Kick off Fiesta in culinary style with Taste of the Republic

6th annual event event is from 6 to 10 p.m. on April 20

Taste of the republic event (Giant Noise)

SAN ANTONIOTaste of the Republic has announced its chef line-up for its upcoming Fiesta VIP culinary kickoff party.

The 6th annual event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on April 20 at the Gardens of the Alamo.

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Since 2017, Taste of the Republic has helped kick off Fiesta and celebrated the food and culture of San Antonio.

Guests will be able to sample Texas-inspired cuisine from 12 well-known chefs, with wine, beer, and cocktails. A portion of the funds will help support the Fiesta Commission and the Remember the Alamo Foundation.

“There’s no state with a more colorful and diverse culinary history, and there’s no better place to celebrate that history than the grounds of The Alamo,” said founding Chef Brian West.

Tickets are $150 each and can be purchased online.

The chef lineup includes:

  • Andrew Weissman of Weissman Restaurant Group
  • Jesse Kuykendall of Milpa
  • Ceasar Zepeda of Sangria on the Burg
  • Jose Ochoa of Palenque Grill
  • Juan Carlos Bazan of Cuishe Cocina Mexicana and Toro Kitchen + Bar
  • Braunda Smith of Lucy Cooper’s Ice House
  • Benjamin De Los Santos of Benjie’s Munch
  • Ernie Bradley of Cherrity Bar
  • Lisa & Damien Watel of Bistro09
  • Esaul Ramos & Joe Melig of 2M Smokehouse
  • Nicola Blaque of The Jerk Shack
  • Kristina Zhao of Dashi Sichuan Kitchen + Bar


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Emily Ramirez is a Digital Producer trainee for KSAT 12. She has written and photographed for several magazines and newspapers, including San Antonio Magazine, Austin Monthly and the San Antonio Current. A proud San Antonio native and graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, she is now completing her M.A. at UTSA.

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