Just a Taste: Knife & Fork Gastropub (Express News)
by Edmund Tijerina www.mysa.com
Impressions: The 13-Dollar Burger, with a house-baked ciabatta roll, a patty made from chuck and short-rib meat, tomato confit, candied bacon, gorgonzola, horseradish cream and mixed greens, already vaults to the top tier of gourmet burgers in town. The accompanying house-made chips elevated an already excellent dish. The mini funnel cake, with Grand Marnier-macerated strawberries and vodka-infused whipped cream surprised all of us with its light feel. We tried two of the three varieties of wings.
What is a Gastropub? Here is our definition
Gastronomy: The art or Science of good eating
Pub (Public House): A drinking establishment influenched by British cultural heritage.
A gastropub is a tavern serving high quality beers, wines and spirits, accompanied by great food utilizing fresh local ingredients.
The gastropub movement started in the early 90’s in London, England. The idea of taking an existing pub, injecting a gourmet chef, and elevating the experience for its patrons crossed the pond and has been permeating this country for a few years now. Only recently Orange County became a destination for such fare, now we intend on making San Antonio the new destination.Knife & Fork Gastropub’s mission is to provide high quality, freshly prepared food at reasonable prices, maintaining purveyors of local or organic produce, sustainable seafood, and humanely raised meat and poultry as often as possible.