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CLICK FOR DETAILS ON THE AUSTIN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL IN 2013C3 Presents Announces Formation of The Austin Food & Wine Festival
Chef Tyson Cole, Chef Tim Love, Jesse Herman & C3 Presents Join Forces With Food & Wine
Charlie Jones, founding partner of Austin-based C3 Presents (whose musical festival production credentials include Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza) announced today the formation of the Austin Food & Wine Festival—a newly formed partnership including chef Tyson Cole, chef Tim Love, restaurateur Jesse Herman & C3 Presents. The Austin Food & Wine Festival will offer an exciting new culinary festival experience, which takes place March 30-April 1, 2012 in locations throughout Austin. The festival also marks presenting sponsor Food & Wine’s first festival involvement in Texas. With nearly 30 years experience developing, organizing, and sponsoring leading culinary destination festivals around the country and in the Caribbean, Food & Wine’s portfolio of world-renowned epicurean events include the 29th annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Pebble Beach Wine & Food and Los Angeles Food & Wine. The Austin Food & Wine Festival will attract a national and international audience of food lovers, chefs and culinary fans—shining a light on the talent, innovation and unique flavor of Texas.
“Our passion for food is integrated into each of our festivals—with the influence of culinary ambassadors Graham Elliot at Lollapalooza and chef Tim Love at Austin City Limits helping keep the local flavor of each event on par with the entire festival experience,” said Charlie Jones, founding partner of C3 Presents. “It seemed only natural that we expand this passion to host a culinary destination festival in Austin, Texas dedicated solely to food and wine, where the food scene continues to surprise and delight us.”
“Austin’s culinary scene is flourishing with talent and influences drawn from around the country,” said chef Tyson Cole. “I'm very excited to be a part of the Austin Food & Wine Festival to help gain additional recognition to the quality of our world-class restaurants."
The Austin Food & Wine Festival will build upon the success of the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival, which will become a 501 C (3) nonprofit organization called the Austin Food & Wine Foundation and be the designated beneficiary of the Austin Food & Wine Festival.
"After the great success of this year's Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival, we are delighted to further our 26-year mission to promote wine and food in Texas with the launch of a new festival that truly captures national and international attention for Austin and our dynamic food and wine scene," said Cathy Cochran-Lewis, festival president. "We're thrilled that our new role as the beneficiary of this festival."
About Austin Food & Wine Festival:
The Austin Food & Wine Festival marks a compelling collaboration between C3 Presents and some of Texas’ most exciting chefs and restaurateurs, including Tyson Cole, the James Beard Foundation Award-winning Owner/Chef of Uchi and Uchiko in Austin; Tim Love, Iron Chef Champion and Owner/Chef of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and The Love Shack in Ft. Worth; and Jesse Herman, owner of the James Beard Foundation-nominated La Condesa, Austin, Texas. C3 Presents is the Austin-based event company that produces Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park, and Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin's Zilker Park. Please visit www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com<http://www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com> for future details on the event.
Just Announced: the Austin Food & Wine Alliance, the beneficiary of the Austin Food & Wine Festival that will use the money to give grants to local food innovators.
The festival is scheduled for April 27-29th at various locations around Austin with Auditorium Shores serving as the central venue.
Some of the talent announced includes:
Rene Ortiz, Nate Wales and Laura Sawicki of La Condesa
Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine
Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue
David Bull and June Rodil of Congress
Cole, Phillip Speer and Paul Qui of the Uchi/Uchiko team
Austin sommeliers and beverage experts Devon Broglie, Craig Collins, and Houston author Russell Kane are scheduled to participate.
Rather than charging for tickets to individual events and tastings, the festival is only selling passes.
$250 Weekender Pass - Access to most of the events taking place Saturday 4/28 and Sunday 4/29
$850 VIP Pass - Access to all events as well as a handful of exclusives including a private event Friday night featuring a performance by Lucinda Williams.
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