The world's largest hands-on grilling demo isn't the only thing to look forward to at the 2015 Austin Food + Wine Festival. On Wednesday, the fest announced details for the demos and showcases that make the annual event so tasty.
Matt McCallister of Dallas' FT33 will shed light on his his whole-plant philosophy during Preservation for the Modern Pantry. "Old World practices have become the New World philosophy in kitchens these days. By adapting these techniques with modern ingredients, we are creating a fresh chapter in food. Having a vegetable be the showcase of a dish is much more fun than a slab of meat."
And if you just want to eat, the fest has that covered, too. The Chef Showcase will feature a huge roster of Austin's best chefs. John Bates (Noble Sandwich Co.), Shawn Cirkiel (Olive & June), Tyson Cole (St. Philip), Todd Duplechan (Lenoir), Jesse Griffiths (Dai Due), James Holmes (Olivia), Lance Kirkpatrick (Stiles Switch BBQ), Ji Peng Chen and Ling Qi Wu (Wu Chow), Kevin Garrett (Bufalina), Josh Jones (Salt & Time), and Lawrence Kocurek and Eric Earthman (Counter 3. FIVE. VII) are among those serving.
The 2015 festival features expanded ticketing options: The All-In option ($550) and The Weekender pass ($250). For more details and a full list of participants, visit www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com.