Lüke San Antonio’s Menu for Restaurant Week Speaks New Orleans Comfort Food
Lüke San Antonio’s Executive Chef John Russ brings his New Orleans roots to this casual and warm French-German Brasserie. Situated in the heart of downtown San Antonio on the river walk, it is the perfect spot for a night out during Culinaria Restaurant Week Aug 13-27. Enjoy dining on the patio watching the action on the famous river walk or indoors in the quaint dining room.
Or take a seat at the expansive bar and watch as the mixologist shakes up the most sought after cocktail in San Antonio, the French 75. Lüke’s own rendition of the famous drink will have you enjoying the vibes in no time. Many of their cocktails are made with local spirits from the Alamo City. You can also find some Texas Draught & craft beers and a few German Biers just to remind you where you are.
After you’ve had a drink or two and made some new friends at the bar you’ll want to get down to the task at hand, enjoying the food Chef Russ has put on the menu for Restaurant Week.
First course can be a perfectly textured and lightly char-grilled Eggplant salad with black fin tuna and eggplant along with radishes, cucumbers and parsley that has been artfully plated. Or there is a delightful Texas White Potato Gnocchi with Louisiana crab topped with shaved summer truffles and Parmesan in an amazing white sauce.
And yes, those were just starters! The entree course was even more delightful.
How about some New Orleans BBQ Shrimp? Served heads on these jumbo crustaceans sit atop a bed of popcorn rice with a cayenne spiced gravy that reminded me of something right out of the Big Easy. This dish will add a little sweat to your brow but you won’t be able to put the fork down. Once you eat it you will know why chef calls it his favorite dish.
The Jambalaya Stuffed Pork Chop is a tender chop with an ample amount of delicious stuffing that gives this Southern inspired dish a Cajun nod. Served with some “hoppin john”, there is no mistaking the origin of the dish.
Awww, now we come to the third course or “sweets” as we called them where I grew up. And there’s no mistaking the Southern in the choices Chef Russ made here.
The Sweet Peach Galette filled with juicy local peaches enveloped by a flaky crust sprinkled with sugar is a French version of peach pie. Served warm from the oven with a scoop of lemon ice cream on top and you have a dive-in delectable sweet.
I was so happy to see the Brendan’s Bread Pudding as a second option on this menu. This is always my sweet choice at Lüke. I can’t leave here without having the bread pudding. Served warm in a mug oozing with a warm bourbon sauce still bubbling and topped with candied pecans and vanilla ice cream, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Southern sweets are meant to be shared and I suggest you take that option if you want to walk, not roll, out of here after this meal.
**Full Disclosure: I received lunch in exchange for my review. All opinions are mine.
Location: 125 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 227-5853
Sun – Thurs 11:00am – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat 11:00am – 11:00pm