San Antonio's Landrace launches exclusive new chef's counter experience
Landrace is already a central hub for culinary action in San Antonio, but locals who want to get even closer are now invited to sidle up to the counter for a more intimate new experience.
L2 — presumably Landrace 2, although the release does not specify — brings six seats to the Landrace Chef's Counter, for a "front row seat and a live discourse on the meal." Guests at the counter will be led through a five- or seven-course tasting menu, which will highlight brand-new dishes every night that are exclusive to that night's service.
Examples from the release (that will quickly come and go) include a soy-dried grilled Texas quail with caramelized fennel and citrus salad, or a deep-fried apple pie with horchata ice cream and cajeta bourbon caramel. These will also inspire wine pairings, drawing from a robust wine list that recently won recognition from Wine Spectator.
Landrace's dinner menu is generally characterized by Southern staples, steakhouse classics, and so it's fair to assume the ephemeral offerings will follow similar patterns.
Chef Steve McHugh is behind this upscale San Antonio staple at the Thompson hotel, where he often invites other influential chefs in to connect with visitors. A new service for guests who really want to get up-close-and-personal with the chef and his team is right in line with what Landrace has come to represent, and the rotating menu furthers the restaurant's mission to stay connected to the local food system.
The L2 experience will be available from Thursday through Saturday, and must be booked 48 hours in advance. To book (five courses for $99, seven for $125) visit hyattexperiences.com.