But when the meal is exceptional, the town is wonderful and the restaurant is a bit off the beaten path I will break my little rules, but keep it short and sweet. Even with the recent departure of the executive chef Luca Della Casa and Weissman back on the line, even with a large party the open kitchen looked almost relaxed, well practiced in their art. Everything was excellent, the atmosphere superb, and service was top notch. That's all you really need to know outside of a little food porn, right? So if you are in San Antonio in the near future, or live there but just haven't been, this is still along the Riverwalk, but not in the expected places- in fact it's down a mostly new stretch of peace and quiet that would make for a nice pre/post dinner stroll.
|I just love the font and design of the menu. My sister- who's day job is a graphic designer got me into the habit of always being on the lookout for cool fonts. The bread, a lighter, fluffier (did they sift the flour a few extra times?) focaccia, was great too.|
|Our Shared Appetizer: A ravoli stuffed with mixed scallops, shrimp and lobster, covered in a green goddess like sauce and topped with crawfish.|
|My Pasta: First off, what are those little pastas called and how in the world do you make them? Shrimp and mussels in a delicious saffron cream sauce.|
|My sister's Pasta: A spaghetti-like pasta, but hollow in the middle and perfectly al dente. With scallops and shrimp, then topped with bread crumbs. It was filling and yet light.|
Like what I did here? The happy family (minus Mom behind the lens) post meal. And yes, that's me, though I'm sure most of you probably knew that already...