The Grand 1894 Opera House has partnered with Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and Yaga’s Entertainment to offer an All-Access Weekend with Chef Robert Irvine during the seventh annual Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival on April 16 –17.
The weekend package, available Saturday, April 16 through Monday, April 18, offers hotel valet parking, two tickets to Saturday's Grand Tasting at the Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival, Sunday brunch for two at the Hotel Galvez, two tickets to see Robert Irvine LIVE! at The Grand 1894 Opera House on Sunday and breakfast for two on Monday at Hotel Galvez.
Saturday's Grand Tasting, the highlight of the Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival, features a sampling of more than 100 wines and specialty foods from local restauranteurs and culminates with a live cooking demonstration and book signing by celebrity chef Robert Irvine. Sunday, the weekend continues as Executive Chef Lance Fegen of Houston’s Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar presents a distinct menu at the Hotel Galvez legendary Champagne Brunch. Finally, attend Robert Irvine LIVE! at The Grand 1894 Opera House Sunday afternoon at 4pm, as the acclaimed chef and Food Network star brings his signature culinary style to this high-energy theatre experience. This all new multi-media and multi-sensory event features never before seen interviews, cooking challenges, Q&A and a whole heaping of audience participation! Robert has no knowledge of the culinary challenges he is about to receive, and he'll need your help to conquer them. No recipes. No script. No holds barred. It's like nothing you've ever seen on stage before. You choose the challenges. He does the impossible. Following his show, guests will have the opportunity to meet Chef Irvine in Edna’s Room at The Grand.
Package rates are from $389 per night / per couple. For package reservations, visit www.thegrand.com/ticketoffer.asp.
About The Grand 1894 Opera House
The Grand 1894 Opera House serves as a performing arts venue, a community gathering place, and as a historic treasure of Galveston and the State of Texas. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places; The Grand is the "Official Opera House of the State of Texas" and one of Texas’ oldest theaters of its era, presenting a year-round performance schedule featuring Broadway musicals, national and international stars of stage and screen, music, drama, dance, concerts and more, For performance schedules, ticket prices and more information, call 409.765.1894 or 800.821.1894 or visit www.thegrand.com. All major credit cards accepted. The Grand is located at 2020 Postoffice Street, in Galveston's historic downtown cultural arts district.
About Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival
The Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival is coordinated by Yaga’s Entertainment and offers a week of wine tastings at local restaurants leading into a weekend of events including its Premium Tasting on Friday and Grand Tasting on Saturday. Wine and food enthusiasts will have the opportunity to sample wines from around the world, food items from area restaurants, enjoy live music and browse vendor booths. For information, visit http://www.galvestonfoodandwinefestival.com/.
About Hotel Galvez & Spa®
Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This 224-room, century-old hotel offers 13,000 square feet of meeting space, a 9,763-square-foot spa, fitness center, full-service restaurant, lobby bar, pool with a swim-up bar and Hall of History.
The hotel is rated four diamonds by AAA and is owned by the Cynthia and George Mitchell family as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For reservations, call (888)939-8680 or click here.