Weekday Signature Hour, Weekend Signature Brunch
Special to NHOME
Photography: Signature Brunch Photography
Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman, expands its offerings to include weekday Signature Hour with a rotating menu of hand-crafted specialty cocktails, beer and wine; and French-influenced weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Each week offers a new discovery for guests as the cocktail menu at Signature Hour changes to showcase mixology mastery of the restaurant.
“We offer both interesting twists on classic cocktails, and drinks that are unique in San Antonio. The presentations are bold and exciting, including the garnishes pulled from our own garden.”
Signature Hour also features a savory selection of menu favorites such as the ever-popular Deviled Egg Potato Salad; Gold Leaf Risotto; Signature Petite Burger with fried egg and pickles; charcuterie and new items such as Mumbai-Style Lamb with curry and Black Truffle Laneh and La Reve Wasabi Oysters. Prices range from $5 to $15.
The knowledgeable Signature staff can make recommendations on wine pairings with your food selections, such as a Cape Mangelle Sauvignon Blanc from Australia, or a French cabernet, Domaine de Pallus. Or, if you prefer, order a Ballast Point Sculpin IPA or a Hoegaarden wheat beer perfected over the course of 500 years by Belgian monks.
The Signature bar boasts approximately 50 scotches from single-malt to blended, including the rare Gaelic scotch Ice God, with only 30,000 bottles existing in the world. The vast bourbon and rye collection includes many hard-to-find selections, including Hibiki 21-Year-Old and Whistle Pig Boss Hog Single Barrel.
Signature Hour is 4:30 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. A rotating selection of beers is $5; wine and hand-crafted Signature cocktails is $7.
Chef Andrew Weissman teamed with Executive Chef Laurent Rea to create a French-inspired weekend brunch menu with Texas influences. The menu offerings include an authentic French toast made with challah bread, a true New England-style lobster roll and French style omelette, whipped so the egg is light, a little wet, almost colorless. Diners can choose between mixed-mushroom, lobster, crawfish or smoked salmon, prepared with fresh herbs grown in Signature’s garden.
A surf-and-turf Eggs Benedict also is being perfected for the menu. Texas influences include a breakfast burger stacked with Swiss hash browns, apple-smoked bacon atop a house-made brioche roll. Another southern specialty on the menu are creamed chipped beef on a house-made biscuit. Diners will also find blueberry buttermilk pancakes with warm maple syrup and apple-smoked bacon.
Fresh cocktails include a house-made Bloody Mary made with yellow tomato juice, designed to complement brunch offerings. “We put careful thought and hard work into the addition of our Signature Hour and weekend brunches,” adds Bean. “Chef Weissman and the team have put together some exciting offerings, and we can’t wait to share them.”
Signature features a menu of contemporary interpretation of classic dishes – fresher, brighter versions of traditional cuisine enlivened with unconventional Texas spirit – developed and inspired by award-winning Chef Andrew Weismann.
For those looking for a quaint, non-traditional alternative to upscale dining, enjoy a gracious, relaxed Hill Country experience at Signature, open Monday through Saturday for dinner, from 6 to 10 p.m.; Signature Hour, Tuesday through Friday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.; and brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations for dinner and brunch are recommended but not required, call (210) 247.0176.
Learn more at www.signaturerestaurant.com.