Culinaria Returns to San Antonio This Weekend, Here's What's On the Menu


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Culinaria, “an organization committed to the celebration of food, wine, spirits and fine tastes,” is back with this year’s Festival Weekend. It kicks off with Bubbles at Topaz at La Cantera Resort & Spa with fascinating views of the city and sparkling wines for all budgets and occasions ($75-$100, 7-10pm Thu).

The Texas Grand Tasting moves to Friday inside the San Antonio Ballroom, with tastes from some of the city’s best chefs and sips to match; VIP admission comes with access to visiting chefs including Shota Nakajima, Christopher Hoey, Robert Carr, Rudy Martinez and local favorite Jason Dady ($100-$150, 7-10pm Fri).

Saturday is for tacos, with the Texas Taco Showdown combining food seminars, demos, wine, beer and a taco competition for bragging rights ($75-$100, $20 for minors, noon-5pm Sat).

Sunday’s Burgers BBQ & Beer event will feature “re-imagined” burgers, barbecue, seminars, demos, wine and cocktails, along with pop-up restaurants and more ($75-$100, noon-5pm Sun).

Prices and times vary, Thu May 17-Sun May 20, La Cantera Resort & Spa, 16641 La Cantera Pkwy., (210) 822-9555,

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