Quick update on day one of the Austin Food & Wine Fest. I’ll post pics soon of the good morning bubbly served up starting at 11am by Veuve Clicquot, a common-sense wine tasting explained by Ray Isle (If you don’t like wine, don’t drink it), a local cheflebrity sighting and more, including Andrew Zimmern.
This year’s Fest had plenty of room, air conditioned port-a-potty trucks and a lot of free bottled water. If you found yourself dehydrated that day, it was most definitely on purpose. The Grand Tasting featured an abundance of wine, liquor, and delicious food offerings, from Frito Pie to fine pâté.
So far the Fest has been an illuminating spotlight on local and state chefs, with the city’s brightest stars on display.