Some time in the past, I'd mentioned there was a revolving restaurant up there. I'd been up there in 1978, around the time the Sex Pistols played SA. Kat had never been to such a thing, and made regular requests to remedy that situation. #2 son recently filed a complaint against the lack of travel this second half of summer. He specifically requested a trip to San Antonio.
The revolving restaurant plan was falling into place. I reserved at table for lunch at The Chart House and booked a room at the Hotel Contessa. The daughter finished her college course on Thursday, we braved the chaos of I35 Friday morning making our way south.
She was happy and the food was pretty good. It takes fifty five minutes to make a full revolution during lunch. They slow it down for dinner.
We always make the HH at the Cork wine bar at the hotel.
(BIG) The "city view" from our room.
We walked the .84 mile to The Monterey. I love that their menu is full of surprises. Some items work more than others. We sat inside because it is HOT this time of year outside.
The tomato and peach salad with coconut cream and ginger dressing was the best thing we had. That and an Italian white wine from Piedmont.
I'd planned to use UBER to get back to the hotel, but it's illegal in SA. We all walked back.
CURED! I've wanted to dine here for years. That was one fantastic Pimm's cup.
Their house cured meats and pickles are the real highlight here.
That zucchini ice cream over peach upside down cake and berry soup was pretty amazing as well.
Kat and I went for an evening stroll before dinner at Las Ramblas. It was Restaurant Week and we had a big meal ahead of us.
The manager at Las Ramblas took great care of us. He was especially excited to finally have a real pastry chef on the staff. The goat cheese cheesecake with ginger crisp and local blueberries was delicious. Everything we had was great. The restaurant week menu was an amazing bargain at $35 for three courses.
Mostly, we came to San Antonio to lounge at the rooftop pool.
#2 son is gaining confidence in his ability to swim under water.
The kids spent hours playing in that pool and it was good.
Homemade ginger beer was greatly appreciated, even when enjoyed from cardboard coffee cups.