Texas by the Book: A Texas food & wine dinner with 3 Texas authors

Terry Anderson On Friday February 27, 2015, the Cabernet Grill  in Fredericksburg, TX, will host a celebratory early-spring Texas wine dinner featuring fine Texas cuisine  prepared from recipes from the new cookbooks by chef and author Terry Thompson-Anderson and chef Ross Burtwell.  Russell Kane author of the new book, Texas Hill Country Wineries, will pair Texas wine with the dinner.

The dinner includes a six-course gourmet meal with each course paired with a Texas wine, which will be presented by principals from Duchman Family Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Texas Hills Vineyard, Pedernales Cellars,  Bending Branch Winery and Brennan Vineyards.

Chef Ross BurtwellAttendees will receive signed copies of each of the three books:

Russ KaneMenu:

Oysters Shrimphooley –

Fresh pecan-smoked Gulf oysters on the half shell topped with a mélange of

Shrimp, garlic, butter and Parmesan

Duchman Family Winery Vermentino

Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Soup with Avocado and Curry & Lime –

Giant lumps of backfin blue crab meat and an avocado wedge swimming

In a heady broth of curry, ginger, coconut milk, and lime, then napped with Scallion Coulis

Grape Creek Vineyards Cuvee Blanc

Crisped Kitchen Pride (Texas) Portabella Mushroom –

Breaded with panko breadcrumbs, then flash-fried and served on a

Bed of chiffonade romaine lettuce, drizzled with red pepper aioli and crowned with

A nest of tiny-dice pico de gallo

Served with

Pan de Campo –

“Camp bread” designated the official bread of the State of Texas by the Texas Legislature

And signed into law by Governor Rick Perry in 2005

Texas Hills Vineyard Sangiovese


A Surprise Course to Delight the Palate


Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin Steak topped with a Sauce of

Aged Brazos Valley Brie Cheese and Shitake Mushrooms

Pederanales Cellars Tempranillo

Smoked Wild Boar Leg with a complex Blackberry Mustard Sauce

On a bed of Soft Polenta with Jalapeños & Onions

Bending Branch Winery 2012 Texas Tannat

Salt & Pepper Chocolate Panna Cotta –

A sinfully delicious concoction of heavy cream, chocolate, caramel, and port wine studded with sea salt flakes and topped with port-wine macerated sun-dried strawberries and a dusting of Freshly ground black pepper

Brennan Vineyards Portejas

The dinner is $250.00 per couple (one set of books) or $150.00 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity on the meal. NOTE: Reservations Only. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Tickets for this event are available from Cabernet Grill by phone: 830-990-5734 with credit card.

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