Presented by: Choose San Antonio
Food of the Americas: Dishes from Our Ancestors
Friday, March 11
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Old School Bar
401 E 6th St
Chef and restaurateur Diego Galicia wants us to imagine menus of the future in which chapulines (or grasshoppers) and other dishes from our ancestors are the star. In this presentation, Diego will take us back to cuisines of early Central and South America in which there were no major proteins, but staple foods known for rich and complex flavors, and show us how food startups and veteran chefs alike can move their plates forward by embracing flavors of the past.
Mixtli: Progressive Mexican Culinaria
Diego was born in Toluca, Mexico in 1984. He moved to San Antonio in 2002. He studied psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio a few years before graduating from The Culinary Institute ...Show the rest
Diego was born in Toluca, Mexico in 1984. He moved to San Antonio in 2002. He studied psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio a few years before graduating from The Culinary Institute of America.
While a student at the CIA, he was employed at Restaurant Lüke, owned by Chef John Besh, and a local french bakery where he did Sunday brunch. Weekday mornings, he would do service at Patty Lou's at the Olmos Pharmacy.
Diego has had the opportunity of working back in his native Mexico at Azul Condesa, owned by renowned Chef Ricardo Munoz, and stints at Michelin starred restaurants Atelier Crenn in San Francisco and Moto in Chicago.
Mixtli is a very personal and intimate project that reflects Diego's love and passion for his native country.Hide the rest