Austin Food & Wine Festival 2016: Anticipated Storms Cause Cancellation of Food Festival

Apr 22, 2016 07:04 AM EDT | By Shilpa Chakravorty

St Regis Food, Wine & Jazz Festival
Guests attend the St Regis Food, Wine & Jazz Festival at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort on August 29, 2015 in Dana Point, California.
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The popular Austin Food & Wine Festival, which draws popular chefs and visitors from all across the globe, has been canceled due to anticipated rainstorms this weekend.

The festival has also canceled all previously scheduled festivities, citing the recent and the forecasted storms as a reason according to The Daily Meal.

"Due to recent and ongoing inclement weather saturating the grounds of Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park, all outdoor Austin Food and Wine Festival programming has been canceled," festival organizers said in a statement on the official Austin Food and Wine Festival website. "All paid ticket-holders will be refunded the amount of purchase to the original form of payment."

Fortunately for the foodies of Austin, two indoor events has not been rescheduled, namely - Cheers to 130 Years, which was held on April 20 and Social Hour, which has been planned on April 22. Any questions about refund can be directed to info@frontgatetickets.com or 888/512-7469.

Meanwhile, the canceled festivals has caused an excess of food for the local chefs, and taking advantage of the situation, the Austin restaurants are offering the planned dishes to the audience, according to Eater.  Common restaurants where people can try out the exciting dishes include Vox Table, Fixe, Searsucker, Contigo, Vino Vino, La Condesa and  Sway to name a few.

For the chocolate lovers,  Delysia Chocolatier, will be hosting a free tasting along with wines from Culinary Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 23, Saturday on Windy Terrace. On the other hand, people who love pork can enjoy Contigo's chef de cuisine Brian Moses' fire pit lamb and pig dish on Monday and Tuesday, April 25 & 26 respectively, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. totally free. Additionally, wine lovers with an Austin Food & Wine Festival pass will be able to enjoy happy hour pricing on Vino Vino all weekend.

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