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Valentine’s Day: Dining Experiences to Love

Valentine’s Day: Dining Experiences to Love

Looking for a great place for the night out on Valentine’s Day? Here are some choices of special meals, offers, wines, flowers and more from San Antonio restaurants. Be sure to get your reservations in soon. The prices on the entries below do not include tax and gratuity.
18 Oaks at the JW Marriott, 23808 Resort Parkway, (210) 491-5825 — The Valentine’s dinner special will be offered 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 13-14. The menu includes a first course to share: Oyster on the half shell to share and caviar, followed by a second course to share including goat cheese fondue. A petite serving of soup and salad will be followed by a surf and turf of Texas Wagyu Short Rib and Maine Lobster, followed by a dessert duo. Price is $95 a person, or $150 a person with paired wines.
Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano, 8539 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 696-2536 — Valentine’s dining will be from 5 to 11 p.m. Feb. 14 with a special menu for love birds. Appetizer options include a Caprese salad ($10), carpaccio ($14) and escargots ($12) while main course options include lasagna ($21), Pollo Gorgonzola ($28), Scampi di Mario ($29),  Salmone alla Griglia ($29), spring lamb chops ($35) and Filetto alla Griglia ($39). Desserts include Aldo’s famous cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate cake and spumoni ($9 each). There will be a live piano performance and a festively decorated dining space.
Steak at Josephine Street Cafe -- atmosphere, downtown location.

Steak at Josephine Street Cafe — atmosphere, downtown location.

Antlers Lodge at the Hyatt Hill Country, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, (210) 520-4001 — Valentine’s dinner will be served 5:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14. The special menu begins with an amuse bouche followed by your choice of open-faced petite lobster rolls or chile-crusted antelope medallions. Prosciutto Wrapped Miniature Greens with Grilled Artichokes and Baked Goat Cheese will be served before your choice of cider-glazed rack of lamb, potato-wrapped grouper, Niman Ranch filet with pan-roasted morels or stuffed poblano chile with asparagus. Dessert is a dark chocolate mousse with almond-chocolate brownie and warm Belgian chocolate sauce. The price is $70 a person.

Backyard Bistro, 167 Panther Ridge, Pipe Creek, (830) 535-4094 The special Valentine’s menu will be the only offering Feb. 12-14. Special dishes include Surf & Turf (Lobster Tail and Sirloin), Heart Shaped Rib-eye for Two, Flounder Stuffed with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat, Red Bird Farm Heart-Shaped Tequila Chicken, Grilled Eggplant Roulades Stuffed with Grilled Vegetables, T-Bone Steak, Red Bird Farm Pecan Chicken with Texas Wildflower Honey on a Bed of Pasta, and California Cioppino.
Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden, 312 Pearl Parkway, (210) 354-4644 — Valentine’s hours are 5 to 11:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Chef Jeff’s three-course meal will be priced at $59 a person with optional wine pairings at $35 a person.
Bolo’s at the Omni Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd., (210) 691-8888 The Valentine’s special is available Feb. 13-14. The meal includes an appetizer of butter-poached black cod with wild mushroom ragout, followed by Beef Wellington for two. After an intermezzo of an edible Margarita, dessert will be a twist on strawberry shortcake. The meal is priced at $50 per couple or $25 a person.
The Brooklynite, 516 Brooklyn Ave., (210) 444-0707 — The Brooklynite is holding its second annual Anti-Valentine’s Day party, complete with $8 Whiskey Kiss cocktails and ’90s R&B and slow jams by SA’s own resident ladies’ man, DJ Steven Lee Moya. Nothing says Valentine’s Day Schmalentine’s Day like whiskey and R&B. Reservations recommended. The fun begins at 9 p.m. Feb. 14.
Cantina del Rio, 1299 Gruene Road, Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 515-1950 — The Valentine’s fun will be served up Feb. 13-15 with happy hour prices. The chicken or beef fajitas marinated in a fresh squeezed lime marinade, served with beans, rice, real guacamole, fresh pico and your choice of fresh flour or homemade corn tortillas, is priced at $11.99 for one or $20.99 for two. Sip a frozen margarita or sangria or an ice cold beer on the deck tucked into the trees of Gruene Historic District.
Cover 3, 1806 N. Loop 1604 W., (210) 479-9700 — The chef’s special is called the Perfect Filet and includes an 8-ounce filet mignon with bacon goat cheese butter, It is topped with a seared scallop and served with garlic mashed potatoes for $34.95. Pair it with Davis Bynum Pinot Noir for $12 per glass of $48 per bottle.

Crumpets, 3920 Harry Wurzbach, (210) 821-5454 — Celebrate Valentines on Feb. 13-14 with a special menu that includes appetizer, soup, dessert and choice of entree, including Breast of Chicken with Montrachet Sauce or Shrimp Lyonnaise ($44 each); Salmon Fillet, Beef Tenderloin or Veal Scaloppini ($55 each); or Lobster Tail with Garlic Butter, Rack of Lamb Provençal or Beef Tenderloin with Rossini Sauce ($68 each). You can also arrange to have breakfast-in-bed delivered to you for $28.50 a person and includes eggs Benedict, fresh fruit, orange juice, coffee, fresh European pastries and croissants, and a complimentary card and a fresh flower.

Cured, 306 Pearl Parkway, (210) 314.3929 The Feb. 14 special features dinner for two with three courses for $120 per couple, or $180 with wine pairings. The first course includes Sweet Potato Brandade Fritters with Wild Arugula, Grapefruit and Warm Squash Bisque (Bread & Butter Chardonnay, Napa Valley). Next is Wagyu Ribeye for two from nearby Peeler Farms, served with Roasted Brassicas, Beef-Fat Fried Potatoes and three sauces (Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley). For the sweet finale, indulge in Oyster Chocolate Stout Ganache with Hazelnuts, Smoked Caramel Ice Cream & Huckleberries (Graham Beck Brut Rosé, South Africa).

Valentine dessert Fogo de ChaoFogo de Chao, 849 E. Commerce St., (210) 227-1700 — Guests who dine Friday, Feb. 13 – Sunday, Feb. 15 will receive a gift card entitling them to one complimentary lunch or dinner on their next visit.
Frederick’s: Fredericks Restaurant: 7701 Broadway, 210-828-9050; Frederick’s Bistro: 14439 NW Military Highway, 210-888-1500; Four-course menu for $90 a person. The meal comes with your choice of appetizer, a salad, a dessert and the following entree options: Grilled Lamb Chops, Beef Tenderloin with Jumbo Shrimp, Parmesan Crusted Red Snapper with Avocado Relish, Sea Bass and Sea Scallops with Champagne Caviar Veloute, and Fresh Half Maine Grilled Lobster & Veal Tenderloin Shiitake Mushroom Sauce and Mushroom Risotto.
Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar, 1287 Gruene Road, Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 606-1287 — The Valentine’s special is available Feb. 13-15. Order an 8-ounce New York Strip accompanied by the Gristmill’s award winning bacon-wrapped stuffed Texas gulf jumbo shrimp. It’s served with a wedge salad and mashed potatoes for $24.99. Dessert options include Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake topped with fudge, caramel, pecans, chocolate chips and whipped cream.
Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 606-1281 — No matter when you celebrate with your Valentine, there’s music to be had
    Feb. 8: Sweethearts’ Gospel Brunch
    Feb. 12: Chubby Checker
    Feb. 13: William Clark Green
    Feb. 14: Shinyribs

Josephine St. Café, 400 E. Josephine St., (210) 224-6169 The Valentine’s special is available Feb. 12-14. Start with an iceberg wedge salad, topped with bacon, diced tomatoes the house-made chunky blue cheese dressing. Then order a 7-ounce bacon-wrapped filet. Choose any of the house-made desserts for your finale. The price is $22.95.

Shrimp Cocktail, a classic starter for a LOVEly dinner.

Shrimp Cocktail, a classic starter for a LOVEly dinner.

Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse, 123 N. Loop 1604 E., (210) 404-2221 The four-course special menu for Feb. 14 is priced at $89.95 a person and includes these entree choices: New Zealand Red Buck Chop, Grilled Blue Ribbon Filet, Smoked or Grilled Rosewood Rib-eye, New York Strip, Chardonnay-Poached Atlantic Salmon, Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna and Australian Cold Water Lobster Tail. The dining room opens at 4 p.m. that day and those with reservations for before 5 p.m. will receive a $10 discount.

Las Ramblas at the Hotel Contessa, 306 W. Market St., ( 210) 298-8040 — Valentine’s dining is from 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14. A prix fixe menu begins with guests being offered a shared plate of Spanish cured meats, cheeses and olives, followed by their choice of Spanish Caesar salad with piquillo peppers and cracked olives or a creamy piquillo pepper and shrimp bisque.  Main course choices include a 14-ounce dry-aged prime ribeye steak, a double cut pork chop or a Texas redfish with three-olive salsa. Dessert choices include  a mulled wine-infused molten chocolate torte or “tres leches” cake with three milks, limon sorbet and a lemon berry soup. Price is $80 a person. 
The Last Word, 229 E. Houston St., Ste 10, (210) 314-1285 — At The Last Word, lovers are encouraged to make their reservations for two at The Last Word website (http://thelastwordsa.com/reservations/), where they can special order their choice of bubbly from our list. Upon making reservations for one of the plush, stylish nooks, the staff will ensure guests receive their specified brand of bubbly and an unforgettable experience. Each reservation will also ensure a single red rose as part of the table setting- for the member of the couple who had enough foresight to make reservations, but forgot to bring flowers.
Little Gretel, 518 River Road, Boerne, (830) 331-1368 — Celebrate Feb. 13-14. The special menu is priced at $49 a person and includes salad, a Chocolate Soup Inspired by Goethe’s Mum, entree choice of rib-eye and shrimp or chicken breast with chocolate-port sauce, and Strawberry Pavlova for dessert.
Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, 11255 Huebner Road, (210) 561-9700 — Celebrate from 4 to 10 p.m. Feb. 13-14. The chef-selected menu is three courses and includes plenty of options, from a soul-warming soup to Grilled Filet Mignon and decadent desserts, such as crème brulee. Price is $44.95 a person.

MAX’s Wine Dive, 340 E. Basse Road, (210) 444-9547 — Max’s Valentine’s dinner hours are 5 to 11:30 p.m. Feb. 14. The special is a three-course It’s Amore special priced at $39 a person with an optional wine pairing for $25 a person. Specials on sparkling wines and Champagnes will be offered all evening, and live music is planned from 8 to 11 p.m.

Mike’s in the Village, 2355-3 Bulverde Road, Bulverde, (830) 438-2747 — Mike’s is offering a four-course special in addition to the regular menu on Feb. 12-13. It will be the only option on Feb. 14. The meal begins with lobster bisque followed by your choice of salad. Main course options include lobster with tarragon butter, pepper-crusted filet mignon with wild mushrooms, seared duck breast or pomegranate, rosemary and garlic marinated grilled lamb chops. Dessert is a choice of flourless chocolate torte or chocolate strawberry crepes. The price is $65 a person. On Valentine’s evening, Jerry Bailey will perform from 6 to 9 p.m.

Morton’s the Steakhouse, 300 E. Crockett St., (210) 228-0700 — Morton’s will be open at 4 p.m. Feb. 13-16. The Valentine’s special is a steak and cold water lobster tail for $55.

Mozie’s, 1601 Hunter Road., Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 515-1281 — The Valentine’s specials are available Feb. 13-15. They include a 6-ounce filet and a 16-ounce porterhouse T-bone. Both flat-top grilled, covered in Hoffbrau lemon butter and served with a blue cheese wedge salad and a choice of side ($29.95). To sweeten your dining experience, try specialty martinis, including Strawberry Cheesecake, Godiva Chocolate or Key Lime Pie.

Oak Valley Vineyards, 27315 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, (830) 980-8033 — The special menu for Feb. 14 begins with a choice of soup or salad, followed by a choice of Smoked Peppercorn Rib-eye, Pine Nut and Herb Crusted Chilean Sea Bass, Pan-seared Beef Tenderloin, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms or Airline Chicken Breast. Dessert along with champagne will be served on the patio with dancing. The price is $75 a person.

Q Kitchen| Bar at the Hyatt Hotel, 123 Losoya St., (210) 510-4477 — From Super Bowl Sunday through Feb. 14, the bar is offering a series of drinks specials. The tequila-based Sonoran Sun with muddled serranos is for the gents. The Casabella for the women is also tequila-based but has lime and Champagne to give it a lift. The Celebracion for singles has reposado tequila with cinnamon and champagne.

Stone Werks, various locations — The Valentine’s special menu will be offered Feb. 13-15 with carnations being handed out on Feb. 14. Appetizer specials include barbecued oysters ($13.95), a Caprese salad ($8.95) and roasted tomato basil soup ($7.95). Main course options include Mongolian Glazed Salmon ($21.95), Slow Roasted Rotisserie Prime Rib ($25.95), Chicken Scallopini Toscana ($20.95) and a surf and turf of center-cut filet with shrimp ($34.95). A mini chocolate ganache cake ($7.95) is the dessert special.

 

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Tre Enoteca, Shuck Shack on the Horizon for Dady Group

Tre Enoteca, Shuck Shack on the Horizon for Dady Group

From the Jason Dady Restaurant group come two new concepts geared towards families. Tre Enoteca and the Shuck Shack will be added to the Dady’s list of eateries this spring.

Tre Enoteca, a Tuscan ristorante that will be located at The Alley on Bitters Road, will feature house-made extruded dried pasta entrees, a mozzarella bar, as well as wood-fired pizzas and a bar program that features old- and new-world wines and signature craft cocktails.

Oysters on the half shell.

Oysters on the half shell.

The Shuck Shack, which will be close to downtown on Grayson Street, will offer oysters galore, as well as a great outdoor play area for the kids. With menu items like fish and chips, clam chowder a la minut, lobster rolls and oysters (both raw and baked) and a bar menu that will offer craft beers and carefully selected wines, guests can enjoy fresh, vibrant seafood with expertly paired drinks all in one location.

Both establishments will offer the fresh, creative cuisine the Dady Restaurant Group is known for, while keeping the atmospheres effortlessly balanced between elegant and family friendly.

Tre Enoteca

555 W. Bitters Road

Shuck Shack

520 E Grayson. St.

 

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Calling All Carnivores: Meat Week Is Upon Us

Calling All Carnivores: Meat Week Is Upon Us

meatweekMeat Week begins Sunday, and you know you’ve been hankering for it.

The fun starts at Big Bob’s Burgers, 4553 N. Loop 1604 W., with the 50/50/50 burger. Get there after 4 p.m. and enjoy a promotion with Alamo Beer Co. As a promotion for the event reads, “Bob has his famous Meat Week San Antonio 50/50/50 burger to help us celebrate — that’s BEEF, BACON, PORK BUTT oh my!”

The weeklong series of events includes:

  • Monday — Smoke Shack, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday — B&D Ice, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday — B-Daddy’s BBQ, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday — The County Line on 1-10, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday — The grand opening of Dignowity Meats with Alamo Beer Co., 6-9 p.m. RSVP required.
  • Saturday — The Point Park & Eats food truck extravaganza and tap takeover.
  • Sunday, Feb. 1 — A bike run to Taps y Tapas is at 2 p.m. followed by a Super Bowl Party at the Bungalow with kickoff at 5:30 p.m.

For more details, email local hosts Denise or Noel at deemaagu@gmail.com.

 

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Tales from Culinaria’s Winter Restaurant Week

Tales from Culinaria’s Winter Restaurant Week

It’s no good feeling less than your best during Restaurant Week.

A Waygu burger with pesto, bacon aioli and fig jam at Tribeca 212.

A Waygu burger with pesto, bacon aioli and fig jam at Tribeca 212.

An overdose of allergies left me feeling blah with one to go on Culinaria’s first winter round of the popular promotion, but I was feeling anything but blah about two specials the week had to offer.

First up was a lunch trip to Tribeca 212.

Promise people a bowl of Champagne-Oyster Bisque with a fried oyster on top, and they’ll show up with an appetite in tow.

That’s  how it seemed Wednesday as a large group filled the spacious bar dining area at the Olmos Park restaurant.

That soup was sublime, with its mix of briny oyster and creamy tart soup base with plenty of black peppercorn stirred in. A garnish of a fried oyster with a touch of caviar just made the whole dish all the more luxurious.

Tribeca's mushroom pizza

Tribeca’s mushroom pizza

A mushroom pizza and a Wagyu burger cooked medium rare as ordered made for a substantial midday meal. The slightly sour taste of the thin pizza crust offered a pleasant complement to the creamy denseness of the cheese and the earthy richness of the mushrooms. The patty arrived with a series of toppings that seemed to reveal themselves in different bites; they included bacon aioli, fig jam and mozzarella.

Dessert was our choice of gelato flavors, so we tried one of each available: vanilla, wild berry and coconut. The vanilla was easily the best, with its creamy texture bursting with flavor. The coconut appear to have been made with coconut milk and had a nice layer of ice crystals adding to the delight of each taste. Whatever worked for the vanilla was missing from the dry, powdery wild berry mixture, which had frozen far too hard and was even a problem to spoon out of the Mason jar in which it had been served.

Thai Topaz's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Topaz’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Topaz on Northwest Military Highway offered one of the best dishes I sampled during the week, a entree that could stand up with Tribeca’s Champagne Oyster Bisque. It was an entree of Emerald Salmon served in a tamarind-coconut milk sauce with a fan of avocado slices and asparagus on the plate. It was gorgeously plated and tasted every bit as good as it looked.

An appetizer of Thai Lettuce Wraps (Miang Kai) with a touch of fresh ginger on top was welcome, as was a fried banana with coconut ice cream. But I’ll be dreaming of that salmon until the next visit. It was well worth the $25 price for three courses of food.

Tribeca 212
4331 McCullough Ave.
(210) 320-0698
www.tribecadiolmos.com

Thai Topaz
2177 N.W. Military Hwy.
(210) 290-9833
http://thaitopaz-sat.com/

 

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A Day Made for Dining on the River

A Day Made for Dining on the River

The terrace at Zocca Cuisine d'Italia.

The terrace at Zocca Cuisine d’Italia.

Dining on the terrace of Zocca Cuisine d’Italia is one of the most peaceful joys of living in San Antonio — and it almost doesn’t matter what the quality of the food is like.

The antipasti plate

The antipasti plate

As my colleague Bonnie Walker said during our lunch there Tuesday, during Culinaria’s Restaurant Week, it’s the perfect River Walk spot for introverts. That’s because you can be close to a particularly peaceful stretch of the water and not be bothered by throngs of tourists passing by. As we sat there for more than an hour, it seemed as if fewer than a dozen people walked by, and a couple of those were guests looking for the best place to enter the restaurant.

We were richly blessed during our visit, too. The menu was a comfort food feast. The weather was practically perfect. And we found ourselves entertaining several guests who were glad we’d invited them to partake of part of our lunch; I refer to a pair of ducks who gladly scooped up bits of flatbread left over from our antipasti plate.

Italian sausage pizza with wild mushrooms.

Italian sausage pizza with wild mushrooms.

If you head to Zocca this week, you can taste a prix fixe lunch menu for $15 that begins with an attractive array of antipasti, including slivers of prosciutto, salami and other meats, Gouda and a variety of soft and hard cheeses, and giardiniera as well as the ducks’ favorite flatbread.

We complemented the arrangement with a thin-crust pizza from the regular menu. It featured Italian sausage, wild mushrooms, roasted peppers and grilled onions sealed together by a finely melted blend of Italian cheeses, and each bite revealed new and wonderful flavors.

The main course featured fettuccine in an Alfredo sauce filled with peas, mushrooms and pecorino romano. Grilled chicken had also been added, but it was the least interesting of the dish’s treasures, as the meat was just a little too bland and tough to compete with the rest of the sauce’s riches. Thankfully, the portion was not so large as to induce a carb coma later in the afternoon.

Our lunch companions.

Our lunch companions.

That might have resulted if we had finished off the entire dessert instead of taking half of it to go. Here was another pizza, but this time it was made with chocolate. Both white and dark chocolate melted together atop a fairly savory cocoa crust. A sprinkling of irresistible streusel crumbs and a splash of caramel added to our enjoyment, though a sprinkling of fried parsley or something green was a rather odd garnish. After one taste, it was easily removed and no damage was done.

As we were enjoying the last minutes of peace before heading back to the reality of our work day, the pair of ducks came waddling over from the water to seek their fair share of the food being served. After all, we had enjoyed watching them as they swam around the passing boats, why shouldn’t they get a little something in return? I doubt feeding the fowl is encouraged at Zocca, but we sneaked the beautiful, brown lady bird a bite or two while tossing a few other crumbs over to her green-headed mate anyway. It made us feel like tourists in our own hometown, and I’m always grateful for that feeling.

Culinaria’s Restaurant Week continues through Saturday. Zocca is offering a three-course lunch for $15 and dinner for $35.

Zocca Cuisine d’Italia
Westin Riverwalk
420 W. Market St.
(210) 444-6070

Chocolate pizza

Chocolate pizza

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Good Food, Strange Service Mark the Beginning of Restaurant Week

Good Food, Strange Service Mark the Beginning of Restaurant Week

Culinaria’s first winter Restaurant Week began for me with a lunch trip to Mariposa at Nieman Marcus. It had been a while since I’d eaten in the store’s airy, sunlit dining room, so I was glad for any reason to make an overdue return.

White Bean Chicken Chili at Mariposa

White Bean Chicken Chili at Mariposa

I was even happier when our server presented us with an amuse bouche of warm chicken stock with a bright saltiness that went straight to the heart of my comfort zone. Too bad we didn’t see that server for another 15 minutes after that.  Yes, it was a holiday and the restaurant was full of families, shoppers, Restaurant Week diners and even a tiara party for young girls, but it was never seriously overcrowded.

Yet we overheard a manager, in almost exaggerated tones of exhaustion, bemoan to another table about how pressed they were. I’m sure those diners were suitably impressed that they had somehow earned his confidence. Yet they had been seated long after we were and were somehow served long before we were. Or should I say, loooooong before we were.

When we finally got our first course, we dove right in and practically inhaled the smoked duck risotto with strands of meat stirred into the rice, and a white bean chicken chili with a light but welcome touch of spice balanced by plenty of Monterey Jack over the tender bites of chicken.

Smoked Duck Risotto

Smoked Duck Risotto

The kitchen was already out of the red fish featured on the Restaurant Week menu, so I opted for Chicken Paillard served over mashed potatoes, a touch of fennel and a few bits of vegetables. The serving could not have been hotter, which was most welcome, and the breast meat was moist and accented by a chicken jus.

Two of my friends were served their short rib plates while I was presented my chicken. The short rib plate meant for the fourth of our group never appeared and the waiter, of course, was nowhere to be seen. Eat or wait until all were served? Our friend gave us permission to go ahead, but we still felt as if our table had been jinxed.

She finally got the her short rib as our plates were being cleared, and she did enjoy the tender meat atop jalapeño polenta.

At this point, the restaurant had largely cleared out and our service finally turned the corner. I had ordered the chocolate bread pudding, while my friends ordered what was billed as the “Culinaria Chocolate Chip Cookie Box.”

Short Rib with Gremolata

Short Rib with Gremolata

What I received was an attractive slice of warm white (not chocolate) bread pudding with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of chocolate sauce and berries, while my friends received, well, a rather sad, dry looking cookie with a smudge of powdered sugar on top. No, they didn’t want that cookie, so our waiter brought them bread pudding instead. They did manage to get the chocolate bread pudding, which they didn’t mind in the least.

After all was said and done, we paid our $15 for our three courses, glad to have helped Culinaria and glad to have been back to Mariposa. If you go, and I would recommend that you do, make reservations first. Then just be glad you won’t be visiting on a holiday.

Mariposa at Nieman Marcus
The Shops at La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Parkway
(210) 694-3550

The not-so-chocolate bread pudding.

The not-so-chocolate bread pudding.

 

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New Year’s Eve Brings Out the Parties

New Year’s Eve Brings Out the Parties

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and the parties are shaping up. Most of the restaurants below require a reservation, so you may want to call in advance to see if any room is available. Prices do not include tax and tip.

Have a happy New Year. Please remember to drive safely.

fiesta fireworks5Arcade Midtown Kitchen, 303 Pearl Parkway, (210) 369-9664 – The New Year’s Eve dinner special is a multi-course meal with plenty of options. Entrée choices include Buffalo Strip Loin with Coriander Rub, George’s Bank Diver Scallops, Vanilla Butter Poached Fresh Maine Lobster, Vital Farms Half Roasted Chicken, Akaushi Beef Tenderloin, Loch Durate Salmon, House-made Bucatini Pasta, Duroc Dry Aged Pork Chop and Peruvian Sea Bass. Price is $65 a person.

Bob’s Steak and Chop House, 5815 Rim Pass Drive, (210) 222-2627 – The restaurant will be open New Year’s Eve from 4:30 p.m. until midnight. Private dining is also available.

Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden, 312 Pearl Parkway, (210) 354-4644 – New Year’s Eve dining is from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. The special is a four-course dinner priced at $75 a person, or $120 with wine pairings. A champagne toast is offered at midnight.

Bolo’s at the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd., (210) 691-8888 – Bolo’s is offering a special prix fixed meal on New Year’s Eve as well as a special a la carte menu. The prix fixe is priced at $75 and includes an amuse bouche; an appetizer of slow braised agave pork belly; entree choice of chile-crusted Chilean sea bass, cider-brined duck, or grain-crusted venison; an intermezzo and a pecan-filled Texas peach for dessert. Among the special menu items are 12-0unce center-cut ribeye ($30), rosemary molasses chicken ($22), Pacific White Sea Bass ($30) and 8-ounce center cut filet mignon ($34).

Bowlero, 13307 San Pedro Ave., (210) 496-3811 – Numerous packages and times are offered for New Year’s parties. The family package from 1 to 4 p.m. or 5 to 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve is $27.95 a person and includes unlimited bowling, shoe rental, a gourmet kid-friendly buffet, unlimited soft drinks, sparkling cider and a champagne toast. The Ball Drop Package is $42.99 and also includes unlimited bowling, shoes, a gourmet buffet, soft drinks and a champagne toast. Packages are also available if you’re not bowling, but just want to eat and/or drink. Visit bowlero.com for more details.

The Gristmill

The Gristmill

Cantina del Rio, 1299 Gruene Road, Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 515-1950 – Have a casual New Year dining experience featuring Sizzlin’ Chicken or Beef Fajitas marinated in a fresh squeezed lime marinade, served with beans, rice, real guacamole, fresh pico and your choice of flour or homemade corn tortillas. Prices: $10.95 for one or $19.95 for two. Award-winning margaritas ($6.25) available on the heated patio tucked into the trees. Open daily at 11 a.m.

Crumpets, 3920 Harry Wurzbach, (210) — New Year’s Eve dining is from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Specials include appetizer, soup or salad, vegetables and dessert. Options include breast of chicken with a Montrachet sauce ($40.50), Shrimp Lyonnaise ($52.50), Beef Wellington ($52.50), Veal Scallopini ($52.50) and the Trilogy of beef tenderloin, lobster tail and rack of lamb ($65).

Cured, 306 Pearl Parkway, (210) 314-3929 ̶ The restaurant will be open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with the regular menu available.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 255 E. Basse Road, (210) 824-9463 – The New Year’s Prix Fixe kicks off with a chef’s taste of Roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp featuring tomato jam and cilantro. Next, guests have their pick of the Modern Caesar, which layers hearts of romaine with Parmesan, fried capers and crisp prosciutto chips, or the Fleming’s Salad, featuring candied walnuts, dried cranberries, tomatoes, onions and an herbed crostini. The main course is an 8-ounce Filet Mignon and 8-ounce Lobster Tail with Cabernet sauce. The price is $69.95 a person. Complement the meal with a Brut Burgundy No. 21 from JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset for $15 a glass or $60 a bottle. And for only $9.95, the featured dessert is a Belgian Chocolate Flourless Torte served over vanilla crème anglaise and topped with a white-chocolate dipped strawberry and Chantilly cream. This offer is available Dec. 28-Jan. 1.

Frederick’s Restaurant and Frederick’s Bistro: Two restaurants will be offering an assortment of gourmet menu items for appetizers, salad, entrée and desserts on New Year’s Eve. The cost per person, not including tax or tip, is $89. To make reservations at Frederick’s Restaurant, 7701 Broadway, call 210-828-9050. To make reservations at Frederick’s Bistro, 14439 NW Military Hway., call 210-888- 7500.

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar, 1287 Gruene Road, Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 606-1287 – Dine in cozy rooms with natural stone fireplaces overlooking the beautiful Guadalupe River and enjoy an 8-ounce New York strip with grilled bacon-wrapped shrimp, loaded mashed potatoes and an iceberg wedge salad ($24.99). Great with a cold Shiner Cheer or a spiked coffee drink. Opens daily at 11 a.m.

Antlers Lodge at the Hyatt Hill Country

Antlers Lodge at the Hyatt Hill Country

The Hangar Tavern, 14534 Brook Hollow, (210) 404-9430 – For the third year, the Hangar is hosting a service industry, or SIN, New Year’s Redo party begins at 10 p.m. Jan. 1. This is for all those who had to work the night before. A ball drop and midnight toast will be featured.

Hyatt Hill Country, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, (210) 647-1234 — There is a package available for guests who plan to spend the holiday at the resort. The package includes room accommodations, a five-course meal at Antlers Lodge, Champagne toast at midnight, complimentary valet parking, breakfast for two on New Year’s Day and late checkout of 2 p.m. Call for prices and reservations.

Josephine Street Café, 400 E. Josephine St., (210) 224-6169 – Open on New Year’s Eve and Day.  Jo Street’s New York Strip ($22.95) is prime, 12 ounces and topped with tasty “Austin Hoffbrau”-style lemon butter. Served with side of your choice.

Kirby’s Steakhouse, 123 N. Loop 1604 E., (210) 404-2221 – New Year’s Eve will bring a four-course special menu while Johnny P. and the Wiseguys perform.

Liberty Bar:  1111 South Alamo St.,  210.227.1187: Ring in the New Year with the Infidels at Liberty Bar:  The Mother of all Suppers:  Prime Rib…Smoked Turkey…Bountiful Buffet. 6-10 p.m.  Supper only: $65.  The Big Pachanga, with  Michael Martin & the Infidels with appetizer tables, Dwight’s personal favorites of wine, beer & liquor.   Big Pachanga only: $50  View fireworks at midnight and make a reservation — seating is limited. 210.227.1187 | libertybar@mac.com

Luke, 125 E. Houston St., (210) 227-5853 – Chef John Russ is offering two seatings on New Year’s Eve: 6 and 9 p.m. The special menu begins with South Florida Stone Crab, followed by Thyme-Roasted Snapper. Venison Saddle will be served before Sticky Toffee Pudding. Price is $95 a person.

Morton's the Steakhouse

Morton’s the Steakhouse

Mike’s in the Village, 2355-3 Bulverde Road, Bulverde, (830) 438-2747 – Mike’s is open New Year’s Eve with his regular menu and some chef’s specials.

Morton’s the Steakhouse, 300 E. Crockett St., (210) 228-0700 — The steakhouse will be open New Year’s Eve. Credit card reservations required.

Mozie’s Bar and Grill, 1601 Hunter Road, Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 515-1281 – Mozie’s is featuring its Meatball & Angel Hair Pasta – one large authentic Italian pork and beef meatball smothered in a slow-simmered Italian plum tomato sauce. Topped with ricotta and Romano cheeses and served on a bed of angel hair pasta with griddled sourdough garlic bread  and an iceberg lettuce wedge salad topped with Mozie’s Bleu Cheese dressing, pepper bacon, diced tomato and cracked black pepper ($15.99). Open daily at 11 a.m. 

Myron’s Prime Steakhouse, 10003 N.W. Military Hwy., (210) 493-3031 – Myron’s will be open New Year’s with its regular menu at 5:30 p.m. and last seating beginning at 10:30 p.m.

Oak Valley Vineyards, 27315 FM 3009, (210) – The special New Year’s Eve menu includes Cauliflower/Stilton Soup, Roast Beef and Walnut Salad, Carved Turkey, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pine Nuts, Salmon Wellington and a Christmas Tree Dessert. Price: $39.

Opera San Antonio at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 115 Auditorium Circle, (210) 673-7270 — Ring in the New Year with dinner and a performance from Patricia Racette, Diva on Detour, with the San Antonio Opera. The meal includes a Winter Radish and Baby Beet Salad with Duck, followed by a dual entree of Seared Salmon over fennel au gratin with a caper sauce and Petit Filet Mignon. Dessert is, you guessed it, Opera Cake. Wines are paired with each course. The $500 price includes a $149 floor ticket for the concert, dinner and a $200 tax-deductible donation to the San Antonio Opera. Other ticket packages are available.

Perry's

Perry’s

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille, 15900 La Cantera Parkway, (210) 558-6161 — New Year’s Eve brings a three-course dinner with options. Entrée choices include an 8-ounce filet mignon, 14-ounce prime New York strip, 14-ounce prime ribeye, Perry’s pork chop, grilled salmon, chicken Oscar, sesame-crusted ahi tuna or a vegetable plate. Prices are $59.95 a person for those dining 5:30 p.m. or earlier and $79.95 for those dining after 5:30 p.m.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 7720 Jones Maltsberger, (210) 821-5051; 600 E. Market St, (210) 227-8847 — New Year’s Eve dining begins at 4:30 p.m.

Texas de Brazil, 313 E. Houston St., (210) 229-1600 – The restaurant will be carving up meat on New Year’s Eve.

Tribeca 212, 4331 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-0698 – Choose a three-course or a four-course New Year’s Eve dinner that features the following: Amuse Bouche: Poached chicken egg in the shell topped with duck confit and turkey bacon; first course: charcuterie plate; second course (options for the four-course menu): Champagne-Oyster Bisque or Scallop and Greens; third course choices: Rosemary Smoked Rack of Lamb, Pan-seared Halibut Cheeks, or Roasted Beef Tenderloin; dessert: Trio of fried fritters, ice cream and hot cocoa. Prices: 4 courses for $55, 3 courses for $45. Open bar celebration from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.: $40.

Umai Mi, 555 W. Bitters Road, (210) 496-0555 – The party is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with proceeds going to benefit Culinaria’s Urban Farm. Multiple stations will feature cocktails, wine and food, while the fires burn outside and a DJ spins music inside. $50 a person.

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Tribeca 212 Now Open for Lunch as Well as Dinner

Tribeca 212 Now Open for Lunch as Well as Dinner

Tribeca has made some changes since Brian West came aboard as executive chef recently. The first and most noticeable is a new name: The restaurant at 4331 McCullough Ave. is now known as Tribeca 212, instead of the lengthier Tribeca di Olmos, and it’s now open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

The Tribeca Salad with Fried Oysters

The Tribeca Salad with Fried Oysters

“Our new name distinguishes us as an important part of San Antonio’s food scene located in a historic neighborhood with its 78212 ZIP code,” said West, a former Culinary Institute of America instructor who also serves as ops chef on the Food Network show “Restaurant: Impossible.”

The changes have been exciting to owner Jean-François Poujol: “Brian will play a major role in our collaboration to take Tribeca 212 to new heights, so that we can offer an even greater dining experience to our guests, who are looking for upscale dining in a cool, casual atmosphere. We’ll be combining my 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry with his creativity and expertise as a chef to offer guests a modern approach to dining.”

West has added a series of new Mediterranean dishes to the menu, including Tuna Tartare, Chicken Liver Pate, Pickled Tomatoes, Gardinera, Marinated Burrata, Sweet Pea Hummus and a charcutierie plate. These are in addition to old favorites, the chef said.

tribeca“We’ll be keeping dishes that people love,” West said. “But with the introduction of our Mediterranean menu, we will offer a cuisine with Italian, French, Greek and Spanish influences and flavors.”

A new menu includes small plates with fried oysters, steamed mussels and the Tribeca Wagyu burger as well as salads, pizzas, pasta and a risotto of the day. Entrees include Cripsy Skin Salmon, Shrimp and Spicy Sofrito, Grilled Top Sirloin Steak and a Roasted chicken Roulade.

Tribeca 212 is now open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday – Friday. It is open for dinner 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Sunday brunch hours are 11 .m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.tribecadiolmos.com or call (210) 320-0698.

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A First Look at the New Silo Terrace Oyster Bar

A First Look at the New Silo Terrace Oyster Bar

Silo Fried Oysters with Braised Pork Belly

Silo Fried Oysters with Braised Pork Belly

Give in to your seafood cravings by dropping by the new Silo Terrace Oyster Bar near the Dominion on I-10. Whether you love your seafood on the half-shell or fresh out of the fryer, you’ll likely find something to please you.

Silo's Flounder Special

Silo’s Flounder Special

A pair of oyster-loving friends and I met up there recently for lunch and had a hard time narrowing our appetizer choices to just three selections from the lengthy menu of bivalves, largely from the Northeast.

We started with a trio of oysters from Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Maine. Each had its own delicious personality, even if the flavors did not always match the menu’s description. For example, we read that the liquor of our La St. Simon oysters were more sweet than salty, but the ones we were served were so briny that we felt instantly transported to a wind-swept seascape. That’s a good thing, by the way, as is trusting your own taste buds to come up with your own descriptors. You do it with wine and beer, right?

The Terrace

The Terrace

One friend couldn’t get enough bivalves in her diet that day, so, for her main course, she went for Silo’s signature fried oysters, which were served up with generous slabs of braised pork belly. It may have only been listed as a small plate, but it was large enough to please her while offering a few tastes to share.

The serving of fish and chips was enormous, with two large slabs of fish fried to a deep brown. There was plenty of tartar sauce, which taste better on the fries, in my opinion, than on the fish. Blame it on the European habit of dipping fries in mayonnaise, which I also love.

Silo's Fish and Chips

Silo’s Fish and Chips

I opted for the daily special, which was pan-fried flounder over coconut milk rice. A dollop of avocado relish (aka guacamole to most of us) and a few strands of fresh chervil crowned the dish in elegance. It was real eye candy, and it tasted as good as it looked.

The indoor dining area is more intimate than Silo 1604’s, yet there was a healthy vibe of contentment energizing the scene. The new location also offers an elevated patio with its own oyster bar and plenty of tables for fair weather days. I can hardly wait for spring – or even a warm afternoon — and a chance to dive into a dozen or two oysters on that patio.

Silo Terrace Oyster Bar
22211 I-10 W.
(210) 698-2002Lunch: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday
Dinner: 5 – 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 – 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday

The inside dining room at Silo Terrace Oyster Bar

The inside dining room at Silo Terrace Oyster Bar

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Christmas Is Coming. The Goose Is Getting Fat.

Christmas Is Coming. The Goose Is Getting Fat.

There are only a few days left until Christmas. Have you made your reservations yet for brunch or dinner? Here are some ideas for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Reservations are required at most places, unless noted. Tax and tip are not included.

Christmas ornamentBiga on the Banks, 203 S. St. Mary’s St., (210) 225-0700 — Christmas Eve dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Specials include open-faced BBQ lamb ravioli with Rebecca Creek goat cheese and fig relish and braised, stuffed veal breast with spinach & mushrooms, salsify and natural jus. Egg nog and Christmas crackers (the kind with paper hats) are also available.

Crumpets, 3920 Harry Wurzbach Road, (210) 821-5454 — Christmas Eve dinner is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The multi-course special includes choice of appetizer, followed by choice of soup or salad. Entrée options include Breast of Chicken with Montrachet Sauce ($34.50), Fresh Rainbow Trout – Meuniere or Amandine ($34.50), Shrimp Lyonnaise with Wild Rice Blend ($39.50), Veal with Mushroom-Cognac Sauce ($39.50), Tenderloin of Beef with Green Peppercorn Sauce or Béarnaise ($39.50) or The Trilogy (lobster tail, lamb Provencal, beef tenderloin with Rossini Sauce ($49.50). Dinner also includes dessert.

Frederick’s Restaurant, 7701 Broadway, Ste 20, (210) 828-9050 — Hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 9 p.m. for dinner; Frederick’s Bistro, 14439 NW Military Hwy., Ste 100, (210) 888-1500 — Hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 5 to 9 p.m. for dinner. Dinner specials at both Frederick’s restaurants include: Frederick’s Traditional Turkey ($24), Apple Cider and Maple Syrup Glazed Christmas Ham ($20), New York Strip with Jumbo Shrimp ($35), Veal Tenderloin with Shiitake Mushroom and Port Wine Sauce ($30), Norwegian Salmon with Champagne Caviar Mousseline ($28), Parmesan Crusted Fresh Red Snapper with Avocado Relish ($29), Shrimp and Scallop Lemon Butter Caper Sauce ($25), and Half Fresh Maine Lobster Thermidor ($27).

Christmas bubblesHyatt Hill Country, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive — Two options are available:

  • Christmas Brunch in Hill Country Ballroom will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Breakfast items include an omelet station and eggs Benedict. The seafood station features several types of shrimp, stone crab claws and freshly shucked oysters. At the butcher block, get oak-smoked prime rib with smoked cheddar green chili biscuits, maple-glazed ham and citrus coriander basted Tom turkey with homemade gravy. A pasta bar, pork tamales and cheese tamales with green chile sauce, fresh harvested tomato and caper crusted salmon with pickled radish tartar, and mushroom and walnut stuffing are among the other dishes. Soups, salads, desserts and more Price: $63 Adults, $45 Seniors (60+), $26 Children (6-12), Children 5 & under free. For brunch reservations, call (210) 767-7999.
  • Christmas Dinner at Antlers Lodge will be 5:30 to 10 p.m. The special dinner begins with Chef’s Amuse Bouche, followed by fall harvest salad. Braised venison shank and Texas quail with chorizo grits and roasted tomatillo salsa will be served before Texas sweet potato and apple cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream. Price is $52. The a la carte menu will also be available. For dinner reservations, call (210) 520-4001.

Las Canarias at La Mansion del Rio, 112 College St., (210) 518-1177 — The elaborate Christmas Day brunch buffet, with seatings every half hour, runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features include pecan-smoked prime rib, Shiner Holiday Cheer brined turkey breast, bone-in ham with mustard aioli, chilled shrimp, crab claws, classic breakfast dishes including quiche Lorraine and an omelet station, sides, desserts and more. Prices: $69 for adults, $35 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. The Christmas Day dinner buffet with many of the same dishes, but additions include a shrimp and grits bar, salmon with warm faro risotto and charcuterie. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Prices: $69.95 for adults, $35 for children 6 -12 and free for children 5 and under.

Christmas ornamentsLas Ramblas, Hotel Contessa, 306 W. Market St., (210) 298-3040 — Three seatings for the Christmas Day brunch will be at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. The brunch will include stations of ham, seafood and turkey, a waffle and omelet station, a savory kitchen table, a pastry table and a children’s buffet. Prices are $49 for aduls, $16 for children (7-16) and free for children 6 and under.

Little Gretel, 518 River Road, Boerne, (830) 331-1368 — Christmas Eve dining begins at 5 p.m. Specials include roast goose, Jaeger Schnitzel, Wiener Schnitzel, Beer-Battered Walleye, Stuffed Pork Chop and Filet Mignon.

Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, 11255 Huebner Road, (210) 561-9700 — On Christmas Eve, dinner will be served from 4 to 9 p.m. The special, priced at $33.95 a person, begins with a choice of Zuppa di Zucca, Pasta Fagioli, Misto, Caprese or Caesar Salad, followed by Pesce alla Luce (Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass, Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto with Toasted Garlic Vegetables). A la carte menu also available.

Mi Tierra Restaurant and Bakery, 218 Produce Row, (210) 225-1262 — This restaurant is open 365 days a year, so that includes Christmas Day, which is appropriate since it’s always decorated for Christmas. Reservations aren’t necessary.

Omni San Antonio, 9821 Colonnade Blvd., (210) 691-8888 — The Christmas Day brunch begins at 10:30 a.m. with the last seating at 2 p.m. The menu includes Applewood Smoked Bacon, Herbed Chicken Sausage, Eggs Benedict and Omelet Station, Pan Dulce, Latin American Sweet Breads, Salads and Cheese Display, imported and domestic cured meats, salads, Whole Wildflower Honey Roasted Hog, Pozole, Poached Cod Fish with Cilantro Lime Béchamel, Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Beef Medallions with Chimichurri, Green Bean Almandine, Garlic Butter Whipped Potatoes, Oven Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly, Seafood Display and desserts. Prices: Adults $50, seniors (65+) $43, children (5-11) $21, and children under 5 free.

Christmas nutcrackerOstra at the Mokara Hotel, 212 W. Crockett St., (210) 396-5817 — On Christmas Day, a breakfast buffet with omelet station will be served 6:30 a.m. to noon. Price: $19.95 for adults, $9.95 for children 6 -12, free for children 5 and under. À la carte dining at featured menu prices also available. A 3-course pre-set dinner menu will be served from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Prices: $65 for adults, $30 for children 6 -12, and free for children 5 and under.

Q Kitchen | Bar, Hyatt Regency San Antonio, 123 Losoya St., (210) 510-4477 — The Christmas Day Brunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Features include a seafood and antipasto display, Brazos Valley cheeses, salads, soups and desserts. The carving stations include peppercorn-crusted prime rib, glazed roast of pork with Rebecca Creek Fuji Apple Compote. The Great Wall of Fire will include bourbon-braised beef short ribs, crab-crusted rainbow trout, Broken Arrow Ranch wild game paella and chicken roulade. Prices: Adults $46, children (4-12) $23. Complimentary Champagne Toast.

Texas Roadhouse, various locations — Christmas Eve hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tre Trattoria, 4003 Broadway, (210) 805-0333 — There is a five-course prix fixe dinner for $39.95 a person. Entree choices include Braised Beef Short Ribs with Sweet Potato “Mashers” and Pearl Onions ($5 supplement), Grilled Rainbow Trout with Brown Butter Spaetzle and Chopped Kale Salsa Verde, or “Cast Iron” Seared Pork Loin with Braised Greens, Crispy Pancetta and Huckleberry Jam.

20nine, 255 E. Basse Road, (210) 798 -WINE (9463) — Christmas Day dinner will be served 2 to 8 p.m. The dinner begins with a choice of Mixed Greens, Caesar Salad or Butternut Squash Soup. Entrée choices: Confit Turkey Leg, Filet Mignon and Veal Meatloaf, Pork Porterhouse or Rockfish. Dessert choices: Crumble Cobbler Bar, Napoleon Apple Pie or Gingerbread with Streusel, Vanilla Ice Cream and Egg Nog Anglaise. The price is $35 a person.

Umai Mi, 555 W. Bitters Road, (210) 496-0555 — A three-course prix fixe dinner is offered for $30. Main course options include Duck Confit, Umai Mi Bomb Wagyu Steak ($12 surcharge, served medium rare), and Squid.

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