Sway

By Vy Primozich - 3:03 PM

Sway is a new little place in Austin.
Well, it's not quite new...it first open eight months ago.
It's an undeniably chic, vibrant and sexy place.


The design elements are clever throughout, from massive woven iron light fixtures to glass walls and a fully exposed kitchen to the main dining room. The majority of seating is around large, square communal tables which means you'll be eating with just about any Tom, Harry & Sally in town. But that's what makes it fun and interesting. If it's not your thing you can opt for any available seats along the kitchen bar or one of the smaller bar stool areas by the glass walls. Regardless of where you sit the ambiance is the same, the menus are very concise & the food is comforting but astonishingly good.






I absolutely love the open-kitchen concept!
Where you can see the preparation and the making of your food.
Clean & orderly kitchen with amazing food earns a gold star in my book.





Freshness is one of the main ingredients for deliciousness.
Mmmhmmmh Dragonfruit!

 

What a gorgeous garden they have there!
Beautiful, isn't it?




Having completely forgotten about this place and it just so happens that we were passing by on our way home after a late lunch at Hopdoddy, Chris & I thought we should make our way back here for dinner.


Started by the same owner/restaurateur of La Condesa, it's a Thai restaurant with a menu offering a handful of appetizers, soup & salad, and a couple options from each of the stir fry, curry, wok noodles, and grilled preparations.



On the contrary, the libation list is extensive! There's wine, sake, and beer but it doesn't stop there. In addition, there's a selection of house-made sodas, hot&iced tea, coffees [Thai iced coffee, Vietnamese hot coffee, French press], as well as a private-label Sway kombucha.
But we stuck with our pinot grigrio & cabernet sauvignon vino.





Having ooo'd & aahh'd about the place, we ordered some food.
For the starter we shared a half dozen raw oysters.


The oysters were good. Fresh, creamy, delicate in texture and topped with crispy shallots & baby cilantro.
But let's be honest, they were nothing compared to Clark's Oyster Bar.
Nonetheless, they were good.



For the main event we opted for Texas wagyu beef with red chili, baby corn, eggplant and green peppercorns bathed in coconut cream called "Jungle Curry" and braised pork shoulder with crispy farm egg with drizzles of soy chili vinegar named "Son In Law".


The curry was surprisingly refreshing and exceptional. The Wagyu beef were perfectly tender & couldn't be more scrumptious and baby corn & eggplant added a nice element to the dish along with freshness from Thai basil leaves.



The "Son In Law" was marvelous. Beautifully braised pork shoulder, a mildly spicy, rich sauce & phenomenal crispy, soft egg. Everything blended together nicely in one bite.





Despite being fully stuffed I insisted on ordering dessert...just because life is too short.
And sure enough it was a delicious choice.
The soymilk sorbet with chocolate mousse, brown butter streusel, nashi pear and kabocha squash was the perfect ending.




Definitely coming back for more especially for special occasions. And you should definitely check them out. Visit their snazzy website here & give it a whirl!
You can find them here:
1417 South 1st Street
Austin, TX 78704


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