Mexic-Arte Museum invites the public to celebrate the unique culinary arts of Austin and Mexico with Taste of Mexico 2015, a festival of Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisine and beverages from over 30 of Austin’s most eclectic restaurants and flavorful beverages, including Casa Chapala, El Naranjo, El Sol y La Luna, Herradura Tequila, Llama’s Peruvian Creole, Mi Madre, Serranos, Sweet Danny, Texas Coffee Traders, and lots more! Taste of Mexico 2015 will be held in celebration of Cinco de Mayo at Brazos Hall on Tuesday, May 5th, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This Austintatious fiesta will feature samples of authentic dishes and will support Mexic-Arte Museum’s Art Education Program. Join the Museum in crossing the borders of culinary excellence and rediscovering the Mex in the Tex-Mex! The event will also feature contemporary Latin music by DJ Sonora of Peligrosa and a selection of Mariachi talent.
Taste of Mexico ticket sales support the Mexic-Arte Museum in its mission to offer enriching educational programs, including after-school outreach art classes; guided school tours; Family Day activities; artist workshops; and gallery guides which help students gain knowledge, pride, and skills enabling them to succeed in school and in the future. This year, Taste of Mexico will feature the Bazaar del Arte, including Mexican folk arts and crafts, unique gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, selections from the Museum Store, and the Pop-up Print Shop hosted by our very own Screen It! Advanced Students and The Education Department.
The 2015 Chef of Honor will be Mexican culinary master Chef Daniel Ovadía. Ovadía is the author of La Cocina de Daniel Ovadía: Historias y Recetas de Paxia and the owner of several highly-acclaimed restaurants (Paxia, Morablanca, Peltre) in Mexico D.F., as well as shops of boasting culinarias curiosidades. Ovadía finds inspiration in traditions, recipes, and products that are not well-known; he frequently travels to regions in Mexico that have a rich gastronomic culture.
Participating as of April 13, 2015: Restaurants: Casa Chapala
Daniel Ovadía, Paxia, Mexico City
El Sol y La Luna
La Mexicana Bakery
Llama’s Peruvian Creole
Matt’s El Rancho
Morelia’s Mexican Grill
Sweet Danny (Authentic Mexican Candies)
Veracruz All Natural
Brown Distributing Company (Chelada, Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita)
Capital Wright Distributing (Dos Special Lager, Dos Ambar, Tecate, Tecate Light, Bohemia)
Curra’s Grill (Avocado Margarita)
Hecho en Mexico (Tepache)
Tequila Clase Azul
Texas Coffee Traders
and lots more!
Nearby Parking (Option 1): Entrance on Brazos St. (between 3rd and 4th St.) $5 parking after 5:00 p.m. *Credit Card only.
Nearby Parking (Option 2): Entrance on 4th St. (next to FedEx) $5—$7 after 5:00 p.m. *Cash only. Generously sponsored by Ticketbud, AEM, Brazos Hall, and Downtown Austin Alliance. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Caity Shaffer, Development Associate, at 512-200-7276 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship levels range from $500 to $25,000 or more, and benefits include tickets to the event, listing in the program, invitations, signage, and more.