A Culinary Journey in San Angelo, Texas | Fine Dining and Exquisite Flavors

by co-founder, now retired, Chef Pops Helfer

At the heart of our story is a treasured discovery—an ancient cookbook, carefully penned by my great-grandparents in the 1780s. Unearthed from my grandmother’s attic, this culinary heirloom became the catalyst for our family’s deep-rooted passion for dining and old-world traditions. Nurturing this culinary calling, we embarked on a journey spanning thirteen years across diverse nations, immersing ourselves in their cuisines and techniques, forging a profound foundation for our future establishment.

Guided by this ancestral heritage, my son Jason, the sole torchbearer of our culinary lineage, pursued his education at the prestigious University of Johnson and Wales in Charleston, South Carolina. Upon his graduation, a vision took shape, and on April 5, 1995, we proudly opened the doors of Peasant Village, sharing the world’s culinary delights with the vibrant community of San Angelo, Texas.

Our menu pays homage to both the traditions of yore and the flavors of today, blending a captivating array of gastronomic treasures from across the globe. Every dish at Peasant Village is crafted with an unwavering commitment to freshness and flavor, inviting you to embark on a culinary expedition like no other. To complement our culinary offerings, we proudly offer an extensive selection of wines and handcrafted mixed drinks, designed to elevate your dining experience.

We are forever indebted to the Tomasik, Charney, and Helfer families, who have diligently preserved these invaluable culinary treasures and techniques. Their contributions have been instrumental in shaping our restaurant into the resounding success it is today. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our loyal patrons, whose unwavering support and appreciation have been the driving force behind our culinary presentations. A special thank you is also extended to Southern Living and Texas Highways magazines for their generous recognition of our rich heritage and culinary excellence showcased at our esteemed establishment.

Join us at Peasant Village, where time-honored traditions and exquisite flavors converge. We invite you to savor the essence of dining, celebrate the vibrant spirit of San Angelo, and indulge in a culinary experience that will leave an indelible mark on your taste buds and memories.