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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.

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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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San Antonio food and wine writer John Griffin launches new foodie site

Posted in food and wine, media with tags , , , , on June 5, 2009 by Do Bianchi

San Antonio writer John Griffin has just launched a new foodie site:

Savor San Antonio

Check it out!