Wine and cheese? Yes please
It's an event so cool that Queen Sofía of Spain was spotted attending it up in Houston. Let's just say, if you've been craving some wine and cheese lately, we'd strongly advise heading to the Pearl Brewery this Friday, May 19, for a special event called Spain Fusion.
Featuring Spain's top exporters of Spanish wines, cheeses, jams, hams, and more, there are two portions to the Spain Fusion event. The first includes educational panels and tastings catered particularly toward hospitality and food and beverage industry professionals during the day portion from noon to 6 pm, The second is a happy hour and networking-style event from 7 to 10 pm.
Hosted by Foods and Wine from Spain, the Spain Fusion event aims to educate the city about the best of what Spain has to offer food-wise. Special guests confirmed to be attending San Antonio's Spain Fusion event include Michelin starred chef Dani Lledó (of Xiquet in Washington, D.C.), chef Matt Schuster of Canela Bistro and Wine Bar in San Francisco, Chef Periko Ortega from ReComiendo in Córdoba, Spain, and many more.
The day portion of Spain Fusion will take place at the Culinary Institute of America San Antonio, while the night event will take place outdoors at the kitchen located between the Hotel Emma and Botika.
This isn't the first time Spain Fusion has made a San Antonio stop: The first Spain Fusion event back in 2022 was such a hit that its return is no surprise, and it's bigger than ever.
While the event itself is free, guests are encouraged to RSVP at Ticketbud. And if you aren't able to make the one in town this Friday night, don't fret: There will be one last Texas-based Spain Fusion event on Monday, May 22, in Austin at the Hotel Ella.
And while guests are encouraged to come and go as they please this Friday at Spain Fusion, keep in mind that the event is for guests 21 years of age and older only.
Make the daycation to Spain at the Pearl last even longer by checking out some CultureMap Tastemaker award nominees for lunch or dinner before or after attending the event There's Ladino, Best Quality Daughter, Carriqui, and Go Fish Market.
You'll save money on plane tickets, skip the hassle of the airport, and learn from some of Spain's culinary best all in one day.