Peggy’s on the Green Donates Deliciously through “Pie in the Sky”
Peggy’s on the Green in Boerne is the newest venture of Mark Bohanan, chef-owner of the nationally renowned Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood and The Bar at Bohanan’s. He is also the founder of the San Antonio Cocktail Conference which takes place next year from January 11-15, 2017. Peggy’s is located on the banks of Cibolo Creek in the Texas Hill Country inside a Southern-inspired restaurant and craft cocktail bar that serves as a homage to Bohanan’s late mother Peggy Bohanan.
Peggy was not only a great cook who enjoyed using fresh, local ingredients in her meals, she was also a home economics teacher and a cheerleading and basketball coach because she believed that fostering young minds through education was very important. Peggy Bohanan loved whipping up great pies like ice box pies or peach pie from the family’s backyard peach trees. But her specialty was her famous Chess Pie which she reserved for special occasions like Christmas and Thanksgiving or special family events. This pie was an old Southern staple made from just flour, butter, sugar and eggs with maybe an added secret ingredient from whoever was making it.
Mark loved this pie growing up because he didn’t get it every day, and, of course, because it was marvelously sweet and rich.
At Peggy’s on the Green, Bohanan uses his mother’s original recipe for the pie, but he’s added a few fine touches with its presentation such as housemade caramel sauce, seasonal berries and a quenelle of freshly whipped cream. Even though Peggy thought the decadent chess pie should be reserved for celebrations, Bohanan has a feeling if his mother was here to see Peggy’s on the Green, she would understand that every night at Peggy’s is special, for through the restaurant, her legacy lives on.
Mark’s ideals were shaped early on through his mother’s example making giving back to the community an important part of his life’s work. So with his mother’s lifelong commitment to education in mind as well as her famous chess pie recipe, which Mark proudly features on Peggy’s on the Green’s menu, Bohanan has come up with his first giving campaign for his new restaurant: Pie in the Sky. The Pie in the Sky Giving Campaign will run through the month of November. For every chess pie ordered at Peggy’s, at $30 a pie, the restaurant will donate $15 to the Boerne Educational Foundation, a nonproft that Mark knows his late mother would have been delighted to help support. Just as Bohanan’s mother’s chess pie was his favorite part of the holidays, it will soon become your family’s too. Chess pies can be ordered daily throughout the month of November by calling 830-254-3651.
The Boerne Education Foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities for excellence in education, promote innovation in teaching and partner with the community to enhance the quality of education. BEF works closely with Boerne ISD and its teachers to support areas where additional funding is needed or where innovative teaching tools can make a subject more meaningful to students. The BEF is dedicated to ensuring that students of all levels and abilities can reach their potential through an education that will last a lifetime.
Peggy’s on the Green’s season of giving doesn’t stop in November. After Pie in the Sky, Peggy’s will be holding a 12 Pies of Christmas Campaign where a new pie will be featured on its menu daily throughout the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Total profits from each $8.95 slice of pie sold at the restaurant from December 10-23 will be donated to the Boerne Education Foundation.
Parade of Pies for 12 Pies of Christmas Campaign
1. Apple Cider Cream
2. Bourbon Chocolate Pecan
3. Pumpkin Chiffon
4. Key lime with Chocolate Crust
5. Peanut Butter
6. Caramelized Ginger Peach with Almond Crust
7. Lemon Meringue made with our own Lemon Mousse recipe
8. Blueberry-Lemon Curd with Cornmeal Crust
9. Mixed Berry with an Almond Orange Crust
10. Salted Caramel Apple
11. Chocolate Tart with Candied Cranberries
12. Banana Cream
About Peggy’s on the Green:
Peggy’s on the Green is the latest brainchild of Mark Bohanan, chef-owner of nationally renowned Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood and founder of the annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference. Peggy’s on the Green is a casual yet elegant Southern-inspired restaurant and craft cocktail bar located inside Ye Kendall Inn, a stunningly restored stagecoach stop that’s been serving up fine Texas hospitality since 1859. Named after Bohanan’s late mother, Peggy’s honors Texas traditions with familiar favorites that are elevated by culinary mastery and the freshest seasonal and local ingredients available. On the banks of Cibolo Creek in Boerne, Texas, unwind on Peggy’s wraparound porch with a handcrafted cocktail in hand and soak up the soul and bounty of Texas Hill Country. Peggy’s on the Green, peggysonthegreen.com, is located at 128 West Blanco Road in Boerne, Texas. For reservations, visit our Facebook page or website or call 830.572.5000.
About Boerne Education Foundation:
The Boerne Education Foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities for excellence in education, promote innovation in teaching and partner with the community to enhance the quality of education. BEF works closely with Boerne ISD and its teachers to support areas where additional funding is needed or where innovative teaching tools can make a subject more meaningful to students. We are dedicated to ensuring that students of all levels and abilities can reach their potential through an education that will last a lifetime.
About Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood:
Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, established in 2002, offers Japanese Akaushi Steaks and Mesquite grilled Prime Cuts of Midwestern Corn Fed Beef, as well as an array of freshly prepared seafood and flaming desserts. An award-winning wine list and rich house-blended coffee round out an extraordinary dining experience. Executive chef-owner Mark Bohanan brings the storied Texas steak experience to the highest level of fine dining. Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, bohanans.com, is located in the Heart of Historic downtown San Antonio at 219 East Houston Street, 2nd Floor. On the first floor is The Bar at Bohanan’s, featuring award-winning hand-crafted cocktails with a private elevator available to the second floor. Valet service is also available for Lunch & Dinner. Telephone: 210.472.2600; Catering: 210.885.0538.
About San Antonio Cocktail Conference 2017:
One of a kind in Texas, and now in its sixth year, the San Antonio Cocktail Conference has been named “one of the best” by publications like Fodor’s Travel and called “the future of cocktails” by Paste Magazine. Each year this cocktail festival brings together top bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts for educational seminars, guided tastings and cocktail parties. Houston Street Charities presents the San Antonio Cocktail Conference to celebrate the craft cocktail and the experience that surrounds it, while engaging the community in supporting children’s charities. Once again the conference will donate 100 percent of its profits to benefit children.