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.
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 Pal Real Guadalajara
- Pedro Jiménez Gurría Mezcalero Guadalajara
- Diego Galicia Mixtli San Antonio
- Ricco Torres Mixtli San Antonio
- Jaime Gonzalez Hotel Emma San Antonio
- 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
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.