It sure beats working: taking time out for oysters at San Antonio’s Sandbar


Above: The raw bar at Sandbar in San Antonio offers fresh seafood flown in daily from across the country.

102 E Pecan St
San Antonio TX 78205

Mosaic Wine Group took time out at the end of a busy day working the streets of San Antonio for raw oysters and Muscadet (a classic Loire pairing). We were impressed by the freshness of the seafood, which is flown in daily and the wine list, with a good selection of classic French whites, like the Château de la Ragotière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine 2007 (we couldn’t find Château de la Ragotière’s website but we did find this informative PDF, which is worth downloading if only to view the “the noble Loré de la Ragotiere family” Beatles haircuts! The wine was delicious, btw).


Above: Chef Andrew Weissman and his wife Maureen, owners of Sandbar, La Rêve, and the soon-to-be-opened Il Sogno.

After our snack, we stopped by La Rêve, Andrew and Maureen Weissman’s award-winning French restaurant. They will be opening their new Italian restaurant Il Sogno later this year (La Rêve means “the dream,” as does Il Sogno). Andrew just received a semi-finalist nomination as Best Chef in the Southwest by the James Beard Foundation. The finalist nominations will be announced on March 23 and the awards ceremony will be held in New York City on May 4. Congratulations Andrew and Maureen! We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed!


5 responses to “It sure beats working: taking time out for oysters at San Antonio’s Sandbar

  1. Good times in SA!

  2. congrats to them! can’t wait to try it myself…

  3. play your cards right, Tracie B, and I may — I just may — be able to get us a reservation! 😉

  4. Thank you for your post on our Muscadet Château La Ragotière. I really liked the comment on my uncle’s Beatles haircut!!!
    I’m pleased you enjoy my wines, thanks for pouring it in your restaurant.
    By the way, we also produce Chardonnay, Domaine de Bernier , vin de pays 2007 in Glazer’s portfolio too. Try it and let me know what you think of it.
    Our website is :

    Bonne continuation

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