UPDATE: Due to construction issues, the opening of Cafe des Artistes has been delayed. It will open no later than Friday, November 9.
Restaurateur Alberto Lombardi has announced the chef for Cafe des Artistes, his newest restaurant in One Arts Plaza: David Garwacki. The Texas native was most recently executive chef at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California.
According to the release, Garwacki is developing a Cali-Euro menu with seasonal, market-fresh ingredients, featuring flavors from France, Italy and across the Mediterranean. Cafe des Artistes, set to open November 6, is going into the old Screen Door space.
Garwacki is developing a Cali-Euro menu with seasonal, market-fresh ingredients, featuring flavors from France, Italy and across the Mediterranean.
Garwacki worked at Bacara for 11 years, where he served as executive chef of the resort's Bistro Restaurant and later the property's Miro Restaurant. At Bistro, he created seasonal Cali-Mediterranean menus and daily specials. After three years at Bistro, he moved up to the Bacara's signature restaurant, Miro, where he created seasonal as well as daily tasting menus.
Garwacki also held positions at the now-closed Caliza Grille Restaurant in San Antonio’s Westin Riverwalk Hotel and Browns Beach House Restaurant in the Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani, Hawaii.
Brasserie-style Cafe des Artistes will be open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Garwacki will also do a Sunday brunch.