Thursday, March 12th
7 p.m. - 11 p.m. (showdown begins around 9:15 p.m.)
San Antonio Museum of Art
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San Antonio Flavor celebrates the local culinary scene by bringing together San Antonio restaurants who lead the foodie scene in our city. Select beer, wine and cocktails add to the VIP-style soiree that is, San Antonio Flavor.  Food and drink lovers enjoyed the top, most highly regarded restaurants and bars in San Antonio.The “Whole Foods Market Culinary Showdown” is a highlight of Flavor this year.  Top chefs from San Antonio will pair up with local celebrities to create a unique, mouth-watering dish. Each of the 4 team will have 30 minutes to stir up a winning quick-fire dish to impress our judges. The winning duo wins bragging right for years to come!

A panel of expert food judges, along with a selection of audience judges will choose the winning team. A limited number of raffle tickets will be sold before and during the event to give our guests a chance to be a judge on stage. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the raffle will go to Culinaria.

Culinaria is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to promoting San Antonio as a premier food destination while fostering community growth and enrichment.  Culinaria also supports local students pursuing a degree in culinary arts.  Learn more about Culinaria at www.culinariasa.org

We’ll see you next year!

Restaurants

Your taste buds will sizzle with beer samples from Alaskan Brewing and food samples from these amazing restaurants.

Arcade

Arcade

Bakery-Lorraine

Bakery-Lorraine

Bavarian-Brauhaus

Bavarian-Brauhaus

Bite

Bite

brooklynite

brooklynite

Canyon-Cafe

Canyon-Cafe

Citrus

Citrus

Esquire

Esquire

Feast

Feast

Folc

Folc

Friendly-Spot

Friendly-Spot

Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn

Kimura

Kimura

The Last Word

The Last Word

The Monterey

The Monterey

Senor-Veggie

Senor-Veggie

shuck-shack

shuck-shack

Texas-Pride-BBQ

Texas-Pride-BBQ

Thai-Topaz

Thai-Topaz

Tre-Tratorria

Tre-Tratorria

trinicakes

trinicakes

uncommon-fare

uncommon-fare

Vida-Mia

Vida-Mia

Wiseguys

Wiseguys

Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the help and support of our sponsors, showdown participants, restaurants and partners. THANK YOU to the following for helping to make this event possible.

Whole Foods Market Culinary Showdown

The “Whole Foods Culinary Showdown” is a highlight of Flavor this year.  Top chefs from San Antonio will pair up with local celebrities to create a unique, mouth-watering dish. Each team will have 30 minutes to stir up a winning quick-fire dish to impress our judges. The winning duo wins bragging right for years to come!

A panel of expert food judges, along with a selection of audience judges will choose the winning team. A limited number of raffle tickets will be sold before and during the event to give our guests a chance to be a judge on stage. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the raffle will go to Culinaria.

Chefs

Jason Dady

Jason Dady

Chef & Owner, Tre Trattoria, Two Bros. BBQ Market, The DUK Truck, B&D Icehouse and Dady Premier Catering

Chef Jason Dady is an innovative pioneer of the culinary culture in San Antonio and developed a reputation of top quality, excellence and professionalism in food, service and hospitality. Chef Dady is the Executive Chef and Owner of Umai Mi Modern Asian Restaurant & Bar, Tre Trattoria, Two Bros. BBQ Market, The DUK Truck, B&D Icehouse and Dady Premier Catering. Dady’s palate pleasing concepts have resonated with clients and critics alike on a local and national scale.

Robbie Nowlin

Robbie Nowlin

Executive Chef, Citrus at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Executive Chef of Citrus at the Hotel Valencia, Robbie Nowlin is a leader in today’s culinary scene. Chef Nowlin draws upon both his culinary and life experiences; most notably his time at the three Michelin Star restaurant The French Laundry. His dishes for Citrus demonstrate his precision and creativity in the kitchen and include seasonal adaptations of luxury items. Chef Nowlin has elevated Citrus at the Hotel Valencia and taken the cuisine to an entire new level.

Lisa Astorga-Watel

Lisa Astorga-Watel

Chef/Owner Lisa Astorga-Watel, is proud to present her new restaurant, Bite.

Chef Lisa Astorga-Watel grew up in Santiago, Chile before moving to Houston, Texas where she attended The Culinary Art Institute. She went on to have a successful career as a private chef for celebrities before meeting her husband, Chef Damien Watel. The couple is now married with one son named Enzo. Bite's menu is eclectic with a "70's modern twist" taste and portions are directly influenced by Chef Astorga-Watel's travels around the globe.

Stefan Bowers

Stefan Bowers

After a five year career as a Naval Search and Rescue Helicopter Crewman Stefan Bowers began his culinary career with stints working in La Jolla, CA and Houston, TX. In 2005 he set his roots in San Antonio. Stefan was the Chef de Cuisine at The Lodge of Castle Hills under Chef Jason Dady for three years and Executive Chef of 20nine Wine Bar for another three. In 2011 he signed on as the Chef of FEAST Restaurant in Southtown which has become a San Antonio pioneer within the independent dining scene. Stefan is currently poised to open two marquee restaurants in 2015; the first being within the newly renovated St. Anthony Hotel and the second at the famous #7 Fire House in the Lavaca district.


Photos & Videos

Check out all the fun from this year’s inaugural Flavor event.

35 Photos Of The Scene At SAMA For The Current’s San Antonio Flavor 2015

35 Photos Of The Scene At SAMA For The Current’s San Antonio Flavor 2015

87 Photos Of The Festive Feasting At San Antonio Flavor 2015

87 Photos Of The Festive Feasting At San Antonio Flavor 2015

Want to Judge?

Flavor Event 5The Twin Liquors Lottery

We know you have an opinion, here’s your chance to speak up! Thanks to the Twin Liquors Lottery, you now have a chance to judge some of the top chefs in San Antonio! For $5 you can enter to be a VIP Audience Judge for our Whole Foods Market Culinary Showdown. Judge alongside foodies, top chefs, former Spurs Sean Elliott and Brent Barry, and KSAT’s Ursula Pari. How cool is that?! One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Culinaria, so bring your cash, bring your opinions and enter for your chance to win. If you’re chosen, not only do you get to be a VIP Audience Judge, you also get a gift basket valued at $500.

Tickets are $5 for one, or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at the event. Look for the Twin Liquors Lottery booth the day of the event and get your tickets!

 

Twin-Liquors

Twin-Liquors