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Ripe: A Spirited Market at Éilan is celebrating Dia de los Muertos in style with two days of delicious events sure to raise your spirits:

Saturday, October 26: Sustenio will host a cooking class with celebrity chef, Stephan Pyles, featuring the flavors of Eilan’s Farmers Market in a Dia de los Muertos‐themed cooking class. Attendees will taste each dish as it’s prepared and leave with a menu’s worth of delicious ideas to help create their own Dia de los Muertos celebration.

Attendees will also enjoy spirited pairings of white and red wine, as well as a Sustenio favorite, Spicy Passion Fruit Margaritas. Class is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is $75 per person. To reserve your place, contact Sustenio at 210‐598‐2950.

Marioli dia de los muertos 2 croppedSunday, Oct. 27:  Ripe’s regular Sunday market will feature a special performance from the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Dance Academy at 10 a.m., then listen to the music of flamenco guitarist Randy Cordero through 2 p.m. Ripe vendors will offer special items for Dia de los Muertos. San Antonio folk artists Pulquerios will feature skull earrings and more, while Mi Luchero Candles will offer handmade candles perfect to honor loved ones and perfume your home. Sol y Luna will have specialty breads, while Victoria’s Cookies will offer skull cookies. The Nut Doctor will have fresh‐roasted and spiced nuts and Michoacan will have paletas to cool everything down — or choose the specialty brunch cocktails at Sustenio.

And as always, Ripe features free face‐painting for little ones looking to get in on the fun.

Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a special day in which the Mexican culture remembers their relatives that have died. It occurs November 1 and 2, when celebrants believe that the gates of heaven open at midnight to reunite the dead with their families. Toward the last days of October, entire regions of Mexico prepare for the great fiesta of Los Días de Muertos, the Days of the Dead. The altars or “ofrendas” are filled with Pan de Muerto, Day of the Dead bread. Sugar and chocolate skulls are made by hand or on 50‐year‐old molds and the living prepare their dead relatives’ favorite foods.

Cook a vegetarian Thanksgiving with help from Green Vegetarian

Green Vegetarian Cuisine is hosting another popular vegan cooking class, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. in the CIA cooking class kitchen, 312 Pearl Pkwy, 2nd floor.

Green’s chef and owner, Mike Behrend, will help you prepare a Thanksgiving meal for the vegetarians and vegans in your life.

Green Bean CasseroleThe menu for this class includes:

Green Bean Casserole
Apple Sausage Stuffing
Cranberry Salad
Tofu Turkey
Pumpkin Pie

For $25, you’ll receive a five course meal, drink and recipes. Seating is limited, and fills up quickly. To RSVP, click here.

 

Chef Robert Del Grande cooks for fine bourbon dinner, Garrison Bros. Distillery in Hye

Bourbon in glassHYE, Texas – Gastronomes, foodies, lovers of fine bourbon, you’ll want to be at the Barrel Barn at Garrison Brothers Distillery Saturday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. for this multi-course dinner prepared by legendary Texas chef, Robert Del Grande. Garrison Brothers Distillery and William Chris Vineyards will be offering whiskey and wine pairings.

Garrison Brothers Distillery is the first and oldest legal bourbon distillery founded in Texas. Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is home-grown and handcrafted from the finest ingredients.

Robert Del Grande came to Texas from California with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, turned himself into one of the best and smartest “new Southwestern” chefs, and galvanized the Houston dining scene with his Café Annie – now morphed into the buzzy RDG and Bar Annie.

William Chris Vineyards is a family owned winery and vineyard operation nestled on the edge of Hye, Texas in the Hill Country that believes a dedication to grape farming creates a foundation for distinct quality and style.

The Hye Preservation Society (HPS) is a nonprofit conservancy with a mission to preserve, enhance and protect the environment, the land, the culture and the way of life that are unique to Hye, Texas.

Reservations may be made online by clicking here, or by calling   830.433.5225. The Barrel Barn at Garrison Bros. is at 1827 Hye-Albert Rd, Hye, TX 78635.

 

Don Strange Catering: The Settlement Grand Opening

A grand opening for Don Strange's new venue, The Settlement.

A grand opening for Don Strange’s new venue, The Settlement.

Pictures are worth a thousand words. In this case, it’s an image from the grand opening of the new venue for Don Strange Catering — The Barn at The Settlement. The venue hosted guests on Oct. 10 for eats, cocktails and dancing.

 

Located on 78 acres on Bulverde Road, The Settlement dates to 1850 but has all of the conveniences of a modern event facility, making it ideal for people who want to give their event a touch of Texas charm and the natural beauty that can only be found in the Texas Hill Country.

For more information, call (210) 434-2331 or email info@donstrange.com.

 

 

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