All of us at Greenling love to grub. Some of us are vegans, others are carnivores but one thing that we all have in common is how eating out of the local box has changed our relationship with food. We are not only cooking more, we are also learning about where our food comes from and expanding our palate. So for this week, I challenge you to something new or learn to appreciate the delicacies of a certain food. Maybe eat a meatless burger? Or a new fruit?
[AUSTIN] Escoffier School of the Culinary Arts’ new Agricultural Learning Center Groundbreaking
- Thursday, Aug. 23rd, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.
- 6020-B Dillard Circle Austin, TX 78752
The Austin campus will break ground on a 6,000 square foot on-site Agricultural Learning Center with special guests Michel Escoffier, Great-Grandson of Auguste Escoffier and Texas State Representative Eddie Rodriguez, Chair of the Texas House “Farm-to-Table Caucus”. This educational center will allow the school to achieve many goals such as its students learning how food is grown, cultivated, harvested and used in the school’s teaching kitchens.
More info here.
[AUSTIN] Balsamic Vinegar 101 Class
- Thur Aug 23rd 7pm
- $32 per person
- Conolios, 215 Lavaca Street
Join Conolios as they take you through the history, production and tasting of the world’s finest aged Balsamic Vinegars! They will also sample on our exquisite 50 year Traditional Balsamic Vinegar at this event. Wine & food pairings are included. After the event they will open up their shop for your very own personal tasting tour! Call the shop to reserve at 512-495-1559
Check out their other classes.
[AUSTIN] Coffee 101 & Cupping Class at Texas Coffee Traders
- Last Saturday of the Month 9-11am
- Texas Coffee Traders, 1400 E. 4th St.
Start your Saturday with Texas Coffee Traders’s Coffee 101 and Cupping Class. We’ll take you from “seed to cup” with a discussion about the origin and history of coffee, followed by a cupping focusing on regional taste profiles and coffee characteristics. Classes are limited to 10 attendants. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out their site for more info.
[SAN ANTONIO] Restaurant Week San Antonio
- August 18 – 25, 2012
- $15 at lunch or $35 at dinner
- At Participating Locations
Get ready for a week of culinary adventure and exploration. Enjoy a marvelously crafted, specially priced three-course meal for $15 at lunch or $35 at dinner. Join us in celebrating what this beatifully tasteful city has to offer.
Support and look for the local restaurants on this list here.
Be sure to check back regularly on the Greenling Community page for more updates and opportunities!