Sway is a modern Thai restaurant in Austin (1417 South 1st Street Austin, Texas 78704). We love Thai food.
All you need to know about this spot (via Austinist):
A "modern Australian-style Thai" concept from owners Jesse Herman and Delfo Trombetta. If those names are familiar to you, it is likely because they're the same team behind 2nd Street interior Mexican stalwart La Condesa. Herman and Trombetta have also brought along executive chef Rene Ortiz and pastry whiz Laura Sawicki from the La Condesa team to oversee the new project, which is helmed by chef de cuisine Alexis Chong.
We love La Condesa. It's beautiful. The food is creative and unique. I knew Sway wouldn't let me down.
Chefs Rene Ortiz, Alexis Chong and pastry chef Laura Sawicki don't get tripped up when they hear you're vegan. They run with it.
What's really great is that most of these menu items were already vegan. I think we only had to make one modification.
Our waitress knew every detail about ingredients, including garnishes.
We ordered vegetable spring rolls (avocado, carrot, vermicelli noodle, rice paper, tomato vinegar), Salt & Pepper Tofu and Green Curry (tofu, peas, potato, baby corn, thai eggplant, pickled fresno chili).
For real though, dessert knocked it out of the park. It was playful, fun and totally tasty. Add another point, because it was already vegan, too. Boom!
Coconut tapioca pudding with yuzu, basil seeds, puffed wheat & avocado sorbet.
Okay! This was like Dr. Seuss level whimsy. Chef Laura is a sweet genius.
We killed it.
Sway is beautiful. I want to live there, no joke. I really dig the community seating - even though we scored a private little nook.
It's a cool way to experience everything Sway has to offer. You should go.
(A few images borrowed from Sway's facebook)