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The Day of Plancton


July 25, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM


The Hotel Emma, 136 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215


Plancton, as the Spaniards spell it, is new to the culinary scene, but it’s truly Spanish. In fact, Spain is the only country that has the authorization to cultivate plancton. Its flavor is described “authentically like the sea.” The day starts with a short documentary, a lesson from an expert in plancton and a tasting activity.

Our expert, Alberto Palomar, will talk about the origins of plancton, the process and the benefits. Discover this natural ingredient that chefs use to enhance the flavor of a dish. With its natural mineral-rich qualities, plancton could be the next big food trend.

Larder and Sternewirth will be carrying tapas and dishes specifically designed to highlight this exclusive ingredient. Or find a seat at Supper’s table to experience Chef John Brand’s creative uses of plancton.


1st Session: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

2nd Session: 5:30PM – 8:30 PM

Larder Casual Dining: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM (open to public)

Sternewirth Tapas: 5:00 PM to Close (open to public)

Supper Dinner: 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM


$25 for sessions, purchase tickets via the link below

$50 for dinner at Supper

Our six monograph days are part of Pearl’s Olé, San Antonio, a summer-long program that celebrates our city’s Spanish heritage and commemorates the city’s Tricentennial. Follow along and learn all about conservas (tinned seafood), jamón and cheese.

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