Hillside Announces Fall Lineup! Singer-Songwriter Series, Messina Hof Dinner Pairing and a Monster Buffet
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and head for the hills to revel in Texas culture and cuisine during Hillside Boutique Hotel’s October happenings. Perched atop 13 acres of hillside overlooking the historic town of Castroville, and the Medina River Valley, the 38-room Hill Country modern property provides guests with a place to slow down, connect, and step off the grid while enjoying modern amenities and artisan touches that rival the finest destination retreats in Texas.
Hillside After Five Singer-Songwriter Series
Featuring Singer-Songwriter, Kristin Muennink
“Hillside After 5” invites you to relax and unravel in the gather-worthy Barrel Room during the hotel’s new singer-songwriter series featuring Kristin Muennink on Thursday, October 17 from 6-9 p.m. Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be on-site to offer specialty cocktails and door prizes while guests can also enjoy drink specials from the Barrel Room bar. There is no cover charge.
Muennink is a singer-songwriter originally from Robstown, TX. She is known to capture the listeners’ attention and draw you in with each note. Music critics have compared Muennink’s sound to Kathy Mattea, Lucinda Williams and also Liz Calendar of the Red River Mudcats. She has shared the stage with such acts as Robert Earl Keen, The Bellamy Brothers, Reckless Kelly and Randy Rogers and even opened for Pat Benatar, among several others.
A Taste of Hillside Welcomes Messina Hof
Featuring Founders Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo
Oenophiles won’t want to miss an evening with Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, pioneers of the Texas wine industry and founders of the Messina Hof Winery & Resort on October 22 at 6 p.m. As the Bonarrigos walk guests through the wine selections, Executive Chef David Hill will present his four-course menu composed of a complex mix of savory and sweet, delicate and bold with dishes ranging from Pancetta Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Mango Kiwi Yogurt to Chicken Thigh Green Curry and Buffalo Steak with Mushroom Tagine served atop Herbed Cous Cous. Not to be outdone, the dessert trio offers an Apple Tart, Stilton Cheese Puff with Local Honey as well as a Bittersweet Chocolate Tart. For additional decadence, a fifth course and pairing are available with the pre-dinner VIP experience starting the evening early in the Barrel Room at 5 p.m.
The cost is $75 per person for the four-course dinner and $94 per person for the VIP five-course dinner. Pricing includes tax and gratuity. 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. Click here for the full menu.
Feed the Monsters
Keep your little “ghouls” and boys from turning into monsters by feeding them before your Halloween festivities. Thursday, October 31, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. it’s Halloween at Hillside where you can enjoy a mouthwatering Halloween Buffet guaranteed to tame the hunger in even the scariest beasts. Guests can enjoy such delights as Cilantro Chicken, Chicken Fried Steak, Chicken Fingers, Little Smokies, Cheeseburger Sliders, French Fries, Cheese Lasagna, Bacon, Silver Dollar Pancakes, Fruit Salad, Brownie Sundaes, Bread Pudding and Cookies. Let your goblins feast then frolic on the vast lawn before heading out into the night.
Adults are $18, children ages 13 and under are $10, and children ages 6 and under eat free. No tricks—just yummy food and treats to start your fright night off right!
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.