Big Reds & Bubbles



Join us tonight for The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas Big Reds & Bubbles at The Driskill Hotel. We will be sampling and selling numerous chocolates from our Holiday Catalog.

Celebrating it’s 9th Anniversary, this tasting is a spectacular kick-off to the holiday season and will be hosted by Chef Brad Sorenson, who was a fan favorite in Season 6 of The Next Food Network Star and Chopped! Featuring a dazzling array of some of the world’s finest champagnes and “big reds,” it is one of the most popular Foundation events.

Participating restaurants include: Barley Swine, The Carillion, Eddie V’s, Kenichi, Truluck’s, Foreign & Domestic, The Driskill Grill, Finn & Porter, Jack Allen’s Kitchen, Wink Restaurant, BC Tavern, Garrido’s, Max’s Wine Dive, Cuvee Coffee, plus tasty desserts from Austin Cake Ball, L’s Cupcakes, Delysia Chocolatier, Sweet & Sour Showers and the 1886 Bakery & Cafe.

Participating Wineries include, but not limited to: Gloria Ferrer, Miner Family Winery, La Marca, Gallo, Lange Twins, Rotari, Diageo Chateau & Estate, Viu Manent, Gerard Bertrand, WJ Deutsch, Stag’s Leap, Etude, d’Arenberg, Laetitia, Bonny Doon, Don Melchor, Yalumba, and Roederer.

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.