Cadillac Cafe at Austin Fan Fest

fanfestDid you know there was a cafe as part of the big Circuit of the Americas big Fan Fest next weekend? Here are more details along with the chef schedule:

CADILLAC CAFÉ TO FEATURE

AUSTIN’S  CULINARY TALENT

AT AUSTIN FAN FEST FUELED BY SHELL

 

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 11, 2013)—One of the most popular spots at Austin Fan Fest fueled by Shell will be the Cadillac Café, where some of the city’s top culinary chefs will be preparing their specialties and sharing their cooking expertise with race fans.

The free fan fest located in downtown Austin encompasses most of downtown Austin’s renowned Warehouse and 2nd Street entertainment districts and will open Thursday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 17.  The fan fest will feature fun activities, exhibits, food and music for all ages in celebration of the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX at Circuit of The Americas race weekend.

Austin Fan Fest fueled by Shell will showcase 12 activity zones over 12 square blocks bounded by San Antonio Street (west), 5th Street (north), Congress Avenue (east) and 2nd Street (south).  The fan fest hours will be: Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday from Noon to midnight and Sunday from Noon to 8 p.m.

The Cadillac Café will be hosting executive chefs from Austin’s most popular restaurants—Sway, The Bonneville, El Alma Restaurante Bar and Garrido’s Restaurant & Bar.  The Cadillac café will be located in the 2nd Street District, on 2nd street between Guadalupe and Lavaca, and will feature multiple culinary demonstrations throughout each day of the festival.

 

In addition to showcasing unique Austin culinary talent, Cadillac will feature the world’s fastest family of production cars at the Cadillac Café. Beneath the hood of the Cadillac V-Series rests a 6.2L V8 engine with 556 HP and 551 lb.-ft of torque, capable of propelling you from 0-60 in as fast as 3.9 seconds.  From the revolutionary Magnetic Ride Control to its race-inspired low center of gravity, the Cadillac V-Series was schooled on The Nurburgring, the proving ground for the finest production cars in the world.  Experience the adrenaline rush in person.

 

Festival fans that visit the Cadillac Café will also get to relax in the Sony 4K Lounge, a lounge-style environment featuring Sony ‘s new 4K Ultra HD TVs. Fans will get to experience the rich color and stunning contrast of the  4K HD TVs while listening to live music that will be emanating from the Mobil1 stage.

 

The executive chefs will be cooking up their specialties from Thursday through Sunday on the following schedule:

Thursday, November 14

Friday, November 15

Saturday, November 16 Sunday, November 17
N/A

Garridos- 12:30

N/A The Bonneville-3:00 G.H. Mumm-2:00 The Bonneville-3:00
N/A G.H. Mumm-4:00

The Bonneville-4:00

N/A
El Alma-6:30 Sway-6:30 Sway-6:30

Sway-5:30

Award winning Sway, featuring modern Thai food, was named one of the 50 Best New Restaurants in America by Bon Appetite Magazine.  Executive chef Alexis Chong will feature outstanding tastes in a menu developed by executive chef Rene Ortiz and Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Pastry Chef, Laura Sawicki.  Sway is located at 1417 South 1st Street.

Upscale New American cuisine is featured at The Bonneville, where they serve classic cuisine with a contemporary twist in a modern but comfortable environment.

Located at 202 W. Cesar Chavez, the Bonneville features chefs Jennifer Costello or Chris Hurley.

Garridos is a modern Mexican restaurant with a patio overlooking shoal creek in downtown Austin.  The menu is 95% gluten free, all natural and fresh ingredients.  The executive chef is David Garrido and the restaurant is located in downtown Austin at 360 Nueces St.

El Alma is the culmination of two great friends—a restauranteur and chef—bringing to life a fresh and flavorful approach to Mexican flavors in a cozy neighborhood restaurant. Chef Alma Alcocer came to Austin in 1989 from Mexico City and her restaurant is one of the locals regular stops located at 1025 Barton Springs Road.

 

G.H. Mumm will be doing a champagne tasting.  G. H. Mumm, situated in Reims in northern France, is one of the largest Champagne producers worldwide.

For further information on Austin Fan Fest Fueled by Shell and the Cadillac Café, visit www.austinfanfest.com.

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My name is Christy and I was born, raised, and still live in Austin, TX. I love to travel. I have been all over the US, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, etc. My second favorite place in the world is Negril, Jamaica where I have been 10 times and counting. I am a trained pastry chef but I am not currently working in "the industry" right now. I became a pastry chef in part to complement the fabulous dinners conjured up by my best friends Ethan and Michelle, who hopefully will be contributing to this blog as well. We went through a 2 year period of "Tuesday Night" dinner parties which were a smorgasbord of bloody meat and red, red wine. Friendships and laughter. The men did all the cooking while the women got tipsy, as all dinner parties should be. If I wanted to participate with food, I had to bring something and I became Dessert Girl. Eventually I attended the Le Cordon Bleu program at the Texas Culinary Academy and received a certificate in Pastry and Baking. I have had several baking jobs but found it hard to make ends meet, so I earn my living elsewhere for now. I have had the pleasure of working with several celebrity chefs including Rebecca Rather, Bronwen Weber, and David Lebovitz. I have also cultivated some amazing friends and resources in the Central Texas area and would like to share my knowledge with all who care to join me. My most recent honor was winning Best Sweet at the Bacon Takedown during SXSW 2011. As the culinary icon Ms. Childs' says, "Bon Appetit!" ***CONTACT ME at christy111luv@yahoo.com or twitter @christy111luv***

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