I am a Wine and Food Week Ambassador, but as always, all opinions are my own!
Houstonians! If you are looking for something fun to do with your spouse, family or friends in early June, Wine and Food Week is where you need to be! It is a week FULL of events for winos and foodies happening in The Woodlands, TX from June 3-9.
It draws master chefs, winemakers, educators and most importantly wine DRINKERS from all over the world. How lucky are we to have it happening right here in Houston?
The Wine and Food Week Events
You can see the full list of event here. There is truly something for everyone (from novice wine drinkers all the way to the self-proclaimed “wine snobs”)! Ticket prices start as low as $30 so it can make for a very reasonably priced night out!
The week includes everything from a casual outdoor Wine Walk through the Woodlands Market Street and their Sips, Suds and Tacos event (complete with craft beer tasting and a competition for the best taco) to their Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting and Chef Showcase, a semi-formal evening with more than 500 wines and food from 60+ restaurants!
Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase
The Grand Tasting, held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott will begin with sparkling selections in their Bubble Cove, followed by demonstrations by top chefs and endless samples of food and wine. The evening will finish in the Sweet Dessert Zone with selections from the renowned pastry chefs of Celebrity Cruises. There is a $5,000 cash prize for the chef with the best creation, so you know they will all be bringing their “A” game!
Any of the events on the schedule would make for a GREAT date night – talk about a unique first date idea! I also think this would be a blast for a group of girls! I’m taking my husband to the Sips, Suds and Tacos event and the Grand Tasting, and I know we are going to have a great time.
Where to Stay for Wine and Food Week
If you are from out of town, or even live in Houston and want to make a little “staycation” out of these events, Wine and Food Week has partnered with six hotels in the Woodlands to provide discounted rates for those attending the events. We’ve going to stay up in the Woodlands after the Grand Tasting, and I’m already looking forward to it. It’ll be our first night away from Jacob – eek! I’m a little anxious leaving him, but am also very excited for a full night’s sleep!
If you plan to come to Wine and Food Week and enjoy the beverages, but don’t plan to stay in the area overnight, please take an Uber or Lyft. You’ll have a much better time knowing you don’t have to worry about driving at the end of the night. Safety first!
A good thing to know: Wine and Food Week offers discounted tickets for the designated driver, which includes food, just not alcohol.
Drink Wine While Giving Back
Lastly, attending Wine and Food Week helps support local charities such as The Woodlands Arts Council and the Montgomery County Food Bank. Every little bit counts, and I love to support groups that are putting resources back into the community. Makes the wine taste that much better!