Mesa at the Mission: A Culinary Crossroads

Mission Heritage Partners, the official friends’ group to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and the Texas Culinary Alliance announce the Mesa at the Mission: A Culinary Crossroads. The event, held in conjunction with the World Heritage Festival, combines the beauty of Texas’ only UNESCO World Heritage site, the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and the city’s unique cultural food traditions along with Becker Vineyard wine pairings, cocktails, and beer.

Tickets and additional details for the event are available via Eventbrite at

The following local chefs (with links to their Facebook pages) will create their expression of San Antonio’s flavor:

Jeff Wayne White of Eastside Kitchenette serving Donut Hole Chicken & Waffles with Glazed Granny Smith Apples, Maple Honey Sizzurp and Powdered Sugar.

Tatu Herrera of Folklores Coffee House serving Empanada Japones (Gyoza filled with Carne Asada and a Peanut and Tamarind Reduction).

Juan Bazan of Toro Kitchen + Bar serving Costillas de Dinosaurio (Slow Cooked Beef Ribs with Nopal Salad in a Roasted Chile and Tomatillo Salsa).

James T. Canter of Guerrilla Gourmet serving Wagyu Tikka Masala Meatballs with Sesame Streusel and Labneh.

Braunda Moody Smith of Lucy Cooper’s Texas Ice House serving Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers with Ground Beef, San Antonio’s Kiolbassa Chorizo, Queso Fresco and Spanish Rice topped with Lime Crema, Tobacco Onions and Jalapeños.

Abby Johnson of 5 Points Local serving Karma Bowl Quinoa, Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans and Fresh Kale topped with Avocado Mash and drizzled with Chipotle Cashew Crema.

Tim Rattray of Fontaine’s Southern Diner & Bar serving Pimento Cheese with Butter Crackers and Icebox Pickles.

Tim Rattray of The Granary serving Central Texas Brisket with Housemade Kimchi.

Jesse Kuykendall of Ocho Restaurant – Hotel Havana (Riverwalk) serving Rojo Pork Tamal topped with Carnitas, Salsa Guajillo, Queso Fresco, Roasted Corn, Salsa Arbol and Micro Cilantro.

Mesa in the Mission

Chef Brian West will host the VIP lounge.

Wine Pairings by Becker Vineyards.

Cocktail sponsors include:

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Garrison Brothers Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Edward’s Ridge Distillery – William, Tallus Rum

Beers being served include Zoe by Hops & Grain and Freetail Beer.

Grazing Station sponsored by H-E-B.

Proceeds from the event will help preserve, protect, and promote the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

A special thanks to our sponsors including Becker Vineyards, H-E-B, San Antonio River Authority, Valero, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.