N'Awlins Chef John Besh Opens "Lüke" in Texas

World famous chef John Besh is venturing outside the Crescent City for the first time.  Besh owns six restaurants in the Big Easy including Lüke, an homage to the old brasseries of French and German origin that once reigned in New Orleans.  Besh is opening a satellite of Lüke on San Antonio's famed River Walk partly to thank the people of the Alamo City for their hospitality in the aftermath of Katrina.

Besh has long been one of the premiere chefs in what is one of America's premiere dining cities but he first came to national attention as a contestant on Food Network's first Next Iron Chef competition narrowly losing out in the final to Michael Symon.  Since then he has been all over the airwaves making the rounds to each of the morning talk shows and on his own series for TLC where he helps wayward cooks discover their inner-chef, Inedible to Incredible.  He is also the author of the best selling cookbook My New Orleans: The CookbookWinner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef of the Southeast for 2006, Besh is recognized as one of the nation’s highest-regarded chefs.

Lüke San Antonio's ambience and décor accent and complement the restaurant's Old World menu. Housed in a magnificent, 350-capacity, two-story building, Lüke San Antonio is adorned in the traditional, warm brasserie style with hardwood floors and brass ceiling tiles, providing a comfortable and welcoming space. An elevator whisks diners from the River Walk entrance to the cocktail lounge and raw bar, featuring fresh Gulf seafood. Upstairs, the glass-surrounded show kitchen encourages an interactive dining experience as Chef McHugh creates his locally harvested culinary delights.

The new Lüke combines German and French Old World cooking techniques in a warm and inviting space perfectly situated in San Antonio's popular downtown area.  The restaurant will feature blackboard specials and local ingredients setting the benchmark for casual dining.  To book a reservation click HERE.

Lüke: San Antonio
125 E. Houston Street • San Antonio, TX 78205
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