Tuesday, September 4, 2012

La Dolce Vita Announces Participat​ing Restaurant​s and Wineries

AMOA-Arthouse is pleased to announce the participating restaurants and wineries for the 23rd Annual La Dolce Vita Food and Wine Festival, taking place on Thursday, October 11th from 6–9pm on the historic grounds of Laguna Gloria. Over 50 of Austin’s best and brightest culinary teams will attend this year’s event, presenting a perfectly representative bite of each establishment.

The 2012 Honorary Chef for the event is Executive Chef and Restaurateur Larry McGuire of Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, Elizabeth Street Café and the revamp of the legendary Jeffrey’s Restaurant. McGuire will be the face of the event to the public and will act as an advocate to his colleagues in the food and beverage community.

“As a native Austinite I’ve enjoyed Laguna Gloria, La Dolce Vita, and the museum my entire life, so to be asked to serve as the 2012 Honorary Chef is a real privilege,” said Larry McGuire. “Not only am I excited about helping AMOA-Arthouse raise funds for its education programs, but I feel that this event stands out from all the other food events in town.  Chefs and restaurants are always excited to participate, the grounds are beautiful, and Austinites know how to enjoy the party."

In the spirit of one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy, Lago di Como, La Dolce Vita guests will experience the lakeside bliss that is home to many artistic and cultural gems throughout the evening.

Cuisine will be served from favorites including East Side Showroom, Foreign & Domestic, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, Olive & June, Parkside, Ranch 616 and Trace.

Libations will be aplenty and equally as satiating with handcrafted cocktails by Tipsy Texan, David Alan, local wineries and spirit distillers including Becker Vineyards, Inwood Estates Vineyards, Llano Estacado Winery and Pedernales Cellars.

Tickets for the festival are available for $150 per person for access to the exclusive cocktail lounge and $125 per person for general admission. Tickets can be purchased at amoa-arthouse.org/2012/la-dolce-vita/.



·       A Taste of Italy in Austin
·       Andiamo Ristorante
·       Boomerang's Pies
·       Casa Brasil Coffees
·       Chez Zee
·       Clay Pit
·       Cuatro's
·       Driskill Bar & Grill
·       Dude, Sweet Chocolate
·       East Side Showroom
·       Eddie V's Prime Seafood
·       Eleven Plates & Wines
·       Estancia Churrascaria
·       Fleming's Steakhouse
·       Food Fanatics
·       Foreign & Domestic
·       J Black's Feel Good Lounge
·       Jasper's
·       Kenichi
·       Maudie's Tex Mex
·       Max's Wine Dive
·       Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
·       Objects of Confection
·       Olive & June
·       Parkside
·       Pink Avocado Catering
·       Ranch 616
·       Rivals Steakhouse
·       Sao Paulo's Restaurant
·       Satay/Get Sum Dim Sum
·       Siena Ristorante Toscana
·       Snack Bar
·       Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
·       SugaPlump Pastries
·       Sugar Circus
·       SWB  Southwest Bistro
·       Tacodeli
·       Taj Palace Indian Restaurant
·       Tarka Indian Kitchen
·       Texas Coffee Traders
·       The Melting Pot
·       The Seedling Truck by Royal Fig
·       Tipsy Texan
·       Trace
·       Trento
·       Whole Foods
·       Word of Mouth Catering
·       Z Tejas

      ·     Becker Vineyards
      ·     Brennan Vineyard     

      ·     Fall Creek Vineyards
      ·     Inwood Estates Vineyards
      ·     Llano Estacado Winery
      ·     Pedernales Cellars     
      ·     Pleasant Hill Winery

AMOA-Arthouse provides rich environments for a wide range of audiences to investigate and experience excellence in modern and contemporary art. The museum accomplishes this through innovative programs and direct access to the creative process. Laguna Gloria, the museum’s ancestral home, which includes the restored, 1916 Italianate-style Driscoll villa has been declared a national treasure and is listed on City of Austin, State of Texas and national registries of historic places. The 12-acre site perfectly complements the museum’s award-winning and architecturally-significant downtown space, the Jones Center. A renowned example of adaptive reuse, the recently renovated facility, designed by architects Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, was once an early-1900s movie palace, and later a department store before becoming the museum’s downtown site. For more information, please visit the museum’s online home at amoa-arthouse.org.

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