Foodie Fun

A pair of events celebrated great food and wine, beginning with the International Risotto Festival held at the Houston Design Center. Guests strolled about, stopping at chef stations to sample delicious risotto and antipasti. This year, proceeds from the event benefited Casa de Esperanza. And at the 10th annual Iron Sommelier wine-tasting event, benefiting the Periwikle Foundation and held at the Houstonian, some of the city’s top sommeliers prepared fun and informative presentations of wine for guests. Caracol’s Andres Blanco took home the winning title. Cheers!

  • Chris Fleischman at ‘Iron’
    Chris Fleischman at ‘Iron’
  • Erik and Annam Croft 
at ‘Iron’
    Erik and Annam Croft at ‘Iron’
  • Carey and Noelle Feldman, Victoria Creager and Phil Sprick at ‘Risotto’
    Carey and Noelle Feldman, Victoria Creager and Phil Sprick at ‘Risotto’
  • Sarah Balcerowicz, and Chad and Alex Huffman  at ‘Iron’
    Sarah Balcerowicz, and Chad and Alex Huffman at ‘Iron’
  • Amanda Heineman and Hannah Rae at ‘Risotto’
    Amanda Heineman and Hannah Rae at ‘Risotto’
  • Kristin Qualia and 
Danielle Bergstrom 
at ‘Iron’
    Kristin Qualia and Danielle Bergstrom at ‘Iron’
  • Hannah Johnson, Karen Yoder  and Missy Stewart at ‘Risotto’
    Hannah Johnson, Karen Yoder and Missy Stewart at ‘Risotto’