San Antonio chefs invade Austin Food & Wine Festival Nov. 4-6

Individual Saturday and Sunday passes are already sold out, but Weekender and 'All-In' tickets are still available.

click to enlarge Jamaica-born restauranteur Nicola Blaque will participate in this year's Austin Food & Wine Fest. - Courtesy Photo / The Jerk Shack
Courtesy Photo / The Jerk Shack
Jamaica-born restauranteur Nicola Blaque will participate in this year's Austin Food & Wine Fest.
Several San Antonio chefs will join other top culinarians from around the country to celebrate food, wine and spirits at the Austin Food & Wine Festival, Nov. 4-6.

Tickets for the eleventh iteration of the festival went on sale just last week — and individual Saturday and Sunday passes are already sold out. Weekender and “All-In” tickets are still available, the latter offering access to evening events Rock Your Taco and the new Wurst Weekend Kickoff, as well as VIP perks.

Saturday evening’s signature tasting event Rock Your Taco pits participating chefs against one another to create the ultimate taco, as deemed by attendees. SA’s Nicola Blaque — of Mi Roti and The Jerk Shack — and Cured's Steve McHugh will compete against other culinary heavy-hitters from Austin, Dallas, Houston and beyond.

San Antonio’s Diego Galicia and Rico Torres of Mixtli will host a cooking demo, while Milpa’s Jesse Kuykendall and Dashi Sichuan Kitchen + Bar’s Kristina Zhao will take part in the Fire Pit portion of the fest, which features bites hot off an open flame and the chance to interact with pitmasters and chefs.

click to enlarge Geronimo Lopez of Botika will participate in this year's Austin Food & Wine Fest. - Facebook / Botika Restaurant
Facebook / Botika Restaurant
Geronimo Lopez of Botika will participate in this year's Austin Food & Wine Fest.
Geronimo Lopez of Botika, Bakery Lorraine’s Anne Ng and Jeremy Mandrell and Dashi’s Zhao will take part in the Chef Showcase, offering samples of their signature dishes.

The Austin Food & Wine Festival is the benefactor of the Texas Food & Wine Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Central Texas food and wine community through grants, educational programming and events. To date, Austin Food & Wine Festival has contributed over $1.3 million to the Alliance.

Tickets to the fest range from $250 to $625 and can be found at the Austin Food & Wine Festival website.

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