San Antonio chefs Jeff Balfour (Southerleigh), Cariño Cortez (La Familia Cortez restaurants) and Jason Dady (Tre Trattoria and the rest) participated in a culinary exchange program in which they prepared a dinner in New Orleans last week. On Monday night, three of New Orleans' finest chiefs – Will Avelar (Meril), Juan Carlos Gonzalez (SoBou) and Michael Gulotta (Maypop and Mopho – made a feast at Dady's Tre Trattoria for foodies in the Alamo City. The dinners came as both cities, regarded for its love of food and drink, are celebrating their 300 birthdays this year.
Now that's what we call a savory swap.
Photos by Jaime Monzon