A Closer Look at Jose Garces' Rural Society & Its Chef, Louis Goral

A Closer Look at Jose Garces' Rural Society & Its Chef, Louis Goral

By Lisa Comento, Foodable Contributor

James Beard Award winner and Iron Chef Jose Garces’ Argentinean steakhouse, Rural Society, opened last summer and offers culinary creations by the talented Chef Louis Goral. The moment you step inside, the cozy interior will transport you out of the bustling city and into a rustic yet polished steakhouse. Vintage photographs of cows in floating frames line the walls and stacks of chopped oak are neatly piled to the ceiling in the dining room facing the open parrilla-style grill.

Rural Society is more than a steakhouse offering gluten-free and vegan options. One hidden gem is their whiskey room that is tucked away at the far end of the bar. The room faces 15th Street with the sunlight glistening through the liquid gold. I had the pleasure to meet with Chef Goral and sit down for what was an insightful conversation on his passion for food and his restaurant.

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