Horseshoe Bay Resort invites foodies, jazz aficionados and wine enthusiasts across Texas and beyond to the annual Wine, Dine and Jazz Festival taking place on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11. The picturesque Hill Country resort will present a weekend full of chef cooking demonstrations, live music by smooth jazz-style saxophonist Marion Meadows and jazz artist Richard Johnson, wine tastings and more. Weekend hotel packages including access to all festival events are available for purchase online at http://hsbresort.com/packag
“We are thrilled to welcome guests for another year of fun at Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Wine, Dine and Jazz Festival,” said Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Bryan Woodward. “This annual event offers attendees an escape to the middle of the Texas Hill Country wine region with access to great local wines, chef-created bites and endless dancing.”
Guests can ring in the fall with this highly anticipated annual festival where they will have a chance to mix and mingle with celebrity chefs, musicians and culinary fans from across Texas. The star-studded chef lineup includes Professional Private Chef Danushka Lysek, Justin Turner of Bernie’s Burger Bus and Amy Kritzer, founder of Jewish cooking blog What Jew Wanna Eat and author of cookbook Sweet Noshings. The schedule of 2017 events for the Wine, Dine and Jazz Festival includes:
Friday, November 10
Wine Dinner and Auction
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Dinner and auction at 7:00 p.m.
● The weekend kicks off with a seated five-course dinner and wine pairing prepared by Horseshoe Bay Resort Executive Chef Jay Hunter in collaboration with the guest chefs participating in the festival. Each course will be paired with wine from the Texas Hill Country.
Saturday, November 11
Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
● Professional Chef Danushka Lysek begins the cooking demonstrations for the afternoon with cultural foods influenced by her world travels. Lysek won 24 Restaurant Battle, which was followed by TV appearances on CHOPPED, Food Network Star, Cutthroat Kitchen and Comeback Kitchen. After her demonstration, former CHOPPED champion and Owner of Bernie’s Burger Bus Justin Turner will take the stage. The demonstrations will close out with an appearance by Amy Kritzer, who previously starred on Guy’s Grocery Games. She is the author of the cookbook Sweet Noshings and founder of Jewish food blog What Jew Wanna Eat.
Sunset Jazz and Wine Stroll
● The Sunset Jazz and Wine Stroll is a yearly favorite that includes a variety of wine tastings from Hill Country wineries, along with bites from restaurants and caterers such as Vivere Catering, Texas Hill Country Olive Company and Hye Market. Attendees can sip and stroll while enjoying the beautiful fall weather as food vendors compete for the “Silver Spoon Award,” which is given to the best taste of the festival.
● World-class jazz artist Richard Johnson will kick off the series of live music for the evening with a lively performance on stage. He will be followed by American saxophonist, composer and contemporary jazz recorder Marion Meadows, who has released 13 albums and is well-known for his unique and smooth jazz style.