If I’ve said it once, I surely have said it 100 times. Austin Food + Wine Festival is my absolute favorite event of the entire year. Overlooking the Austin skyline, foodies from near and far come together for an entire weekend of culinary demos, chef meet and greets, great food and of course, wine!
I had the honor of attending the festival for the third year in a row and let me tell you, each year they outdo themselves and this visit was no different. From the Grand Tasting to Rock Your Taco, Sips & Sweets to Taste of Texas, everything about Austin Food + Wine Festival will blow your mind.
For those of you who weren’t able to attend this year, don’t worry! The dates have been announced for 2016 so mark your calendar for April 22-24 and enjoy my recap of The 10 Best Bites of the 2015 Austin Food + Wine Festival below!
#10: The Frito Pie from Ranch 616
#9: Mushroom Polenta Taco with Black Garlic Aioli from Tony Mantuano
#8: Watermelon Radish with Whipped Feta and Yogurt, Pickled Shallots, Serrano, Mint, Lemon and Dukkah from Farmhouse Delivery
#7: Avocado Cheesecake with Prickly Pear Jelly and Pistachio Crumble from Corner
#6: Snickers Macaron by LaV
#5: Applewood Smoked Masu Taco with White Corn, Green Curry, Tom Kha and Honeydew by Tyson Cole
#4: Smoked Salmon with Vodka Goat Cheese and Dill from Celtic Seafare
#3: S’mores “Poptart” and Brown Sugar “Poptart” from Baked by Amy’s
#2: Pistachio with Chamomile Infusion and Pistachio Crumble Gelato from Dolce Neve
#1: Crispy Octopus Taco with Jicama, Radish, Pickled Chiles and Achiote by Antonia Lofaso