Chef Ian Thurwachter
Chef Thurwachter’s Dinner Auction
An Italian farm-to-table feast!
Just as in Italy where the food is authentic and locally sourced,
you’ll enjoy a seasonal, Farm-to-Table Italian food and wine experience for 12 at Intero!
Husband and wife duo Chefs Ian & Krystal invite you to gather friends
and cheers over a welcoming toast of house-made limoncello in Intero’s private dining space.
From the savory side, Executive Chef Ian offers skilled techniques in Italian cooking preparations,
along with his dedication in utilizing locally raised whole animals and locally grown whole produce
to give you a memorable Italian celebration.
Providing an authentic nod to Italy’s sweeter roots, guests will be gratified over their final course
from Chocolatier/Pastry Chef Krystal Craig with specialized handcrafted artisan chocolates and Italian desserts.
The menu will reflect the season in which your event is held,
and will be paired with selectively chosen classic Italian staples that complement each course
while highlighting Italy’s various regions.
~ sourdough focaccia, house made ricotta, wildflower honey, garden thyme
~ roasted zucchini, olive, calabrian chile, house yogurt, pistachio
n/v valdobbiadene, italy
~ peach & cucumber salad, basil, jalapeno, pine nut, feta
~ mackerel crudo, cashew, garlic passato, giardiniera, chive oil
malvira, roero arneis
2020 | canale, italy
~ mafaldine, house bolognese, rosemary, garlic breadcrumbs
~ wood fire pizza, roasted oyster mushrooms, cacio e pepe, chives
elio filippino, barbera d’alba
2020 | piemonte, italy
~ charred quail, pecan polenta, pear, mushroom jus
~ risotto, smoked beef brisket, pickled corn, green chiles, roasted garlic
tenuta santa maria, valpolicella ripasso
2018 | veneto, italy
~ brown butter cake, cinnamon gelato, pecans
~ assorted artisan chocolates
Intero translates to “whole” or “entire” in Italian.
At Intero we believe in embracing traditional Italian sensibilities and cooking techniques while highlighting the seasonality of Texas ingredients. Utilizing locally raised “entire” animals and locally farmed “whole” produce, we provide a sustainable and contemporary approach in our dishes. Italian cuisine is rooted in necessity and gratitude towards every ingredient, driving the idea behind what we do and what we strive to provide to our guests.
Unique to Austin, but inspired by the popular concept experienced in small cafes throughout Italy, Intero features an artisan chocolate counter in our front space offering a variety of truffles, barks, and sipping chocolates in classic and Italian flavors. Locally roasted coffee, engaging craft cocktails, and a curated wine list for happy hour to late night dining are available to “complete” your Intero experience.
Born and raised in Austin, duo Chef Ian Thurwachter & Chocolatier/Pastry Chef Krystal Craig sought to share their love of Italian cuisine with their combined knowledge of savory and sweet. Both self-taught in their specialties, each attributes the inspiration of their work to influences they had growing up. Bringing together over 35 years of collective experience in the food and restaurant industry, along with the talents of many friends and family, they partnered to open Intero together in 2018 focused on farm-to-table, sustainable practices.
Native Austinite Krystal Craig is the Managing Co-Owner & Chocolatier/Pastry Chef of Intero Restaurant. As a self-taught chocolatier, Krystal co-founded a first dessert company at 21yrs of age that focused on small batch, handcrafted artisan chocolates from sustainable, organic ingredients. After years of producing creations for a multitude of Austin’s top establishments, she developed and opened Intero with Chef Ian Thurwachter. Driving her entrepreneurial and artistic spirit, Krystal attributes the foundation of her work to influences of growing up in and around the local food scene along with an inspirational trip to Italy, and her personal affinity of chocolate.
-Current nominees for Austin Chronicle’s “Best of 2022” in two categories: Best Italian & Best Pastry Chef
– CultureMap’s Tastemakers Awards Nominee for Best Established Restaurant, 2021 & Best New Restaurant, 2018
– Austin Chronicle First Plate Awards Winner, *Multiple years
– Texas Monthly: Best Restaurant, 2018 & Best Dish, 2019
– Featured on Good Morning America for a live cooking segment with Ginger Zee, 2020