Unwind and Dine at Texas Bistro as New Chef Debuts Food and Wine Tasting Event
Relax, unwind and take in the beautiful rolling hills of the Medina River Valley as you enjoy gourmet delicacies paired with the perfect wine. Tuesday, June 4 from 6-9 p.m., you are invited to a special Food and Wine Tasting Event at the Texas Bistro located inside the rustically chic Hillside Boutique Hotel in Castroville. The four-course menu features seasonal flavors paired with wines from Texas’s own Becker Vineyards.
Guests will enjoy a menu filled with mouthwatering options all meticulously prepared and curated by Hillside’s new Head Chef David Hill. Offerings include a mix of sweet and savory, from a Grilled Leek-Blackberry Tartlette to a Lemon Gazpacho that gets a kick from spicy roasted jalapenos. A Roasted Onion-Chipotle Enchilada with Grilled Bistro Filet and Cilantro Lime Crème is a uniquely modern twist on traditional Tex-Mex, while an array of decadent chocolates and Petit Fours will satisfy every sweet tooth.
A former product development chef with H-E-B, Chef Hill comes to Hillside with more than 20 years of experience in restaurant operations and culinary management and is considered a leader in the Farm to Fork dining movement. His Sacramento area restaurant, The Chef’s Table was famous for sustainably farmed, regional American foods with a southern and ethnic twist on meat and seafood. With a culinary style that is best described as earthy European classic, Chef Hill places an emphasis on local products, organics, and farm-specific foods—and he is known for putting a fanciful twist on his food.
“Food should be fun,” he exclaims. “It should not be overworked or architectural. By using the best and most local ingredients and flavors, blending in classical European techniques, and focusing on detail, the food will stand on its own and be spectacular.”
The June Food and Wine Tasting is the first in a series showcasing Chef Hill’s talents. The cost is $48 per person, and guests are eligible for a discounted rate at the hotel. Simply mention, “food and wine” when booking. For reservations call (830) 538-3200 or visit hillsidetexas.com.
About Hillside Boutique Hotel
Hillside Boutique Hotel is located on a 13-acre hillside in Castroville, Texas. Renovated in 2018 by local owners, the 38-room hotel boasts a Hill Country modern design with custom artisan touches and panoramic views. Just 17 miles from SeaWorld and 26 miles from downtown San Antonio, Hillside Boutique Hotel offers visitors a relaxing retreat conveniently close to area attractions. Amenities include a full-service spa with an array of customized services, a hillside swimming pool with panoramic views and poolside cabanas, and the outdoor Arbor – home to the Hillside Concert Series, Yoga on the Hill and more. Guests can enjoy a modern twist on comfort food with indoor and outdoor dining at the 2,600 square-foot Texas Bistro, or relax and enjoy drinks and appetizers in the rustic Barrel Room. Hillside Boutique Hotel offers 4,500 square-feet of indoor event space with additional acreage outdoors. A perfect wedding venue, the hotel offers a two-bedroom, two-bath suite with outdoor living and dining areas. With luxury amenities, artisan decor, and event spaces for up to 200, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure. Visit hillsidetexas.com or call (830) 538-3200 for more information.