One of San Antonio’s best chefs opening first restaurant in Austin

Steve McHugh, one of San Antonio's best chefs and a six-time James Beard finalist, is opening Luminaire in the Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue this summer.

Steve McHugh has enjoyed a perch alongside the top chefs in San Antonio for more than a decade. After moving to the Alamo City from New Orleans to open a location of John Besh’s Luke, the chef opened his first restaurant, Cured, in 2012. 

The restaurant, housed in a stunning historic building on the Pearl Brewery campus, showcases the small town Wisconsin native’s creativity and farm-to-table ethos and has earned McHugh six James Beard finalist nominations, placing him in a very select group of Texas chefs. 

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With his new restaurant, Luminaire, which is slated to open in the 31-story Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue hotel next to the historic Paramount Theatre this summer, McHugh makes his first foray outside of San Antonio as a restaurateur.