Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair celebrates 10th anniversary this week

Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair celebrates 10th anniversary this week, Food and wine enthusiasts will gather together this coming week for the decadent 2013 Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair set for April 24-28 as they celebrate their 10th anniversary of irresistible food, wines, celebrity chefs and mixology.

Noted as one of Texas’ largest food and wine events, the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair is estimated to have more than 7,000 attendees over the five day affair. Multiple tastings, dinners, cooking demonstrations and seminars are part of the attraction where chefs share secrets, sommeliers get un-corked and attendees have access to the best in food and wine. In-depth details are available at www.sugarlandwineandfoodaffair.com.

The five-day wine and food affair kicks off starts with a VIP dinner, followed by three days of events and pop, swizzle and stir tastings. Many of America’s top regional chefs will be on hand for demonstrations including Chef Jeffrey Balfour of Citrus at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, Chef Peng Looi of August Moon Chinese Bistro & Asiatique, Chef Brian McNamara of Jasper The Woodlands, Chef Neal Cox of Olivette at The Houstonian, Chef Ricky Cruz of Grotto Ristorante, Chef John Signorelli of The Remington at The St. Regis Houston, Chefs/Owners Shanna Horner O’Hea and Brian O’Hea of The Kennebunk Inn and Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern, Chef Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar, Chef Jovi Beiz, Chef Randy Evans of Haven, Chef John Sheely of Mockingbird Bistro, Restaurateur/Chef Shawn Cirkiel, Chef Ronnie Killen of Killen Steakhouse, and Chef Junnajet “Jett” Hurapan of Blu Restaurant & Lounge. Attendees will also sample an extensive range of premium wines, craft beers and spirits.

A round-up of activities includes:
April 24: VIP Kick-off dinner
April 25: On the Rocks Bartender Challenge at Post Oak Grill Sugar Land
April 26: Fred Parks Wine Seminar
Spirits Seminar
The Grand Tasting – Marriott Sugar Land Town Square
April 27: Sip & Stroll at Imperial Sugar Land
April 28: Bistro Brunch at Sugar Land Town Square

The Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair is produced by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. This year a team from the school will assist in the event production under the guidance of director Krystal Peay.

“It’s hard to believe this will be our tenth year,” said Keri Schmidt, president and CEO of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and founder of the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair. “I am thrilled to be joined by our new director, Krystal Peay as we celebrate a decade of great wine and food.”

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