Six Delicious Immersive Experiences Honor Flavors Of Spain at Hotel Emma
Starting with “The Day of Olive Oil”, Hotel Emma will celebrate Olé, San Antonio at Pearl with six delicious immersive experiences.
As part of Olé, San Antonio, a summer-long program celebrating San Antonio’s Spanish heritage in commemoration of the city’s 300th anniversary, Hotel Emma has prepared a series of six unique culinary monographs honoring some of the essential flavors of Spain: olive oil, jamón (Spanish ham), tinned fish, salt and spices, wine and sherry, and cheese.
The culinary monographs will take place every two weeks, beginning on Wednesday/Thursday from June through September, 2018, each offering a fanatical dive into the history, craftsmanship, and the diversity of flavor and utility of each product.
Each monograph will include a ticketed Monograph Session facilitated by experts and makers of the particular product. Guests will enjoy (depending on theme) a deep dive into the culture, economy, and trends of the product and an expertly guided tasting opportunity. An open-to-the-public Casual Tasting at Larder, where the fine grocery store at Hotel Emma will support each monograph with a multi-day tasting of the highlighted product. Tapas tastings will be held at Sternewirth, the main bar at Hotel Emma, which will create a special tapas dish highlighting the product at play. Additionally, there will be a Dinner at Supper series, where Chef John Brand will create a special tasting menu highlighting the various uses, applications, and flavors of the spotlighted product. Monograph Sessions and Dinner at Supper will be ticketed events, while Tapas will be a menu option for Sternewirth guests, and tastings at Larder will be free and open to the public.
The Monograph schedule is as follows. Please refer to the attached one-sheet with detailed information on each monograph.
● June 27 – Olive Oil
● July 11 – Spain’s Great Match
● July 25 – Salt & Spices
● August 8 – Tinned Fish
● August 22 – Jamón
● September 6 – Cheese
The full schedule of events, ticket prices, and packages are also available here.
Additionally, in honor of San Antonio’s Tricentennial and all of the wonderful events and programming planned throughout the city and at Pearl, Hotel Emma is offering a special rate now through September 16, 2018. The special, 300 years, 300 dollars, features rates starting at $300, plus complimentary valet parking. For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.thehotelemma.com.
Olé San Antonio will be held from June 15 through September 16 and will feature events and activities related to four main pillars: gastronomy, music & dance, arts, and architecture. Events will include new programming while also incorporating existing Pearl activities. Acknowledging the shared past and looking toward the future, all events will have as a common thread an intercambio (exchange) and collaboration between the cultures of Spain and San Antonio, creating experiences and memories completely unique to Olé. The entire Pearl neighborhood will come together with restaurants featuring Spanish menus and chef collaboration dinners, retailers featuring specially curated Spanish items, activations in Pearl Park, and much more.
For more information on Olé, visit atpearl.com.
ABOUT HOTEL EMMA
Hotel Emma, a 146-room boutique hotel on the Northern banks of the San Antonio River, invites guests to experience San Antonio as if a guest in the well-appointed home of interesting friends. With distinct design features in all guest rooms, seventh-floor suites featuring private terraces, two stories, and unique amenities throughout, Hotel Emma proposes a history-rich and wholly unique view of South Texas. Hotel Emma adds to the Pearl culinary experience with three distinct offerings: Supper, an American Eatery; Sternewirth Bar and Club Room; and Larder Fine Groceries and Foods.