Chefs, culinary students and the public were able to savor the flavor of hand-carved Ibérico ham as part of a series of seminars given at Hotel Emma. The flavors from Spain took center stage once again this summer as part of Olé, an initiative being held in San Antonio, Texas, from June 15th to September 16th.
There were four seminars/tastings organized by Foods from Spain, part of the Trade Commission of Spain in New York, two for consumers and two for chefs and culinary students of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) campus in San Antonio, Texas.
The sessions aimed at consumers were hosted at the historical Hotel Emma in the city’s Pearl District on August 22nd. The following day, two more master classes were held at the Culinary Institute of America. The first one for chefs and the second one for students. Both groups were able to learn about and taste hand-carved Ibérico ham from Spain thanks to the excellent demonstrations carried out by Ibérico master carver Manuel Antonio Recio.
Olé is a very special event that is honoring San Antonio’s 300-year connection to Spain with a slew of activities revolving around Spanish music, dance, art, architecture and gastronomy.