Woodlands Wine and Food Week 2014
Houston’s iconic Wine & Food Week celebrates 10 magical years this June at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott drawing culinary masters and wine experts from around the world. This event was held from June 2-8, Wine & Food Week’s gastronomic grandeur featuring scores of events with more than 500 wines, 50 restaurants, legendary wine producers and culinary personalities, and a vast collection of craft beers and gourmet food purveyors. Wine education classes, chef demonstrations, cookbook author events, silent auctions, and casual to fine wine-and-dine experiences round out the week’s festivities.
Each year more that 10,000 participants are welcomed with the region’s largest, most comprehensive epicurean extravaganza. This Wine & Food Week features exceptional wine experiences for the novice to the enthusiast paired with delicacies created by some of America’s top chefs. It is the largest wine and food event from New Orleans to Aspen.
Wine & Food Week’s big three not-to-be-missed events included Thursday, June 5th’s H-E-B Wine Walk @ Market Street, a taste and stroll experience in a European-style center featuring wine and light bites at more than 30 tasting stations; Sips, Suds & Sliders, presented by The Woodlands Mall, a Texas-size celebration featuring live music, specialty beers, value wines and a gourmet slider competition on Friday, June 6; and on Saturday, June 7th was the ultimate experience: The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase, presented by Capital One Bank, where guests sampled delectable cuisine.
White House Chef John Moeller, who has served royalties like President Bush and Clinton, along with Royal Chef Darren McGrady, who served Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana were some of the special guests.
Lights Camera Action Houston Society News has been attending this event for six years now and have always been impressed by the variety of food, wine and dessert menu. It’s a Food Coma! Our top FIVE favorites at the event were: Chef Antonio Albertsz’s Aruba Tuna Creation, The Shepherd’s Pie, Paella, Abuso’s Ceviche, and Peli Peli South African cuisine.