Restaurant Gwendolyn

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Chef Michael Sohocki of Restaurant Gwendolyn - San Antonio, TX

152 East Pecan Street, #100
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 222-1849
www.restaurantgwendolyn.com/
Hours: Tues-Sat 5:30pm-9pm

Located in the former Le Rêve space in downtown San Antonio, Restaurant Gwendolyn has nondescript Victorian décor with soft yellow walls, imperfect mirrors, and antique sideboards. Its mission is anything but demure, however. 2012 Rising Star Sustainability Chef Michael Sohocki’s ode to his grandmother, Restaurant Gwendolyn, exists to support San Antonio’s farming community. Period. It may not be a radical concept on the surface, but Sohocki digs deeper for inspiration than farmers’ market bounty. He looks to the very roots—Pre-Industrial Revolution roots, that is—of San Antonio food culture. Sohocki eschews modern cooking technology and ingredients, favoring mortar and pestle over a food processor and salt and pepper over complicated spice combinations. His cuisine gives diners a look backward and forward at agriculture’s limitations and, most importantly, the value of good, honest food.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Charcuterie: Croutons, Deviled Eggs, Rooster Mousse, Pig's Foot Terrine, Dried Venison and Pork Salami, Pickled Okra, Pickled Cucumber, and Pomeraine Mustard
  • Tangerine Pain de Genes: Almond Cake, Tangerine Sabayon, Tangerine Supremes, and Tangerine Ice Cream

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