Events / Taste America


Sun, December 12, 2021

6:30 PM
DASHI Sichuan Kitchen + Bar
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Tickets sales for this event are now closed.

DASHI Sichuan Kitchen + Bar

2895 Thousand Oaks Drive
San Antonio, TX 78232

A national dining event celebrating your local restaurant community.
Taste America, presented by Capital One, is a nationwide initiative to bring together chefs and diners to support the local restaurants rebuilding a more sustainable and equitable industry.

The dinner at DASHI Sichuan Kitchen + Bar will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chefs Kristina Zhao & Jian Li of DASHI Sichuan Kitchen + Bar and Johnny Hernandez of La Gloria will prepare a multi-course menu that reflects their signature styles, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurants and the San Antonio community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.



Kristina Zhao and Jian Li
DASHI Sichuan Kitchen + Bar
San Antonio


Johnny Hernandez
La Gloria
San Antonio


Chinese Consommé > Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Rye with Baijiu, Aquavit, Kümmel, Basil Eau-de-Vie, Ginger, Sichuan Pepper, Onion, Garlic, Cabbage, Carrot, Soy, Mushroom, and Dill

Old Fashioned > Kerrygold Irish Butter–Washed Rabbit Hole Dareringer Bourbon with Lemongrass Syrup and Chinese Five-Spice Bitters

Mango–Sticky Rice Soda > Fermented Mango with Fermented Sticky Rice, Orgeat, Coconut Milk, Sparkling Sake, and Mango White Claw® Hard Seltzer


Country Ham-Kerrygold Skellig Cheese Puffs with Spicy Pickled Bean Sprouts
** Nut-free and shellfish-free; contains dairy and gluten

Assorted Traditional Sichuan Chilled Plates >

Spicy Pickled Ginger and Quail
Sesame–Scallion Bamboo Shoots
Bo Bo Chicken
Sichuan Sausage
Pickled Peppers with Wood Ear Mushrooms
Sweet and Tangy Lotus Root

** Dairy-free, gluten-free, shellfish-free, and tree nut–free; contains peanuts (Bo Bo Chicken), sesame seeds, and sesame oil

William Chris Vineyards Pétillant Naturel Rosé 2020


Land Meets Sea > Piloncillo-Glazed Salmon with Pineapple–Pistachio Mole and Hoja Santa
**Dairy-free and gluten-free; contains nuts 

Sichuan-Peppercorn Braveheart Beef Rib-Eye with South Texas Seasonal Mushrooms
**Dairy-free; gluten-free, and nut-free

Signature Spicy Savory XL Shrimp with Imperial Snow Pea Shoots > Snow Pea Shoots with Garlic, Cured and Salted Duck Egg, Evaporated Milk, Sesame Oil, and Dried Shrimp
**Dairy-free; gluten-free, and nut-free; contains shellfish

William Chris Vineyards La Pradera Blend 2019 or William Chris Vineyards Roussanne La Pradera 2020


Buddha’s Temptation > Spicy Savory Taiwanese Cauliflower with Garlic-Seared Snow Pea Shoots
** Vegan; gluten-free and nut-free

William Chris Vineyards La Pradera Blend 2019 or William Chris Vineyards Roussanne La Pradera 2020


Red Bean Cheesecake

Mexican Reposteria > Pistachio Cookies, Pecan Cookies, and Guava Empanadas
** Vegetarian; Contains dairy, gluten and nuts

Flight of Rabbit Hole whiskeys
Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Dareringer Straight Bourbon Whiskey (finished in PX sherry casks)

Featured Beverage Partners
Rabbit Hole Distillery
White Claw® Hard Seltzer
William Chris Vineyards

Menu is subject to change. Guests must be 21 years+ with a valid ID to attend the event.

Through our Open for Good campaign, the James Beard Foundation is committed to helping independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild better, and thrive for the long term.




Local Partners

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