Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Mike & Susan and the Staff of Bistro 108 and Celebrations by Bistro 108. 

Bistro 108 and Celebrations by Bistro 108 Wine Bar will be open tonight -- Wednesday November 23. So if your bored or tired of cooking or just want to get away for a glass of wine -- come see us tonight at the Wine Bar, 127 N. Main Street.

We will be closed Thursday November 24 to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. 

Bistro 108 and Celebrations by Bistro 108 Wine Bar will be open our regular hours Friday November 25.

Have a great Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Celebrations by Bistro 108 Artist Bonnie J. McConnell

Celebrations by Bistro 108, Banquets, Wine Bar & Market would like to introduce you to Bonnie J. McConnell and her fabulous art. She is creative and goes to great links to produce her work.  Thanks Bonnie for sharing your talents will us.


Bonnie J. McConnell was born in Houston and graduated with Honors from the University of St. Thomas in the 70’s with a degree in Art, the tutelage of Earl Staley, Jack Boyton and the contributing impact and inspiration of the DeMenil’s. 

Although Bonnie produced art throughout her life, her artistic ambitions were restrained by child-raising and the demands of an entrepreneurial real estate business.  But upon grand-parenthood and retirement, her drive for art-making was unleashed. 

With new-found time and attention, she discovered and explored the painterly potential of Polaroid Transfers, emulsion lifts and chemical enhancements until Polaroid film ceased to be manufactured.  Forced to divert her experimentation, she began to explore new alternatives in digital photographic processes and is now on the cutting edge of the emerging field of digitally enhanced photography.  She creates her own substrates using transfer film, handmade papers, metals, and multiple other processes.

Houston Center for Photography-juried student show

“Twisted Sisters Family Reunion
BastropTX 2011

“Twisted Sisters”
Mary Nichols Art Guild
SmithvilleTx 2010

Mark Chapman Award
ArtWalk 2010

Group Show
Height’s Coffee House,
Houston, 2010

Fotofest 2008

Annual Membership Shows
The Art Guild of Rural Texas,
Fayetteville, 2007 - Present

Bonnie’s Eye”
The Art Guild of Rural Texas
Fayetteville, 2006

Thursday, November 3, 2011

It is Time to Celebrate!!!

Grand Opening
Celebrations Wine Bar in La Grange
November 10th, 2011 from 6:00pm-10:00pm
There will be a Chamber Mixer from
5:00pm-6:00pm as well as an Art Opening
Event Space, Wine Bar & Market
127 N. Main
La Grange, TX 78945
Bookings/Info 979-966-9959
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5-10 PM 
It's time to celebrate at Celebrations by Bistro 108! We will be having our Grand Opening, Thirsty Thursday November 10. Beginning with a Chamber Mixer. We would like to invite all the members of all the Fayette County Chambers to come and celebrate with us. Then, beginning at 6 we will have live music with "The Acoustic Crackerjacks" - Mike Stroup, Tom Duplissey and Hans Ahlrag. At the same time we will welcoming our first artist to hang in Celebrations by Bistro 108 -- Bonnie McConnell. It is going to be a fun time for all.  Come drink a little wine, listen to some good music and enjoy Bonnie's latest works. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wine & Beef Dinner

We have a few spaces left for the Wine & Beef Dinner:

Join us Friday, October 28, 7pm at Celebrations by Bistro 108.  Please make plans to join us at Bistro 108’s wonderful new event space and wine bar as we highlight Bertapelle Wines and Fayette Cattle Company’s Longhorn beef. $150 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Make your reservations as soon as possible as we have limited seating. This promises to be a night to remember.

Celebrations by Bistro 108
Event Space and Wine Bar
127 N. Main St., La Grange
Call for reservations ASAP

Dry Prosecco from Italy
Amuse Bouche: 
Tomato Sorbet
Fayette Cattle Company Longhorn Beef Consomme with cayenne cheese wafer
Domaines Schlumberger, Pinot Blanc, Les Princes Abbes, France
Arugula, jicama, Serrono ham, manchego cheese with Fayette Cattle Company Longhorn Beef Tongue, light vinaigrette
Spanish Grenache
Brioche Roll with smoked Fayette Cattle Company Longhorn Brisket with pickled onion
Becker Malbec, Fredericksburg, Texas
Fayette Cattle Company Short Ribs with roasted butternut squash
Bertapelle Cellars Zinfandel, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
Main Entree: 
Fayette Cattle Company Longhorn Beef Tenderloin with reduced glace of
Bertapelle Zinfindel with fingerling potato
Bertapelle Cellars Petite Syrah, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
Cheese Course: 
Board of Crisp Pear, goat cheese with cran raisins and ginger snaps, and marcona almonds
LLano Estacado Port, Lubbock, Texas
Roasted Pumpkin Pot De creme

Friday, October 14, 2011

Celebrations Wine Bar & Market Opens

Celebrations Wine Bar & Market, 127 N. Main, La Grange, Texas, opened quietly last night to a large, happy crowd. Everyone who came by had a great time and enjoyed some excellent wines and great appetizers. The new hours will be 5 pm to 10 pm Thursday and Friday and noon to 10 pm on Saturdays. Thanks to everyone who has come by and checked out Celebrations and to those who haven't, we hope to see you very soon.

Wine Dinner Friday, October 28
Make plans to come to Celebrations first wine dinners. We will be highlighting Bertapelle Wines and Fayette County Cattle Company's long horn beef. The price will be $150 per person. The price includes tax and gratuity. Make your reservations as soon as possible because we have limited seating.

I will send out a full menu and list of wines next week, so stay tuned and follow what's happening at Celebrations and Bistro 108.