Austin Food & Wine Festival 2015

Photos from the 2015 Austin Food and Wine Festival!


One of our favorite foodie events is without a doubt the Austin Food & Wine Fest. It’s a smoky grill-tastic weekend complete with big flavors on small plates… celebrity chefs cooking alongside local chefs… and, of course, bottomless glasses of wine. One highlight for us was watching Hugh Acheson’s demo (we just love watching him on Top Chef!)… Surrounded by a pretty meaty food & wine fest, he made fava bean & leek soup and an arugula salad with mint. He charmed the audience talking about the importance of cooking at home, eating seasonally and using good ingredients. He says “life’s too short for crappy olive oil,” and that “no one on their death bed has ever look back and regretted buying good cheese.”

This year we tagged along with Williams Sonoma, taking over their Instagram feed to share a peek into our weekend full of food. Check out more of our takeover images, on their blog!


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  1. Erica

    These photos you have taken are so lovely, what type of camera do you use?

    • jeanine

      Thanks Erica! For this, a Sony A7R (it’s lighter to carry than the Canon 5D we use most of the time at home in our kitchen).

  2. LoveCompassionateLee

    This event sounds awesome! I think I will plan a trip to Texas next year surrounding this festival. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Happy Sunday, Jeanine 🙂

  3. Deb

    That event looks awesome. Great job on the pics.

  4. AH! I am so jealous that you got to experience the Austin Food and Wine Festival this year, I was so sad to see I’d be missing it before I moved down to Austin this June. It will be my new home and I CANNOT wait to delve into the new food experiences.

  5. Sarah from

    Aww this looks like so much fun! What a great weekend event.

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