Walking into Nectar Wine Bar is similar to walking into a majestic land of wine, good food and a truly beautiful aesthetic. Located at 214 Broadway in central downtown, Nectar features numerous wooden tables with colorful chairs, white picnic tables with gorgeous flower arrangements, and a very long wine bar for sipping on your favorite Cabernet. Jacqueline and I sat next to the window (best lighting!) and watched people walk down the street of downtown San Antonio as we awaited for our San Antonio Restaurant Week experience to begin.
Thirty-five dollars for three courses and an additional $12 for wine parings – you can’t beat Restaurant Week! We began our meal with a light champagne spinach salad topped with goat cheese, pecans and blueberries. When I wrote that Nectar resembles a majestic land, I might have been slightly exaggerating, but not really. While we sat there, Jacqueline and I could hardly believe we were in San Antonio. Not many restaurants have seating right on the streets of downtown (River Walk doesn’t count). Tall buildings surrounded us while we sat in a haven of beauty and delicious food.
Do you like mac and cheese? Lobster? So does the husband and wife team at Nectar! Made with red dragon and topped with Serrano ham, the lobster mac n’ cheese at Nectar satisfied our love for cheese and seafood. If you follow us on Snapchat (TwentySA), you saw a picture of the lobster up close. These were not minuscule pieces of fresh lobster; they were chunks. Also, the serving size was ideal. I believe this was the first time I ate pasta without feeling as if I overindulged afterwards.
For the final course Nectar served a heavenly chocolate mousse with a crunchy ladyfinger. Paired with sparking wine, it was the perfect ending to our second experience at Nectar Wine Bar.
Have you been to Nectar? We haven’t touched on the charcuterie boards yet so there will be a part three!