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Damien in the news

Posted in art, Ciao 2, Ciel, Ciel Plaza, Damien Watel, media, Press with tags , , , , , , , on July 9, 2009 by Do Bianchi

Fork debate aside, Watel cooks up a storm in Stone Oak

MySanAntonio.com/San Antonio Express News

July 9, 2009

By Nazish Dholakia – Staff Writer/North Central News

A literal fork in – or in this case, by – the road has not stopped restaurant owner and chef Damien Watel from aspiring to make his newest venture a success.

Earlier this year Watel, who resides in the Alamo Quarry Market area, added two new restaurants, Ciel and Ciao2, to his repertoire of restaurants throughout San Antonio.

However, the fork sculpture that Watel mounted beside these restaurants led to a confrontation between himself and the Stone Oak Property Owners Association.

The SOPOA argued that the sculpture was an unapproved 14-foot advertisement, which violated community rules. Watel has since then built a partial wall surrounding the fork as a compromise.

(The fork artist, Gilbert Duran, said he recently filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union against the POA, claiming a violation of his rights.)

“I had no idea there would be such a controversy,” Watel said.

Click here to read more…

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Have a drink on us at Ciel Plaza!

Posted in Ciao 2, Ciel, Ciel Plaza, special offers on June 29, 2009 by Do Bianchi

coupon2Simply click on the coupon (left) to view full-size, print, and bring to Ciel or Ciao 2 at Ciel Plaza to enjoy a drink on us!

We look forward to seeing you…

Ciel Plaza
20626 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio, TX‎
(210) 481-7001‎

Happy hour at Ciel Plaza 5-7, 25% off apps and drinks

Posted in Ciao 2, Ciel, Ciel Plaza with tags , , , on June 25, 2009 by Do Bianchi

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Above: at Ciao 2 in Ciel Plaza all of the pizzas are wood-fired (no coal here!).

Ciel Plaza
(210) 481-7001‎
20626 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio, TX‎

The weekend is almost here and you know what that means: HAPPY HOUR! From 5-7, enjoy appetizers and drinks at Ciao 2 and Ciel for 25% off. See you there!

Red carpet from the Essay/Ciel Plaza Mixer

Posted in Ciao 2, Ciel, Ciel Plaza, media with tags , , , on June 22, 2009 by Do Bianchi

Ciel Plaza is a great venue for all kinds of events — from corporate parties to wedding receptions, from intimate dinner gatherings to networking and singles events like last Tuesday’s Essay Magazine Mixer. Here are some highlights from the party. Stay tuned for more info on events like this one at Ciel Plaza.

Ciel Plaza
(210) 481-7001‎
20626 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio, TX‎

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Father’s Day Brunch hours at Ciel Plaza

Posted in Ciel, Ciel Plaza, events, food and wine with tags , , , , , , , on June 20, 2009 by Do Bianchi

Ciel
(210) 481-7001‎
Ciao 2
(210) 481-7031‎
20626 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio, TX‎

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Above: crème brûlée at Ciel.

Bring dad to brunch at Ciel or dinner at Ciao2!

Brunch served from 10-2 p.m. and dinner from 5-10 p.m.

See and be seen: Essay Magazine Party/Mixer, Tuesday, June 16, Ciel Plaza

Posted in Ciao 2, Ciel, Ciel Plaza, Damien Watel, events with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2009 by Do Bianchi

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Don’t miss this summer’s hottest mixer and networking event, Essay Magazine’s June Mixer at Ciel Plaza….

Damien Watel, Plaza Ciel, and Essay Magazine present:

Essay Magazine Mixer

Date:
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Time:
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location:
Plaza Ciel
Street:
20626 Stone Oak Parkway
San Antonio, TX

To RSVP please call: (210) 481-7001
or email plazaciel@sorintl.com

The Best Rosé in the World and Coq au Vin at Ciel

Posted in Ciel, Ciel Plaza, featured dish, food and wine with tags , , , , , , , on June 8, 2009 by Do Bianchi

Need we say more? Run don’t walk…

Ciel
20626 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio, TX‎
(210) 481-7001‎

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Above: Chef Clint Connaway’s classic Coq au Vin, braised for 24 hours.

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Above: Bandol Rosé by Tempier, considered by many “the best rosé in the world” and very hard to find.