The Roses of San Antone

The Yellow Rose of Texas

It’s been an interesting 7 days in the “Stephan Pyles World”.

John and I were deeply immersed in menu development for Stampede 66 last week when I remembered I had to host a press dinner at Sustenio on Saturday evening in San Antonio. Sustenio is a consultation/license agreement I have at the beautiful Eilan Hotel in San Antonio’s La Cantera.

I flew down for the day with my executive chef from Sky Canyon–DFW, Mariano Fernandez. Mariano is from Valencia, Spain and makes some of the best Paella on the planet!

Mariano and his world-class paella

The dinner, which took place at this stunning communal table, was a big hit with journalists from Houston, New York and Austin.

Communal Table at Sustenio

Chef Jon Thompson and I are heading to Mexico City tomorrow where we will visit my dear friend Chef Patricia Quintana, eat our weight in tacos and buy an electric tortilla machine. Stay tuned for great coverage of that trip – and more – next week!

(edited: February 11, 2013 at 10:46am)