

    I can imagine the smells.