Master Class: Jamón
Hotel Emma - Gold Room
10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.


Jamón is an exemplary flavor of Spain. Discover gastronomical significance of the noble Spanish pig with Master Carver (Maestro Cortador) Manuel Recio and Doreen Colondres, Fermin's Chef Ambassador. Larder and Sternewirth will be feature tapas and dishes specifically designed to highlight the deep flavor of Spanish jamón.

Purchase tickets to one of the sessions here, or call Hotel Emma at 210.448.8300. And find a seat at Supper’s table to experience Chef John Brand’s inspired approach to jamón, which will be featured on the lunch and dinner menus all week long.

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Olé, San Antonio! Spanish Wine Tasting
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Culinary Institute of America


Spanish wines are known for their bold flavors and rich notes. During this interactive class, we will teach you how identify key attributes and walk you through the different styles of Spanish red wines. Salud! Register now.


Intercambio Dinner Series:
Chefs Jorge Fernández & Jeff Balfour
6:30 p.m.
Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery


A pillar of Olé, San Antonio is Gastronomy. As part of the programming this
summer, we invite exemplars of the Spanish culinary scene—from Michelin-starred to up-and-coming Market chefs—to participate in intercambios (exchanges) with their Pearl counterparts. Jeff Balfour of Southerleigh hosts Jorge Fernández (Gastro Chigre in Madrid). Fernández practices “Gastronomia gamberra,” which combines Asturias traditional fare, strong cooking fundamentals, and humor, which he serves from his tiny restaurant in Madrid’s Mercado de Antón Martín--a trendy destination for food enthusiasts. Fernández and Balfour will co-create a prix fixe menu with craft beer pairings for an exclusive number of guests. Please contact for reservations and details.


Master Class: Spanish Cheese
10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Hotel Emma – Gold Room


The last course of our monograph days is all about cheese. Experience the
different aromas, textures, and flavors of Spanish cheeses like manchego, mahón, cabrales, and more. The day begins with a short documentary, lesson from an expert, and a cheese and wine pairing. Max McCalman will be our cheese connoisseur of the day, talking through the range and traditions of Spanish cheeses. He’s a consultant and educator to cheesemakers, distributors, retailers, restaurateurs, and consumers around the world. Max also authored many books on cheese including The Cheese Plate and Cheese: a Connoisseur’s Guide to the World’s Best.Larder and Sternewirth will be carrying tapas and dishes specifically designed to highlight Spanish cheeses. Or find a seat at Supper’s table to experience Chef John Brand’s use of Spain’s artisanal cheeses. There are multiple sessions and dining options throughout the day, so you can purchase tickets to one of the sessions here, or call Hotel Emma at (210) 448-8300 to reserve the dinner at Supper for $50.




Tapas Tuesdays:
Taste Spain at Pearl

Every Tuesday during Olé, San Antonio, Pearl will embrace the Spanish tapa. With tapas flights and specially curated tapas menus (developed in partnership with visiting Spanish chefs), our culinary partners are keen to showcase the Summer of Spain. Check participating restaurants and bars for operating hours.


Spanish Sipping Thursdays:
Sip Spain at Pearl

Tour Pearl every Thursday evening during Olé, San Antonio and experience unique Spanish wines, cava sangrias, and sherries. And don’t miss our official drink of summer: the Spanish Gin Tonic (pronounced JIN-tonic). The Spanish have elevated the humble cocktail to an art form—complete with large format ice, Spanish gin, artistic presentation, and imaginative garnishes. Check participating restaurants and bars for operating hours.