Special Events / Lectures and Workshops

Flavors: Historic California

Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:00–9:30 p.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park

$45 Autry Members /$50 Nonmembers
This event has reached capacity. Tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets are still available for the February event, "Future of Food?"

About the Event

Explore the journey from farm to table during this fascinating culinary series of thematic pop-up dinners combining historical and environmentally sustainable ingredients. Presented in collaboration with the Livestock Conservancy and Wildwood Heritage Provisions, experience the flavors of authentic Longhorn cattle, Churro sheep, and other breeds from California’s past, and join the conversation on the future of farming. Tickets include plates from four farm-to-table food stations; access to the California Continued galleries and garden; and meet-and-greets with chefs, farmers, and food historians.

Theme: Historic California

This meal combines heritage livestock with indigenous plants to create dishes that would be familiar to Californians over the centuries. From authentic Longhorn beef—imported by the Spanish rancheros—to nopales salad, these flavors create a unique taste experience that will take you back in time.

Plus, don’t miss Future of Food?, the next installment of this Autry culinary series on Friday, February 24.


Spanish Goats
Titania Ranch, San Luis Obispo, CA
Slow-braised Spanish Goat With Date Paste, Walnuts, and Chili Colorado Served on Blue Corn Tostadas
Nopales and Cholla Cactus Flower Bud Salad with Jicama, Cucumber, and Hominy

Standard Bronze Turkey
Autonomy Farms, Bakersfield, CA
Standard Bronze Turkey in Mole With Chia Cornbread Crumble
Fig and Mesquite Empanada

Texas Longhorn Cattle
Watkins Cattle and Livestock Company, Ojai, CA
Texas Longhorn Tri-tip
Slow-braised Tepary Beans
Charred Elotes

Chef’s Dessert
Heirloom Pumpkin Hand Pies With Star Anise Syrup
Fig Jam and Local Goat Fromage Blanc

Menu subject to slight changes based on ingredient availability.