Chef Steve McHugh’s new restaurant, Cured, will open before Christmas, a restaurant spokeswoman said today.
McHugh, the farm-raised chef who has worked in several legendary New Orleans kitchens and also served as the chef de cuisine of Lüke San Antonio, says his new restaurant will feature house-made bitters for the bar, vinegars for pickling, and cured meats for charcuterie.
The dishes at Cured will make use of the purest regional ingredients, paired with the organic methods that McHugh credits, in part, for his own renewed health as he was diagnosed with and recovered from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. McHugh’s menu is built on a foundation of lovingly hand crafted, time-consuming, cured foods, from charcuterie to pickles.
The pickles — essentially cured vegetables — are everywhere, from the Masa Fried Oysters with Tarragon and Pickled Tapioca; to the Cabrito Sliders with Chayote Pickle and Onion Sprout; even the Brewery Frank boasts an accompaniment of Nopalito Relish and House Made Ketchup. Eleven different cured meats grace the Charcuterie list, from South Texas Heritage Pork Coppa to Hogshead Cheese to Bacon and Frog Leg Rillettes — order selections of three, six, or nine choices to sample a good range of McHugh’s passion.
One dollar from the price of each charcuterie board is donated to a different charity rotating on a quarterly basis.
The restaurant’s renovated historical building, built in 1904 as Pearl’s Administration Building which included the president’s office, will embody the perfect blend of a contemporary and historical atmosphere.
Cured is located at 306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 101, San Antonio, Texas 78215. For more information, please visit Cured’s website here.
Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces and paseos, a riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of the Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with LEED-certified complexes mixed with historic architecture.