Don Strange, the San Antonio Catering Giant, will Open Their First Full-Dining Restaurant, LAZO with Don Strange, on Monday, June 6th at Estancia del Norte.
About Don Strange of Texas
If you have lived in San Antonio for any amount of time, you have probably heard the name Don Strange. You may even have had the opportunity to attend a dinner or party which they catered. And if you have, you probably talked about the experience to everyone you knew because to experience a Don Strange event is to experience a catering nirvana. Therefore Don Strange of Texas is more than just food, it is a total experience.
Over the past 70 years, Don Strange of Texas has been part of some of South Texas’ most momentous occasions. They have served generations of families, celebrating weddings, births, promotions, birthdays, and retirements. They have come into homes, offices, and ranches, bringing the Don Strange of Texas experience to your tables.
LAZO with Don Strange located at the Estancia del Norte Hotel is their premier San Antonio restaurant. This restaurant is a collaboration of two iconic San Antonio brands with one collective mission and that mission is to provide locals and tourists with an exceptional, authentic experience that is reflective of our Texas culture. Their attention to detail has always been able to extend beyond the plate. Don Strange of Texas, Inc. was recently featured in Best Things Texas as one of the best 8 caterers in Texas.
A little Don Strange makes life a little better!
About the LAZO Menu
LAZO with Don Strange restaurant will offer many of the Don Strange classics that made the catering giant a household name across Texas. Your meal will probably look a lot like this:
The starter of your meal will be “Gaga’s Famous Bread, the Don Strange famous warm, just out of the oven family bread with whipped Youngblood honey butter. You will never eat anything like this fresh baked bread. And you will definitely want more!
Next you will most likely want to try the local favorite from the LAZO with Don Strange menu, the Pistachio Lamb Chops. These two lamb chops are served atop a delicious pistachio candy crumble and are accompanied by fennel slaw and Dijon gelato. Yes, a Dijon gelato that adds a cold dip to the warm chops. There is an amazing combo of ingredients on this dish, and it works well.
The Local Mixed Greens salad is the next item you should try. Not only is it beautiful to look at with radish flowers and a mixture of colorful vegetables, but it has fresh picked flavor. With Heirloom tomatoes, Texas cucumbers, watermelon radishes and crispy shallots all dressed with a light dressing, you will want to eat every bite.
Their Mesquite-Grilled beef Tenderloin is legendary and so it is a much-requested signature dish. This Don Strange Famous Whole Tenderloin is sliced to order and served with their famous Jalapeno Béarnaise that brings Texas flavor to this delightful dish.
The Tenderloin comes with a creamy Corn Pudding made with Redneck Cheddar Cheese and roasted corn. This “cornbread” makes a pretty centerpiece in its small cast iron skillet lined with corn husks. Once you try it, you will know why it is a menu favorite.
Fish lovers should try the LAZO Red Snapper! The crispy top of this filet conceals a very moist and flavorful Gulf fish. Sharing the plate with a nice portion of Haricots Verts in a savory Corn Maque Choux (a summer corn dish with peppers & spices) give this dish a sweet and spicy mix of flavors. Alongside the fish are two large butter poached Gulf shrimp. Adding some Cajun spiced popcorn on the dish makes it fun.
And we can’t forget the dessert of the meal. The Girl Scout™ Samoas® Pot de Crème is hands down the most popular dessert at LAZO with Don Strange. This decadent treat is a combination of Dulce de Leche, Chantilly cream and chocolate French custard. This dessert captures everything you love about the chocolaty, coconutty Samoas® cookie in every creamy, dreamy, bite. You simply must save room for this treat. FYI, elevate the flavors with a glass of Croft Reserve Tawny Port,…. just saying.
All these beautiful and delicious creations at LAZO reflect how the Don Strange brand is steeped in a rich history that has centered around family and celebrations for many years. Their recipes reflect their love of fresh ingredients locally sourced, combined creatively, and presented in a way that speaks to their visionary approach to culinary artistry. They take pride in incorporating all aspects of their Texas heritage and provide everyone who steps through their door an authentic experience that is reflective of our Texas culture.
Heading the helm at LAZO is Chef Sarah Myles. Chef Myles understands the Don Strange vision and brings her own culinary creativity to the brand and to LAZO. Together they are a team where food, service, and memories unite for a dining experience unlike any other in San Antonio.
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Please join them at their table by calling 210.321.4895 or making reservations through OpenTable.
37 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216
LAZO with Don Strange is open for dinner only.
Sunday – Thursday – 5 – 10pm
Friday – Saturday – 5 – 11pm
About Estancia Del Norte
A landmark hotel in the heart of San Antonio’s Uptown District, Estancia Del Norte seamlessly blends the city’s storied past with its thriving arts and business scene. Since its debut as La Mansion Del Norte in 1978, the hotel has welcomed generations of travelers to relax, celebrate and explore all the city has to offer. As the new flagship of Presidian Hotels & Resorts, Estancia remains an icon of San Antonio’s unique culture and charm, providing guests an oasis of luxury within a busy cityscape.