Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Emily Grant, 830-774-7591, Emily.Grant@ag.tamu.edu
DEL RIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a Girls Gone Grilling workshop on March 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Val Verde Winery at 100 Qualia Drive in Del Rio. The fee is $35 and includes the workshop, steak dinner and wine tasting.
There are 30 spots available, and it is expected to sell out quickly, according to organizers. Online registration is available at https://valverdeextension.ticketleap.com/ or by calling 830-774-7591.
“With warmer weather right around the corner, this is a great opportunity to get together a group of girlfriends for a night out,” said Emily Grant, AgriLife Extension agent, Val Verde County. “Whether you just want to brush up on your grill skills or need to master the basics of backyard cooking, this workshop has you covered.”
The female-focused workshop will discuss grilling techniques as well as selecting the right cut of meat at the retail market. In addition to understanding which cuts do best on the grill, Grant said they will be explaining how to interpret meat labels.
“We will be taking the mystery out of some of what you see on those labels,” said Grant. “It can be confusing for many people to see hormone-free or antibiotic-free on labels and understand what that actually means for the meat. People also wonder about grass-fed versus grain-fed beef. We’ll be explaining all of these so consumers can make educated decisions the next time they go to the butcher or their local meat market.”
This is the second Girls Gone Grilling workshop for Val Verde County. The first was a sold-out event last October. Val Verde Winery, established in 1883, is the oldest continuously running winery in Texas and will provide wine pairings for the steaks participants prepare.