At a recent preview, guests had a first taste of garlic shrimp, crab legs, coconut shrimp, grilled quail and more. Seafood is the focus of the new restaurant, says executive chef Scott Cohen. The emphasis is on items caught fresh daily and brought in from around the world, a raw bar, spit-roasted items from the large, open kitchen as well as prime USDA steaks.
An award-winning chef, Cohen’s claim to fame in San Antonio follows his successful career in New York, in Dallas at The Mansion on Turtle Creek and many other venues. Here, he was executive chef at two two of the city’s top River Walk restaurants, Las Canarias at La Mansion del Rio and Pesca on the River at the Watermark Hotel & Spa.
Cohen was among the first chefs in the city dedicated to seeking out the best in food and produce from sources close to San Antonio, including the Texas Hill Country. “I’m excited that I’ve been able to continue my goal to utilize the best of what this area has to offer and provide truly great culinary experiences right here in San Antonio,” says Cohen.
The Watermark Hotel Company also owns Brasserie Pavil, at Loop 1604 and Huebner Road, which opened in December 2008.
For more information about the new restaurant, go to www.watermarkgrill.net.