CAA Chicago | The Epicurean and Opera: Mexican Cuisine and "Akhnaten"

This event is hosted by the Columbia Alumni Association of Chicago and will take place virtually 

Columbia alumni pick their favorite restaurant based on the cuisine selection. They pick up or have food delivered to them or they make a dish of their own. This month's cuisine is "Mexican." Support your favorite Mexican restaurant and order take-out or delivery for the evening of the event. Daniel and Chris are ordering food from the Frontera Grill. All are invited to attend whether you make your own dishes (Mexican or not), order food from your local favorite Mexican restaurant or get food from the Frontera Grill.

After introductory remarks about the selected cuisine and opera, the group will watch roughly 20 minutes of clips from the opera and eat. Afterward, we talk about the restaurants we selected or the dishes we made, what we ate, the opera, and all other things cultural.

The Agenda for Mexican Cuisine and Akhnaten

Introductory Remarks

  • Welcome and Toast: Daniel
  • Brief comments on the Mexican Food Scene in Chicago: Chris and Daniel
  • Introductory remarks on Akhnaten an opera by Philip Glass: Daniel and Chris

Frontera Grill (for those who live in close proximity)

Watch and Eat

Clips from the Philip Glass opera Akhnaten shown while people eat.


Group discussion about the food we've eaten, the opera clips, your stories about Frontera Grill and your favorite Mexican restaurants, and whatever else comes up!

March 12, 2021 at 4:00pm - 7pm

Online - Zoom


Chris Stacey