Shut up and show me

My week in review

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Grand tasting

Culinaria, San Antonio’s foodie event of the year, likes to finish off the week of events in style. The Grand Tasting.

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Held at the Grotto at the Henry B. Gonzales, this food lovers event, which features a VIP room, is the type where heels and ties are the typical attire of the night.

The free flowing wine and samplings of some of the most delicious bites you’ll taste draw the crowds in to this sold out night.

Some of San Antonio’s top note worthy chefs including Chef Jason Dady & Chef John Russ, were showing off their culinary skills with enticing and innovative cuisine.

My favorites of the night were Chef Dady’s brain child of Mexican street corn and a salmon mousse in a green tea cone from Kirby’s.

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Numerous restaurants displayed their best and I kept going back for 2nd’s of my favorites, which left me too full to sample everything offered! I broke my first rule of Culinaria, wear something loose so you can eat!
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Besides the food, the events of the night included a silent auction, live band, and photo booth picture fun. Arcade even brought along the famous Zoltar to tell fortunes. I hear he’s never wrong!

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One fish, two fish, goat and quail?!

There’s still 2 days of Culinaria left and I’ve already had an amazing time!

I’ve only attend 2 events so far, the Duchman wine dinner at Lüke, and the Best of Mexico at La Cantera, but those 2 events alone have made Culinaria worth it!

The 4 course Duchman wine dinner at Lüke featured fresh local ingredients paired with local wines.

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The hubbs and I stepped out for a rare date night out and noshed on shrimp ceviche, charred quail, roasted goat and toasted angel food cake with amoretti.

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Chef John Ross out did himself and with the help of his staff, hosted a deliciously put together foodie experience!

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The feel of the Best of Mexico, hosted at La Cantera, was, in contrast, a casual outdoor tasting. Various restaurants came together to offer up their best Mexican flavors, wines and tequilas.

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There was paella, street tacos, fruits, cheeses, cupcakes, ceviche, and more. And I got a plate of everything!

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The night included photo booth fun pictures by the San Antonio Current, a silent auction whose proceeds benefited the local community, and a love band who got the crowd dancing!

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It was my oldest sons 9th birthday and he attended the “grown up event” with us as his birthday dinner and he said it was the “best birthday ever!” The perfect ending to the day.

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And I of course couldn’t leave without getting one more glass of wine to go!

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If all this food & fun sounds right up your alley, don’t worry, there’s still time to purchase tickets to the last 2 big events; tonight’s Grand Tasting at the Henry B. Gonzales and tomorrow’s Burgers, BBQ & Beer at The Pearl!

Did you go to your prom?!

You’ve seen them around, the teens in their tuxes and ballgown-esque dresses; it’s prom time!

I never made it to my senior year prom and if has me curious as to how many of you went.

Click on the picture below to vote!

Prom season is in full swing! Did you attend your senior year high school prom?