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Originally from South Carolina, Leslie Silver earned her Journalism degree at Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) and moved to the Big Apple right after school. After six years in the city she was ready for a change of lifestyle and weather and made the move to Austin. Leslie works in hospitality public relations and loves to take her experience of trying top-notch clients around the world and using those experiences to critique spas and restaurants all over central Texas.

Leslie is a Huge dog lover, outdoorswoman, avid reader and has a healthy obsession with the show Parks and Recreation. Though living in Austin for less than a year, she’s already experience quite a lot and can’t wait to learn, explore and write about everything she discovers in the next year.

2012 La Dolce Vita Food And Wine Festival

The culinary event of the season is coming up–La Dolce Vita Food and Wine Festival on Thursday, October 11. Over 50 restaurants from all over the city will be in attendance and showcasing some of their favorite dishes.

La Dolce Vita Food and Wine Festival

2011 Festival (Photo Credit: La Dolce Vita)

The honorary chef for this year’s Festival is Executive Chef and Restaurateur Larry McGuire of Lamberts Downtown Barbeque, Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, Elizabeth Street Café and Jeffrey’s Restaurant. As the face of the event, Chef McGuire will act as ‘advocate’ to his colleagues in the culinary and nightlife community.

The theme for this year’s festival is Lago di Como, one of the most picturesque lakes in Italy, and, therefore, the chefs participating will be bringing the lakeside bliss in their cultural creations throughout the magical evening. Restaurants participating include Clay Pit, Eleven Plates & Wines, Kenichi, Snack Bar, The Seedling Truck by Royal Fig, Whole Foods and Z’Tejas.

Not to be forgotten, cocktails will be a big part of the night as well. Handcrafted cocktails will be from Tipsy Texan David Allan and local wineries participating will include Becker Vineyards, Llano Estacado Winery and Pleasant Hill Winery.

La Dolce Vita benefits AMOA-Arthouse education programs. Last year’s event, Il Palio, a night in old Siena, raised funds for the monthly Second Saturday’s are for Families, Advanced Young Artists, Seeing Special Things and Club-A. The museum hopes to raise more than $100,000 this year.

La Dolce Vita Food and Wine Festival

Last year’s festivities (Photo Credit: La Dolce Vita)

WHEN: Thursday October 11, 2012 from 6-9 p.m.

WHERE:
AMOA Laguna Gloria
3809 West 35th Street
Austin, TX 78703
Ph. 512-458-8191

TICKETS: Tickets are $150 per person for access to the exclusive cocktail lounge and $125 per person for general admission. Purchase your ticket here.

 

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