Savor The Arts
The Southwest School of Art & Craft will host its annual Savor the Arts benefit, supporting the school's youth programs, on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. The event features food from 13 restaurants, as well as performances by the Infidels, and a look at the annual All School Exhibition. Participating restaurants include: Anne Marie's Restaurant & Catering, Arrachera House USA, Buck's Landing, Page Barteau Catering, Cementville Laboratory & Café, Dolores Del Rio, Floore Country Store, Jason's Deli, The Lodge Restaurant at Castle Hills, Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk, Michelino's on the Riverwalk, Paloma River Walk Parrilla-Grill, Sunset Station, W.D. Deli, and Whole Foods Market. Tickets are $50 per person. For information, call 224-1848, ext. 306.
Spicewood Winemaker's Dinner
Chef Virginia Wood, food editor of the Austin Chronicle and owner of At Home on the Range catering company, is the featured chef at a Friday, May 7 dinner at the Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood. The planned menu features Texas ingredients paired with Spicewood wines. Dishes include: Pure Luck bleu cheese and pecan wafers; deviled eggs with smoked dried tomatoes from Boggy Creek Farm; poached Texas gulf shrimp with Rio Star grapefruit, avocado, and cherry tomatoes; roasted white tail quail with salsa de cacahuate, green rice, sautéed spring vegetables; corn and chile soufflé muffins; and a Rio Grande Valley citrus tart with candied rind of grapefruit and Brazos blackberry garnish. Tickets are $65 per person. For reservations, call 830-693-5328, or visit www.spicewoodvineyards.com.
Wine Education Classes
Wine Service Consulting will present a series of classes taught by Certified Specialist of Wine Mark C. Roberts at Delaney Vineyards in Grapevine on Saturday, May 8, and Saturday, May 15. Classes are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 817-481-5668, or visit www.wineserviceconsulting.com.
Cajun Fun Day
The San Antonio chapter of the Cajun French Music Association is sponsoring a Cajun Fun Day with a Gumbo Cook-off and Cajun Dance on Saturday, May 8th, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Anhalt Hall, near Bergheim. Cajun offerings include: boiled crawfish and shrimp, Boudin, Crawfish Etouffée, and Chicken Sauce Piquant over rice. Admission is $8.00 adult, free for children under eight. Cajun music is provided by Swamp Angels, Ed Gary and the Cajun Aces, Don Fontenot and Le Amis de Lousian. To participate in the cook-off, call 667-1249. For more information call 830-609-3038, or visit http://home.satx.rr.com/cfma.
The last official Fiesta event, the Krawfish Festival, was postponed due to fear of rain. But the event will take place on Saturday, May 8 from noon-10 p.m. The festival will feature spicy boiled crawfish straight out of Louisiana, along with hamburgers, gorditas, sausage on a stick, brisket, fajita tacos, chalupas, Pinky's Shaved Ice, funnel cakes, nachos, catfish, and margaritas. The Humanimal Show, Zydeco Blanco, and Dragonfly will perform. Tickets are $5 presale, and are available at IBC Bank, Oasis Lounge, and Acadiana Cafe. For info, visit: http://www.lakasa.org.