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The Grand Wine and Food Affair, Houston, April 21-25, 2010
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The Grand Wine & Food Affair is coming up April 21 to 25. In its seventh year, The Grand Wine & Food Affair attracts some of America‚s most brilliant winemakers and chefs to the Houston area for a five-day cultural and culinary celebration. For registration information, visit online at or call 713-747-9463


Multi-Day Passes
3-Day VIP Grand Pass

• April 23 - The Grand Tasting
• April 24 - Sienna Sip & Stroll & Shuttle
• April 25 - Bistro Brunch

Make your experience memorable with a weekend pass to the top three events.  The VIP Grand Pass includes tickets to The Grand Tasting on Friday, April 23, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Sienna Sip & Stroll (All New Location!) Saturday, April 24, 1 pm - 4 pm including round trip Sienna Shuttle transportation from Sugar Land Marriott; and the Bistro Brunch on Sunday, April 25, 11 am - 2 pm.  

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm: Valentino Vintner Dinner with Patz & Hall & Seven Hills
Italian legend, Piero Selvaggio has been celebrated for providing a true taste of Italy at his award-winning restaurants in Santa Monica and Las Vegas. PS Valentino Vinbar Houston is a new innovation from Luciano Pellegrini and Piero Selvaggio and will serve as the venue for the kick-off week-long celebration of wine and food.  Also present will be Patz & Hall partners, James Hall and Anne Moses are part of the team who turned a desire to craft benchmark, single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs into one of California's most celebrated artisan wineries.   Adding to the delight of the evening are the wines of Seven Hills crafted from  fruit sources harvested from the same rows-the same vines each year to attain the full potential of the grape.”

Thursday, April 22, 2010
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm: Mockingbird Bistro with Beaulieu Vineyards
Beaulieu Vineyards winemaker Jeffrey Stambor will be the special guest at this extraordinary vintner dinner.  Award winning Chef John Sheely will prepare his exceptional cuisine matching each course with the exceptional wines from BV.  Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar combines Sheely's Texas roots with a style of cooking that he knows well, that of the Riviera, specifically the French Riviera. At Mockingbird, the feel of the menu is “country-French-meets-American-market.”

Mockingbird Bistro and Wine Bar
1985 Taft - Houston

Friday, April 23, 2010
5:15 pm to 6:30 pm: BV Perspective and Philosophy of Napa Valley and Rutherford Cabernet
Celebrate the 110 years of outstanding Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon with BV Winemaker, Jeffrey Stambor.  BV's relentless attention to detail, deep knowledge of its legendary Napa Valley vineyards and our ability to blend handcraftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology have resulted in wines that express the richness and balance that have become synonymous with Beaulieu Vineyard.  Jeffrey will take participants on a BV journey exploring the philosophy driving each of this winery’s exemplary Cabernets including Napa Valley, Rutherford, the Clones and the Legendary Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet.  This seminar is a part of the Fred Parks Wine Lecture Series.

Cane Room (Across from The Grand Tasting ballroom)
Sugar Land Marriott Hotel
16090 Citywalk - Sugar Land

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm: The Grand Tasting
The Grand Tasting will feature the most sought after wines in the world today and the talents of the country's culinary superstars. The event will also feature The Grand Auction, a silent auction that benefits an endowed scholarship fund at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. The Grand Tasting is held at the elegant ballroom of the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square; and will be the hottest ticket in town!  Marriott Sugar Land Town Square - 16090 CityWalk - Sugar Land


Saturday, April 24, 2010
9:00 am to 12:30 pm: Local Flavors brought to you by My Table
This extraordinary experience takes you on a culinary adventure with celebrated foodie, publisher of My Table Magazine Teresa Byrne Dodge.  Your day begins as you are whisked away on a charter to The Last Organic Outpost to sample freshest organic produce.  Next visit the Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market to hear from the experts what farm-to-market means and taste the freshest foods the chef’s use in their recipes.  The last stop is a tour and tasting of Houston’s own St. Arnold’s Brewery.  Guests will receive an organic market bag commemorate the event.
Park and board the shuttle at St. Arnold’s Brewery (Look for the sign)
2000 Lyons Avenue – Houston
The shuttle will leave promptly at 9:00 AM

12:15 pm to 4:15 pm: Sienna Shuttle from Sugar Land Marriott Town Square
Marriott Sugar Land Town Square
Conference Center Entrance
16090 City Walk, Sugar Land
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! Shuttle transportation is available from the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square Conference Center entrance to the entry of the Sienna Sip & Stroll and back. Reservations required.

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Sienna Sip & Stroll
The all new Sienna Sip & Stroll, at Sienna Springs Resort will feature over 40 wineries and a restaurant showcase with culinary delights displayed at 40 tasting tables.  Guests will enjoy a host of activities including cooking demonstrations, mixologists and live music in a tropical paradise.

Sienna Springs Resort - 7102 Sienna Ranch Road -Missouri City

6:00 pm to 10:30 pm: Vintage Voyage at Haak Vineyards & Winery
Take a voyage with Raymond and Gladys Haak to experience vintage vinos from their rare and limited wine library. Haak Vineyards & Winery invites you to step back in time to provide an entertaining experience not to be missed.  Guest will be greeted by winemaker Raymond Haak and his wife who will serve as hosts for the event.  The evening includes a stroll through the vineyard estate.  As special guest's of the Haak's for the evening, you will be seated in the intimacy of the winery cellar.  Each dinner course will be paired with two extraordinary wines selected from the Haak Winery library of rare and limited availability wines. 


Sunday, April 25, 2010
11:00 am to 2:00 pm: Bistro Brunch
The around the world Brunch featuring specialty dishes and wines from the major wine regions of the world. Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Greece, South Africa, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Argentina, California, Texas and more will be showcased in this global extravaganza!  Sugar Land Town Square - City Walk at Town Square - Sugar Land

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