For One Week Only: Sway’s Seventh Anniversary Dinner Menu
This is a dining experience that’s worth, we daresay, Hollering about
By Wayne Alan Brenner,
11:00AM, Fri. Dec. 13, 2019
Seven’s the luckiest number, right?
And since chef Rene Ortiz opened the acclaimed restaurant Sway in the latter days of 2012, it’s now been – pause while we count on our galangal-stained fingers here – it’s been seven years since the culinary hotspot started garnering raves for its succulent takes on Thai cuisine.
Well, chef Ortiz has since moved on and New Waterloo’s Charles Schlienger has been the headiest of head honchos for a while now, yes, but –
It’s time for an anniversary party, don’t you think?
Sway thinks so, too. And while the newest West Lake location and the earlier-debuting Domain iteration of the now three-strong group of restaurants will continue with their usual Asian-inflected goodness, it’s the original venue – that elegantly designed structure right there at the corner of South First and Elizabeth Street – that’s featuring, for one week only (through Wed., Dec. 18), a special dinner menu created by chef Justin Holler.
That’s a menu offering the likes of crispy duck pad see ew; kung gumbo with calamari, cured pork, and fried prawn; blue crab ceviche; and more – all beautifully presented and spiced halfway to nirvana. And those delicious plates can be accompanied with, in addition to the usual beverage offerings, three anniversary cocktails – of which the glühwein’s hot combination of cognac, red wine, Sway’s seven-spice blend, nashi pear purée, and orange is definitely our spirits-based huckleberry.
(You didn’t click on that previous link already? Here’s the menu.)
So … Sway is celebrating seven years of excellent dining with an opportunity for the public to indulge in, briefly, even more excellent dining?
Daaaaamn, chef Holler. When we say “You guys really know how to party,” tell you what: We’re not being sarcastic.
But we, and anyone else who makes reservations for this tasty septennial event, are very lucky indeed.