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Cat Spring, Texas, Christmas Parties

Monday, December 13th, 2010

T’is the season for Christmas parties, and our Cat Spring restaurant is a lovely place to host them. For small parties, reserve a table during or regular hours. Larger parties may want to consider booking the entire restaurant between 10:30 and 3 p.m..

Carol’s Cat Spring, Texas, Restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday evenings and for Sunday brunch. Doors open at 5 p.m. for Happy Hour, which lasts for an hour; dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m. and concludes at 9 p.m.. Sunday Brunch is offered between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

We serve hearty, seasonal cuisine. The food is creative and upscale, but the atmosphere is relaxed and casual. Sample entrées include Grilled Cajun Spiced Shrimp served on a bed of wild rice with fresh green beans, and Pork Loin with avocado salsa,melted cheese, and mashed potatoes. Our informed servers are happy to recommend wine pairings.

We’ll work with you to help create the holiday party you desire, whether it’s for your business or for a group of friends and family. Let us help make your holiday festive and stress-free.

The Truchard Wine Dinner at our Cat Spring Restaurant.

Call 979-865-1100 to book your holiday party at our Houston area restaurant today.

Thanksgiving Getaway in Cat Spring, Texas

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Still not sure what you’re doing for Thanksgiving this year? Why not grab a few of your favorite people and head to our Cat Spring Texas restaurant and guest ranch? Let us do the cooking and cleaning for you – you sit back and enjoy the meal and each others company.

Carol’s Cat Spring Restaurant is serving a Thanksgiving feast on November 25, 2010, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be Carol’s Rosemary Brined Oven Roasted Turkey and Whiskey Glazed Country Ham. We’re serving Traditional Stuffing and Chipotle Cornbread Dressing, as well as Fried Green Beans and Brussels Sprouts & Bacon. If you have room for dessert (and who doesn’t on Thanksgiving?) there will be many available.

Head home after the feast, or head to our Guest Ranch for a peaceful evening in the country. Stroll through ancient live oak trees and grassy fields. Sit by the pond or on the porch of your private cabin and watch the sun set. This is a wonderful place to reflect on the many reasons you have to be thankful.

Bring your friends and family to a Thanksgiving feast at Carol's.

Reservations are required for the Thanksgiving dinner at Carol’s. Please call 979-865-1100.

Truchard Wine Dinner

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Tony and Jo Ann Truchard have been growing grapes in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley since the mid 1970s. They’ve been making wine from those grapes since 1989. They consider themselves “a big vineyard and a small winery”, and their deep understanding and respect of the land, the weather, and the grapes is palpable.

Truchard's Cabernet Franc with filet mignon.

Tony was raised in Texas, and he and Jo Ann are returning to attend the next Wine Dinner at our Cat Spring Texas restaurant, at 7 p.m. on November 16, 2010. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the wine industry from the inside, and to meet a delightful couple, as well.

During the evening we’ll pair delicious hors d’oeuvres with Truchard wines from the Carneros Region of Napa Valley. Expect a night of excellent company, delectable food, and extraordinary wine.

Enjoy 2008 Truchard Roussanne with Sunchoke Veloute, Foie Gras, Pecans. (more…)

Autumn Wine Tasting in Texas Hill Country

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Our Texas vacation ranch in Cat Spring sits on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, an area with more than two dozen wineries. Autumn is the quintessential season for wine tasting; the fall harvest and the fresh scent of the fall crush makes us crave a taste of that magical fluid aging in oak. We find ourselves drawn to visit any winery we pass, eager to replenish wine cellars slowly emptied during the past year.

Enjoy a glass of Texas wine at our Houston area fine dining restaurant.

Plan to visit several Texas wineries during a relaxing weekend or mid-week holiday at our vacation ranch Houston area. It’s fun to hit the wine trail with no specific destination in mind. You may stumble across Rosemary’s Vineyard and Winery, in nearby La Grange, where you’ll sip a variety of wines in a tasting room surrounded by acres of Muscadine grape vines. (more…)

Fall Creek Vintner’s Dinner in Cat Spring

Monday, September 20th, 2010

On September 29, 2010, Carol’s Houston Area Fine Dining Restaurant will host the Fall Creek Vintner’s Dinner. Plan a mid-week getaway around this dinner now; take advantage of the Mid-week special at our Texas guest ranch and receive a discount on a stay of two or more nights.

Enjoy Award Winning Meritus at the Fall Creek Vintner's Dinner.

Fall Creek Winery is located in Tow, Texas. This Hill Country winery was created by Ed and Susan Auler in 1975, after the Aulers visited France and noticed a strong similarity between some French wine country and the Texas Hill Country in which they lived. Fall Creek has been producing award winning wines since 1982 – a testament to the accuracy of the Auler’s observation.

The Fall Creek Vintner’s Dinner starts at 7pm and costs $79 per person (excepting tax and gratuity). The menu features mouthwatering combinations paired with Fall Creek wines. Diners will feast on seared scallops and sip Sauvignon Blanc; they’ll dine on succulent roasted antelope paired with the award-winning Meritus. Five courses. Five wines. Heaven.

Compliment the meal with a stay at the adjacent Hill Country vacation ranch, located just a few miles from the restaurant. You won’t want to travel any farther than that after such a feast.

Read on for the complete menu of the Fall Creek Vintner’s Dinner at Carol’s Restaurant. (more…)

Cap Rock Vintner’s Dinner at our Cat Spring Restaurant

Monday, July 5th, 2010

The next Vintner’s Dinner at our Houston area restaurant will be July 15, 2010, at 7pm, and will feature wines from Cap*Rock Winery of Lubbock Texas.

Cap*Rock Winery wines.

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Wine Dinners at our Cat Spring Restaurant

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Folks who attended the May 2010 Vintner’s Dinner at our Houston area restaurant enjoyed themselves immensely. Vintners Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo of Messina Hof Winery (about 1.5 hours north of our Texas guest ranch) were on hand to share their wine and their knowledge of wine and food. We drank delicious wine, ate tasty food, learned a lot and had fun to boot.

Carol, Paul and Merrill at the May Vintner's Dinner.

Paul and Merrill planted their first grapes in 1977. During the past 30 + years they have worked hard to refine and develop their wine; today Messina Hof wine regularly wins awards for excellence in national and international competitions.

The next Vintner’s Dinner will be on July 15, 2010 at 7pm. We’ll feature Cap Rock Winery from Lubbock, Texas. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to explore Texas wines and meet Texas winemakers.

Destination Dining food writer John Mariani (who has written for Esquire) described our Central Texas restaurant as “beautifully situated in the middle of nowhere, where relaxing is what you do between courses…” The restaurant is rich with Texas country appointments in cedar, cowhide, lace curtains and Pulitzer Prize winner Skeeter Hagler’s autographed photos about Texas Cowboys. Food specialties range from Black and Bleu Filet Mignon to Mango Margarita Shrimp, all accompanied by an extensive and contemporary wine list.

BlissWood Texas Guest Ranch and Carol’s Restaurant are located 60 minutes west of Houston, 90 minutes from Austin, and two hours from San Antonio. Once you get here, it seems like a you’re a million miles from the rest of the world.

Bliss awaits you at BlissWood Bed & Breakfast. To learn more about BlissWood B&B, BlissWood’s Oasis, the ranch and Carol’s Restaurant, or to make reservations, visit www.blisswood.net or call 713-301-3235.

Father’s Day Buffet at Carol’s Restaurant Outside Houston

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Are you prepared?

Our Houston area restaurant is preparing a feast that will satisfy everyone in the family, from grandparents to grandchildren. Sink those teeth into succulent prime rib and savor Texas caviar pasta. Mmmm. Feed him the foods he dreams about.

Our FATHER’S DAY BUFFET takes place on Sunday, June 20, 2010, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. We are located close enough to Houston to make this a convenient gathering place for everyone. At the same time, our beautiful rural setting in Cat Spring will make this Father’s Day feel special.

If you really want to treat your dad to something wonderful this year, give him a getaway at our Houston area guest ranch. Let him stretch his legs on our 650-acres. He can go horseback riding. He can fish. He can even ride in a hot air balloon if he likes. Or he can just relax on the porch of his Texas vacation rental.

Bring the whole family or plan something special for just dad. This year, give Dad a Father’s Day he’ll always remember.

Does Dad like to horseback ride? Let him explore our 650-acre Texas guest ranch.

Read on for the menu of our FATHER’S DAY BUFFET: (more…)

New Year’s Eve at Carol’s

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Bid farewell to 2009 and greet 2010 while enjoying heartwarming food at our Cat Spring Texas restaurant. We’ll be open 5:30 pm to midnight.

The meal is prix fixe; select one mouth watering choice listed for each course:

Appetizers:
*Baba Ghanoush with garlic and olive oil croutons
*Spicy Scallops on Jalapeno Grits with fire roasted red pepper cream
*Seafood stuffed mushrooms on garlic beurre blanc

Soup or Salad:
*Italian Wedding Soup
*Fresh Spring Greens with candied pecans, pear julienne, shaved pecorino romano and house balsamic vinaigrette
*Spinach and Romaine with feta crumbles, candied nuts, dried berries, mandarin oranges and poppy seed dressing

Entrees:
Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Merlot Demi Glace
Live Maine Lobster with Scampi Butter
Pistachio Crusted Lamb Chops with Mint Jelly

All entrees are served with pumpkin and wild mushroom risotto and herb roasted root vegetables.

Deserts:
Bananas Foster
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Chocolate Mousse

Reservations are required. Please call 979-865-1100. The New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner costs $79 per person, and includes a glass of champagne.

Christmas Eve at Carol’s

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Gather together your loved ones and share Christmas Eve dinner at our Houston area restaurant. The food is great, and the atmosphere is comfortable.

Instead of having everyone to your house and spending the day furiously cooking and cleaning, let us do the work for you. Then sit back and enjoy yourselves.

Our Christmas Eve Buffet will be open from 4:30 to 8:30pm. Please read on for the menu:

Soup
Butternut Squash Bisque

Salads
Ambrosia
Holiday Mixed Greens

Entrees
Carved Beef Tenderloin with Au Jus and Horseradish Cream
Mango Rum Glazed Ham
Grilled chicken with Lemon Caper Buerre Blanc

Vegetables
Potatoes Au Gratin
Wild Rice Pilaf
Texas Vegetable Medley Roasted Brussel Sprouts with roasted garlic and lemon

Rolls

Assorted Desserts

Reservations are Required. Please call 979-865-1100. Prices for the Christmas Buffet are as follows: Adults $28. Children (under 10) $12. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.


At Lehmann Ranch, 1 hour west of Houston

13251 Newberg Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Email: Carol@BlissWood.net
Phone: 713-301-3235

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