Join Us for a Unique Culinary Experience

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

Sunday, May 7, 2017
5:30 – 9:00 p.m. | Hotel Emma Elephant Cellar

Mezcal Tasting Reception

5:30 – 6:30 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

6:30 – 9:00 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 in Hotel Emma’s library 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.

$150 Per Person

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


Dressy Casual – Guayaberas Encouraged


Call Felipe Barrera at 956-537-0985




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

  • Fabian Delgado Fabian Delgado Pal Real Guadalajara
  • Pedro Jiménez Gurría Pedro Jiménez Gurría Mezcalero Guadalajara
  • Diego Galicia Diego Galicia Mixtli San Antonio
  • Ricco Torres Ricco Torres Mixtli San Antonio
  • Jaime Gonzalez Jaime Gonzalez Hotel Emma San Antonio
  • Jennifer Reisman Jennifer Riesman Hotel Emma San Antonio


Additional Ven a Comer Events

Viva Mezcal Documentary Film Screening

Friday, May 5, 2017 | 7 – 9 p.m. 
Mexican Cultural Institute | 300 Hemisfair Plaza

Documentary Film Screening & Traditional Mezcal Tasting with Director Pedro Jiménez Gurría

Learn more

Mexican Street Food from the Culinary
Institute of America

Saturday, May 6 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Farmers Market | Pearl Brewery

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the CIA will serve Mexican street food at the Latin Outdoor Kitchen in the Pearl plaza.

More information


  • Pearl Brewery
  • Hotel Emma
  • Mexican Cultural Institute of San Antonio
  • UTSA Libraries
  • Mexican Consulate General


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