Friday, December 31, 2010

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou from Bistro 108

As many of you are aware Susan and I flew to the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii to cater John Lincke and Christa Jenkins' wedding. We left La Grange at 6 am on December 28 and arrived in Hanalei at around 8 pm Hawaiian time. We spent Wednesday shopping for the wedding.
We are staying in a beautiful house two blocks from the beach where the wedding will take place at 9 am 01-01-11 on Hanalei Bay.

Susan spent today baking the wedding cake while I went on a day long trip to the Waimea Canyon (the Grand Canyon of Hawaii). At the end of the road you are at 5,140 feet and one of the wettest spots on earth. They get over 400 inches of rain a year. (Don't you wish we could ship some back home!)

Tomorrow we cook some more and finish the wedding cake.

Aloha till tomorrow.(The picture below is a painting of Hanalei Bay)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Octoberfest Bistro 108

It’s Oktoberfest at the Bistro!!!  This week we will be featuring traditional German dishes Susan learned to cook when she lived in Germany. Mike has brought in some supportive beers…Shiner Hefeweizen and a St Pauly Girl.

For Dinner Tuesday through Saturday we will feature…
Munich Bratwurst…grilled and served with German potatoes and sauerkraut cooked with onions and bacon in white wine
Jaeger Schnitzel…veal schnitzel in a crisp cracker crust pan sautéed and topped with a sour cream mushroom sauce
Zigeuner Schnitzel...veal schnitzel in a crisp cracker crust, pan sautéed and topped with a rich veal demi glace with sautéed peppers, onions and a few red pepper flakes
Rouladen…fork tender…thinly sliced eye of round filled with sautéed onion, bacon and dill pickle, rolled and baked in a wonderful mushroom gravy

……. Also… German Style Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage with apples, German Style Potatoes and German Style Noodles


MUSIC ON WEDNESDAY!!!   Bill Passalacqua and the Ginn Sisters will be playing on the Patio from 6 to 9 pm.  He promises some good beer drinking songs!  So…guys put on your lederhosen and ladies your dirndl (translation shorts and flip-flops) and join us for a good time.

Angus all natural beef…who knew it could be so flavorful and tender.  Niman Ranch beef is all natural, no hormones, no antibiotics, and all vegetarian feeds, raised humanely on environmentally sustainable ranches.  Look for this on our dinner menu!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wednesday Super Specials

Mike went fishing so we are going to have Italian night at Bistro 108. Between 5 and 7 Wednesday you can order Susan's luscious home made meat lasagna or her fabulous egg plant Parmesan with home made marinara sauce in addition to our regular Dinner menu. Each will be served with your choice of soup or salad, all for only $12. In addition to the extended early bird Italian specials, Susan will be introducing a new steak to the menu. In addition to the rib eye and tenderloin she is adding a 12 oz New York Strip steak. So come hungry, come early and enjoy these great,this Wednesday only, specials.

Look for next weeks specials in our next edition. All next week will be Octoberfest at Bistro 108. Susan is planning some yummy traditional German dishes especially for you.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall 2010 at Bistro 108

Holiday Party Planning
Can you believe it is October already! Antique Week has come and gone and it is time to start thinking about Holiday party planning. Bistro 108 is available to cater your Holiday gatherings with friends and family. Send us an email at to schedule.

This week's Early Bird Specials for Tuesday 10/12, 5pm-6pm is all the fried shrimp you can eat. Wednesday, 10/12, 5pm - 7pm is Lasagna or Egg Plant Parmesan. We have a nice selection of wines to go with your Italian meal.

Be looking for our new menu selections in the near future.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bistro 108 Dinner Specials

Bistro 108
September 7 & 14
Dinner Special
Between 5 pm & 7 pm
Any Red Wine that is already open is $5/glass

September 8 & 15 
Dinner Special
Between 5 pm & 7 pm
All the Fried Shrimp you can eat $12

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bistro 108 Tues & Wed Early Bird Specials

Tuesday August 24 Dinner Special
Between 5 pm & 7 pm
Any Wine that is already open is $5/glass

Wednesday August 25 Special
Between 5 pm & 6 pm
All the Fried Shrimp you can eat $12

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bistro 108 Wendsday Dinner Special

Bistro 108
Wednesday August 18
Dinner Special
(5 pm - 7 pm)
All the Fried Shrimp You Can Eat
Served with your choice of 2 Sides

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bistro 108
Wednesday August 4
Early Bird Dinner Special
(5 pm - 6 pm)
All the Fried Shrimp You Can Eat
Served with your choice of 2 Sides

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bistro Expanded Hours

Bistro 108 is expanding our hours. Starting today we will be open the following hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
11 am - 2 pm
5 pm - 9 pm
(Our Early Bird Specials 5 pm - 6 pm)
Sunday Brunch
10 am - 2 pm

Tell your friends and neighbors or forward this email to everyone you know -- Bistro 108 is open for Dinner, Tuesday - Saturday.

Reservations are not necessary but if you want to call and make a reservation call us at 979-968-9108.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bistro 108 Update

So much has been going on at Bistro 108 since Valentines Day. 

Bistro 108 Strives to Give Back to the Community
Bistro 108 wants to thank all of our great customers for helping us support and give a little back to the our community. We have participated in several community fund raisers since Valentines Day. March we participated in a fundraiser for the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter. May we participated in fund raisers for the Community Foundation of Fayette County and the historic Faison House. April we catered a pasta dinner for the Jabboury Foundation MS 150 fund raiser.  Monday we helped with the Tejas Health Care organizations fund raiser. Thanks for allowing us to do a small part in helping these great community services. We look forward to doing more in the future. 

Bistro 108 Schedule this Week
Saturday June 26 -- Open for Lunch
Saturday June 26 -- Closed for Dinner
Sunday June 27 -- Open for Sunday Brunch
We are closed for Saturday night because we are going to our family reunion.

New Wine Selection
I've run across a great new white wine for summer drinking or anytime. It is called Pic Pool and is from the Languedoc Roussillon region in France. It is made from the Picpoul (or Pique Poule) grape which is referred to in France as the "lip stinger" grape because of the high acidity in the grape before it is made into wine. The resulting wine is a light fruity and refreshing libation which we found to go great with our Talapia with Salsa Verde. I am not sure how long I will be able to get this one since most of it never makes it across the Atlantic.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bistro Closed for Private Party.

Bistro 108 will be closed for Dinner, Friday, February 18, (tomorrow 5-9 pm) for a private party.  Hope to see you Saturday or Sunday.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine's Menu

Valentine's Menu

Lobster and Tenderloin -- Pan grilled and oven roasted choice Beef Tenderloin filet and Lobster tail with drawn butter served with fresh asparagus and scalloped potatoes.

Macadamia Crusted Sea Bass -- Sea Bass filet rolled in crushed macadamias & panko bread crumbs then baked, topped with beurre blanc served with fresh asparagus & scalloped potatoes.

Basil Scented Snapper -- Fresh from Honolulu…Blue Snapper pan grilled with fresh basil, wild rice pilaf sautéed mushrooms and toasted almonds and fresh asparagus.

Schnitzel with Mushrooms -- Pan fried Pork Schnitzel with sautéed mushrooms and creamy brown gravy served with potatoes and fresh asparagus.

Lamb Chops -- Tender New Zealand t-bone chops pan grilled & oven roasted, served with roasted fingerling potatoes and fresh asparagus.

Beef Tenderloin -- 8 oz Prime Beef Tenderloin Filet pan seared & oven roasted, topped with gorgonzola blue cheese and sautéed mushrooms, scalloped potatoes & fresh asparagus.

Mixed Grill -- 10 oz Rib Eye, grilled jalapeno sausage and 3 fried Texas Gulf Shrimp, served with orange-ginger BBQ sauce and jalapeno tarter, French fries and fresh asparagus.

Rib Eye Steak -- Choice, well marbled, lip on 16 oz Rib Eye Steak seared on the grill & oven roasted, topped with fried onion rings, served with fresh asparagus and potatoes.

Chicken Rosemary Ravioli -- Ravioli filled with ricotta cheese, roasted chicken and rosemary tossed with Basil Pesto Alfredo sauce and topped Parmesan cheese & toasted pine nuts.

Fried Catfish and Shrimp -- 8 oz farm raised Catfish filet and 5 large Gulf Shrimp fried golden brown and served with homemade jalapeno tarter sauce or cocktail sauce, served with fresh vegetables and hand cut French fries.

Fried Gulf Shrimp -- Large Texas Gulf Shrimp lightly coated with seasoned cornmeal and deep fried golden brown served with house made jalapeno tarter sauce or red cocktail sauce, served with hand cut French fries and fresh vegetables.

Scampi -- Fresh Gulf Shrimp sautéed in lemon garlic butter with mushrooms, artichokes and tomatoes tossed with Fettuccine and topped with Parmesan cheese.

Call 979-968-9108 for reservations for Saturday, February 13 or Sunday, February 14, 5 pm to 9 pm. We will also be open for our Champagne Sunday Brunch 10 am to 2 pm Sunday, February 14.

New Wines at Bistro 108

Solanes Priorat 2002 -- 60% Carignan, 20% Granache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, DOG Priorat Spain

Valle Perdido Malbec 2006 -- Patagonia, Argentina

Duckhorn Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 -- Napa Valley, California

Joel Gott Zinfandel 2007 -- California

Laurel Glen Vineyard “Reds” 2007 -- Lodi, California

Friday, January 29, 2010

Make Your Valentine's Reservation

Valentines fall on a Sunday!
Bistro 108 will be serving our Valentine Special Menu Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 from 5 pm till 9 pm. You can make your Valentine reservations for either night. As soon as Chef Susan finishes her menu selections I will update everyone.

Eat at Bistro 108 & Play in Fayette County
There is so much going on in Fayette County these days that there is no excuse not to come and spend the weekend.

Happenings at the Bugle Boy (visit their website for more information and tickets)
January 29 -- Seth Walker -- 8 pm
January 30 -- Kit Holmes & Jean Synodinos -- 8 pm
January 31 -- Marcia Ball - Peace, Love & BBQ -- 3 pm

Eat a nice dinner at Bistro 108 (call 979-968-9108 for reservations) before the 8 pm shows and make reservations for Sunday Brunch, 10 am - 2 pm, before the Marcia Ball concert.

Happenings at Festival Institute, Round Top, Texas (visit their website for more information and tickets)
Saturday, January 30 -- 3 pm Synergy Brass Quintet
Thursday, February 11 -- 2 pm Hooray for Hollywood -- 3 pm Valentines Day/Lincoln's Birthday Party & Exhibition
Saturday, February 13 -- 3 pm Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Saturday, February 6, 7:00 am, The 2010 Healthy Heart 5K Run/Walk Event, La Grange, Texas
Registration Forms can be picked up at Hart Land Real Estate, 104 S. Main (Next door to Bistro 108) or call 979-968-3892 or 888-448-4278. All proceeds will be given to the American Heart Association.

Saturday, February 6, Zyde Blues, Swiss Alp Dance Hall -- Come by Bistro 108 and ask for discount coupon.

Sengelmann Hall, Schulenberg, Texas, January 29
Granger Smith and Paul Eason
January 30
White Ghost Shivers

Festival Prelude Party, January 30, 7PM Bar None Ranch. Benifiting Fayetteville Chamber Music Festival. Call 979-249-5035.

The Art in Fiber, February 5 - March 7, Copper Shade Tree, Round Top, Texas

Make your plans and visit us in Fayette County.

Bistro 108 - Where old friends meet and new ones are made.