Clementine's Chef John Russ Shines in the 2023 James Beard Awards

 Adrian Brett (left), Commercial Relationship Manager, with his clients Clementine Pastry Chef, Elise Russ (center) and Clementine Chef, John Russ (right) inside of Clementine restaurant. 
The Bank of San Antonio is proud to congratulate our client, Clementine restaurant in Castle Hills, and its owners, John and Elise Russ, as they celebrate being named a 2023 James Beard Foundation finalist.

Clementine's fare is inspired by the Russes time in Atlanta and New Orleans, where they were introduced to world-class Southern cuisine. Opened with the intent to remain a family neighborhood restaurant with a focus on food and community, Clementine has quickly won the hearts of its patrons while building a brand beloved by its regulars.  

Adrian Brett, Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager, is proud to serve as Clementine’s partner as they continue to grow and build their business. “John and Elise have built a great brand and business, yet they continue to retain the neighborhood restaurant feel, with a very personal touch and happy and professional staff as they deliver some of the best dishes in the city. It has brought me great joy to help them grow their business and watch them succeed as they raise a young family.” 

Chef Russ is one of five finalists in the category of best Texas chef — and the only one in San Antonio. The awards ceremony will be June 5, in Chicago. 

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Adrian brett
Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager 
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