Chef Andrew Weissman of Osteria Il Sogno - Biography
San Antonio, TX
A San Antonio native, Chef Andrew Weissman began his gastronomic pursuits at the Culinary Institute of America. After graduating at the top of his class, Weissman took his talents to France, where he worked under Chefs Bernard Andrieux and Jacques Thiebeult Andrew. He also held posts Restaurant Bernard Andrieux, Hotel de la Poste, and Troisgros in Roanne.
Weissman’s time abroad re-energized his passion for food, which he applied stateside at Manhattan’s Le Cirque 2000. But Weissman’s ultimate food mission brought him back home to San Antonio, where he introduced world-class cuisine to his hometown with the opening of Le Rêve in 2001. With critical acclaim from The New York Times, Forbes Traveler, and Gourmet, along with two James Beard nominations under his belt, Weissman made an indelible mark on the San Antonio culinary scene.
Weissman’s latest ventures include The Sandbar Fish House & Market, an upscale oyster bar, and Osteria Il Sogno, his five-star ode to the trattorias and osterias of Rome and Florence. Later in 2012, Weissman will add another eatery to the San Antonio food scene with The Luxury, an outdoor restaurant featuring retro-fitted cargo containers and a menu of high-end cargo cuisine. The seemingly inexhaustible Weissman also owns Sip Coffee & Espresso bar and is part owner of his family’s restaurant, Big'z Burger Joint.