SWAY ANNOUNCES CELEBRATION OF SONGKRAN WITH EXCLUSIVE MENU ITEMS
Thai New Year Brings New Dishes Available April 13-19
SWAY | 1417 S 1st St. | Austin, TX 78704
The beauty of this new Menu Launch is that just a week following, the Austin Food & Wine Festival kicks off. It was the Food & Wine Fest in 2013 that first introduced me to SWAY. Having heard nothing but phenomenal things, I was a bit leery to see if all the hype was true. So, as the Live Fire Challenge kicked off the Festival thanks to Austin’s most notable BBQ spot, Salt Lick BBQ & Grill, I had the opportunity to try the food of Chef Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki. I ended up talking with Rene several times over the course of the week but it was his passion and innovation – and EXQUISITE cuisine – that won me over. The jungle curry was by far the most flavorful Thai dish I had EVER had and that is saying a lot since Thai is my all time favorite cuisine.
This year as ATOD Magazine™ sends our Austin correspondent, Kevin Curtis, in to cover the Festival, I am all too thrilled to introduce SWAY’s brand new exclusive menu. In honor of the Thai New Year (ironically, this is the 1st time I became familiar with the cuisine exactly a year prior), the Culinary Team of SWAY have outdone themselves yet again. Be sure you do not miss an opportunity to set your taste buds into hyperdrive because your palate will thank you for inviting it to SWAY Austin. I promise you …
Austin, TX — Sway is announcing today a week of off-the-menu specialty items available April 13-19 in celebration of Songkran, the Thai New Year. In honor of the New Year festivities, Sway’s specialty menu items will include new dishes such as Tempura Thai Eggplant, Salt + Pepper Soft Shell Chili Crab, and Coconut Clams.
The Songkran festival from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti, or literally “astrological passage,” is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day. Regular menu items will also be available in addition to the special menu items, and the restaurant will continue to operate under normal hours.
SONGKRAN MENU ITEMS:
Raw, pickled & sweet mango, crispy ginger, purple yam, bean sprouts, thai herbs, shiso, coconut-shrimp dressing
Ash roasted eggplant, singha tempura, thai sambal, mint
Ma Po Tofu
Pork loin, shaoxing wine, black vinegar, nahm prik pao, chive blossom, peas, szechuan peppercorn
Soft Shell Chili Crab
Salt + pepper soft shell crab, crispy brussels sprouts, thai herb, chili dressing
Little neck clams, coconut, chile thai herbs
Coconut pudding cake, peanut, lime pandan ice cream
Located along a strip of Austin’s developing South First St. boutiques, Sway (meaning elevated, delicious) is an award-winning modern Thai restaurant, named one of the ’50 Best New Restaurants in America’ by Bon Appétit Magazine.
Owners Jesse Herman and Delfo Trombetta opened the community-styled dining space with the intention of creating a modern Thai restaurant with South Austin flavor. Executive chef Alexis Chong’s selection of sophisticated, Thai-inspired noodles, grilled meats and curries has made Sway a popular destination. Some favorites include dishes such as the Prawn Miange (betel leaf, toasted coconut, toasted cashews, lime, fresno chile, grapefruit); Jungle Curry (Texas wagyu beef, red chili, baby corn, eggplant, peppercorn, coconut cream); Pad Kwetio (wide rice noodle, pork belly, chinese broccoli, tofu, black wok water).
Sway is located at 1417 S 1st St, and is open Sunday – Wednesday 11am – 10pm, and Thursday – Saturday 11am – 11pm. For more information, visit www.swayaustin.com, or call (512) 326-1999