Archive for February, 2010

Women Stars of Wine & Food

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

















Looking for an awesome food and wine event next week in Dallas?  On Sunday evening February 28th The Dallas chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier is hosting their 2010 Raiser Grazer, Silent Auction and Cork Pull at the Fashion Industry Gallery in downtown Dallas.  The Women Stars of Wine and Food is a who’s who of women who have defined a new era in wine and the culinary arts featuring wine women from California and Texas, as well as food samplings from over twenty of the Dallas chapter chefs and culinary professionals.  Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door.  Purchase tickets at the Les Dames website.  Mary Kimbrough, co-owner of Food Roots, is a Dame and a member of the Dallas chapter.

Olives Ole, Texas International Olive Oil Festival

Saturday, February 20th, 2010












Saturday, March 27, 2010   10 AM to 4 PM

Did you know that Texans are growing olive trees and making olive oil?  If you are in the San Antonio area on March 27th come on out to the Second Annual International Olive Festival of Texas 2010 sponsored by the San Antonio Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier and H-E-B.  The 2010 festival will be held at Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard located at 25195 Mathis Rd., off of I 37, near Elmendorf, Texas (20 minutes south of San Antonio).  Everyone is invited.  Enjoy numerous vendors, gourmet food and Texas wine concessions, cooking demonstrations, health and nutrition seminars, entertainment and an olive buffet featuring olives from around the world to sample and compare.  Tickets are $10 at the gate.  Advanced tickets are available at San Antonio area H-E-B stores.  Proceeds benefit Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarships and community outreach programs.  For more information visit Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard.
















Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard is a 10,000 tree olive ranch.  Owner Sandy Winokur planted her first trees in 1998 and has transformed her love of Mediterranean olive groves into one of the largest olive orchards in the state of Texas with over a dozen varieties of olive trees.  Sandy presses Texas olive oil, sells nursery stock trees and makes oil into various hand-crafted skin care and spa products.