It’s Time Again to Mind the Gap: 2014 Tenth Annual Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit
Internationally recognized Argentine chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author, Francis Mallmann, will make his first appearance at the Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit April 25-27, 2014, at Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, Texas.
Francis Mallmann was born in Buenos Aires and raised in Patagonia where he started his first restaurant at 19 in Bariloche. After that, he worked in many of the 3 – star kitchens of France and Italy of the late 70′s and 80′s. He has restaurants in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. He has published 6 cookbooks and has been running his TV shows for the last 30 years in Latin America. Most recently, he published Argentina’s most celebrated cookbook: Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way.
Nationally acclaimed Chef Stephan Pyles, owner of Stephan Pyles, Stampede 66 and Samar restaurants in Dallas, will make his eighth annual Summit appearance, preparing lunch on Saturday – this time featuring his Stampede 66 menu and his Texas roots. He got his start at The Great Chefs of France Cooking School where he worked with Michelin 3-star chefs such as Michel Guerard and later worked with, and became a close friend of, Julia Child. A native of neighboring Big Spring, Texas, he is known as a pioneer of New American cooking and a founding father of Southwestern Cuisine as well as an expert on international cuisines.
Winemakers will be in attendance from Argentina, Texas and California, bringing their wines to Buffalo Gap. The pairings promise to be “over the top” and the opportunity to participate in the educational panel and tasting featuring Master Sommelier Guy Stout (representing Glazer’s Family of Companies) is unique: He will present an introductory class on wines from Argentina including a comparative tasting of varietals – from Texas and California.
The Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit, Inc., is non-profit organization founded by Tom Perini of Perini Ranch Steakhouse (Buffalo Gap, TX), Dr. Richard Becker of Becker Vineyards (Stonewall, TX), and the late Fess Parker of Fess Parker Winery and Vineyards (Los Olivos, CA). The mission of the organization is to cultivate the appreciation of fine wine and food through education and industry discussion. A portion of the proceeds benefit a graduate fellowship within the Department of Viticulture & Enology at Texas Tech University.
TICKETS: Weekend Patron Passes available Wednesday, February 5, 2014, and a la carté tickets available beginning Wednesday, March 5, 2014. For more information visit www.buffalogapsummit.com or call 800.367.1721
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