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An evening of fine food and drink inspired by UTSA’s renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection.
Ven a Comer!

Saturday, June 2, 2018
6:00 – 9:30 p.m. | Hotel Emma Elephant Cellar

Mezcal Tasting Reception

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Mezcal expert Pedro Jiménez Gurría will present guests with a tasting experience to delight those both familiar and new to this agave-based liquor from Mexico.

An Extraordinary Meal

7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Discover how the past influences today’s Mexican cuisine with a menu developed by a team of groundbreaking chefs from Mexico and San Antonio. Enjoy modern interpretations of traditional recipes from the collection.

Private Viewing

All evening
Join us at Hotel Emma for a private viewing of a selection of cookbooks from UTSA’s renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection. UTSA’s archivists and rare book experts will share insights regarding the collection, which includes handwritten recipe books providing an intimate view of domestic life and Mexican culinary culture.


Dressy Casual – Guayaberas Encouraged


Call Felipe Barrera at (210) 458-4098

Amazing Night, Great Cause

Proceeds from the event will support UTSA’s Mexican Cookbook Collection, one of the city’s archival jewels with nearly 1,800 titles from 1789 to the present.



Featuring the Cuisine and Spirits of Celebrated Chefs from Mexico and San Antonio

  • John BrandJohn Brand Hotel Emma San Antonio
  • Gabriela CámaraGabriela Cámara Restaurant ContramarMexico City Restaurant Cala San Francisco
  • Sofia CortinaSofía Cortina Hotel Carlota Mexico City
  • Jaime GonzalezJaime Gonzalez Hotel Emma San Antonio
  • Pedro Jiménez Gurría Pedro Jiménez Gurría Mezcalero Guadalajara
  • Laura ZamoraLaura Zamora Bodegas Santo Tomás WineryEnsenada


  • HEB
  • Shiner Beers
  • Santo Tomás Windery
  • Hotel Emma
  • Mexican Cultural Institute of San Antonio
  • Overland
  • Pearl Brewery
  • UTSA Libraries
  • City of San Antonio
  • Agencia Mexicana de Cooperacíon International Para el Desarrollo