If you're looking to experience an afternoon or evening in Paris without actually leaving downtown San Antonio, then all you have to do is go to Saveurs 209, the new contemporary, family-owned French restaurant you won’t want to miss.
Although they’ve only been open for a few months, Saveurs 209 has already garnered a number of loyal local clientele, and we know why. The menu is short but distinctive, allowing the chef to offer dishes that are heavenly and unlike anything else you’ll find in San Antonio.
Saveurs 209 — Photo courtesy of Kimberly Suta
This fresh and light cuisine is created with a level of care and precision that leaves no doubt in your mind that Chef Caitline Nykiel’s skills have been honed in Michelin Star restaurants. Her special flair for inventing unique culinary creations is something the Nykiel family and San Antonio should be very proud of.
The menu includes some stellar seafood dishes, such as red snapper with raw fennel and tomato water and seared scallops (cooked to absolute perfection) with a chorizo emulsion and served with ratatouille.
Saveurs is already known for their oeuf bio mollet pané – an organic, soft-boiled and breaded egg, which can come with an assortment of accents, such as roasted red peppers and raspberries.
As for dessert, we urge you to save your appetite, because the chocolate soufflé with a sweet and tangy blackcurrant sorbet is divine. In fact, you wouldn’t be amiss to order it first!
The menu is always evolving at Saveurs 209, depending on what ingredients are in season and locally available. Although the U.S. is just now catching on to the local farm-fresh craze, this is how they’ve been doing it overseas for, well, since the beginning of time.