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Featured Texas Food Events for January 2014

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The New Year is in full swing and so are the local events around Texas!  Here are a few of our favorite events and check out the calendar for more happenings.

Image from Edible Austin.

Image from Edible Austin.

Jam & Jive
Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26

Traavasa Austin and Edible Austin are collaborating to organize the first ever Jam & Jive. For $75 enjoy:

2 Workshops: back-toback workshops with chefs & artisans
Farm-to-Table Dinner: prepared by Travaasa’s Executive Chef Ben Baker
Jive Dance Party: with live music from La Strada, playing European and American folk
and pop from the 20s to the present, featuring dance lessons and a dance performance.

Want to spend the night at Travaasa? That’s an option too! Check out all the information at Edible Austin.

Somms Under Fire
Sunday, January 26, 5-8:30pm

Enjoy watching three leading sommeliers battle their wine & food pairing skills in front of a live audience to win a one-week internship in Burgundy, France. A great night of heated wine and food pairing by some of the top wine professionals (and wines!) around! Purchase tickets at The Food & Wine Foundation of Texas website.

TOFGA Conference
Thursday, January 30 – Sunday, February 2

Join the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association at their annual Conference in Houston, TX. Take part in workshops on organic certification, fruit trees, butchering, visit urban farms and watch  keynote speakers. Check the TOFGA website for the full schedule and to register.

Night of 50,000 Lives
Thursday, February 13, 6-8pm

The Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation and the American Red Cross of Central Texas present the Night of 50,000 Lives, an exclusive dinner at Sway to benefit the Measles & Rubella Initiative. It costs $1 to vaccinate one child and save a life. With your help, the American Red Cross of Central Texas can save 50,000 lives in one evening.

 Sway Executive Chef Alexis Chong will prepare and present a spectacular 5-course menu, featuring award-winning modern Thai cuisine and hand-selected beverage pairings. Purchase tickets here.

 

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