A modern Texas kitchen brought to life through a collaboration between Chef James Flowers and world-renowned restaurateur Richard Sandoval.
- Monday – Saturday
- 6:30 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- 7:00 am – 2:00 pm 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meet the Team
James FlowersChef de Cuisine
Originally a musician, James was first drawn to Austin for its reputation as a live music hub, but eventually his musical instruments were replaced by tools of the culinary trade. Working his way up through several well-known Austin restaurants – Asti Trattoria, Wink and Cipollina, to name a few – James acquired a deep appreciation for Asian, Italian, southern and Texan cuisine. He joined Four Seasons Hotel Austin as a cook in 2011, moving into roles of greater responsibility until his promotion to the restaurant's lead position, chef de cuisine, in July 2016.
During the past 18 years, Richard's career as a chef-restaurateur has evolved to encompass being a culinary consultant, television personality, cookbook author and brand ambassador. RS Hospitality is now a leading restaurant group with over 45 restaurants around the world. Richard combines authentic Latin ingredients with international flavors and inventive techniques. His methods create new and unexpected cuisines such as modern and coastal Mexican, Latin-Asian, Peruvian and Pan-Latin.
Amanda Pallagi-NaimExecutive Pastry Chef
Growing up cooking with her grandmother in rural Texas, Amanda's natural craftiness and prowess in the kitchen turned into a full-fledged business in high school. Despite this early success and subsequent roles in restaurants, Amanda didn't consider culinary school until 2008 when she joined Four Seasons Hotel Austin as a restaurant hostess. Drawn inexorably to the pastry shop, she was taken under the wing of the executive pastry chef. Over the next five years, Amanda took on increasing levels of responsibility before her promotion to executive pastry chef in late 2015.
- February 23 & March 30, 11:00 am - 12:30 pmDetails
Vino & Vinyasa
Combining classic yoga poses and unique wines, this monthly event invites you to mindfully sip and learn about wine while achieving a new level of zen. After class, participants are invited to head downstairs for 20 percent off a Saturday Brunch entrée at Ciclo, as well as 50 percent off select Champagne until 2:00 PM.