Aurora Picture Show presents "An Evening of Texas Mexican: Food, Film and Meaning"


This special program hosted by Aurora Picture Show and food writer/producer Adán Medrano will integrate a nine-course chef's tasting dinner served while the guests watch a showcase of avant-garde, lyrical and even horror art videos. The innovative art event explores how food and film aesthetically influence identity and relationships.

The sit-down dinner menu features the cuisine of the Texas Mexican American community, including shrimp and crab from the Texas gulf coast, cactus with dried chiles, corn gorditas and a variety of meats smoked with native Pecan wood and flavored with native herbs like Mexican oregano and the anise-scented Yerbaniz. Chef Adán Medrano is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. His book, Authentic Texas Mexican Cuisine, is soon to be published by Texas Tech University Press.

As the meal is served in consecutive courses, a giant screen will show four Chicano art videos that are thematically linked to the food. The videos also explore the ideas of identity and relationships.

Drinks from Republic Tequila and Saint Arnold Brewery will complement the contemporary food and film showcase. Seating is limited to 60 guests and advance purchasing is strongly encouraged.



Aurora Picture Show
2442 Bartlett St.
Houston, TX 77098


$40 for Aurora members; $60 non-members.
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