Oseyo, the popular Korean American restaurant in East Austin, is excited to announce the launch of new menu items and the addition of Culinary Director Laura Sawicki to the leadership team.
The restaurant’s menu will continue to offer staples fans love with the addition of specialty dishes that blend Korean flavors with Mexican influences, and the introduction of a dessert program created by Sawicki.
Owner Lynn Miller and Executive Chef Mike Diaz collaborated on the updated menu items, merging their cultures through food.
Chef Diaz has spent the last 20 years in the Austin food scene, previously working with McGuire Moorman Hospitality, Olamaie, Bufalina Due, and Dai Due Taqueria.
His diverse culinary background has allowed him to create unique specials each month, bringing a new twist to the current menu.
Chef Diaz focuses his weekly rotating specialty dishes on Korean and Texan flavors while incorporating a Mexican approach to cooking, which can be seen in his recent specials, including Kimchi Posole with honeycomb tripe in a kimchi-guajillo broth, Gochujang Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak with perilla chimichurri, Dressed Oyster with kimchi mignonette, and PEI Mussels with bacon, ginger, and perilla in a jalapeno soju broth.
As a culinary director, Sawicki will support culinary operations, logistics, and day-to-day, and back-of-house operations, in addition to creating the pastry program to complement the Oseyo menu.
The newly launched dessert program was developed by Sawicki to complement the Oseyo menu.
The sweet delights were previewed at Oseyo’s Lunar New Year event and include items like Misugaru Panna Cotta with a seven-year fermented soy; Dark Chocolate and Doenjang Fudgsicle; Silken Tofu Cheesecake; and Roasted Barley and Honey Ice Cream.
The dessert menu is inspired by Miller and Sawicki’s childhood and has a whimsical nature about it, creating a playful yet approachable flavor profile.
Osyeo, which means “welcome to my home” in Korean, opened in 2019 and showcases dishes that draw from Miller’s Korean American background and dishes she grew up eating. In 2023, a year predicted to be of hope, the restaurant plans to start anew with a redesigned patio and Oso Room.
Oseyo is located at 1628 E. Cesar Chavez and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 4:30-10 p.m. and Sunday from 5-9 p.m.
For more information about Oseyo, please visit www.oseyoaustin.com and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.