La Dolce Vita Food and Wine Festival
The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street, Austin
October 16, 2014, 7–10P
Tickets on sale July 22, 2014 at thecontemporaryaustin.org
Ticket prices: $175 (La Dolce Vita); $200 (La Dolce Vita + Cocktail Lounge, with specialty cocktails curated by Tipsy Texan David Alan)
Tastings by more than 50 restaurants and wineries, beats by DJ Hear No Evil, and live demonstrations by Art School faculty highlight the 25th Anniversary event supporting the museum’s innovative education programs.
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of La Dolce Vita Food and Wine Festival. What began as a small food and wine tasting on the shores of Laguna Gloria has become one of Austin’s most anticipated fall events. La Dolce Vita showcases the finest restaurants and wineries Central Texas has to offer, with all proceeds supporting innovative museum education programs that serve thousands of children and adults each year.
Guests will enjoy tastings from more than 50 restaurants and wineries, sampling the creations of some of Austin’s most talked-about chefs, winemakers, pastry chefs, and food and drink entrepreneurs. Participating restaurants will be listed on thecontemporaryaustin.org as they are confirmed and include Austin favorites such as Ranch 616, Salty Sow, and Swift’s Attic, new hot spots such as Chavez, and wine produced right here in the Texas Hill Country. Also available are tickets to the Cocktail Lounge, with specialty cocktails by four of Austin’s most accomplished mixologists, curated by Tipsy Texan David Alan. Guests will also enjoy live art demonstrations by Art School faculty members and fresh beats all night long courtesy of DJ Hear No Evil.
THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN
The Contemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection. The museum has two distinct yet complementary locations, the Jones Center in downtown Austin at 700 Congress Avenue, and Laguna Gloria, a twelve-acre site on Lake Austin at 3809 W. 35th Street, which is home to the Driscoll Villa, the Art School, and the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria.
EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN
The Contemporary Austin offers a range of education and public programs to enrich the lives of children and adults from across the region. Some highlights:
Support for La Dolce Vita: US Foods, Jack Ryan Fine Jewelry + Timepieces, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Austin, Twin Liquors, Texas Monthly, Steve Redman + Theodore Casey Fine Art, Cushman & Wakefield Alliance / Oxford Commercial, Merrill Lynch, Vintage IT
Special Thanks: Ilios Lighting, Word of Mouth Catering, Tipsy Texan
Media Sponsors: KMFA, Tribeza, CultureMap, Luxe Interiors + Design, KLRU, KUT/KUTX, PAPI: Performing Arts Programs, Inc.
For additional information and to request media images, please contact:
Nicole Chism Griffin
Manager of Marketing & Public Relations
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