About Us


ugust E’s defines Nouveau Texas Cuisine as the “uncommon pairing of traditional Texas fare with innovative creativity”. Chef Leu’s ingenuity is inspired by his Thai roots and years of experience in various culinary pursuits throughout the world. August E’s is located in the heart of the abundant organic produce and wine region of the Texas Hill Country. We are fortunate to have access to superb local suppliers. August E’s utilizes: Niman Ranch Natural Premium Aged Angus steaks and Broken Arrow Ranch in Ingram for,venison, axis, wild boar, elk and antelope. Chef Leu maintains his own quarter–acre organic garden for herbs, tomatoes and peppers while numerous local farmers provide fruits and vegetables year round. August E’s also proudly serves Akaushi beef provided by Heartbrand Beef in Yoakum Texas, duck from Maple Leaf Farms, and Foie Gras from Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Menu specials change seasonally based on the creative mood of Chef Leu and the seasonality and freshness of ingredients, including never frozen Sashimi Grade Fish shipped overnight from various locations throughout the world.

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Owners Leu and Dawn Savanh

Dawn and Leu Savanh have traveled the world collecting dining experiences and gaining expertise that have influenced and enhanced their culinary vision. Both Dawn and Leu bring their unique talents to the daily operation. Our kitchen is well staffed by a talented team of chefs and prep cooks who work together to create the most unexpected dining experience in the Texas Hill Country.

Our Name

In 2004, Dawn and Leu purchased the historic August Ebers family homestead on Old San Antonio Road in Kendall County, Texas, only minutes from the restaurant. Mr. Ebers was one of the original settlers of Grapetown in the Texas Hill Country, arriving in 1860 from Germany to establish the first dairy in this part of the country. The property was held by the Ebers’ estate for over 100 years until 1966. In honor of the Ebers’ family contributions to the development of the beautiful and bountiful Hill Country region of Texas, Dawn and Leu named their restaurant after August Ebers.

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