A few notes on the San Antonio dining scene this Friday. Check out Nancy Fitch’s pretty Artisans Alley restaurant, The Pomegranate, for a cozy spring wine dinner. The Melting Pot is treating teachers to a $29 deal in June; and while one restaurant on San Pedro closes, a third location of Tommy’s will take its place.
7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 555 Bitters Road in Artisans Alley. $45 plus tax and tip. For reservations, call 210-494-9111. Wine dinner starts with a series of California chardonnays, including Clos Du Bois, Wild Horse and Robert Mondavi. Fourth course is Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon and dessert is a luscious Jackson Triggs Vidal Ice Wine from Niagra, Canada.
On the menu: Heirloom Tomato Salad with fresh mozzarella, country olive tapenade and basil pesto, drizzled with balsamic syrup; Seared Scallops on baby frisee with warm bacon dressing and sauteed apples; Shrimp on Fried Polenta Cakes with Jammy Tomatoes; Herb-crusted beef with Cambazola toast points, wild mushroom confit and sauteed spinach. Dessert is Creme Brulee Napoleons with fresh berries and Sabayon.
Tommy’s, long a fixture on Nogalitos, has expanded to its fourth location on San Pedro Avenue, at the former site of Gonzaba’s Mexican Restaurant, which has closed. Tommy’s opened at 6702 N. San Pedro Ave. last week. Other locations for Tommy’s Mexican restaurant are 1205 Nogalitos St., 8823 Wurzbach Road and 1075 S. Flores Ave.
Melting Pot has Treats for Teachers
It’s time for teachers to take a break and have a treat at The Melting Pot at a special $29 price. Teachers and faculty staff are invited to The Melting Pot for the four-course fondue dinner with drink specials that runs from June 12-16. On the menu will be your choice of cheese fondue, a salad, and entree that includes Peppercorn New York Strip, Marinated Breast of Chicken, White Shrimp and Spinach Artichoke Ravioli. Also, a chemistry and mixology class is available for “extra credit, with $6 martini specials and $5 wine specials.
Make reservations and mention the “Teachers Appreciation Dinner”. The $29 price does not include tax or gratuity. The Melting Pot is at 14855 Blanco Road. Make reservations at 210-479-6358.
Photographs by Bonnie Walker