SATISFACTION FOR EVERY PALATE.
A splendid little gustatory temple tucked away in the old brewing department, LARDER at Hotel Emma is for guests and locals alike. We carry local groceries, global provisions, fine wine, beer worthy of our location, just-out-of-the-oven baked goods, fresh flowers, house-butchered meats and freshly-prepared foods to eat in or take out.
Chef John Brand
Hotel Emma Chef and Culinary Director
John is responsible for the flavor, quality and eclecticism of Larder’s prepared foods and groceries. Larder is integral to John’s holistic culinary vision, which encompasses Supper, Sternewirth and the hotel’s unparalleled catering and in-room dining. Twenty-five years after impressive stints at The Little Nell in Aspen, The Broadmoor and Keswick Hall, John celebrates San Antonio’s rich local sources and international flavor at Larder.
There is merit in pursuing perfection. Merit Roasting Co. sources beans directly from mostly single-farm growers, perfects them through the art/science of precision roasting, and delivers directly to us. Then we make transcendent coffee for you.
"The gourmet market inside the Hotel Emma offers a thoughtfully chosen selection of imported and artisan products, kitchen tools, cookbooks, beers and wines and a deli case filled with house-prepared salads, prepared and house-cured meats, assorted pastries, coffees (including a special Hotel Emma blend from Merit Coffee), and an array of cold and pressed sandwiches. Like everything else in the hotel, this grab-and-go market has its own sense of high-low style."— San Antonio-Express News
"For fresh salads, playful pressed sandwiches (we’re down with Brie, apple, and burnthoney), and endless riffs on that Texas treasure, the kolache, Larder is the place to be. At this reﬁned gourmet grocery, you can eat-in and relax over a glass of Texas wine or a cup of coffee (they exclusively serve Merit brand), or select from farm-fresh snacks such as ﬁne cheeses and tart pickles to stock up your hotel “ice box” for later. Hint: the corn and coconut pudding pop always proves a winner."— The Local Palate
"Little sister Larder, the hotel's coffee shop/bakery/boutique grocer is perfect for morning and afternoon pick-me-ups and a quick grab-and-go lunch."— SA Current