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International Risotto Festival - Tickets Available At The Gate

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Houston Design Center

7026 Old Katy Road

Houston, TX 77024

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Fans of fine food and wine are cordially invited to attend one of Houston’s finest culinary festivals. The 12th International Risotto Festival will be held on Sunday, November 12 from 2 to 6 pm at The Houston Design Center. One of Houston’s finest gourmet food festivals, this event includes an afternoon of delicious Italian foods prepared by some of Houston’s greatest chefs along with fantastic wines PLUS music and entertainment, exotic cars, a charity auction, activities for kids and designer showroom tours.

Some of Houston’s top chefs will be competing in this year’s competition including Tiago Almeida of Quattro at The Four Seasons, Jon Buchanan of Third Coast, Bryan Caswell of Reef, Scotty Campbell of DR Delicacy, Peter Heine of Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, Jose Hernandez of Radio Milano, Dylon Kao of Express Italia, Carmelo Mauro of Carmelo’s, Greg Millo of The Art Institute, Johnny Mandola of Damian’s Cucina Italiano, Manuel Pucha of Maison Pucha Bistro, Erin Robart of The Tasting Room City Centre, Alexandre Scarafile of Sud Italia, Luizim Shimaj of Arcodoro, Matt Tahaney of Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant along with others to be announced.

Advance Tickets are now on sale for $75 per person until November 1 (savings of $10 in advance) or $175 for VIP tickets. Children under 12 are free. VIP tickets purchased in advance include valet parking and access to the VIP Lounge where guests can mingle with participating sponsors, chefs and judges, sip fine wines and enjoy a fine selection of desserts.

This year’s culinary Risotto Festival will benefit Casa de Esperanza. Casa de Esperanza de los Niños - the House of Hope for Children - is a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. Casa de Esperanza provides residential care, and coordinates medical and psychological services according to the needs of each child.

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7026 Old Katy Road

Houston, TX 77024

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