Culinaria is a festival designed for locals and chefs alike to celebrate, education and collaborate on all things food. And the best part is that plenty of tasty food is served.
The five-day event runs from May 13 – 17 and features something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a low-key dinner with friends and family or something more fancy like a gala, check out the programming for Culinaria 2015. Check out this list of restaurants offering prix fixe menus on the 13th and 14th, and be sure to get your tickets for the big Culinaria events in advance on their website—many of the popular ones will sell out!
Food Truck Event Presented by H-E-B
H-E-B Alon Market
May 14, 2015 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$10 – per person (21+), $5 – for under 21, free – 5 & under.
Ticket includes entry and beverages, food must be purchased separately
Enjoy an evening with your family and friends – and food trucks of course! San Antonio’s most popular food trucks gather to cook up some local-favorite dishes. With any great cuisine comes great beverages; the H-E-B Wine Garden and a selection of beer will be available to accompany your gourmet finds. Not to mention, face painting and much more for the kids and kid at heart.
Food Trucks will include: Crepe Nation, Duk Truck, Sabor Columbiano, Say She Ate, Sir-Wacha, Tailgate Bistro, Where Y’at, Cheesy Jane’s, Slider Provider, B Daddy’s BBQ, Cupcake Vineyards and much more. Read more about the Food Truck Event on SA Flavor.
Becker Vineyards Lavender Haus
May 15, 2015 11:30 AM
$75 Advance Purchase Only
Friday marks the beginning of a great weekend at the ever-so-popular Becker Luncheon featuring local chefs and guest winemakers. The Featured Chefs include: Chef Jayson Cox, High-End Catering and Becker Vineyards Bistro; Chef Ryan Littman, JW Marriott Hill Country Resort; Chef Jesse Perez, Arcade Midtown Kitchen and Chef Dave Rapozo, Magnolia Pancake Haus. This is sure to get your weekend started off right!
Tequila Happy Hour
Residences at La Cantera, 215 Via La Cantera, San Antonio, TX 78256
May 15, 2015 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
$35 per person (Ages 21+)
Culinaria invites you to prepare for Best of Mexico in the only way we know how—with tequila. Making its first appearance as a Culinaria event this year, the Tequila Happy Hour will have tequila tastings, interesting tequila tidbits and so much more. Make the most of your Friday evening, and sip away at Tequila Happy Hour.
The Best of Mexico
The Shops at La Cantera
May 15, 2015 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
$50 per person (Ages 21+)
It’s a little bit spicy, a little bit saucy and a whole lot of flavor. Local and visiting chefs take you on a culinary tour of Mexico – right in the heart of San Antonio. This tasty adventure brings you an evening of flavor, live entertainment from Colao and a silent auction. Read more about Best of Mexico on SA Flavor.
Tasting Rooms at the Grotto
Ballrooms 007 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
May 16, 2015 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
$50 per person (Ages 21+)
Experiential, hands-on exploration through the rooms that bring it all together. Interactive cocktail demonstrations, chef deconstructions, wine panels and even a cinema room bring all of the elements together. Breeze in and out to learn your favorite processes from chefs and winemakers. Learn a new technique or make your own bitters at home with our how-to cocktail instruction.
Grand Tasting and Grand Tasting Bubbleroom
Lonesome Dove at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
May 16, 2015 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Grand Tasting is $100 (21+), Bubble Room $150 Advance Purchase Only (21+)
The Grand Tasting: a display of the very finest food, wine and spirits brought to you at one spectacular event. This night of elegance will prove itself once you walk through the door. The limited access to the tasting will give you the opportunity to personally engage with some of the top and carefully selected local chefs who bring their premium cuisine.
Take it up a notch and get access to the whimsical Grand Tasting Bubble Room. There will be bubbles. Lots of bubbles. The VIP treatment for our grandest of events gives you early entrance to the Grand Tasting, chef-prepared small bites and plenty of high-end champagne and spirits. Your red carpet treatment also includes entrance into the Grand Tasting After-Party. Read more about the Grand Tasting and Bubble Room on SA Flavor.
Burgers & Beer
The Historic Pearl Brewery
May 17, 2015 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
$45 per person (21+), $10 – under 21, free – 5 & under
This casual event provides guests an assortment of local and visiting chefs’ twists to old-fashioned burgers. Pair them with a craft beer, cocktail, or glass of wine and you have a perfect match. All you have to do is pick your favorite amongst the most delicious creations. Add in live music and you have a perfect Sunday afternoon. Read more about Burgers & Beer on SA Flavor.
The Tequila Dinner
May 17, 2015 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
$125 Advance Purchase Only
The food, the booze and the company will all have at least one thing in common—love of agave. Prepare yourself to sample tequila galore while sending your taste buds on a journey through Mexico one course at a time with San Antonio favorite, Chef Johnny Hernandez. Buckle up! It’s going to be a delicious ride.
For all the events, you can purchase your tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/culinaria-592276113. Get them soon as many of these events sell out in advance!