“Smoke & Embers: The Art of Vaquero BBQ” is scheduled for Thursday night.
SAN ANTONIO – The Briscoe Western Art Museum is probably not the place you would think of when it comes to eating Texan barbecue. But this Thursday, get ready to pair beef brisket with a history lesson.
“Smoke & Embers: The Art of Vaquero BBQ” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Downtown Museum. Acclaimed pitmaster, author and chef Adrian Davila will lead an “in-depth, hands-on demonstration of the history and techniques behind the cuisine that once fueled vaqueros and cowboys”.
The idea is to get people to discover Briscoe’s exhibition titled “Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo: Contemporary Photography of the Cowboy of Northern Mexico”.
Davila is a Third Generation Pitmaster who will focus on guiding guests through the “Perfecting Texas Grill Over the Pit” in the McNutt Sculpture Garden in Briscoe. He will also discuss and demonstrate some traditional vaquero cooking methods on the stovetop.
The exhibition features renowned photographer Werner Segarra whose images from the Cowboys Norteño world of Sonora, Mexico span more than 20 years of vaqueros life. His work showcases the vast landscape, their daily work and the privacy of their homes.
The Art of Vaquero barbecue costs $ 55 for museum members and $ 65 for non-members. In addition to the barbecue presentation and hands-on pit demonstration, the evening includes a three-course tasting to be enjoyed with wine and beer, and Davila’s special Dry Rub to take home. Places are limited on a first come, first served basis and tickets must be purchased in advance.