Texans are serious about their eating. And you won't find a better argument than listening to two Texans debating who has the best barbeque. But we eat a lot of other things as well and Austin serves up the best. We'd love to show them all to you but that would take years. After a good meal, it's time to do some "boot scootin'" to some Texas country music. Now you can waltz in Vienna and do the Tango in Argentina but around here folks dance the two step. Spend your evenings with Formula Austin enjoying great food and dancing with the locals at two of the most famous places in the state!
Fine Dining – Texas Style – Austin’s most celebrated chef, Jeff Blank, will host this special evening which begins at his beautiful home above Lake Travis. This four-course experience starts with a cooking class complimented by fine wines and two appetizer courses. Dinner resumes at his restaurant, Hudson's on the Bend, with selections of exotic southwestern dishes. Whether you prefer a hot and crunchy shrimp atop a mango jalapeno aioli finished with an ancho paint or an espresso rubbed smoked venison back strap with a lime chipotle beer blanc, isn't the issue, because on this very special evening, you can have it all!
$235 includes transportation, cooking class, dinner, wine pairings and autographed cook book

  • Friday, November 16, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Sold Out

  • Winner of The Great Barbecue Wars – You can’t think of Texas without thinking of barbecue, and every grill master says he's got the best. There are as many styles and flavors as there are kinds of boots. Slather on the sauce and tingle those taste buds as we take you to the Number 1 Barbecue Restaurant in the US as rated by Bon Appetit magazine - Franklin Barbecue! Whether you live in Austin or Hong Kong, you’ll love Franklin Barbecue, and since they are never open for dinner, you’ll have to come enjoy the “Best BBQ in America” and some great music with Formula Austin during F1 weekend. Book now, places won’t last!
    $65 includes a heaping plate of barbecue, sides, two beverages of your choice, and some great live music

  • Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sold Out