Thursday April 4, 2019 7 - 9:30 PM
Camp Mabry

LIVE FIRE! is a beef-centric live-fire cooking event featuring the best sizzling proteins and cooking craftsmanship along with wine, beer, and spirits tastings. LIVE FIRE! ¡VIVA MÉXICO! was a sizzling success. See you next year!

Live Fire!

Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s LIVE FIRE!, our signature beef-centric event featuring the best in cooking craftsmanship, celebrates the rich and varied flavors of Mexico this year. With unparalleled chefs, incredible live music, and abundant tastings of wine, beer, and spirits, LIVE FIRE! ¡VIVA MÉXICO! was a sizzling success. 

We hope to see you next year!

See this year’s wine, beer, and spirits list! 

This year's LIVE FIRE! featured the following culinary talent:

Chef Fermín Núñez of Suerte  –  Dobladita de Picadillo y Fire Salsa
Chef Jake Dady of Chispas  –  Charred Ribeye Tacos with Rajas con Crema, Pico de Gallo & Salsa Macha
Alex Paredes of Carnitas Lonja (San Antonio)  –  Cecina:  Beef Salt-Cured in the Sun
Chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas of El Alma Café  –  Barbacoa Tacos with Epazote Tortillas
Chef Andre Natera & Chef Daniel Noguera of Rules & Regs  –  Beef Barbacoa Tacos
Bob Williamson of SRSLY Chocolate  –  Mole Bar:  Dark Chocolate Bar with Chiles, Spices & Candied Sesame Brittle
Chef Daniel Brooks of Licha’s Cantina  –  Grilled Arrachera Steak Tacos with Salsa Ceniza, Beer-Stewed Onions, Cilantro Tortillas
David Cáceres of 
La Panaderia (San Antonio)  –  Tequila Almond Croissant
Chef Evan LeRoy of 
LeRoy & Lewis Barbecue  –  Barbacoa Jalapeño Popper
Joe Becerra of Asador  –  Smoked Brisket en Mole Tamarindo
Chef Kevin Taylor of 
ATX Cocina Modern Mexican  –  Beef Steamship, Pastor Style
Miguel Vidal of Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ  –  Cerveza-Marinated Beef Fajita Tacos and Mesquite-Smoked Quail
Chef Rick Lopez of La Condesa  –  Smoked Beef Fat Flour Quesadilla:  Beef Cheek Barbacoa, Quesillo, Bone Marrow Salsa
Chef Rico Torres & Chef Diego Galicia of Mixtli (San Antonio)  –  Alambres:  Skewered Steak, Peppers, Onion, Salsa Bar
Chef Sasha Grumman of Launderette  –  Smoked Beef Barbacoa with Guajillo, Pineapple & Bacon Fat Tortilla
Simon Madera & Kyle Mills of Taco Flats  –  Taco de Arrachera al Carbon de Mesquite
Chef Edgar Rico of Nixta Taqueria  –  Carne Crudo Tostada:  Beef Tartare, Grilled Nopales, Mole-Cured Egg Yolks
Chef Stephanie Garcia of Dai Due Taqueria  –  Tacos de Cachete:  Beef Cheek Tacos with Fresh Corn Tortillas
Chef Justin Richardson of Alice’s Restaurant – Smoked Lengua Suizas on Blue Corn Tostada with Queso Fresco and Wild Flowers
Brent Fogerty of Cold Ones Pops  –  Toasted Rice Horchata Cold Brew Pop, Mexican Hot Chocolate Fudgesicle
Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate (Dallas) –  Rose Royals Truffles:  Rose Petal Jam, Kimo Sabe Mezcal & Mmmmole Bars


Thank You To Our Sponsors

Proceeds benefit Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s culinary grant program.

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