October in Texas! The weather is, uh, still erratic but we can look forward to wearing boots more often, and more food festivals! Here's Culture Spoon Weekend Picks for October 11-13. Happy Eating! OCTOBER 11- FRIDAY
NAO is serving up New World flavors with "Icons of the Andes"
Join South American and Spanish wine-makers for a welcoming reception at NAO, Friday at 6 pm; At 7 pm, join Executive Chef Geronimo Lopez for a delicious four-course dinner, each accompanied with two specially selected wines. Check out the Icon of the Andes menu here.
Dinner costs $100 per person (plus tax and 17% gratuity) Call 210-554-6484 for reservations.
OCT 12- SATURDAY
Chalk it Up! at Artpace Break out the neon colors and your inner artist on Saturday, October 12 for the 10th Annual Chalk it Up Festival. Head to Houston Street from 10am to 4pm,as Artpace features some of SA's most talented contemporary artists and their sidewalk masterpieces. For more information, check out Artpace.
The Gruene Music and Wine Festival is a four-day celebration of the best food, wine and music in Texas. This Saturday's "Tasting and Tunes" will showcase the growing food truck culture in Texas, as well as a great selection of wines from over 30 Texas wineries.
Saturday, October 12, Noon- 6 pm. Get tickets here for $20 ($30 at the entrance.)
Slow Food Dinner
Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard (25195 Mathis Road, Elemendorf) hosts the newest Slow Food Farm Dinner on Saturday, October 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Chef Alfred Sanchez brings the Texas fall season to this slow food dinner menu with dishes like local, grass-fed steak salad with bacon vinaigrette and crispy coffee-battered onion rings, and an olive oil brownie with blueberry balsamic ice cream. Farm Dinner Tickets ($85) found here: Slow Food South Texas
OCT 13- There are many events happening on Sunday, but I will be heading out for Brunch!