• Restaurant Recommendation: La Panadería

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    Bring Handmade Bread and Pastries Inspired by Mexico’s Golden Era to Your Next Event

La Panadería, a popular bakery in north San Antonio, recently opened a second location downtown. The newest La Panadería is just minutes from The Riverwalk, boutique hotels, the Henry B. Gonzàlez Convention Center and Majestic Theater. For event planners, La Panadería offers several catering options to give group meeting attendees a true taste of Alamo City.

Brothers José and David Cáceres opened La Panadería in San Antonio in 2014. The bakery specializes in handmade bread and pastries inspired by Mexico’s Golden Era, or Epoca de Oro. The brothers also draw influence from French, Italian and American breadmaking techniques. The Cáceres’ knowledge and passion for baking was born when they sold loaves of their mother’s fresh baked bread on the streets of Mexico City as young boys, and was formally completed at Le Cordon Bleu Mexico.  

A 48-hour fermentation process is part of La Panadería’s unique approach to breadmaking. Details like this result in pastries and breads that are one of a kind. Menu items like the Tequilla Almond Croissant and a wide selection of Pan Dulce— made with La Panadería’s 20-year-old sourdough starter—have given the bakery an innovative reputation throughout San Antonio. 

In addition to offering a wide selection of artisan baked goods, The Cáceres brothers recently developed a world-class pastry program for La Panadería with well-known French pastry chef, Amaury Guichon. New specialty items include dark chocolate layered cakes, glazed raspberry tarts, gold-dusted blueberry cupcakes and more. 

Located on the River Walk, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk has completed its $38 million renovation just in time for its 40thanniversary. The renovation broke ground in December 2021. The hotel’s 602 guestrooms and 28 suites were redesigned to reflect an upscale urban experience.  

 

South by Southwest (SXSW) returned live this year! The 35-year-old festival infuses on average $16-plus million of consumer spending into the Austin music scene over the course of nine days. The festival returned in March after its cancellation in 2020 and virtual show in 2021. Both the cancellation and virtual show were prompted by health and safety concerns due to the pandemic. 

 

Located smack dab in the middle of Dallas and Fort Worth, less than a three-hour flight from either the West or East Coasts, is the city of Irving.