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Cutthroat Culinary Dishes Up Some Bloody Fun Before Halloween

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Cutthroat Culinary, a chefs group that aims to “create a network and brotherhood of cooks and fans of all things food, while giving back to the community,” according to its mission, will scare up  some fun at dinner set for 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Art Institute of San Antonio, 10000 I-10 W. Suite 200.

halloween skeletonThe chefs are using horror movies as their inspiration for six courses. Features such as the “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “The Birds,” “Silence of the Lambs,” “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Friday the 13th” are the basis for a spooky menu that will include a seafood platter, bone marrow, poultry three ways, lamb, sweetbreads and, of course, some fava beans with a nice Chianti.

Seating will be limited to 31 guests, in honor of Halloween’s date. Tickets are $40 a person and include matching cocktails.

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Not familiar with Cutthroat Culinary? It’s a group made up of classically trained cooks and includes president Dominic Ramos (owner of Gourmet on the Fly food truck), treasurer Rafael Gonzalez Jr. (who currently works at Tre Trattoria Downtown), media director Steven Rivera (part-time caterer) and sergeant at arms Tatu Von Muenster (who currently works at the Grand Hyatt). They previously hosted a six-course Brunch and Brews event at the Art Institute in September and an introductory sample dinner in late July.

It “gives us a chance to create soothing that is ours, no rules, no boundaries, just passion,” Von Muenster said in an email. It “is something we all do on our spare time, away from our day jobs. Whether it’s a pop-up event or doing something for the community, it’s all because we can’t get enough of cooking!”


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