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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.

Texas Vintner’s Dinner

Monday, November 2nd, 2009
Stay at the ranch and enjoy a fall sunrise after the vinter's dinner.

Stay at the ranch and enjoy a fall sunrise after the vinter's dinner.

Fall is simply the best time of year to celebrate wine with special events like a Vintner’s Dinner. Grapes are harvested, the smell of the crush fills the air, and wineries open their doors with special wine tasting events. In the spirit of all this fun, we have decided to host a Vintner’s Dinner at our Houston area guest ranch restaurant on November 10, 2009, at 7:00pm.

Truchard Winery is a small, family-owned winery in the the Carneros region of Napa Valley. Proprietors Tony and Jo Ann Truchard have worked hard for the past thirty years to successfully grow grapes, and we are all rewarded with wines of exceptional quality. Indeed, the Truchards helped pioneer grape growing in the Carneros region of California.

In 1989, the Truchards started producing wine made uniquely from grapes grown on their land. Even today, this practice is far too rare. The Truchards know about grapes, and make sure each grape that becomes an ingredient in their wine meets their high-quality standards.

Celebrate Truchard Winery with Tony and Jo Ann at the restaurant adjacent to our Texas guest ranch. Plan to stay the night in one of the many guest houses on the ranch, so you need not limit the amount of wine you taste. We will provide a six-course dinner specifically planned to highlight the Truchard wines we will be celebrating.

Celebrate Texas Wineries

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Texas has a thriving wine industry that has been growing steadily and gaining acclaim over the years. Once considered home to sweeter wines, Texas is now recognized as having ideal conditions for a wide variety of grapes; it therefore produces a wide variety of fine wines. We are planning to celebrate Texas wine on September 30 at our fine dining restaurant adjacent to our Texas Guest Ranch.

Fall Creek Vineyards was established in 1975 by Texas businessman/rancher, Ed Auler and his wife, Susan. The vineyards are located eighty miles northwest of Austin in the Texas Hill Country where the sandy loam soil, warm days and cool breezes off Lake Buchanan provide an excellent microclimate for growing premium wine grapes.

The inspiration for the winery came in 1973 when the Aulers, on a trip to France, noted remarkable similarities in the soil, terrain and microclimate of parts of the French wine country and their own ranch. “I became convinced that certain parts of the Texas Hill Country would be ideally suited to grape growing,” says Ed.

He was right. Anyone who enjoys wine wouldn’t think of visiting parts of Texas without stopping by at least one winery, and there are many “wine trails” that will lead happy tasters to one winery after another.

At the end of September, spend a night or two at our Central Texas lodging and join us for our celebration of Texas wineries in general, and Fall Creek Vineyards in particular. For $79 per person you will enjoy six courses superbly paired with Fall Creek wines. Plan to stay the night at our guest ranch near Houston, so that you can sit back and allow yourself to relax and enjoy each sip. Then stroll back to your private cottage under the huge Texas sky. This could just be the makings of an ideal romantic getaway.

September 30 @ 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                  Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant                                                                                         Price per person $79                                                                                                               6 Course dinner paired with excellent Fall Creek wines

Reservations Recommended.

Fine Dining Worth The Drive

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Stop in for an excellent meal

Stop in for an excellent meal

It takes less than an hour to drive here from Houston, and boy, is it worth it. Once here, you will find yourself in another world – peaceful and restorative. Yet you don’t need to suffer the fate of some travelers to remote parts of this great land. Here, at our Central Texas bed and breakfast, you will find top-notch accommodations and fine dining.

John Mariani, writing for Esquire, visited our Houston area guest ranch and was delighted by what he found here. To quote him, “if you want a true Last Picture Show sense of a Texas where you can have eggs and bacon in a gazebo as the mist rises off the lake,” you’ll find it here. While you enjoy a romantic getaway in your own cabin, you may stroll down the road to our comfortable restaurant.

Wine lovers should not miss the upcoming special Wine Dinner, on September 30, 2009, at 7 pm. We’ll be celebrating the Texas Department of Agriculture Restaurant Roundup, showcasing the wines of Fall Creek Vineyards. Susan and Ed Auler, who own Fall Creek Vineyards, will be the guests of honor, and the meal will be designed to highlight their wines. Come just for the meal if you live in the area, or make a holiday of it and stay for a night or two in one of our romantic cabins. Reservations recommended.

Delicious Texas Ranch Food

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Our fine dining restaurant near Houston has been praised for many years. Back in 2004, Cowboys and Indians, The Premier Magazine of the West gave us a rave review. Founded in 1993, Cowboys and Indians is an “international magazine of the highest quality… encompassing everything exceptional about the American West: history and legend, hardworking people, dramatic vistas, enduring values” (C&I website).

In C&I’s 40 Finds for ’04 edition, Writer Dana Joseph visited our establishment and dubbed it “a cowboy hunter haven of a restaurant,” which sounds like a good thing to us. The author highlighted our bison and armadillo egg dishes – staples in Texas ranch country. Visitors from out-of-state should not pass up the opportunity to taste these foods that can be hard to find elsewhere.

If you are on the road to or from Houston, we hope you will stop by Carol’s and dig into some of our delicious, hearty food. If you are in search of a brief holiday near Houston, seek no further; our Texas guest ranch is perfect for romantic Texas getaways. It will afford you many opportunities to indulge in our famous Chicken Fried Steak or Cat Spring Catfish. If you are here on a Sunday, be sure to stop by for our Sunday Prime Rib Brunch Buffet. You will most certainly want to book a room at our nearby Houston guest ranch while you relax and digest this meal!

Fine Dining Outside Houston

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Since 2003, there has been fine dining in Cat Spring, Texas thanks to Carol Davis. In 2004, The Sealy News noted that Carol’s is one of the “premier dining spots west of Houston.”

Join us for a meal

Join us for a meal

Carol’s joins Local Catering.com

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
Carol's joins LocalCatering.com

Carol's joins LocalCatering.com

There is exciting news here at Blisswood. Carol’s Restaurant has joined LocalCatering.com. This is an organization that goes out of its way to help you not have to go out of your way. If you are hosting a Texas wedding in the greater Cat Spring area, simply go on line to LocalCatering.com and plan to have Carol’s Restaurant cater your wedding in Texas.

LocalCatering.com was created to help individuals plan the important events in their lives with fewer headaches. Avoid spending hours on the phone asking different people the same questions, or feeling overwhelmed while surfing the net. LocalCatering.com brings together customers and merchants, making it easier to find both a wedding cake and the perfect venue for a wedding. Now that Carol’s at Cat Spring has joined, it is easier to find to create hassle-free Texas weddings in Cat Spring.

Texas Bed and Breakfast: Carol’s at Cat Spring

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

We are looking forward to a delicious wine dinner tomorrow night at Carol’s at Cat Spring, my restaurant that is adjacent to my Texas weekend getaway, Blisswood.

Carol’s at Cat Spring will be featuring California wine from Flora Springs Winery during our six course feast! AND, we will be giving away a magnum of Flora Springs wine during each of the courses! There is still space, make sure to call the restaurant and reserve you spot now! (979)865-1100

We will be enjoying:

A reception with a selection of amusing bites

Tomato Soup with black and green olive ciabatta toast; Napa Merlot

Grilled hearts of romaine with shaved Parmesan and a light herb vinaigrette dressing; Pinot Grigo

Halibut Steaks grilled and topped with pineapple salsa; Napa Chardonnay

Petite Beef Wellington: center cut beef tenderloin with wild mushroom ragu and a puff pastry; side by side tasting Napa Cabernet and Single Vineyard Cabernet

Chocolate Surprise Cake with chocolate ganache: Flora Springs Port

Whew! My mouth is watering already! I hope to see you tomorrow night at the restaurant!

AND…if you are planning that special Texas Romantic Getaway, make sure that Blisswood and Carol’s are in your plans! Blisswood is a Texas Bed and Breakfast with all you could ask for and more: private and comfortable accommodations, beautiful scenery, wildlife, farm life, romance and activities!

So come and see us for Valentines Day weekend. We are having some great specials at the restaurant, and Blisswood on the Lehmann Ranch is always a great place for couples to rejuvenate!

The Valentines Day Menu at Carol’s:

Chicken Bacon bites – Free range! Seasoned and seared with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce.

Oysters Rockefeller – Fresh Blue Point oysters topped with sauteed spinach and bacon, then baked.

Chocolate spiced soup or mixed green salad with strawberries, spiced candied pecans and apple cider vinaigrette.

Chilean Sea Bass – Pan seared with white rice, fresh spinach and saffron burre blanc

Beef Tenderloin – Served with chocolate vegetable chutney seasoned and seared & set atop potatoes

White Marble Farm Quail – stuffed with our chorizo cornbread stuffing, baked in butter and finished with sweet and spicy cranberry sauce.

The meal starts a 5:30, make sure to make a reservation! (979) 865-1100

Yum, YUm, YUM! I hope you get the chance to bring your sweetheart to see us for Valentines Day! You never know, maybe next time you come it will be for outdoor Texas Weddings!

Texas Bed and Breakfast: Carol’s Wine Dinner & Horse Whisperer

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Look forward to another delicious wine dinner at Carol’s at Cat Spring. On Wednesday, February 4th, the six-course dinner will include beverage selections from Flora Springs Winery in St. Helena California. Napa Come to Carol's for a wine pairing dinnerValley Wine Country, of course!

The meal begins at 6 p.m. with appetizers followed soup and salad selections. Main courses include halibut steaks and petite beef wellington. The wellington is a mini center cut of beef tenderloin with wild mushroom ragu and wrapped in puff pastry.

And of course no proper Texas dinner would be complete without some delicious fresh-baked dessert! Look forward to a chocolate surprise cake to finish it off and perfectly complement the last glass of wine! All of this for $69 per person.

We hope this tempting menu will persuade you to come to Cat Spring for a visit to our Texas Bed and Breakfast! We are having the Lady Horse Whisperer back on Sunday January 25 for a full-day session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Janice Terra is a skilled trainer and teacher. We had a very successful workshop last time she was here, and I hope you will have a chance to take a Texas weekend getaway and reunite with the animals. There are plenty at Blisswood!


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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