A rare occasion
Live-fire catering pop-up makes San Antonio debut at cool combo hair salon and coffee shop
Located in the heart of Southtown is a charming little place called Headspace, complete with pink flamingos in the front yard. Inside however, is a whole world unto itself, with a hair salon, a coffee/cocktail bar, and a dining area, perfect for chef pop-ups.
And as luck would have it, Headspace does have pop-ups at least weekly. Those who haven't visited before can kick off their new fall routine on September 1, when Headspace hosts an exclusive dinner for only 16 guests with open-fire, farm-to-table catering company Gold Epicure.
The collaboration is Gold Epicure's San Antonio debut ("we proudly unveil the Gold Epicure tasting room," the event details proclaim), after selling out San Francisco, Austin, Lockhart, Santa Fe, and Marfa. It's celebrating with one star ingredient: steak.
The four-course prix-fixe menu offers a choice of a 2.5-pound smoked reverse-seared tomahawk, ideal for two, or a Wagyu chateaubriand. (Think of the latter as a fine filet mignon roast.) The event is spearheaded by Gold Epicure's executive chef, Matt Torres, a dedicated grill master.
The meats are paired with Caesar salad, a campechana shrimp cocktail, and a flaming Bananas Foster for dessert. Wine, whiskey and cocktails will also be flowing, starting with a cocktail hour to kick off the event.
Even more appealing than the intimate venue is the price point: each ticket is only $50 until Thursday. (After that, the tickets go up to $75).
If this small-scale launch sells out, all is not lost; there will be plenty more opportunities to see other chefs in the space. Saha Palestinian recently completed a residence, and will be back on Fridays for the foreseeable future. Headspace has its own in-house brunch daily. It even sells works by local artists, further adding to its incubator-like appeal.