Indulge in a 5-course meal prepared by an elite group of the finest female chefs in Austin!
MAX’s Executive Chef Erica Beneke is creating a special culinary celebration featuring some of Austin’s most talented, up-and-coming female chefs! Guests are invited to enjoy Eat.Drink.Empower., an evening of great food, celebrating the growing community of female chefs throughout the Austin area.
The Eat.Drink.Empower. event includes a lively cocktail hour and a decadent five-course menu with wine pairings. A portion of the proceeds benefit SafePlace, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services for individuals and families suffering through incidents of domestic or sexual violence.
- Erica Beneke, Executive Chef – MAX’s Wine Dive Austin
- Abby Yates, Sous Chef – Swift’s Attic
- Alexis Chong, Chef de Cuisine – Sway
- Bridget Bishop, Sous Chef – Westwood Country Club
- Kenzie Allen, Sous Chef – Searsucker
- Jodi Elliott, Pastry Chef & Co-Owner – Foreign & Domestic
- Hannah Love, Pastry Chef – Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and Clark’s Oyster Bar
Tickets are either $150 per person or $1,500 per table of 8.*
RESERVATIONS: secure a seat via PayPal for a table of eight
guests or a single reservation or call MAX’s at 512.904.0111.
EAT. DRINK. EMPOWER.
Featuring take-home goodies provided by
Food & Wine’s Best New Pastry Chef, Jodi Elliott!
Hors d’oeuvres by Bridget Bishop
Balsamic Braised Short Rib
rosemary crostini, Shaft blue cheese, pickled figs
Slow Roasted Pork Belly and Watermelon Skewers
grilled green onion chimichurri
basil goat cheese custard
paired with: New Harbor Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
and Dauphins Classic, Cotes du Rhone, France
1st Course by Kenzie Allen
Crispy Quinoa Salad
roasted carrot marshmallow, corn crema, beet powder, okra chips
paired with: Leitz “Dragonstone” Riesling, Rheingau, Germany
2nd Course by Alexis Chong
paired with: Botani Moscatel, Málaga, Spain
3rd Course by Abby Yates
Miso Cured Redfish
edamame-horseradish puree, grilled cucumber,
pickled grapes, shaved radish
paired with: Badenhorst ‘Secateurs’ Rosé, Swartland, South Africa
4th Course by Erica Beneke
chorizo spiced foie gras, yellow mole, sweet potato, cherry pickle
paired with: Guard Shack ‘Old Vine’ Zinfandel, California
5th Course by Hannah Love
Raspberry Tartlet – Layered Flourless Chocolate Cake
with peanut butter buttercream, brûléed banana -
Pistachio Profiterole with caramel and meringue
paired with: Bosio Moscato, Puglia, Italy
Reservations required. Tickets can be purchased online or call us at 512-904-011.
Sponsored by Austin Woman Magazine.
*Prices listed include tax, gratuity and wine pairings.