Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cowboys & Gauchos - Driftwood, Texas

Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driftwood, Texas

The Salt Lick Pavilion
18300 FM 1826
Driftwood, Texas 78619

Cost: $50 Foundation Members | $65 General Public

Grab your jeans and boots, The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas proudly presents Cowboys + Gauchos to be held at the renowned Salt Lick Pavilion on Sunday, February 24th from high Noon to 4 p.m. The event will blend two similar cultures from two vastly different places, the North American cowboy and the South American gaucho. Guests will experience the tastes of North and South American-inspired food and wine and have the opportunity to take a twirl on the dance floor.

Cowboys + Gauchos is Austin’s original live fire style event. Inspired by Francis Mallmann’s book Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way, Wine & Food Foundation of Texas Board Member, Howard Kells developed the idea for an event that tastes Texas and South American BBQ and wines side-by-side, to explore the similarities and differences of the cooking techniques so vital and pervasive in our communities. After watching the Uruguay issue of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations featuring Mallman, Kells recreated Mallman’s iron rig for cooking a large animal (successfully cooking a whole calf and whole elk at the event in past years). This year, Chefs will demonstrate cooking methods fundamental to Texan and Southern American cooking on the iron rig, iron crosses, parilla, and more with locally sourced proteins.

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