Announcing a Major Venue Update for the Popular Fiesta Culinary Kickoff



Announcing Fiesta’s “Taste of the Republic” Change of Venue to The Alamo



Announcing exciting breaking news: Taste of the Republic moves to The Alamo, the first Fiesta event to be hosted at the world-famous mission.



Texas is home to one of the most diverse food cultures in America. Since 2017, Taste of the Republic has celebrated that culture as the VIP culinary kickoff party of Fiesta Fiesta, the official opening event of Fiesta San Antonio.

Raising the standard even higher for Fiesta 2023, we’re proud to announce that Taste of the Republic has a new home: The Alamo.

Join us at the Gardens of the Alamo from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, April 20. Guests will sample gourmet bites from 12 local chefs, with food representing each culinary region of Texas, accompanied by a wide selection of wine, beer, spirits and cocktail pairings as they mingle with Fiesta Royalty. A portion of each ticket will help support the Fiesta Commission and the Remember the Alamo Foundation.


“I am beyond thrilled that we’re bringing the premier celebration of Texas food to the ultimate symbol of Texas: The Alamo” said Chef Brian West, whose Texas Culinary Manifesto laid the foundation for Taste of the Republic and its Six Food Republics of Texas.


“San Antonio is recognized by UNESCO as a Creative City of Gastronomy, and it represents the confluence of cultures that makes Texas so unique,” Chef West said. “By being at the Alamo, we feel we’ve raised this event to the level it’s always deserved.”

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Taste of the Republic is supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Patron Tequila, Dos XX Beer, Republic National Distributing Company, Sysco, Telemundo 60 and the Texas Culinary Alliance.




Fiesta kickoff event moves to The Alamo. Chef Brian West brings together more than a dozen talented local chefs to interpret the “Six Food Republics of Texas”. This private event takes place at the Alamo. Enjoy gourmet bites paired with wine, cocktail tastings and beer. Partial proceeds to benefit Fiesta® San Antonio and the Remember the Alamo Foundation.
Thursday, April 20, 2023
6-10 pm

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205




About Taste of Texas


Kick off Fiesta ’23 at The Alamo Gardens and celebrate the 6 regions of Texas cooking April 20th from 6pm-10pm. Meet our featured chefs in person as they express their version of a Region of Texas.

6 Regions: South Texas (Tex Mex), Central Texas (BBQ), East Texas (Southern comfort), Gulf Coast (Seafood), North Texas (Beef Cattle Country) and West Texas (Native American fusion)

Event is 6pm-10pm

Location: Alamo Gardens (Entrance on Alamo Plaza)

Event is 21+ -No minors allowed

Event is a fundraiser for Fiesta Commission and the Remember the Alamo Foundation.


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