IIf you live to eat (and enjoy a good bottle of wine, too), you’ll want to keep the upcoming Wine and Food Week in the Woods on your calendar. He returns next week – Monday June 6 to Sunday June 12. Produced by Food & Vine Productions, this year’s powerful lineup includes over 100 chefs who will be there. And hundreds of wines to sip and savor.
“Ravi doesn’t even come close to how the Food & Vine Productions team feels about having our oldest event again,” Wine & Gastronomy Week says co-founder Constance McDerby. “And to celebrate our 18th anniversary, we thought it was a good time to uncork some new events for our lineup.”
This year, Woodlands’ Wine & Food Week honors the memory of Cleverley Stone, the food pioneer who founded Houston Restaurant Weeks in 2003 (now the city’s largest annual fundraiser), making her lives the mission to end hunger in the Bayou. Town.
Some of this year’s events include Rose’ Way, A Sweet Soiree at the new Peach Orchard venue, and For the Love of Texas, a celebration of the big, bold flavors Texans love. Think good barbecue, tangy Tex-Mex and cocktails under the stars.
The ever-popular Ladies of the Vine Luncheon, Tasting and Roundtable is also back at the Carlton Woods Club, promising a roundtable tasting and lively discussion.
Are you a game player? Meet your match at Grapes & Games at Woodlands Country Club. Come play as they pop the cork with various wine games, from wine bingo to wine trivia to wine bottle ring tossing.
But there’s more to this Woodlands Food and Wine Mega Week than just the games.
You can also catch up with the “Fresh Faces” who are making their mark on the restaurant scene. That means a taste of over 26 new restaurants and the talented chefs behind their lines, including visiting newcomers like chef Brett Vibber and Daisuke Itagakiplus a list of Houston-area favorites, including chefs Ryan Hallsted, Alex Au-Yeung, Ara Malekian, Brandon Silva, 2019 Chef’s Chef winner, and many more.
If you love cheese, Presenting Sponsor HEB has you covered with the massive artisan cheese platter that will be at The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase. That means gigantic wheels of cheese and all their tasty accompaniments.
Wine & Food Week culminates with the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Ballroom, where renowned chefs will compete for the coveted GOYA Foods Chef of Chefs Award. Winning guarantees the Waterford Crystal Trophy and a cash prize of $5,000. Not to mention the chef’s bragging rights.
Looking for that extra VIP touch? Consider getting early tickets to the luxury Bayway Cadillac VIP lounge with specialty wines (and limited space). Proceeds from Wine & Food Week will support charities such as New Danville and The Woodlands Arts Council, to name a few.
For more information and tickets, check out The Woodlands’ Wine & Food Week’s full website.