San Antonio Cocktail Conference and La Cantera Resort & Spa invite you to attend Destination: Cocktails on October 20-22, 2017. This educational event celebrates the art of elevated cocktails and cuisine and all profits benefit Houston Street Charities. This event can be purchased as a package including a one-night or two-night stay at La Cantera Resort & Spa, or events can be purchased a la carte. Each hotel package booked includes daily breakfast, two seminars per adult guest, and admission to the Texas Tasting Suite. Paired Dinners are not included and should be purchased a la carte.
For hotel accommodations, call 855-499-2960 and mention promo code: ELOCL4
To learn more about this event, visit San Antonio Cocktail Conference.
TEXAS TASTING SUITE
Saturday, October 21, 2-4pm | $40 | Buy Tickets
Black Gold isn’t the only liquid that Texans boast of. In the world of spirits, Texas is producing some of the best in the business. Taste a little bit of everything Texas has to offer in every spirit category, and get an education on the who, what, when, where and how of them all.
SEMINAR: UNDERSTANDING TEQUILA
Saturday, October 21, 10:30-11:30am | $50 | Buy Tickets
If all tequilas are made from the Blue Weber plant, then why do they all taste so different? Walking through the aspects of why and discussing the history of production will help us understand taste. From the Rancheros where the Jimadors harvest, to the distilleries where production takes place, this will be an in-depth tasting of tequilas from the Highlands of Jalisco down to the Valley. You’ll enjoy flights of Blanco tequilas - the purest form - and understand what makes each special and different.
SEMINAR: THE DRINKABLE JOURNEY OF GIN & TONIC
Saturday, October 21, 10:30-11:30am & 1:00-2:00pm | $50 | Buy Tickets for 10:30am | Buy Tickets for 1:00pm
Explore the composition and history of the world’s most consumed highball, the Gin & Tonic. Join Jason Kosmas for an interactive seminar to broaden your knowledge and step up your home bartending game. Jason will take you through several variations of this time honored cocktail, from its medicinal origins to its role as a canvas for cocktail expressionism in our modern era. You’ll be hands-on in this seminar, elevating your home drink-making skills and broadening your cocktail repertoire.
SEMINAR: THE TWELVE FASHIONED
Saturday, October 21, 1:00-2:00pm | $50 | Buy Tickets
HP 12, Macallan 12, Macallan Double Cask 12 – Let’s talk about the terroir and –most importantly – the wood management and influence in the whisky. We’re going to have a thorough discussion and taste experience to go with it. Can you see the difference neat in the glass? Can you smell the difference; taste the difference? And how about in an Old Fashioned – can you taste the difference now?
PAIRED DINNER: SweetFire Kitchen and Cadre Noir Imports
Saturday, October 21, 7pm | $150 | Buy Tickets
SweetFire Kitchen has spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country and al fresco dining that will pair beautifully with the special spirits from Cadre Noir Imports. A five-course meal and unique craft cocktails will be part of an intimate and special experience. For information on large party reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smoked Foie Gras Blackberries & Black Truffle
Hanna Hama Oyster Fingerling Potato, Pork belly & Pickled Celery
Spiced Duck Breast Glazed Beets, Persimmon & Chicory
Roasted Veal Loin Dates, sun chokes & brussel sprouts
Concord Grape Sorbet Parsnips & Walnut Praline
Milk & Chocolate Chocolate Mousse, Dulce de Leche & Crème Fraiche
PAIRED DINNER: Primero Cantina and Mezcal El Silencio
Saturday, October 21, 7pm | $100 | Buy Tickets
Cuisine from Primero Cantina and craft cocktails and tastings from Mezcal El Silencio will be paired throughout this multi-course family style meal. Primero Cantina offers sweeping Hill Country views, and the creativity of both chef and mixologist will make this a memorable experience. You will be seated at family-style tables of 8. For information on obtaining a complete table of 8, please email email@example.com.
Bay Scallop Agua Chile with Fried Peanuts
Rock Crab Salad and Avocado Sashimi
Crunchy Cauliflower with Almond-Arbol Salsa
Chili Con Carne with Cornbread
MAINS & SIDES
Spit Roasted Pork with Salsa Verde
Grilled Snapper Veracruz Style & Soft Shell Crab
Slow Cooked Wagyu Beef and Mole
Charred Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
Fideo and Mussels
Arroz con Leche, Coconut Milk and
Pumpkin Empanadas and Chipotle
Cocoa-Coffee Flan and Crème Fraiche
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