Edible Texas Wine & Food Match

June 26, 2011 by  
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Perfect Pairings
Austin Chef David Garrido Offers Pairing Perfection and Wins Regional Wine and Food Competition

What a perfect pairing: regional cuisine and regional wine! Five Central Texas restaurants teamed with Texas wineries and created a 15-course extravaganza of taste. At the Edible Texas Wine and Food Match, owner and executive chef David Garrido of Garrido’s Restaurant won both the judges’ and peoples’ choice awards for his three-course menu paired with Fall Creek Vineyards and Sister Creek Vineyards wines.

One of the most creative food preparations of the evening was the appetizer from the winning chef, a crispy oyster with Habanero Honey Aioli and Pico de Gallo paired with Fall Creek Chenin Blanc 2010.

The second course sealed the deal for the group of hungry diners at my table. Coffee Chipotle Marinated Beef Tenderloin with Red Beet and Black Truffle Sauce paired with Fall Creek Meritus 2006.

It was hard to save room for dessert, but we did it. Pastel de Calabaza with Lemon Crema and Caramelized Pecans paired with Sister Creek Muscat Canelli 2010.

The organizers of this event believe
“what grows together, goes together.”
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