By Laura Medina
STK Steakhouse is making the festival rounds.
This "steak frites" scribe was impressed they did a pop-up steak house at Jay-Z's "Made In America" Festival in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Chef Robert Liberato said it was an endeavor setting up an upscale restaurant on location, from scratch but he enjoyed the festival's energy and the grateful performers happy for a decent square meal.
The same can be said for STK at this recent SXSW in Austin.
Cooking on location can be a challenge but those who can and know they can, it's another tool in their arsenal.
On Saturday March 14th and Sunday March 15th, A-List Communications’ Supper Suite by STK and its sponsor partners, STK Restaurants operated by lifestyle hospitality company The ONE Group, Maestro Dobel® Tequila, and Blue Moon Brewing Company celebrated Jamie Babbit’s FRESNO (world premiere), and three films from Duplass Brothers Productions: Hannah Fidell’s 6 YEARS (world premiere), J. Davis’ MANSON FAMILY VACATION (world premiere) and Ross Katz’s ADULT BEGINNERS (U.S. premiere).
Great fun was had by all at the parties, and guests sipped on Maestro Dobel® Tequila specialty cocktails including its signature “Black Diamond Margarita” and “Dobel Agave Julep,” as well as official SXSW sponsor, Miller-Coors Brewing which featured beer pairings across its Blue Moon Brewing beers.
Guests at the FRESNO reception snacked on cucumber and couscous tabouli with feta, mint, and paprika oil; Tuna Tartare with avocado, taro chip, chili oil and micro cilantro, and seared NY steak with crème fraîche, chive potato and smoked roe butter. All expertly prepared by Executive Chefs Robert Liberato from STK LA and Mark Alba from STK Atlanta.
Duplass Brothers party guests snacked on cucumber and couscous tabouli with feta, mint, and paprika oil and tuna tartare with avocado, taro chip, chili oil and micro cilantro. All, once again, prepared by Executive Chefs Robert Liberato from STK LA and Mark Alba from STK Atlanta.