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!