Landrace restaurant in downtown San Antonio hosts charity dinner with four James Beard nominees | Flavor | San Antonio


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Landrace is located on the ground floor of the Thompson Hotel.

San Antonio chef Steve McHugh gathered three other James Beard Award nominees for dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 31 to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank.

McHugh – six consecutive James Beard Award nominees – will host the culinary powerhouses for A Night at the Chef’s Table, a four-course dinner using ingredients native to Texas. The benefit will be held at McHugh’s newest venture, Landrace at the Thompson Hotel.

In addition to McHugh’s culinary creations, A Night at the Chef’s Table will feature dishes from John Russ, the New Orleans-born owner of Clementine; Esaul Ramos, who operates the 2M Smokehouse barbecue; and David Cáceres, co-owner of La Panadería.

Both Russ and Ramos were recognized at the 2022 James Beard Awards as semi-finalists for Best Chef: Texas, while Cáceres was recognized as a semi-finalist for Outstanding Baker. The annual awards recognize the country’s top chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors and food journalists.

Naturally, a dinner with participants of this caliber will cost a pretty penny: $400 per person. Beyond the pedigree of its renowned chefs, part of the likely appeal is that 25% of each ticket benefits the food bank, which serves 90,000 South African residents each week.

Dinner will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. at Landrace, located on the ground floor of the Thompson Hotel. The hotel is located at 111 Lexington Ave.

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