When: Thu., May 17, Fri., May 18, Sat., May 19 and Sun., May 20 2018
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).