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!!!