Sway, A New Modern Thai Restaurant Opens in Austin TX

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012

Alas, my blog has fallen behind. Between my new job in Austin (woohoo!) and operating Vancouver Food Tour, I have little free time left.

I’m absolutely pooped by the end of most days and somehow manage to drag my butt to boot camp.  Between all of that, we still try to cook and entertain as much as possible.  (See what I’m eating on Instagram).  I can’t complain though – at least we don’t have children!  I really don’t know how these super-parents do it.

But enough about me, let’s get to the food.

Last week, the highly anticipated Sway, a modern Thai restaurant, opened in Austin TX.  The team is the same talent behind La Condesa, one of my favourite destinations for modern interior Mexican food and cocktails.  I was skeptical initially about how Jesse Herman and Rene Ortiz would pull off an entirely different genre.  After tasting many of their dishes, I am glad to report that Sway is the real deal – they’re not messing around in there.

Check out my article “First Look: Sway in Austin on Serious Eats for a slideshow and the works.

Son in Law at Sway Thai Restaurant in Austin TX by Melody Fury | Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Austin TX and Vancouver BC

Son in Law – crispy farm egg, braised pork shoulder, thick soy, chili vinegar

I was especially excited about the desserts at Sway because Laura Sawicki is a brilliant alchemist in the pastry kitchen.  She incorporated many of my most-loved Asian flavours into her dessert menu such as black sesame, calamansi, yuzu, sweetened condensed milk, and even miso.  I’d go back just for the desserts alone.

Miso White Chocolate Panna Cotta at Sway Thai Restaurant in Austin TX by Melody Fury | Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Austin TX and Vancouver BC

Miso-White Chocolate Semifreddo- sesame, crispy rice, coconut sticky rice, mango-calamansi sorbet

So yup, head on over to the article to see more.

My next post will reveal my BEST meal in 2012.  Don’t miss it!

 

Sway
1417 South 1st Street, Austin Texas 78704

Sway on Urbanspoon

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