Hi Everyone! Some exciting new things are happening at the Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort. A brand new culinary team centered around Executive Chef Dirk Troop is taking shape at Francesca’s at Sunset and I’m not the only one taking notice! Much of the inspiration for the fresh-face menu items you’ll find comes from Chef Troop’s love of the scenic Texas Hill Country that surrounds this gorgeous stretch of property.
Chef Troop’s personal influences range from Latin, Caribbean and Pacific experiences. He’s also big on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, which is why he’s glad to be right where he’s at! Eating local, after all, is really a lifestyle choice. That lifestyle is easy to upkeep with supreme offerings like Chef Troop’s smoked Bandera Texas Quail served with a bold, butternut squash flan and fresh citrus salad. This dish is good to go through Springtime and beyond! Then there’s his Wild Boar ‘Albondigas’ with Pecan Molé…a fancy way of saying ‘meatballs’ that are absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!! Platted with local pecans and jalapeño scones.