Lisa and Tom Perini of Perini Ranch Steakhouse – a James Beard Award-winning, internationally acclaimed Texas destination restaurant – alongside partners Ashley Parker Snider of Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard and Dr. Richard Becker of Becker Vineyards, have announced that they will be hosting this year’s Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2024. The event, “Meat Me in The Gap,” will showcase the flavors and pairings of unique wines and fabulous foods and will be held in Buffalo Gap, Texas, on the grounds of Perini Ranch Steakhouse. 

Founded in 2004 by Tom Perini, the late Fess Parker of Fess Parker Winery & Vineyards, and Dr. Richard Becker of Becker Vineyards, the Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit is a non-profit organization celebrating the very best in fine food and wine, with a mission to cultivate appreciation through education and industry discussion. Over the years, this annual event has attracted countless notable chefs and wine makers, including “Founding Fathers” of Southwest cuisine Stephen Pyles and Dean Fearing, celebrity chef and restaurateur Francis Mallmann, and world-renowned chef and TV personality Jacques Pepin, to name just a few. 

This year’s summit will kick off on Friday with a “Meat and Greet Fiesta” at 6:30 pm. Then, on Saturday at 11 am, Jess Pryles, the Australian-born food and cooking personality who is widely known for her expertise in barbecue, meat and smoking techniques, will host The Carnivore’s Cuvee, where attendees will have the unique opportunity to taste flights of beef, paired with wine. The four educational tasting flights will focus on the differences between grass-fed, grain-fed beef, dry-aged, wet-aged beef, unique cuts and the all mysterious and confusing Wagyu. Later that evening, there will be cocktails and dinner where attendees are invited to indulge in a carefully curated dinner from the hosts’ favorite beef masters and makers of wine. 

The hosts are all looking forward to hosting this year’s Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit, as well as continuing to share their passion for wine and food in Texas and beyond. Patron passes for the April event, which provide access to all summit activities and tastings, are $495 and available to purchase over the phone at 1-800-367-1721. Tickets will be available to purchase on Thursday, February 29 at 9 am CT. 

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