SA hotels make "World's Best" list July 17, 2009Posted by tracybarnett in : Food, San Antonio, Sustainability , trackback
Recently I was in San Antonio to visit the new stretch of the famed River Walk, and to visit with chef John Brand, the culinary wizard behind the remake of two River Walk classics, Pesca and Las Canarias.
Brand has distinguished himself with a cuisine that is both cutting-edge and creative, while being an active adherent to farm-to-table and sustainable harvesting practices. Here’s an interview I did with Brand at Las Canarias after a memorable lunch in May.
Pesca and Las Canarias and their parent hotels, the Watermark Hotel and Spa and Omni’s La Mansion del Rio, have more to celebrate this month than a new stretch of the River Walk. Both hotels made Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Hotels” list — the only hotels in Texas to have received this honor.
Here’s the story in the San Antonio Business Journal.
Of course, it can’t hurt that they’ve got a world-class chef at the helm of their two restaurants. Congrats, y’all.