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Brasserie Mon Chou Chou
Brasserie Mon Chou Chou is a vibrant place, bustling with energy and celebrated food prepared in a French style, with free-flowing drinks and people connecting over the everyday and the special.
We feature quintessential French comfort food that showcases simple, earthy, flavorful dishes from regions throughout France.
Brasserie Mon Chou Chou is located in the Pearl district near the entrance of the hotel Emma at 312 Pearl Parkway Building 2, Suite 2104, in the space formerly occupied by The Culinary Institute of America’s Nao.
“Mon Chou Chou” is an affectionate french nickname given to a person who is special to you. Usually a person of unmatched care, love and beauty who makes your world "go round".
Or...in one word...YOU.
A multitude of small delights constitute happiness
-Laurent Réa, Executive Chef of Brasserie Mon Chou Chou at 3 years old, in Lorraine France-
According to famed culinary encyclopedia Larousse Gastronomique, soup vendor Monsieur Boulanger opened the first restaurant in Paris in 1765. Founded in 1864 and still standing, Brasserie Bofinger is the city’s oldest brasserie.
During La Belle Époque, Parisian brasseries were humming with joie de vivre and the lively chatter of fashionable patrons. In an easy, relaxed setting, the crisply attired wait staff served classic brasserie dishes, as well as special Plats-du-Jour.
After the First World War, brasseries in Paris were once again abuzz with socialites and noted artists — establishing a standard of design, flavor, and ambiance that abides in brasseries throughout the world today.
Established in 1881 as the J.B. Behloradsky Brewery, the company was acquired in 1883 by the San Antonio Brewing Association, and by 1916 it was the largest brewery in Texas. Pearl was the only San Antonio brewery to survive Prohibition, thanks primarily to Emma Koehler’s astute leadership during those lean years. The fortunes of the brewery waxed and waned over the next six decades until it was closed down in 2001. The Comeback In 2002, Silver Ventures purchased the property and began the conscientious renovation and adaptive reuse process that has created today’s Pearl, a vibrant culinary and cultural village.