Photo by Phaedra Cook Sipping and strolling at the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair at the historic Imperial Sugar factory.
The five-day ultimate wine and food connoisseur event in Sugar Land returns for its twelfth year. Several chefs are coming to Houston from other cities to participate, including former White House chef John Moeller; Maine-based Chefs Shanna and Brian O'Hea; Jose Duarte of Taranta in Boston; Jeff Balfour of soon-to-open Southerleigh in the Historic Pearl Brewing complex in San Antonio; Rob Snow of Greenhouse Craft Food in Round Rock; Mark DeNittis from Denver; Jason Nauert of the Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat; Kevin Williamson of Ranch 616 in Austin and Carlos Crusco, also from Austin.
More than 10,000 attendees are expected over the course of the festival, which kicks off on Wednesday, April 8, with a five-course, Italian-themed VIP dinner called "La Dolce Vita." Chefs from Arcodoro, Coppa Osteria, Quattro and Ristorante Cavour are lending their culinary skills while Banfi takes care of the wine. Tickets are $150 each.More »