First Look: Sway Thai

We’re excited to premiere the first installment of the AFWF Video Series!

We’ll be bringing you behind-the-scenes looks at restaurants, sommeliers, mixologists, and 2013 Festival chefs who are shaping the culinary scene—both locally and beyond.
Cooking With Rene Ortiz & Laura Sawicki

Our first episode features Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki of Austin’s newly opened Thai eatery, Sway. Previously, the two were kitchen collaborators at La Condesa, so it’s no surprise that their follow-up venture has been well-received. Find out about the inspiration behind the new concept (hello, Australia!), and get an exclusive look at the making of two favorite Sway dishesPrawn Miange and Jasmine Panna Cotta. But that’s not it! We’ve partnered with Sway to give one very lucky reader a chance to experience the restaurant’s innovative flavors for themselves with a $150 giftcard to Sway! Simply head over to our YouTube channel and click “Subscribe.” That way, you won’t miss the premiere of our next episode: “Umami.”  
“The Prawn Miange is a ‘build your own taco.’ Every global city has their own taco —
this is their version of it.”
Want to see even more of the Thai taco masters in action? You can kick back with a cold one and taste Rene and Laura’s culinary craftsmanship for yourself at the 2013 Austin FOOD & WINE Festival’s Rock Your Taco Showdown.

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