By royal decree, you are highly encouraged to take up a toga this New Year’s Eve! After all, it’s the end of the world as we know it, and Francesca’s at Sunset at the beautiful Westin La Cantera resort is prepared with ‘Your Last Supper’…
A multitude of fervent flavors combine in this aesthetically pleasing dish from Chef John Armstrong at The Westin La Cantera Resort. This divine duck is definitely a ‘go’ for holiday gatherings! Serve as a starter in salad form, or as the entrée to envy. It’s a lot of fun to prepare as well…let’s get cooking! […]
Francesca’s at Sunset is exactly where you want to be once dusk settles in. A wonderfully vibrant atmosphere and spectacular views put this fine dining establishment (housed at the Westin La Cantera resort) on the A-list!
You’ve heard of ‘farm-to-market’ fresh? What about ‘farm-to-bar’ fresh? The newly redesigned Gantry Bar at the Westin La Cantera is a beautiful place to enjoy the many colors…and flavors of summer. There are some colorful drinks made with fresh fruit and juice at this fun bar…
Homemade jam is so much easier to make than you would think…and it adds the perfect bit of freshness to brunch. Chef John Armstrong at the Westin La Cantera makes jam with fresh Poteet Strawberries. It’s part of Francesca’s new brunch, which has a wide range of delectable items…starting at about $13!
Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch at Francesca’s at the beautiful Westin La Cantera! Brunch at Francesca’s is all new. ..and it’s all good. Also, it’s incredibly reasonable…Entré prices start as low as $11. The Chocolate Almond French Toast is delicious and so is the Lobster Salad.
This traditional cornbread dressing delivers a Texas twist…with spicy pickled jalapeños! This recipe comes to me courtesy the Westin La Cantera. Enjoy! In a large stock pot melt a ¼ lb of butter. Place all chopped vegetables in and sweat. Adjust heat to avoid caramelizing of vegetables but to soften through instead. Once the vegetables […]
Brines make the perfect part of preparing a holiday dinner as they free up your time for other Thanksgiving Day cooking tasks. Brines are self basting. The turkey’s skin comes out crisp and the bird is seasoned all the way through. Combine all brine ingredients, except ice water, in a stockpot, and bring to a […]
I love February!! It’s the one month out of the year that it’s perfectly legal to think about, dream about and fantasize about chocolate. You’ll love this fun dessert from Brannon’s Café.
What an incredible time of year to experience a wine tasting dinner. Imagine the setting just about sunset at the beautiful Palmer Course Clubhouse. The Westin La Cantera resort is hosting a wine pairing dinner with wine maker and owner Jim Johnson with Alamosa Vineyards. The cost is $55 per person. For more information call […]
We did it. We popped the cork on a 50 year old bottle of wine to begin a weeklong celebration of my birthday. (At this age why not!) It ‘was’ a 1959 Chateau Lynch-Bages from the Pauillac appellation in the Bordeaux region of France. This AVA region, by the way, produces three of Bordeaux’s five […]
The Westin La Cantera Resort has it all – a beautiful getaway nestled in the Texas Hill Country. Nearby the exclusive Shops at La Cantera, Fiesta Texas, Sea World, the Texas Hill Country wineries.
Size and shape both make a difference in the way a wine tastes. I took a seminar put on by Georg Riedel (the Riedel Glass family) where he had us take an inexpensive white wine and pour it into five glasses of different shapes and sizes.