Feast Under the Stars to take place at Zilker night before second ACL Fest weekend

Jon Shook (left) and Vinny Dotolo of Son of a Gun in Los Angeles will come to Austin for Feast Under the Stars.
Jon Shook (left) and Vinny Dotolo of Son of a Gun in Los Angeles will come to Austin for Feast Under the Stars.

A collection of big-name chefs from around Texas and two Los Angeles heavy hitters will team with C3 Presents to throw Feast Under the Stars at Zilker Park on Thursday, October 6, the night before the second weekend of the Austin City Limits Festival gets under way.

Chefs Tim Love (Lonesome Dove Western Bistro), Jason Dady (Tre Trattoria et al), Andrew Curren (ELM Restaurant Group), and former LaV pastry chef Janina O’Leary will be joined by Los Angeles chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Animal, Son of a Gun, Trois Mec, Petit Trois) to prepare a five-course family-style meal paired with wine from Austin Hope of Hope Family Wines in California. The meal will be served on the eerily vacant festival grounds a day before more than 70,000 music lovers descend on the park.

Tickets for the event are $250 (inclusive of wine pairings and parking) and will be sold separately from ACL Fest tickets. Those who had tickets to this year’s rained-out Austin Food & Wine Festival in April will have the first crack at tickets during a password-protected presale on Tuesday. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. For more information about Feast Under The Stars at ACLFestival, visit aclfestival.com/tickets.

“Austin is one of the greatest cities in the country, thanks to the music, architecture, culture, and of course, food, which is out of this world,” said Love, who opened an Austin version of Lonesome Dove last year. “I am so excited to cook a collaborative menu with some of my favorite chefs with wines from the incomparable Austin Hope and offer guests the unique opportunity to dine under the stars before weekend two of ACL Fest gets underway the next morning.”


Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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