Join us for an evening of fine food and drink inspired by UTSA’s renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection. Ven a Comer!
Six chefs will collaborate on the menu including Jaime Gonzalez and Jennifer Riesman from Hotel Emma, and Rico Torres and Diego Galicia of Restaurant Mixtli, who were recently named two of Food and Wine's Best New Chefs of 2017.
Joining the local chefs will be two visiting specialists from Mexico: chef Fabian Delgado of Guadalajara's Pal Real restaurant, and mezcal expert Pedro Jiménez Gurría, who will share his knowledge of the traditional agave-based spirit at event tastings and a documentary film screening on May 6.
Proceeds from Ven a Comer will support the development and preservation of the cookbooks, one of the largest collections of its kind in the country with more than 1,800 items published between 1789 and the present. Among the many gems in the collection are handwritten recipe books providing an intimate view of domestic life and Mexican culinary culture.
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017
5:30 – 9:00 P.M. | HOTEL EMMA ELEPHANT CELLAR
Mezcal Tasting Reception from 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 from 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
Tickets available at giving.utsa.edu/venacomer.