Our four chefs walked away empty-handed, yes, but this week's glamorous ceremony continued the trend of honoring more diverse and female finalists.
And yet, after the state’s even more stellar showing in the semifinals, the announcement feels disappointing.
Chef Steve McHugh, of San Antonio’s Cured, creates a through line from Wisconsin to Louisiana to Texas with a meal built around roast duck, grapefruit, and chile pequins.
In chef Steve McHugh’s “Hunting and Gathering” feast, the roast duck gets a Texas touch with this unexpected accompaniment.
Chef Steve McHugh finishes off his “Hunting and Gathering” feast with this classic Mexican treat, taken up a notch with mesquite and cherries.
San Antonio chef Steve McHugh nods to his boyhood hunts with roast duck, the centerpiece of his ”Hunting and Gathering” feast.
Rio Star grapefruit shines in this simple yet bright side dish in chef Steve McHugh’s ”Hunting and Gathering” feast.
Austin and San Antonio chefs makes the final round, as does Anvil in Houston. Winners will be announced May 7.