Gretchen Hanson, chef-owner of Hobos Restaurant and Bar, and The Historic Milton Theatre are pairing for a unique cooking concert on May 5: Cinco de Hobos. The program will feature Hanson cooking a five-course meal live on stage while demystifying the Mexican-American grocery store aisle. Raised on the border in Southern California, Hanson lived and trained in Mexico on several occasions. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Historic Milton Theatre Rebuilding Fund designed to restore the theater.
Milton Theatre director Michael Bruley says, “We are excited about showcasing this new concept with Gretchen in our theater. She has great theatre presence, and we will be filming the event for a television launch. Additionally, we hope to be able to begin putting aside some money to rebuild our balcony from this event.” Dishes featured will include Hanson’s multiple award-winning chocolate-chile mole as well as different traditional salsas with each course. The evening will begin at 5:30 with a cocktail hour and passed appetizers until 6:30. The cooking concert will be from 6:30-8:30. Vegan and gluten free versions of each dish are available by pre-order. Tickets are $40, available at pcade.com.