Entertaining ~25 top clients, in the San Antonio area- Need ideas please!
Greetings Chowhounders! Every year, I entertain my ~25 best clients one night at an annual conference that, this year, is in San Antonio. I am completely unfamiliar with the dining scene in San Antonio (as I'm not from there), but very excited, as I always hear great things about your local food scene. The goal of the evening every year is amazing food, a great atmosphere, and a chance to NOT talk business for a night. This is the 9th year running now, and we've had some simply amazing experiences at the following places in past years:
Araka- St. Louis
Restaurant August- New Orleans
The Carlyle- Portland
Kevin Taylor- Denver
Restaurant 1789- Washington DC
J.G. Domestic- Philadephia
All great experiences, wonderful places to dine (I highly recommend each of them, if ever you find yourself in those towns).
I am looking to duplicate/improve upon those for this year- My goal is a wonderful night, with great food, and an amazing experience.
Budget (cut a bit this year- darn recession!): $125 a person
# of attendees: ~25
Private Dining space/room: Highly desired.
Location: Prefer near the Convention Center/riverwalk area, but willing to cab it if a reasonable distance.
If the venue has a great local story/flair to it, all the better. Many of the attendees are (actual) historians and scholars, so a bonus there.
Chowhound has helped in each of these events every year in the past- I am so hopeful and grateful for the excellent guidance for this year in San Antonio! Thank you in advance!!!
I'm surprised you didn't get any responses. Assume your dinner has come and gone. Where did you end up?
I'm looking for a similar place in early August. I'm considering Frederick's which I understand is French with Vietnamese overtones. Any opinions? Thx.
Btw, larspeart, Locke-Ober in Boston has closed.