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Travaasa Austin’s BBQ Bash Features Snow’s BBQ, The Granary, Pecan Lodge, Killen’s BBQ, The Salt Lick and More

Travaasa Austin is proud to announce the Travaasa Austin BBQ Bash, happening on Saturday, June 15 from 5-9 pm. The event marks the official launch of the highly anticipated Farm at Travaasa Austin, a 10-acre farm, with 3.5 acres developed for row crops, located across from the property on the edge of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.

Tickets are on sale now for this event featuring some of the best BBQ purveyors from around Texas – including three restaurants included in Texas Monthly’s recent list of the state’s top 50 barbecue places – and tastings from the State’s favorite breweries along with live entertainment from Marshall Ford Swing Band. The event benefits Foodways Texas, an organization founded to preserve, promote and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas.

Hosted by Travaasa’s Executive Chef Ben Baker at the Farm at Travaasa Austin, the event will feature delicious Texas BBQ, beer tastings and cocktails from:

The Granary (San Antonio)
Snow’s BBQ (Lexington)
Pecan Lodge (Dallas)
• Killen’s BBQ (Houston)
The Salt Lick (Austin)
Hops & Grain (Austin)
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company (Ft. Worth)
Saint Arnolds Brewing Company (Houston)
Deep Eddy’s Ruby Red Vodka (Austin)

“Guests will enjoy an unforgettable night at Farm at Travaasa Austin,” says Baker. “We have pulled together an amazing list of vendors for this event, including Pecan Lodge and Snow’s BBQ, both of which were ranked as one of the top 4 best barbecue places in the state in Texas Monthly’s famous Top 50 Texas BBQ list.”

This event marks the official launch of the Farm at Travaasa Austin, an exciting project that has allowed Travaasa to take the “farm-to-table” concept to heart by cultivating a 10-acre farm, with 3.5 acres developed for row crops. Located across from the property on the edge of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, the farm features more than 80 varieties of vegetable crops, perennial fruit orchards, native pecans, edible flowers, and culinary and medical herbs, all of which are used extensively in the resorts food and beverage offerings as well as in treatments at the award winning spa. Additionally, the farm includes a 360-square foot greenhouse, a 2,300-square foot activity garden for hands-on growing classes, and a 680-square foot chicken coop with more than 100 laying hens of five different breeds and two roosters, as well as the property’s new equine center which is home to seven horses and the resort’s Equine Encounter program.

Individual tickets and room packages are available now with proceeds supporting Foodways Texas.
Tickets cost $100 and can be booked by visiting: http://travaasabbqbash.com.

For more information on Travaasa Austin, visit www.travaasa.com/austin or call 855.TO.TRAVAASA (855.868.7282).

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Travaasa® Austin Appoints Adam Cormany As Director Of Food & Beverage

AUSTIN, TX (January 23, 2013) – Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, a growing collection of destination resorts and spas, proudly announces the appointment of Adam Cormany as Director of Food & Beverage at Travaasa® Austin. Specializing in locally infused, experiential travel, the brand’s portfolio currently includes two properties: Travaasa® Austin, opened in May 2011, and Travaasa® Hana, Maui, opened June 2011.

As Director of Food & Beverage, Cormany will oversee Travaasa® Austin’s well-rounded culinary program, which takes a farm-to-table approach to dining, using quality, seasonal ingredients with a focus on supporting regional growers. He will also oversee Travaasa® Austin’s beverage program, featuring organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines made by boutique producers, wines from some of Texas’ finest wine producers, beers from some of Texas’ great craft brewers, and imported organic brews.

“We are thrilled to welcome Adam to our team,” says Chris Manning, President of Travaasa® Experiential Resorts. “Given his extensive experience in the food & beverage and hospitality industry, we are confident Adam will ensure that guests have memorable culinary experiences and depart Travaasa® Austin nourished and renewed.”

Cormany brings 12 years of food & beverage and hospitality experience to his new role at Travaasa® Austin. Prior to his experience at Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, Cormany served as Food & Beverage Outlets Manager for Lakeway Resort and Spa, located in Austin, Texas, where he oversaw the operation of five dining outlets. Cormany also served as Outlets Manager for DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin, where he oversaw all food & beverage directorial duties involving outlet operations. Cormany attended the University of Alaska and resides in Austin, Texas.

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PlumpJack Wine Dinner at Travaasa® Hana, Maui – June 12th

Travaasa® Hana, Maui is partnering with Napa Valley’s PlumpJack Winery to provide guests a complete four-course wine pairing experience. With any dinner reservation, Travaasa® Hana, Maui is offering guests a special discount of 25 percent off accommodations.

PlumpJack Wine Dinner
Tuesday, June 12
6:00 p.m.
Travaasa® Hana, Maui’s Kauiki Restaurant
Cost: $125 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuities
Enjoy the intriguing complexity of PlumpJack wines paired with
the culinary creations of Travaasa Hana’s executive chef Barry Villiarimo.

PlumpJack Winery was founded in 1995 by current Lt. Gov. of California Gavin Newsom and philanthropist Gordon Getty. Inspired by one of Shakespeare’s fun-loving characters, Sir John “PlumpJack” Falstaff, the winery was founded on the premise that wine is one of life’s great pleasures and should be enjoyed as often as possible. Based in Napa Valley’s renowned Oakville region, the winery specializes in the limited production of estate Cabernet Sauvignon and was the first Napa Valley winery to use screwcaps as a wine closure on super premium wines, a bold move representing PlumpJack’s spirit of approachability.
Seating is limited. Reservations required. For dinner and room reservations, please call (808) 248-8211.

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