We’re excited to announce a new, monthly series that connects the community with local chefs all while enjoying their food. The event is simply titled Story To Table. The format is one part communal dinner party and one part Q & A.

We approached Jeret Peña and Chef Lorenzo Morales of the Old Main Association, a small tavern nestled in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood, to see if they would be interested in hosting our first event.

They agreed immediately and suggested that we put a contemporary twist on a South Texas tradition, the tamalada.

“A tamalada ties into the fabric of what makes San Antonio the city that it is. My family has one every year and I thought it would be cool to share that with the public but with a more modern take on the tradition,” said Morales, a native of San Antonio and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America-Hyde Park, NY.

On Dec. 15, starting at 7 p.m., we’ll host a small crowd for an interactive three-course dinner at Old Main Association, 2512 N. Main. Tickets are just $35 each with all the proceeds going back to the restaurant. Check out whats for dinner below.

Chef Lorenzo Morales sharpens his knifes for the camera. Photo by Scott Ball.



Creamed caldo with ox-tail

Main – Tamales: paired with an adult Mangonada

-Braised beef cheek, Potato masa, Arugula, Truffle
-Rabbit Confit, Spinach masa, Heirloom carrots
-Wild mushroom, Chipotle masa, Queso Oaxaca, Pecan Mole
-Al pastor tamale ,Pineapple, Cilantro, Escabiche

Table Sauces

Beet Ketchup
Garlic mojo

Sweet: pair with a Mexican hot chocolate cocktail

Bunuelos with ice cream

Purchase your tickets here.

Join us for what is sure to be a great eventing of food, conversation, and exclusive access to our burgeoning culinary scene.

*Top image: Chef Lorenzo Morales of Old Main Association. Photo by Scott Ball.

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