Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Bill Poss and the Racket will be playing on the Star Lite Lizard Lounge tomorrow night, Thursday, 7:30 - 9:30 pm. The wonderful rain we are getting right now is suppose to be long gone by showtime. Be prepared with a light jacket, cause the cool front should have arrived, also. Come early and enjoy dinner on the patio or plan on eating during the concert. The last time Bill and crew played everyone had a great time.
Chef Susan's Special for Friday Dinner
Oso Bucco (slow roasted lamb shank) served on top of saffron risotto with gremolata...something new for fall. Also, we will have the fantastic Japanese Sea Bass.
Bistro 108 Notice!
Bistro 108 will be closed this Saturday night for Flor Merlos' Quinceanera. Flor has worked for Bistro 108 as a busser for several years and we are all going to go to the Party. Congratulations Flor.
Bistro 108 will also close for lunch on Tuesday, October 21 for another private function.
To answer the most asked question..."Will you be open on Thanksgiving day?" Sorry...but no we will not be open...we hope to be doing the same thing you will be doing...eating too much and perhaps watching a little football.
However, I WILL COOK FOR YOU....When you order your Holiday Feast from Bistro 108. We will be cooking main dishes, sides and desserts for you to pick up and take to your dinner...wherever that may be. If you call the Bistro to order ask for Susan or Mike. The best way to order is to email Susan at email@example.com. Next week we should have an order form at the Bistro for you. All orders will be prepaid by credit card or check. November 19th is the deadline to order.
Side dishes will serve 8-10 hardy appetities ....$25.00 each
Broccoli Rice Casserole
Country Club Squash Casserole
Spinach and Artichoke Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
Traditonal Cornbread Dressing
Turkey and Dressing with Giblet Gravy....10# average
Mike's Hot Smoked Salmon with diced onion, cornichorns, and capers ...$20.00 per pound
Choice Roasted Prime Rib with creamy horseradish sauce...5# min....$15 per pound
These pies are homemade by Susan's own chubby hands!! I can say that Mike can't.
Pots of Chocolate...$5.00 each
Remember Bistro 108 Caters
If you are interested in having Bistro 108 cater a function for you the best way to contact us is to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Include the date, time, approximate number of people and most important the budget for your function. We customize every catering menu to fit you and your budget.
Happenings around Bistro 108:
Music on the Patio - Tomorrow 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Bill Poss and the Racket.
4th Annual Wine Tasting at Round Top 11/1 12-6PM - sponsored by The Stone Cellar and participating businesses. Call 979-249-4042. Bistro 108 will be there will some "Good Eats".
Lone Star Loop 1000
Date: 10/17/2008 TO 10/19/2008
Event Description: A 3-day, 1000-mile scenic driving tour circuit of Texas with Start/Finish in Weatherford & stops in Ballinger, Sonora, Gruene, La Grange & Hillsboro with informal car displays. All Antique & Classic Vehicles, Vintage Hot Rods & pre-1973 Muscle Cars welcome. Local public & media are invited.
32nd Annual Lickskillet Days
Date: 10/17/2008 TO 10/19/2008
10/17/2008: Dance sponsored by SPJST Lodge No. 1 - 8:30 pm - 12:30. Music by Third Time Habit. 10/18/2008: SPJST Hall - BBQ & Bean Cook-off & Horseshoe Tournament. Music by The Sidewinders. On The Square - Crowning of the Queen & her Court, Antiques, Arts & Crafts Booths, Fayetteville Heritage Museum 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Street Dance 8:00 pm - Midnight. Music by Southbound 955. 10/19/2008: On The Square - Parade - 11:00 am. Fried Chicken with all the trimmings - Plates $7.00. Kolaches, Pasteries, Sodas, Hamburgers & More. Auction - 1:30 pm.
Bear Creek Concerts presents Martine Locke
Date And Time: 10/18/2008, 7:00 PM TO 10:00 -- Bear Creek Concerts presents music from the porch with Fran Snyder. 6:30 potluck, 7:30 music. Bring a lawn chair and own drinks. $10 suggested donation for performer. We host a food drive for the local food pantry with each concert. For directions and information visit http://www.bearcreekconcerts.com
Blame Sally Performs at The Bugle Boy
Date And Time: 10/24/2008 8:00 PM -- BLAME SALLY is: Pam Delgado, Renee Harcourt, Jeri Jones and Monica Pasqual. These four accomplished instrumentalist/singers combine their strikingly different approaches to create a distinct and beautiful sound that's been described as emotionally charged, highly melodic, and compelling. The San Francisco Chronicle called Blame Sally's self-produced/self released second album "intelligently emotional, intricately harmonized folk-pop" with "imaginatively arranged, expansive narrative songs." This Bay Area Favorite will be performing at The Bugle Boy on their CO-TX tour. Come for a night of great live music!
11th Annual Theatre Forum (I)
Date And Time: 10/31/2008 TO 11/2/2008 4:00 PM -- Festival Hill, Round Top
Shakespeare: "A Weekend with Will" Please visit the website for presenter bios and a detailed schedule of events. www.festivalhill.org
11th Annual Theatre Forum (II)
Date And Time: 11/6/2008 TO 11/9/2008 5:00 PM -- Festival Hill, Round Top
Event Description:Shakespeare: "Brave New World!" Please visit the website for presenter bios and a detailed schedule of events. www.festivalhill.org
The First Choral Festival at Round Top -- Festival Hill, Round Top
Date And Time: 11/15/2008 1:30 PM
Texas Children's Choir (San Antonio)(1:30) The Heart of Texas Chorus (4:00) Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble (7:30)
10/1,8,15 Paper Crafting Classes 3PM Round Top Family Library. Pre-registration 2 weeks in advance required. Call 979-249-2700.
10/1-12/31 Small Treasures The Gallery at Round Top. Call 979-249-4119 or Click here
10/17-18 Beading Workshop The Gallery of Round Top. 10/17 "The Beaded Doll" 10/18 "Not Your Mother's Charm Bracelet". Call 979-249-4119.
10/18 Burton Cotton Gin Barn Dance & Dinner Gala 6PM-Midnight The Big Red Barn. Call 979-289-3378 or 979-836-3695.
10/18-11/2 Melanie Fain Art Exhibit The Gallery at Round Top. Call 979-249-4119.
10/24 Civil War Reenactors Henkel Square, Round Top. Call 979-249-6561.
10/25 Harvestfest Dinner & Auction 6PM St John Catholic Church Hall, Fayetteville. Benefiting The Art Guild of Rural Texas. Call 979-378-2113 for reservations.
There is a lot going on in and around Fayette County. You don't have to travel far to have a little fun and enjoy life. We are very lucky to live and work here. Come see us soon at Bistro 108.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Antique Week has begun at Bistro 108.
The weather looks like it is going to be perfect -- warm days, cool nites. Our hours are:
Thurs - Saturday (September 25-27) Lunch 11-2 pm & Dinner 5-9 pm.
Sunday Brunch 10 am - 2pm (September 28)
Monday (September 29) Dinner 5-9 pm
Tuesday - Saturday (September 30 - October 4) Lunch 11 am - 2 pm & Dinner 5-9 pm.
Remember to come to lunch. The Antique folks are busy shopping and we do not see them until Dinner time.
If you call for dinner reservations during Antique Week, I do not guarantee you a table the moment you walk in the door. But the wait, even when we are the busiest, usually isn't more than 15 minutes for those who have called in. We will have the Patio open for dining during the whole week.
Hope to see you this week.
What do you think of a Tequila Tasting Dinner?
Michael and Miriam Farenthold are the owners of Central Texas Spirits, Inc. and have asked us to partner with them to present a Tequila Tasting Diner. I think it would be a lot of fun to learn how to use some of their quality Tequilas for drinking, cooking and baking. We have not finalized a date for the event. We would like you to send us an email (email@example.com) if you are interested in attending. It will probably be sometime after the January 1, 2009.
Bistro 108 Cooking Classes
The cooking class at the Olle Hotel was great fun and the food was delicious. Our next class will be at Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe on November 10. Contact Donnella at 979-968-4000 for reservations and details.
Remember Bistro 108 Caters, too.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
To celebrate this beautiful fall-like weather Bistro 108 is preparing a Sunday Breakfast Brunch where Mike will personally cook your eggs or omelette to order, along with waffles, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy. . . . Just like we used to do. For those not wanting breakfast we will be having our standard brunch items (Prime Rib, pork, chicken and salmon & veggies) also. The Patio will be open, the weather should be perfect and you can eat inside or out. There will even be a complimentary glass of bubbly for those 21 and over.
Fresh Fish from Hawaii
This weekend Chef Susan will be preparing fresh Japanese Sea Bass and Ahi Tuna.
Holiday Friends & Family Party Time
The holidays are just around the corner. Remember Bistro 108 caters. Bistro 108 can prepare your holiday meal so you can enjoy your friends and family. But you will need to get your orders in soon our calendar is filling up quickly. We can prepare everything from Prime Rib and Smoked Salmon to Sweet Potatoes and Turkey and Dressing.
Up Coming Events
Bistro 108 Cooking Class, Monday, September 22 at the Olle Hotel in Flatonia, Texas. 6-9 pm
Antique Week begins September 24 and runs through October 4.
Check out the following links to other events in Fayette and surrounding counties: (The following links are not intended to represent everything thats going on. If you have a special link you would like us to add to our newsletter, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org )
La Grange Chamber of Commerce: http://lagrangetxcoc.weblinkconnect.com/CWT/External/WCPages/WCEvents/LaGrangeTXCOCEvents.aspx?OE=true&CE=true
Festival Institute: http://www.festivalhill.org/
Round Top Chamber of Commerce: http://www.roundtop.org/
The Copper Shade Tree: http://www.coppershadetree.com/
The Gallery in Roundtop: http://www.thegalleryatroundtop.com/
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Bistro 108 will be open as normal for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Hope to see you soon.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
BISTRO 108 offering a special hurricane menu!
Since Ike may be in our back door this weekend Bistro 108 will be offering a special menu for both lunch and dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Some of you may have a house full of guests who are fleeing the coast and we know that all of you will be hungry! We want to provide all of you with an affordable alternative to nourish yourself and your guests. So... if you are having a house full of company or just need something to eat this weekend, keep us in mind. Also, we welcome take out orders.
In addition to our regular menu we will be posting some nightly specials on our chalkboard. Those specials will include Japanese Sea Bass, Mixed Grill and Chicken Parmesan.
Sunday Brunch will be served just as usual.
You can go online and check out our lunch menu for this weekend by going to www.bistro108.com and clicking on the menu link.
Hope you and yours stay safe and dry this weekend
Mike and Susan
Cooking Class at the Olle Hotel Monday, September 15, 6 -9 pm.
We still have a few spots open for the Monday Cooking Class. If you want to sign up call 361-772-0310.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Our music scheduled for September 18 has cancelled, therefore we will not be having any music this month. We will be concentrating on preparing for Antique Week.
Our Schedule for Antique Week is as follows:
September 25-27 -- Lunch & Dinner
September 28 -- Sunday Brunch
September 29 -- Closed Lunch, Open for Dinner at 5 pm
September 30 thru October 4 -- Lunch & Dinner
October 5 -- Sunday Brunch
Come join Mike & Susan for a Bistro 108 Cooking Class, Monday September 15, at the beatifully refurbished Olle Hotel in the heart of Flatonia, Texas. Class is $40/person and will run from 6 pm to 9 or 9:30 pm. You will learn how to prepare and to try the appetizer, meal and dessert along with wine to go with your meal. Hope to see you there. Call 361-772-0310 for reservations.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Barry Chandler, singer - guitarist.
Barry got his first break in the music business entertaining at dude ranches such as the Mahan, Silver Spur, Circle R and other dude ranches in the Texas Hill Country. Folks from Luckenbock to Anchorage, El Paso to Honolulu, Bandera to Boulder have heard this six string man, play and sing. Bring your thirst and your party attitude. It's time.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Music on the Patio, Thursday August 21, 7pm - 10 pm:
Barry Chandler, singer - guitarist. Barry got his first break in the music business entertaining at dude ranches such as the Mahan, Silver Spur, Circle R and other dude ranches in the Texas Hill Country. Folks from Luckenbock to Anchorage, El Paso to Honolulu, Bandera to Boulder have heard this six string man, play and sing. Bring your thirst and your party attitude. It's time.
September: Bill Pasalaqua & the Racket returns to the Starlite Lizard Lounge
Labor Day - Monday, September 1, 2008 (Bistro Closed)
Antique Week begins Thursday, September 25 - Sunday, October 5:
Bistro 108 will be open for Lunch Thursday - Sunday, Closed Monday, Open Tuesday - Sunday
Open for Dinner Thursday - Saturday, Closed Sunday nite, Open Monday - Saturday. During Antique Week we do not take reservations (in the traditional sense), but we do take your name, number in party, and approximate time of arrival. That way you will already be on the list when you arrive making any wait time a lot less. We hold the time slot for 15 minutes, if you are going to be earlier or later than 15 minutes of the time you gave us, please call ahead and let us know. Things get a little crazy during this time.
Thursday, November 27 -- Thanksgiving Day 2008
Thursday, December 24 & Friday, December 25 -- Christmas Holiday 2008
Bistro 108 Caters any Event, Anywhere!
If you are considering having Bistro 108 cater any function between October 1 and December 31, please email us as soon as possible, (email us at: email@example.com ) because there are only a few dates open at this time.
Fresh Fish from Hawaii:
Thursday: Mero - Fresh Japanese Sea Bass
Friday & Saturday: Mero - Fresh Japanese Sea Bass and Fresh Ahi Tuna (as long as they last)
Friday, July 25, 2008
The Bistro will be closed Saturday July 26. Susan and I will be in Austin at my son's wedding. Michael Wayne McCathern and Ambriel Nance will be wed in a small family ceremony in Austin. Congratulations Michael and Ambriel.
At Bistro 108:
Thursday September 18 -- Bill Passalaqua & the Racket returns to the Starlite Lizard Lounge.
We are still working on getting a band for August and planning for September. Details to follow.
At the Bugle Boy:
July 25 - Friday -SMYTHE & TAYLOR
July 26 - Saturday - SHELLEY KING, 2008 State Musician of Texas
July 27 - Sunday - WAYLON PAYNE, Waylon Payne is making a big splash as the star in the movie "CRAZY" where he potrays the legendary musician Hank Garland. "CRAZY" has already won numerous film festival awards. Read more about the movie here. You may also remember Waylon as the actor that portrayed Jerry Lee Lewis in "WALK THE LINE"
Waylon is named after his godfather Waylon Jennings. His father is Jody Payne, longtime guitarist for Willie Nelson, and his mother is country singer Sammi Smith known for her recording of "Help Me Make it Through the Night"
Friday, July 18, 2008
This Weeks Fresh Catch:
This weeks fresh catch is Japanese Sea Bass - Mero and wild caught Hawaiian Yellow Tail. I had the Yellow Tail last night for dinner and it is a firm fleshed fish with a delicate flavor. It is served with risotto and a citrus butter sauce. Excellent.
Bistro 108 Closed Saturday July 26:
The Bistro will be closed Saturday July 26. Susan and I will be in Austin at my son's wedding. Michael Wayne McCathern and Ambriel Nance will be wed in a small family ceremony in Austin. Congratulations Michael and Ambriel.
Christmas in July???
It is not too early to start planning your holiday parties, now. Bistro 108 caters and would like to cater your event. We have catered groups of 6 up to 600. We can cater on premise on Tuesday and Wednesday nites and we can cater off premise at your location anytime. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in Bistro 108 catering your next event.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Hope to see you there.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Bistro 108 will be CLOSED Friday, July 4 in celebration of our nations Independence. We will be OPEN Saturday and Sunday. Make your reservtions now for Dinner or Sunday Brunch.
Thursday, July 10 Bill Passalacqua and crew will be playing in the Starlite Lizard Lounge (our patio). He and his band will be playing American Tunes and Blue Grass from 7 pm to 10 pm. Seating on the patio will be on a first come basis - no reservations. We will take reservations for Dinner inside.
New Summer Wine at Bistro 108:
Seven Daughters Winemaker's White Blend by Seven Daughters Winery, King City, California. Seven Daughters carefully selects from among the finest grape varietals across California, to create red and white Blends that are sophisticated, flirtatious and undeniably fun. Just like you.
Seven Daughters White Winemaker's Blend is made of French Colombard, Chardonnay, Reisling, Symphony, Orange Muscat, Gewurtztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc. The sultry, balanced results are refreshing and offer just a hint of spice to leave you wanting more.
Come in a try a glass or a bottle.
July Happenings in Fayette County:
7/4/2008 6:30 PM -- July 4th Celebration at Frisch Auf! Valley Country Club with live music on stage and fireworks galore! Southbound 955 will kick off the celebrations followed by headliner Todd Fritsch taking the stage at 8 p.m. Free round trip buses from KC parking lot, 190 S. Brown, La grange, will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Concessions will be available and one can picnic on the golf course in front of the stage.
7/10/2008 9:00 PM TO 12:00 AM -- The Summer Entertainment Series sponsored by The City --of La Grange will host a dance by County Road 114 from 9 p.m. 'til 12 midnight on Thurday, July 10, at the Fair Pavilion, 400 West Fairgrounds Road, La Grange. There is no admission charge.
7/11 7:30PM -- Camp Shakespeare presents Hamlet. La Grange Ampitheater.
7/11 8:00PM -- The Bugle Boy, Joe Pat Hennen More info at: http://www.thebugleboy.com/
7/12 8:00PM -- The Bugle Boy, Jimi Lee
7/12/2008 7:30 PM -- The Summer Entertainment Series sponsored by The City of La Grange present the "Black Cat Choir" Electric Texas Blues on Saturday, July 12, starting at 7:30 p.m. followed by the movie "27 Dresses" (PG-13) starting at 9 p.m. Both events are at the Sanford Schmid Amphitheater and there is no admission charge.
7/17/2008 9:00 PM TO 12:00 AM -- The Summer Entertainment Series sponsored by The City of La Grange will host a dance by Southbound 955 on Thursday, July 17 from 9 p.m to 12 midnight at the Fair Pavilion, 400 West Fairgrounds Road, La Grange. Admission is free.
7/18/2008 8:00PM -- The Bugle Boy, Claude "Butch" Moran
7/19/2008 8:00PM -- The Bugle Boy, Jean Synodinos
7/19/2008 7:00 PM TO 10:00 -- Bear Creek Concerts presents music from the porch with Ann Klein. 6:30 potluck, 7:30 music. Bring a lawn chair and own drinks. $10 suggested donation for performer. We host a food drive for the local food pantry with each concert. For directions and information visit www.bearcreekconcerts.com
7/20/2008 3:00 PM -- The Bugle Boy, Showcase Sunday
7/24/2008 7:30 PM -- The Summer Entertainment Series sponsored by The City of La Grange will host Broke 60 from Texas A & M Texas Music with performance starting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at the Sanford Schmid Amphitheater, La Grange. The teen movie "Dodgeball" (PG-13) will follow at 9 p.m. at the Sanford Schmid Amphitheater. There is no admission charge.
7/25/2008 8:00 PM -- The Bugle Boy, Smythe & Taylor
7/26/2008 8:00PM -- The Bugle Boy, Shelly King, 2008 State Musician of Texas
7/27/2008 3:00 PM -- The Bugle Boy, Sunday Afternoon with Waylon Payne
7/1-31 -- Celebration of Freedom The Gallery at Round Top Exibit. Call 979-249-4119.
7/1-31 -- Visual Art Studies Exhibit Ross Gallery, Fayetteville. Sponsored by Art Guild of Rural Texas. Call 979-378-2113.
7/3 1:30PM -- Young Artist Concert International Festival-Institute at Round Top. Call 979-249-3129.
4th of July Parade & Celebration in Round Top Parade 10:30 followed by Bar-B-Q dinner, refeshments, all day music, dancing, antique tractor, farm equiment & engine show, moon walk & train ride for the kids at the Round Top Rifle Assoc. Hall.
7/4 8PM -- Texas Festival Chamber Orchestra International Festival-Institute at Round Top. Call 979-249-3129.
7/5 1:30PM -- Piano Galore, 3:30PM Chamber Music Concert, 8PM Texas Festival Orchestra International Festival-Institute at Round Top. Call 979-249-3129.
7/7-11 -- Art Guild of Rural Texas Summer Art Camp Available 5-13 year olds. Call 979-378-2113.
7/10,17,24,31 -- Watercolor Workshop Round Top Family Library. 1-4PM each Session, 8th grade-Adult. Register by 7/7. Call 979-249-2700.
7/10 7:30PM -- Young Artists Concert International Festival-Institute at Round Top. Call 979-249-3129.
7/11 8PM -- Chamber Music Concert International Fesival-Institute at Round Top. Call 979-249-3129.
7/11 4PM -- Cooking Class "Summer Soups & Salads" Murski Homestead B&B, Brenham. Call 877-690-0676 or Book Online Click Here.
7/12 1PM -- Camp Shakespeare presents Hamlet. Winedale Barn.
July 4th & 5th Swiss Alp Restaurant & Dance Hall: Dances July 4 Greatful Gaezers, July 5 Czechaholics
Thursday, June 19, 2008
This weekend Bistro 108 will be serving Striped Marlin and Blue Runner fresh from Hawaii. The Marlin has been a big hit. Chef Susan prepares it by grilling the Marlin serving it on a bed of fresh baby greens, toasted pine nuts and parmesan cheese then topping everything with a citrus vinaigrette and a side of fresh vegetables. Healthy and delicious.
In the last few weeks locally grown vegggies have been available. We have been serving locally grown tomatoes, black eyed peas and okra. It is so-o-o delicious. This week end we will be making a salad caprese with local home grown tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese, basil from our garden and extra virgin olive oil. Yum-m-m! come and enjoy. Thank you, Elvas.
One of our favorite vineyards - Dog House - donates fifty cents from every bottle they sell to Guide Dogs for the Blind (up to $50,000 a year). January 2005 thru August 2007 they have donated $85,000 to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Thanks to all our patrons for making Bistro 108 a small part of this great cause.
Make a note on your calendar for Thursday, July 10. Bistro 108 will be Grillin & Chillin on the Starlite Lizard Lounge aka the patio. We will have live Blue Grass Music from about 7pm to 10pm. So put on your shorts, sandal and sunglasses and bring your appettite. This is a night that the whole family can enjoy. Special appetizers and entrees will be on the menu.
Friday, May 16, 2008
This week's Fresh Fish from Hawaii is Japanese Sea Bass and Mahi Mahi. The Sea Bass has become an absolute favorite of our customers who have tried it. It has a much richer flavor and a juicer texture than the Chilian Sea Bass.
Some of the happenings this weekend in Fayette County are:
5/23 The Bugle Boy - Dirk Hamilton
A poet and musician known for his uniquely intelligent lyrics and passionate performance style, Hamilton creates music that can't be pigeon-holed into one genre or another, so indie rock, alt-rock, roots music, americana and folk-rock are often used. For his lyrics and performance style he is most often compared to Dylan, Van Morrison, and John Hiatt.
"The original anti-folkie...always one of the few legitimate poets on the scene." - NEW YORK PRESSUntamed and thoroughly unpredictable energy that makes both his live shows and his records gleam with special light."---BAM MAGAZINE
"Brilliant songwriting and goosebump-inducing singing. Hamilton's writing can't really be compared to anyone else; maybe a shot of Hiatt, a double shot of Van Morrison, and a kiss from the angels will suffice as a description."---Jackson Griffith, TOWER PULSE
5/24 The Bugle Boy -- Vicki Emerson
“Sweet tunes like “Daisy” and “The Hey Hey Song” evoke early Lucinda Williams and Dixie Chicks…the disc is strong enough to have earned Emerson more local notoriety.” Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune
5/25 Freyburg Hall -- The Austin Lounge Lizards with the Ginn Sisters opening for the Lounge Lizards. Door and Bar open at 4 pm, Food at 5 pm and Show starts at 6 pm. This is a show not to be missed. Go to www.myspace.com/freyburghall or call Bill at 512-203-4619 for more information or advanced tickets.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Blue Snapper & Mero (Japanese Sea Bass) -- Come in a sample some of the freshest fish you can get anywhere in Fayette County. Delicious!
Mother's Day Reservations:
Be sure and make your reservations early for Mother's Day. The time slot of Noon -1:00 pm is already full. We have openings from 10 am to noon and 1:00 to 2:00. Call 979-968-9108. Click here for a copy of the Mother's Day Brunch Menu: http://www.bistro108.com/menus.php and click on the Sunday Brunch Heading. Some of the specials we are having is Oven Roasted Beef Tenderloin along with our infamous Prime Rib, a Godiva Omelet (an omelet stuffed with cream chees, artichokes and spinach), Waffles and Bagle and Lox.
Happenings this Weekend:
Bugle Boy: Details at www.thebugleboy.com
Friday, May 9 -- Tres Lunas
Saturday, May 10 -- Amy Speace
Go to the Bugle Boy's web site for additional information on the artist and to hear samples of their music.
Hospice Brazos Valley-La Grange Branch is sponsoring "Savor the Flavor Cooking Contest" on Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 2 pm - 5 pm at the South Forty RV Park, 3689 S. Hwy 77, Giddings. Entry forms need to be turned in by noon on Wednesday, April 23. For forms and more information, call Christy @ 979-968-6913 or email email@example.com
Fayetteville Music Festival Chamber Music in the Countryside -- May 10 to 17 www.fayettevillemusic.org
Mike Clann Art Show Thru 5/28 Ross Gallery, Fayetteville - presented by The Art Guild of Rural Texas.
2nd Annual Snow Farm Masters Cup Dillos Leap Production Disc Golf -- Saturday May 10 Call 979-451-2969.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Bistro 108 will be closed for Lunch only on May 3. We will reopen that night for Dinner.
Mother's Day Reservations!
Mother's Day is Sunday May 11. Make your reservations early because we have many family groups that come in. Mother's Day is one of our busiest Sundays so the earlier you make your reservations the better. Call 979-968-9108.
New Hours for Bistro 108!!!
Bistro 108 is now Closed on Mondays. We are open Tuesday - Saturday for Lunch 11 am to 2 pm and Thursday - Saturday 5 pm - 9 pm for Dinner and Sunday Brunch 10 am - 2 pm.
Bistro 108 Caters
Remember Bistro 108 Caters. We can cater any day or nite except Mondays. We can cater for an intimate dinner party at your home to a grand gathering of 500 of your closest friends. If you are interested in having Bistro 108 cater your event, please email us with the date, approximate number of people, theme, if any, and your budget. We tailor each event to our clients' needs. You can reach us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This weeks Fresh Fish from Hawaii is Mero - Japanese Sea Bass
The fish this week is the succulent Japanese Sea Bass. Chef Susan is planning on preparing Macadamia Nut crusted Sea Bass. It is so delicate, light and delicious. Don't miss it. Our featured appetizers will be the Tuna Napolean - a stacked layers of fried wontons and sashimi ahi tuna, avocado & sesame and of course our famous Bistro crab cakes.
Happenings in Fayette & Surrounding Counties:
4/25/2008 -- Christine Albert Christine Albert plays songs from her newly released album, Paris, TexaFrance. The Bugle Boy, www.thebugleboy.com 979-968-9944 Directions: THE BUGLE BOY 1051 N. Jefferson St. (Hwy 77) La Grange, Texas 78945
4/25/2008 -- Art Guild of Rural Texas 7:00 PM -- Art Guild of Rural Texas presents Hakan Rosengren, clarinetist, and Nanako Urase, pianist, in concert Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Ross Gallery, Art Guild of Rural Texas, 114 N. Live Oak, Fayetteville, TX. Call 979-378-2113 to make your reservation. Seating is limited and ticket cost is $10 per person.
5/2/2008 -- Poetry at Round Top 5/2/2008 TO 5/4/2008 -- 9:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Three days of readings, workshops, conversations on craft, and unique performances, all on the idyllic Festival Hill campus at Round Top, Texas, centrally located between Austin, Houston, & San Antonio. Festival Hill 1/4 mile North of downtown Round Top
5/4/2008 -- Queen of the Holy Rosary Church Mayfest 10:00 AM. Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Hostyn celebrates their annual Mayfest on Sunday, May 4, at the Parish located at 936 FM 2436, La Grange, TX. Polka Mass is at 10 a.m. and a Hostyn style dinner of BBQ pork and sausage and all the trimmings will be served starting at 11 a.m. Adult plates are $7, children under 12 are $3.50, drive-thru plates to go are $7. Hamburgers will be available after 2 p.m. A mini-auction of homemade/handmade items will be at 1 p.m. There will be a country store, games, special drawing, variety wheel, bingo, cake whell, plant wheel, ring toss and live music throughout the day. The La Grange High School German Club will perform at 3 p.m.
5/10/2008 -- "Savor the Flavor" Cooking Contest Sponsored by Hospice Brazos Valley-La Grange Branch 2:00 PM. Hospice Brazos Valley-La Grange Branch is sponsoring "Savor the Flavor Cooking Contest" on Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 2 pm - 5 pm at the South Forty RV Park, 3689 S. Hwy 77, Giddings. Entry forms need to be turned in by noon on Wednesday, April 23. For forms and more information, call Christy @ 979-968-6913 or email email@example.com
5/11/2008 -- Mother's Day Bradley Frerichs Memorial Scholarship Meal 10:30 AM TO 1:00 PM. BBQ Chicken, pototoes, green beans, peach and bread for $7.00 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased from Faith Frerichs, Julie Karstedt, or Melinda Schielack. Drive thru only at the KC Hall in La Grange. All proceeds go to the Bradley Frerichs Memorial Scholarship at NBT and Fayette Savings.
5/17/2008 -- Health & Safety Fair 9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM. St. Mark's Medical Center and the Fayette County EMS join together to hold the 2008 Fayette County Health & Safety Fair in conjunction with National Hospital Week and National EMS Week. The Health Fair will be Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Mark's Medical Center. The Crossroads Cafe will be open until 10 a.m. Saturday morning. For more information, contact Donna Pyle at 979-242-2201.
5/17/2008 -- Fayette Co. Gun Club Sporting Clays Tournament The Fayette County Gun Club is holding their "Pull for Preservation" Sporting Clays Tournament on Saturday, May 17, 2008. This event benefits the Flatonia Landmark Preservation Society. For details and registration, call 361-865-9309.
5/18/2008 -- Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church & Preschool's 15th Annual Homecoming Picnic 9:15 AM -- Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church & Preschool of La Grange will have their 15th annual Homecoming Picnic on Sunday, May 18, at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, La Grange. Worship is at 9:15 a.m. A BBQ Beef Brisket and Sausage meal including green beans, German style potatoes & all the trimmings will be served from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Dine In or Drive Thru available. All Drive Thru plates are $7, Dine In for adults is $7, children 12 & under $3, children 5 & under are free. A Live Auction will be held at 1 p.m. The German Club Polka Bank & Folk Dancers performance will be at 12:30 p.m. There will be live music, cake/grocery walk, moon walk, face painting, shaving cream toss, balloon animals, a movie for the kids, barrel train rides and many more activities for all. Hamburgers, snacks and drinks will be available in the afternoon. The public is invited. Tickets are available at the church office at 800 N. Franklin St., La Grange from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 979-968-3938 for more information.
5/23/2008 -- Dirk Hamilton appearing at The Bugle Boy, May 23, 2008 -- 8:00 PM TO 10:00 PM -- May 23rd will mark the first appearance of singer-songwriter, Dirk Hamilton at The Bugle Boy in La Grange. Hamilton brings with him three decades of songs rich in poetic lyrics, indelible melodies, and a passionate performance style. Dirk's music crosses many genres including folk-rock and Americana—with a little blues added for good measure. Called “A true American master” by well-known producer Dusty Wakeman (who produced his 1996 release, sufferupachuckle), Dirk has most often been compared to Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, and John Hiatt. His newest release, The Ghost of Van Gogh, is enjoying success both in the US and Italy, where he has a loyal following. A new CD is planned for later this year. Join Dirk Hamilton at The Bugle Boy: "The Best Little Listening Room in Texas," May 23 from 8 to 10 pm. Tickets are $12; call 1-800-838-3006 to purchase. For more information, contact The Bugle Boy at 979-968-9944 or visit their web site: www.thebugleboy.com.
5/23/2008 -- "Tee It Up" Golf Tournament 11:30 AM -- La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce "Tee It Up" 4th Annual Golf Tournament will be held Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Frisch Auf! Valley Country Club in La Grange. Four-Person Scramble with registration at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served as well as a dinner and awards after 5:00 p.m. Entry fee is $70 per person and includes green fees, lunch, dinner, beverages, golf cart rental and a goodie bag! Registration forms are available by calling the La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce at (979) 968-5756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (979)968-8000. Cash prizes will be awarded for Hole in One, 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contest and chipping contest. Mulligans will be available.
4/24-27 Spring Shakespeare Play UT at Winedale. Call 979-249-3530
4/25 7PM Hakan Rosengren in Concert, Ross Gallery, Fayetteville. Presented by Art Guild of Rural Texas. Call 979-378-2113.
4/26 Outreach Children's Festival of Play 12PM & 4PM - UT at Winedale.Enjoy Eeyore's birthday party. Call 979-278-3129
4/26-5/28 Mike Clann Art Show Ross Gallery, Fayetteville - presented by The Art Guild of Rural Texas.
4/27 Brenham Children's Chorus 4PM International Festival-Institute at Round Top. 979-249-3129
4/25-26 A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare at Winedale. Call 512-471-4726
5/2-4 Poetry at Round Top International Festival-Institute at Round Top. Call 979-249-3129 or Click Here to Register
5/3 Wrangler's Gala 6-11PM Sterling McCall Museum. Benefiting Round Top Family Library. Dinner, live and silent auction and live music. Call 713-248-6317 for tickets.
5/3-4 Art Walk Fayetteville Sponsored by The Art Guild of Rural Texas. Call 979-378-2113
5/4 Bethlehem Lutheran Church Annual Chicken Fry 11AM-1PM Round Top Rifle Assn. Hall
5/10 2nd Annual Snow Farm Masters Cup Dillos Leap Production Disc Golf. Call 979-451-2969.
5/10 Fayetteville Chamber Music Concert 3PM & 8PM, Country Place Hotel, Fayetteville. Call 979-249-5035.
5/11 Fayetteville Chamber Music Concert 3PM, St. Paul Lutheran Chuch, Fayetteville. Call 979-249-5035.
5/12 Brenham mansions tour at 7PM, F.Y.I.An Adult Educational Forum sponsored by Round Top Family Library. Call 979-249-2700.
5/15 Boxes Under the Bed Quilt Exhibit UT @ Winedale. Call 979-278-3530.
5/16 Fayetteville Chamber Music Concert 8PM, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fayetteville. Call 979-249-5035.
5/16-17 Painting Workshop, Haw Creek Church at Henkel Square, Round Top by artists Karen Vernon and Ken Muenzenmayer. Call 979-249-4119.
5/17 Round Top-Warrenton Vol. Fire Dept. Fundraiser, Round Top Rifle Hall. BBQ meal begins serving at 4PM, live auction 6PM. Also raffle, country store, grab bag & moon walk for the kids.
5/17 Fayetteville Chamber Music Concert 3PM & 8PM - Country Place Hotel, Fayetteville. Call 979-249-5035.
5/3 & 4, 9th Annual Fayetteville Art Walk Juried Art Show http://www.texasartwalk.org/
5/10 – 17 Fayetteville Music Festival Chamber Music in the Countryside! http://www.fayettevillemusic.org/
4/26 Southern Fayette County Relay for Life6:00 pm at Wolters Park in Schulenburg
4/29 Schulenburg Garden Club presents "Music in the Garden" 11:30a - 4:00pLunch at 11:30. FREE ADMISSION
5/17 -- 7th Annual Steeple Chase, Wolters ParkContact: Roy Saffel email@example.comThe Schulenburg Lions Club invites you to participate in the 7th annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour. This will benefit the Texas Lions Camp for Handicap Children and all proceedsof the tour will go towards charities. For more information download the Brochure/Registration form.
4/27 - Fifth Annual Spring Concert at Festival Hill at 4:00pm www.festivalhill.org
7th Annual Festival Weekend
5/2-4 -- 7th Annual Festival Weekend, Festival Institute, www.festivalhill.org
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Shrimp & Crawfish Bisque
Soup de jour
Crab Cakes with lemon basil aioli
Pecan Crusted Catfish Beignets with lemon thyme butter sauce
Spinach & Artichoke Bake with toasted French bread rounds
Spicy Bistro Shrimp Cocktail with cocktail sauce, pico de gallo, gulf shrimp served with crispy tortilla chips
Field Green Salad, mixed greens, toasted pecans, apples, gorgonzola blue cheese
Bistro Salad with romaine, diced tomatoes, parmesan & gorgonzola cheeses and grilled steak topped with crispy onion rings
Classic Cesar Salad
Classic Wedge Salad with crisp bacon, gorgonzola cheese, diced tomatoes and spring onion
10 oz New York Strip grilled to your liking and topped with herb butter
Trout Amandine, Idaho trout grilled and topped with citrus butter sauce and toasted almonds
Pecan Crusted Catfish, Louisiana farm raised catfish filet rolled in pecan meal and deep fried, topped with lemon-thyme pecan butter sauce
Grilled Chicken Breasts with Artichokes and Mushrooms in a white wine-dijon sauce
Chicken Rosemary Ravioli, tender pasta filled with roasted chicken, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses and fresh rosemary topped with basil pesto Alfredo sauce, toasted pine nuts and more Parmesan cheese
Fried Catfish and Shrimp, Louisiana farm raised catfish and 5 large Texas gulf shrimp served with jalapeno tarter sauce and red sauce
Shrimp Scampi, Gulf shrimp sauteed in lemon garlic butter with tomatoes, mushrooms
and artichokes...all tossed with fettuccini pasta
16 oz Choice Rib Eye Steak grilled to your liking and topped with spicy-crispy onion rings
12 oz Choice Prime Rib oven roasted to perfection served with creamy horseradish sauce
Talapia Vera Cruz with Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Entrees are served with either soup of the day or garden salad. Every entree (except the pastas) are served with fresh vegetables and potato.
Remember during Antique Week you can call in and give us your name, number in party and approximate time of arrival. We will seat you as soon as possible after your full party has arrived.
Events in Fayette County:
Antique Week is March 27-April 6 Check it out at www.antiqueweekend.com
3/22/2008 Swiss Alp Dance Hall Todd Fritsch
3/30/2008 11-1 p.m. Beef Enchilada Dinner Schulenburg KC Hall
3/29/2008 Swiss Alp Dance Hall Gregg Trevino
3/15/2008 -- April 20 Art Guild of Rural Texas and Fotofest 2008 presents "Exposure"
3/26/2008 Author Mary Frances Chupick Bennett Book Review
3/29/2008 La Grange Garden Club's ALICE IN WONDERLAND'S Mad Hatter's Tea Party
3/12-26/2008 Bedazzle Art glass and painting exhibit at The Gallery at Round Top 3/11-4/6 Call979-249-4119 or Click Here
3/28-29,2008 13th Annual Herbal Forum, International Festival-Institute at Round Top. Call 979-249-3129 or Click Here
3/31-4/5, 2008 Robert N Goldthwaite's Windor Chairs Workshop, The Gallery at Round Top. Call 979-249-4119
We hope you visit Fayette County and come eat with us at Bistro 108.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
This weekend Fresh Fish from Hawaii
We are serving Japanese Sea Bass and Marlin.
Easter Sunday Brunch Menu:
Roasted Pork Loin with Jack Daniels Apple Sauce
Steelhead Salmon with Lemon Basil Sauce
Chicken with fresh basil-sun dried tomato herb sauce
Oven Roasted Beef Round Roast with Gravy
Eggs and Omelets to Order
Bananas Foster French Toast
Special Omelet – Godiva Omelet (Omelet filled with cream cheese, spinach and artichokes)
Country Club Squash
Creamy Spinach Casserole
Baked Sweet Potato with Brown Sugar Butter
Fresh Steamed Carrots, Green Beans & Broccoli Medley
Black Eyed Peas
Antique Week is coming soon:
there are over 5,000 vendors and ten times as many shoppers coming to Fayette County. We don't guarantee that if you call in a reservation that your table will be available immediately, but we work you in ahead of those who don't call ahead. So, antique week isn't an excuse not to come and eat at Bistro 108.
Antique Week: March 27 through April 6 – www.antiqueweekend.com
The Bistro will be open nightly Thursday – Saturday March 27-29, Open for Sunday Brunch 10 am - 2pm. Closed Sunday night March 30 and Open for lunch and dinner Monday March 31 through Saturday April 5.
La Grange Events:
4/16/2008 La Grange Ducks Unlimited Fish Fry
4/18/2008 1st Annual Bluegrass Festival & Grand Jam
4/25/2008 Christine Albert at the Bugle Boy (www.thebugleboy.com)
Festival Institute, Roundtop, Texas: www.festivalhill.org/
13th Herbal Forum March 28-29, 2008
Poetry at Round Top 7th Annual Festival Weekend May 2 - 4, 2008
March 1-31 - Parade of Quilts - variety of heirloom and contemporary quilts displayed in downtown shop windows and inside shops.
April 8 - Flatonia Market Day - buy or sell household items, antiques, produce, arts & crafts, jewelry, etc www.flatoniamarketdays.com
April 22 - Flatonia Craw Fest - join us in the downtown parking lot starting at 6 p.m. for crawfish, beverages and entertainment, enjoy dancing to the Telstars under the stars.
When Furniture Becomes Art Mar 8-22 Copper Shade Tree, Round Top. Functional art pieces by Jo Alcade & Leslie Ravey Exhibit Poster
Bedazzle Art glass and painting exhibit at The Gallery at Round Top Mar 11-Apr 6 Call 979-249-4119 or Click Here
Grand Opening Mar 22 4-8PM - Beth Anderson Fine Art, Bybee Square, Round Top
13th Annual Herbal Forum Mar 28-29, International Festival-Institute at Round Top. Call 979-249-3129 or Click Here
Robert N Goldthwaite's Windor Chairs Workshop Mar 31-Apr 5 The Gallery at Round Top. Call 979-249-4119
International Wine Tasting Apr 1, 5:30-8:30 Arbor Antiques, Round Top Enjoy wine, cheese, extended hours shopping and music.Click Here
Spring Shakespeare 2nd Weekend Apr 4-6 UT at Winedale. Call 979-278-3530 www.cah.utexas.edu/museums/winedale.php
1st Annual MOPAR Car Show Apr 12 - Appel Dodge, Brenham. Call 979-836-2391
International Festival Institute at Round Top Apr 12 - 3PM Pianist Ilya Petrov Call 979-249-3129 or Click Here
"Earth & Sky" Art Exhibit Apr 14-30 - The Gallery at Round Top. Call 979-249-4119 or Click Here
Saturday, March 22 Swiss Alp Dance Hall Todd Fritsch
Saturday, March 29 Swiss Alp Dance Hall Gregg Trevino
Saturday, April 4 Swiss Alp Dance Hall The Tim Hall Band
Saturday, April 5, 2008 City Wide Garage Sale 7 a.m. to 12 Noon
3/15/2008 Art Guild of Rural Texas and Fotofest 2008 presents "Exposure"
Saturday & Sunday April 12 & 13
BP MS 150 Charity Bike Ride: Houston to Austin Bicycle Tour www.ms150.org/ms150
Friday - Saturday April 18 - 20
TEXAS PICKIN' PARK www.texaspickinpark.com Bluegrass Festival & Grand Jam Kick-off. SPJST Hall
Surely, something is happening to bring you to Fayette County and Bistro 108. Hope to see you soon.
If you know of any events I can share with our readers, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, February 29, 2008
Susan and Mike
What a wonderful night we had at Bistro. The restaurant was beautiful and the food outstanding! We were so pleased to bring our friends from Houston to celebrate Valentines Day.
Thank you for providing La Grange with such a wonderful restaurant.
Ann and Percy Gentle
Thank you Gentles for the kind words.
This weekend we have Japanese Mero (Sea Bass) and Ahi Tuna. The chef is making Macadamia Nut Crusted Sea Bass and Seared Ahi Tuna. Fabulous!
I'll try to do a better job of keeping you uptodate in the future.
If you have any comments for myself or the chef, please send us an email and let us know how you feel about the Bistro. Email: email@example.com
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Butternut Squash Ravioli with a Brown Butter, Sage and Roasted Walnut sauce;
Lobster (1 or 2 5 oz tails);
Surf & Turf (5 oz Lobster Tail and Beef Tenderloin);
Rosemary Roasted Lamb Chops;
Macadamia Nut Crusted Japanese Sea Bass;
Seared Fresh Ahi Tuna;
Rib Eye Steak with Herbed Butter;
Beef Tenerloin Medallions;
Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms, and
Pecan Crusted Catfish with a Lemon-Thyme-Butter-Pecan Sauce.
We will be serving your favorite wines and Champagne along with delicious desserts such as Creme Brulee and everyone's Bistro favorite Pots of Chocolate.
As always, reservations are not required but highly recommended for this Lover's nite out. Make your reservations now by calling 979-968-9108.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Check out some the great entertainment in La Grange this weekend at www.thebugleboy.com. Friday nite is Andrew McKnight and Saturday is the Belleville Outfit.
It is not too late to sign up for the cooking class on Monday January 28 at Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe (www.lepetitegourmetshoppe.com). Chef Susan will be making fresh Ravioli, Italian Chopped Salad, and Tiramisu.
Make your reservations for Valentine's now. February 14 will be here before we know it. Chef Susan is working on a special menu for this romantic holiday. Call us or email us. (979-968-9108 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Bistro 108 will be closed Monday, January 21, 2008 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
Our first cooking class of 2008 is scheduled for January 28 at Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe. The cost is $35.00/person and seating is limited. Call 979-968-4000 to register. We will be making a chopped Italian Salad, Ravioli and Tiramisu.
Now is the time to make reservations for Valentine's Day. Call 979-968-9108 for reservations. Valentine's Day is a busy day for us and reservations are almost a must. I will follow up with the menu as soon as we have it finalized.
Our official web site is http://www.bistro108.com/. We post our daily lunch specials there. You may call in your orders TO GO at 979-968-9108.