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Here are the 5 best food and drink events in San Antonio this week

Here are the 5 best food and drink events in San Antonio this week

San Antonio Botanical Garden Blue Zone dinner
Healthy living has never been so delicious than at San Antonio Botanical Garden's Blue Zone event. San Antonio Botanical Garden/ Facebok

Put a little pep in your step this week with these exciting food events that’ll freshen up any dull week. From a bubbly wine tasting to a refreshing health conscious dinner, there’s no shortage of shindigs to help get you through the end of summer.

Tuesday, August 21

Behind the Glass: Casteller Cava at Hotel Emma
Get ready to raise a glass this week as restaurants and bars across The Pearl toast Cava Week August 20-25. Still thirsty? This signature event at the Sternewirth Bar in Hotel Emma will offer an in-depth look into the bubbly Spanish wine with a tasting session exploring Castellar Cava from Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Spain. Dive into the history of the style and explore the differences and similarities to Champagne. The session begins at 6 pm.

Thursday, August 23

Taste Maker Dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House 
Treat the Champagne lover in your life to this five-course dinner expertly paired with a variety of bubbly from Veuve Clicquot, one of France’s premier producers. The dinner, back by popular demand, is extra special this year as it marks the 200th anniversary of the French winemaker’s popular rosé, to be served with a tenderloin tartare that is sure to make you blush. Tickets are $153.90, including tax and gratuity. See the full menu and make reservations here.

Friday, August 24

Whiskey Business 2018 at the Witte Museum
Start your weekend right with this magical whiskey and wine tasting event, returning for a spirited fourth year. Sample an assortment of whiskeys, scotches, ryes, and Bourbons and attend workshops led by industry experts and interactive presentations from top distillers. Light bites will be provided along with a selection of tasty cocktails. The event is 21-plus, and admission is $60.

Saturday, August 25

The Blue Zone: Long Life Cuisine at The San Antonio Botanical Garden
Discover the fountain of youth during this multi-course demonstration and tasting. As part of an ongoing series exploring the local diets of cultures known for health and longevity, this event cooks up recipes from Icaria, Greece using traditional ingredients and vegetables harvested from the on-site garden. Scoop up the tickets at $25 apiece.

Sunday, August 26

Michelada Mayhem! at The Block SA
Drink in San Antonio at this all-ages competition and tasting event featuring seven food trucks battling for the title of best michelada in Alamo City. Entry is free, but $15 will get adults samples from all vendors, two 20-ounce micheladas of your choice, and two complimentary beers. Enjoy them all while bopping along to live music and letting the kids tire themselves out in a bounce castle. Furry friends are welcome, too.