Chef Jason Dady announces the first annual Texas Chefs Week in San Antonio, bringing together top chefs from all over the state for six nights of special dinners from Monday, September 14-Saturday, September 19. Texas-native Dady, who currently owns five restaurants in San Antonio including Two Bros BBQ Market and the recently opened Shuck Shack, invites diners to take part in the nightly events, featuring star chefs from Austin, Dallas, and Houston, as well as reunion of the culinary team from Dady’s first flagship restaurant in San Antonio, The Lodge Restaurant. Every night will celebrate a different region of Italy, with each chef presenting their own take on traditional Italian cuisine.
The Texas Chefs Week schedule and participating chefs include:
Monday, September 14 “Venice” – Chef Terrence Gallivan and Chef Seth Siegel-Gardner of The Pass and Provisions in Houston: Gallivan and Siegel-Gardner were 2015 James Beard Award “Best Chef: Southwest” semifinalists, and The Pass and Provisions was a Bon Appétit“Best New Restaurant” in 2013
Tuesday, September 15 “Sicily” – Chef Matt McCallister of FT33 and Filament in Dallas: McCallister was a Food & Wine “Best New Chef” winner and James Beard Award semifinalist for “Best Chef: Southwest” in 2014 and 2015, and FT33 was one of Bon Appétit’s “Top 50 News Restaurants” in 2013
Wednesday, September 16 “Milan” – Chef Omar Flores of Casa Rubia in Dallas: Flores was a 2015 James Beard Award semifinalist for “Best Chef: Southwest”, and Casa Rubia was a James Beard Award nominee for “Best New Restaurant” in 2014
Thursday, September 17 “The Lodge Restaurant, Reimagined” – “Best of San Antonio” with Chef Jason Dady, Chef Stefan Bowers of Feast, Chef Joe Gallero, Chef Robbie Nowlin of Hotel Valencia San Antonio, and Chef Jeff Bekavac of Neighborhood Services in Dallas: Bowers, Gallero, Nowlin, and Bekavac are all notable Texas chefs who worked with Dady at acclaimed The Lodge Restaurant at Castle Hill, which closed in 2011
Friday, September 18 “Torino – Piedmont” – Chef Nicholas Yanes of Juniper in Austin: Yanes was previously Chef and Creative Director for Uchi Restaurants, and will be opening his Italian restaurant, Juniper, in Austin in 2015
Saturday, September 19 “Rome” – Chef Jorge Hernadez of Qui in Austin: Hernandez, a San Antonio native, is the Chef de Cuisine at Qui in Austin, and previously worked with José Andrés in Washington D.C.
“It’s an exciting time to be cooking in Texas – each city’s culinary scene is full of reinvigorated energy and creativity, and I’m in awe of the innovative things that chefs are doing at their respective restaurants all over the state,” says Dady. “We designed this week as a way to celebrate these chefs and introduce their unique tastes and ideas to San Antonians. I’ve traveled throughout Texas to visit and cook with many of my chef friends, so I’m honored that they are now returning the favor to show some love to South Texas and our community.”
Each of the dinners, which are open to the public and capped at 40 people, will begin at 7 p.m. at Tre Enoteca, Dady’s Northern Italian restaurant located in North San Antonio, and include two hors d’oeuvres and three courses from the night’s featured chef, for $65 per person. Wine pairings will be available for an additional cost.
Reservations for dinners can be made through Tre Enoteca by calling 210.496.0555 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Those with allergy or dietary restrictions must notify the restaurant at least two weeks prior for substitutions to be planned appropriately.