Monday, May 20, 2024 May 20, 2024
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Special Report: Buffalo Gap Food & Wine Summit

Drive three hours for prime rib here.

Greeting from Buffalo Gap, Texas. I’m here for the 7th Annual Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit, an intimate yet serious food and wine event organized by the late Fess Parker of Fess Parker Winery & Vineyards, Dr. Richard Becker of Becker Vineyards and Lisa and Tom Perini of Perini Ranch Steakhouse. (Yes, the same Tom Perini who graces the cover of the current Texas Monthly.) Last night they set up an outdoor theater and played Bottle Shock while we sipped Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, the wine that won the infamous battle of California vs French wine in 1976.

Then I sat down with Lisa Perini in the famous steakhouse and talked about how the event began while stuffing our faces with the best dang prime rib I have ever tasted.

Jump for the juicy details.This year’s special guest chefs are Jacques Pépin and his daughter Claudine Pépin. Stephan Pyles and crew rolled in last night—he is preparing the “”Evening in France” dinner tonight.  Other chefs on the program include Jon Bonnell, Tim Byres, Catherine Clapner, and Paula Lambert. Complete list here Wines will highlight Texas, France, and California. Here are the participating wineries.

I’ll be tweeting photos and reports (DSideDish) or you can follow our “progress” by “liking” SideDish on Facebook.