Tickets to the Austin Food & Wine Festival go on sale at noon today online, and you can choose from two ticketing options, as individual event tickets aren't available. (Yet? We don't know.)
If you want to slum it, there's the $250 weekender pass, which gives you access to "35+ cooking demos and wine seminars," a couple "grand tastings," weekender lounge access and a subscription to Food & Wine for a year. And then there's the (trumpets, please!) $850 VIP pass, which gets you into yet more demos and seminars, plus preferred seating, grand tastings, the Lucinda Williams and Mayer Hawthorne concert events, VIP lounge access, good parking, and two years of Food & Wine.
But what of the actual weekend specifics?
What festival-goers specifically won't find are a ton of Austin chefs leading seminars. On Saturday, folks can stop by Tim Love's "Grills Gone Wild" seminar on Saturday and learn "how to take your grilling to the next level," or perhaps you're more interested in a 10 a.m. home booze seminar with mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim. Learn "Savory Chocolate" with Congress' Chef David Bull, sushi with Tyson Cole or take in some "Global Street Food" with Andrew Zimmern. Sunday's got a "Mastering the Art of Sushi" with Masaharu Morimoto and a Spanish Tapas seminar with Michelle Bernstein, plus a wine exhibition and more.
Credit cards at the ready?
· Austin Food And Wine Festival [Official]
· All Austin Food And Wine Festival Coverage on Eater Austin [-EATX-]
Last week's festival announcement event. [Photo: Paula Forbes/EATX]