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Presidio District Gastronomy Tour

April 28, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$90 – $100

For the first time, the Presidio District Gastronomy Tour will be held as a dinner during the Agave Heritage Festival! Celebrating Tucson's UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation with a special focus on the agave's importance in our food history, the tour includes stops at four locations in the historic Presidio District of Downtown Tucson. Participants learn from knowledgeable ethnobotanist tour guides and experience Tucson's complex food heritage and the fusion of Old and New World ingredients. You'll also hear great stories of Tucson's history in some of it's more historic locations.

Beginning at the Presidio Museum, participants learn about Tucson’s origins and the food fusions that occurred when the Spanish and Tohono O’Odham were first learning from each other. This stop includes tastings of Old and New World foods and ingredients.

The next stop is El Charro, where participants enjoy some of their most popular menu items and a margarita. While sitting in their flagship restaurant, tour participants will learn the rich history of the Flores family from members of the family and hear stories such as how the chimichanga was created.

Next up is La Cocina Restaurant, located in the longest-inhabited block in Arizona. Participants will enjoy an appetizer portion of menu items made with both Old and New World ingredients with an emphasis on the agave. The stories told here are about the residents and businesses the building has hosted in the past.

The final stop on the tour is Café a la C’art, housed in the historic Fish-Stevens home at the Tucson Museum of Art. Here, participants will enjoy a one of their many famous desserts made with the agave and historic regional ingredients and learn about the Fish and Stevens families that inhabited the home.


April 28, 2020
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$90 – $100


Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum
196 N. Court Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
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