With the Hill Country right in our own backyard, we sure do have it good in Texas! There are hundreds of thriving vineyards, complete with stunning views, colorful wildflowers and, of course, great food! We’ve rounded up 5 must-make recipes from some of our Hill Country favorites. Get a taste of the region below!
Grape Juice in Kerrville is a charming wine bistro in the Hill Country that prides itself on cooking up familiar foods “with a twist.” This craveable mac-and-cheese was named “Crackeroni” by its guests and is kicked up with smoked gouda cheese.
This simple appetizer from Alamo Springs Café in Fredericksburg is quite simple, but is a must-order when you visit. Guests get involved squeezing out the sweet roasted garlic and spreading it on toasted crostini with tangy fresh goats cheese. Luckily for you, it’s also quite easy to replicate at home!
Although the star of the show in this dish from Palmer’s in San Marcos may be the super-fresh catch of the day crusted in parmesan, the real “catch” in our opinion is the tequila-braised asparagus!
When it comes to making breakfast strata from scratch, the owner of The Buttermilk Café in New Braunfels knows all the secrets! As she states in the recipe, have a little fun and “Play!” This dish is a great canvas for whatever ingredients you have on hand or see fresh and ready to eat at the market.
Southern Living just named Fredericksburg the best small town in Texas and we couldn’t agree more! This charming little town boasts a one-of-a-kind restaurant in the basement of an old stone hospital, Rathskeller’s Café. One of their most popular dishes is this Chicken Artichoke Pasta with white wine, capers and their signature scampi butter.