McHugh — a six-time consecutive James Beard Award nominee — will host the culinary powerhouses for A Night at the Chef's Table, a four-course dinner using native Texas ingredients. The benefit will take place at McHugh's newest venture, Landrace at The Thompson Hotel.
In addition to McHugh's culinary creations, A Night at the Chef's Table will feature dishes from John Russ, the New Orleans-born owner of Clementine; Esaul Ramos, who operates 2M Smokehouse BBQ; and David Cáceres, co-owner of La Panadería.
Russ and Ramos were both recognized in the 2022 James Beard Awards as semifinalists for Best Chef: Texas, while Cáceres was recognized as a semifinalist for Outstanding Baker. The annual awards recognize the nation's top chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors and food journalists.
Naturally, a dinner with participants of this caliber will cost a pretty penny: $400 per person. Beyond the pedigree of its high-profile chefs, part of the likely appeal is that 25% of each ticket benefits Food Bank, which serves 90,000 SA residents weekly.
The dinner will begin with a 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception at Landrace, located on The Thompson Hotel’s ground floor. The hotel is located at 111 Lexington Ave.
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