San Antonio’s Pearl District says ciao to 2 new Italian restaurants

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A group of restaurants are offering two new Italian concepts for the popular Pearl neighborhood in San Antonio.

On June 28, San Antonio-based Maverick Restaurant Group announced plans to bring a full-service restaurant and a quick, casual cafe to the trendy neighborhood, both serving Italian fare, with a focus on al fresco dining. , and scheduled to open this fall.

Allora, located on the ground floor of the Credit Human building, is described as an “elegant, full-service coastal Italian restaurant”, while Arrosta, on the ground floor of the adjacent Oxbow building, will be “a quick Italian cafe. and relaxed. “

“The two new concepts aim to redefine the Italian dining experience in San Antonio through superb dining spaces, innovative recipes and unique wine offerings,” said a statement.

At the full-service Allora Restaurant, you can dine from a menu of raw and cooked seafood, homemade pasta and tasty meats. The more casual Arrosta counter service concept will serve “Italian street foods,” ranging from roast chicken to salads, sandwiches and fried foods, available for dinner or take out.

“These new restaurants will offer hybrids of Italian cuisine, combining disciplined French cooking techniques informed by traditional old-world Italian recipes and complemented by contemporary New York Italian style and creativity,” said Peter Selig, group president of restaurants, in the press release. “Allora and Arrosta will bring recognizable Italian flavors, but with bolder and more distinctive flavor combinations. Our team calls it cooking with ‘sprezzatura’, which simply means doing something difficult but making it easy and elegant without pretension. “

This team includes chef Robbie Nowlin, formerly of Otium in Los Angeles, who will lead Allora, and chef Chris Carlson, also head of the group’s Maverick Texas Brewery, at the helm of Arrosta. The group’s director of hospitality and wine, Joshua Thomas, will oversee the wine programs at both establishments.

“Allora and Arrosta are welcome additions to Pearl and will bring ever popular Italian cuisine to the neighborhood. We are excited to extend the Pearl dining experience to the Broadway Corridor as our downtown area evolves, ”said Mesha Millsap, COO of Pearl.

The group is aiming for a fall opening for both concepts, but hungry San Antonians can get a taste of it on August 10 at a special pop-up dinner hosted at the Maverick Texas Brewery. the $ 50 ticket includes a four-course meal of antipasti, pasta, main course and dolci. A food and wine pairing is available for $ 25.


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