A few weeks ago, I attended an event-“Visit San Antonio”- at the lavish Arcadian Studios. The event was a celebration to the culinary delights of Mexico with the celebrity chef of San Antonio, Chef Johnny Hernandez.

“My hope is to share with our customers what I love most about Mexico: the vibrant culture, its hospitality and last, but certainly not least, the wonderful cuisine” – Chef Johnny Hernandez

Home made ceviche by top toronto food blog roam with ash

At the event, we had an opportunity to participate in a hands-on cooking demonstration, presented by Chef Johnny, which was a lot of fun! I had a blast learning to make ceviche, something that I had never attempted to make before. It wasn’t as difficult as I had originally expected and Chef Johnny was incredibly knowledgeable, sweet and patient with all of us.

Home made mcevice inspired by San Antonio Texas

Following the demonstration, we were treated to a delicious and authentic three-course Mexican meal, flavorsome margaritas and refreshing Agues Frescas, all prepared by Chef Hernandez. As you can imagine, everything was delicious!

La Catrina Cocktail Recipe by Chef Johnny Hernandez
Chef Johnny Hernandez Top San Antonio Restauranteur

The purpose of the event was to promote what’s new to explore in San Antonio, Texas. This unique city has a rich history and diverse culture that is worth exploring over and over again. Below are some of the most exceptional things to do and see when visiting San Antonio. 

River Walk

The world-famous River Walk, or Paseo del Rio, is a 15- mile urban waterway and is San Antonio’s most popular attraction for good reason! This treasure harbours the largest urban ecosystem in the U.S.A. and can be explored by foot or barge. From sightseeing, shopping, food, and fun, the River Walk has no shortage of things to see and do.


Artpace, San Antonio is a contemporary gallery founded by artist, collector and businesswoman Linda Pace. The gallery offers a non-profit residency program which supports regional, national and international artists in the creation of new arts. Artpace is open to the public for free. 

Government Canyon 

For those that love the great outdoors, Government Canyon is a great place to recharge in the wild. It was only opened to the public in October 2005, and the reserve covers 12,244 acres of canyons and hills in a typical Texas Hill County landscape. This is a wonderful place to camp, attend a guided hike or program, geo-cache, picnic, take nature photos, or observe the birds and wildlife.

La Villita 

If culture is what you crave, then be sure to stop at La Villita. The historic arts village is an art community in downtown San Antonio and is located on the South Bank of the San Antonio River. This was one of the first neighbourhoods of the town and today there are art galleries, stores selling souvenirs, custom jewelry, pottery, and imported Mexican folk art. The district is also known for its restaurants. 

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What to do in San Antonio Texas

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