Mexic-Arte Museum celebrates the culinary arts of Austin and Mexico on May 5 at the Taste of Mexico 2015 event at Brazos Hall (204 E. Fourth St.). The evening will feature food from more than 30 Austin restaurants, including Casa Chapala, El Meson, El Naranjo, La Mexicana Bakery, Matt’s El Rancho, Papalote Taco House, Sala & Betty, Sazon, and Veracruz All-Natural.
The Cinco de Mayo event, which will feature contemporary Latin music by DJ Sonora of Peligrosa and a selection of mariachi talent, supports Mexic-Arte Museum’s Art Education Program. Taste of Mexico 2015 will also include a Bazaar del Arte, which will feature artists selling Mexican folk arts and crafts, unique gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, selections from the Museum Store and a pop-up print shop.
In addition to local talent, the Taste of Mexico will welcome Chef of Honor Daniel Ovadía. The author of “La Cocina de Daniel Ovadía: Historias y Recetas de Paxia” and the owner of highly-acclaimed Mexico City restaurants Paxia, Morablanca and Peltre will also offer a free cooking demonstration of four signature Mexican dishes on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at El Meson (2038 S. Lamar Blvd.)
Tickets for Taste of Mexico 2015 cost $75 and can be purchased online at mexic-artemuseum.org.