Holiday Stroll at Central Market is Thurs., Nov. 7Come and get a glimpse into the array of treats available at Central Market for the holiday season. Sample some of these offerings as you walk through the store -- plus, get ideas to dress up your table for the holidays. More than 20 stations will be offering seasonal fruit in the produce area, sushi from holiday platters in seafood and taste a perfect pairing of pinot noir with all-natural hickory smoked turkey in the market. There will be ideas for stocking stuffers in healthy living and bites of coconut cake in the bakery. Beer and wine experts will be on hand to answer your questions about the art of pairing your beverage of choice with your holiday meals or party menus. The Holiday Stroll costs $10 per person and includes a wine glass, a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $25 and a goodie bag. You'll want to make your reservation for this event, which is Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at Central Market on Broadway. Reserve online at centralmarket.com. Then, check in at the main entrance to the store on Thursday. Johnson's Backyard comes to Gaucho Gourmet Saturdays
Johnson's Backyard Garden, organic farm and CSA based in Austin, will begin bringing its produce to San Antonio this Saturday at Gaucho Gourmet, 935 Isom Road.
The Saturday market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features cooking demonstrations, samples, a new cheese bar to browse through, an olives-and-more bar, imported pastas, sauces, charcuterie, freshly made sandwiches, spices, fine wines and many other imported items for the dedicated foodie to explore.
Johnson's Backyard Garden is at 9515 Hergotz Lane in Austin. Contact them at (512) 386-5273 or visit their website at email@example.com.The following Saturday, Nov. 16, Gaucho Gourmet will be holding a Duck & Foie Gras Feast, featuring a special on 2 ounce presliced foie gras at $4.95 each, 10 percent off on all duck products including duck salami, duck bacon, duck prosciutto etc. as well as a duck-dedicated sandwich menu onsite.
San Antonio chef Steven Paprocki, will be doing a foie gras cooking demo and the menu will include Duck BLT with Foie Gras and Duck Sausage Sandwich. Alexander Vineyards of Fredericksburg will pour samples of French wines including Sauternes and Champagne and be selling the wines by the glass and bottle.In addition to its Saturday hours, this warehouse-style gourmet shop is also open Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, visit www.gauchogourmet.com. or call (210) 277-7930. Fall Harvest Pig Roast at Sustenio Saturday