Chef Steven McHugh at Cured
He came to San Antonio as an accomplished chef after 10 years as chef de cuisine for John Besh. Now, he's a respected voice in San Antonio's food scene.
What some don't know is that McHugh beat cancer, and his first gastropub, Cured, at the Pearl, is a culinary tribute to his life-affirming experience with illness. The restaurant is already drawing a steady stream of customers enjoying McHugh's inventive cuisine.
So, will he win the first round on "Beat Bobby Flay"? Tune in Thursday (March 20) at 9 p.m. on the Food Network and watch McHugh compete in the "Beat Bobby Flay" episode that the network is calling “Fighting Irish.” McHugh will go head-to-head to outcook contestant Brian Young from Boston, while Food Network star Giada De Laurentis and "Iron Chef" judge Mo Rocca will beef up the competition for the battle.
By the way, while you might want to stop by Cured and say congrats to McHugh (if he wins) Thursday night, don't go there for a watch party -- Cured has no television monitors and he'll be busy with a banquet. (But, of course, he knows the ending of this episode already.)
Menu revamped at Eilan by chef Stephan Pyles
Sustenio, the AAA Four Diamond restaurant at Éilan Hotel and Spa, has launched a brand new, revamped menu inspired by the Tuscan theme of the hotel and its setting at the heart of a European-style new urban village. The hotel is at 17103 La Cantera Parkway.
The modern Mediterranean menu, created by Texas-based, James Beard Award-winning chef Stephan Pyles, is also influenced by Pyles’ passion for the food of countries including Spain, Italy and Greece, as well as Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Morocco.
“It’s food that I love,” Pyles says. “I’ve always been fascinated by the Mediterranean diet and everything in it.”
Chef Mike Collins takes the helm at Sustenio.
“Mike has worked at some of the finest hotels and destinations in America and brings passion, leadership and a proven history of culinary excellence to Sustenio and the hotel,” said Robert Fagen, general manager of Éilan. Collins most recently oversaw the culinary offerings at a AAA Four Diamond Resort in Maui.
“My goal is to create a dining experience that is fun, creative and most importantly one that pairs excellent food with exceptional service," said Collins.
Crumpets April Wine Dinner
The wines of Chile will take center stage Friday, April 11, as Crumpets presents its monthly wine dinner. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. To make your reservations call: 210-821-5600. Cost is $70 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Chilean Ceviche with
Cono Sur Bycicleta Sauvignon Blanc
Empanada Tipica de Chile with
Ancho Honey Glazed Salmon with
Cono Sur Bycicleta Chardonnay
Marinated Grilled Flank Steak, Chimichurri Sauce with
Ventisquera Cabernet Sauvignon
Leche Quemada Flan with
Los Hermanos Moscato