Slideshow: Snapshots From the Austin Food & Wine Festival

Ming Tsai plays ping-pong
Ming Tsai plays ping-pong

Chefs stopped by the stylish Kim Crawford tent for a game of ping-pong or to drink a wine slushie.

Egg Crepe with Thai Herbs by Lenoir in Austin
Egg Crepe with Thai Herbs by Lenoir in Austin

The Festival started started on Friday night with the Taste of Texas showcasing culinary talent from across the state.

Justin Yu of Oxheart in Houston
Justin Yu of Oxheart in Houston

Although Oxheart was reviewed last year in The New York Times, the Houston chef says, "It's just a restaurant, I don't take myself too seriously."

Josh Watkins of The Carillon in Austin, TX
Josh Watkins of The Carillon in Austin, TX

Watkins of The Carillon in Austin shows off his pork spareribs with Thai herbs at the Chef Showcase inside the Grand Tasting tent.

Patron Tequila Popsicles
Patron Tequila Popsicles

These tequila-infused popsicles in flavors like pineapple vanilla and raspberry hibiscus were incredibly refreshing when the temperatures hit 95 degrees on Sunday.

Paul Qui of Qui in Austin
Paul Qui of Qui in Austin

Festival goers were abuzz over Qui's offering of grilled pork tongue with Filipino pickles.

Andrew Zimmern demo
Andrew Zimmern demo

The beloved TV personality showed a packed audience how to make Japanese chicken meatballs and pearl rice balls at his "Big Balls" demo.

Tyson Cole of Uchi in Austin
Tyson Cole of Uchi in Austin

Tyson Cole returned to Rock Your Taco as the defending champion of last year's competition.

Tyson Cole's Puffy Taco
Tyson Cole's Puffy Taco

Cole served a delicate puffy taco filled with sea bass poached in coconut milk, charred corn, and basil. It was definitely a crowd favorite.

Chris Shepherd of Underbelly in Houston
Chris Shepherd of Underbelly in Houston

Chris Shepherd took a risk and went tortilla-less, serving Korean beef in lettuce wraps.

Cirque du TRACE at the W Hotel
Cirque du TRACE at the W Hotel

After Rock Your Taco, the party moved a few blocks away to TRACE inside the W Hotel for a circus-themed fĂȘte with cocktails and treats.

Tim Love Shuts Down the Festival
Tim Love Shuts Down the Festival

Tim Love of Fort Worth, TX pumped up the crowd with his dance moves at the festival's closing dance party.