Boerne TEXAS Has The Beef
EAT – DRINK – VISIT
By Kay Schroeder
Boerne,Texas (Perfect Meal Today) 3/3/5/19—If you can’t quite decide whether you want to enjoy just a glass of great wine in the cozy ambiance of a wine cellar, or have only a delectable dessert and coffee, or pull out all the stops for a special dinner; you came to the right place because Cypress Grille has it all.
This Contemporary American Cuisine restaurant uses the freshest herbs collected from their own herb garden and the meat is locally sourced. All pasta is handmade and rolled. Owner/ Sommelier Paul Thompson and General Manager Roland Villagran ensure that the sushi-grade fish is delivered to Executive Chef Kevin Babbit within 24 hours of being caught off of the coast of Hawaii.
The evening my companion (longtime resident of Boerne) Cherry Schroeder and I were at Cypress Grille, the Soup of the Day was Black Eyed Pea Soup.
The surprising, fun, and crunch-satisfying addition of the Cornbread Croutons put this soup over the top, making it very memorable. The entre, Seafood Pozole was a delicious twist on standard pozole. From the House Standards Menu, Cherry chose the Crispy Eggplant – I couldn’t resist sneaking a bite that proved to be equally delicious.
We enjoyed this restaurant, their staff, and especially the menu items so much that we went back the next day. Our only regret was that it was a Sunday and we arrived just as the restaurant was closing (around 2:00 p.m.). No worries, we will visit again on my next visit to Boerne. Can’t wait!
Enjoy perusing the Cypress Grille Wine List; it is quite extensive.
Lunch menu includes:
Seven Appetizers ($8 to $10):
Chick Pea Humus
Hand Pulled Mozzarella Tapenade
Crispy Calamari Misto
Grilled Yogurt Flatbread Pizza
Crispy Artichoke Bruschetta
Chilled Grilled Shrimp Campachana
Chef’s Choice Daily Prepared Soup
Eight Entrees ($10 to $13):
House Smoked Salmon Club
Homemade Daily Panini
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Pasta
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
Grilled Strip Steak with Pasta
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Grilled New York Strip Steak Sandwich
8 oz. Buffalo Burger
Assorted Salads ($6 TO $11) and Daily Specials ($10 TO $13)
Dinner menu includes:
Ten Appetizers ($9 to $13):
An unexpected treat is the Sonoma Foie Gras ($22)
Wood Fired Entrees ($24 to $39):
6 oz. Beef Tenderloin Medallions
7 oz. Center Cut Tenderloin of Beef
14 oz. Rib Eye of Beef
Smoked Rotisserie of Chicken
13 oz. Pork Chop
House Favorites ($17 to $36):
Grilled Lamb Chops
Chile Spiced Pork Shank
Pecan Smoked Bobwhite Quail
8 oz. Buffalo Burger
Seafood Specialties ($27 to $33):
Grilled Peppercorn Crusted Yellow Tail Tuna
Blackened Sea Scallops
Grilled Mahi Mahi
Desserts ($8 to $10):
Key Lime Pie
Vanilla Bean Crème Brule
Warm Bittersweet Chocolate Cake
Pecan Walnut Tart
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Homemade Ice Cream Selections
Draft Root Beer Float
If you are visiting Boerne, take a look at some of the fun and interesting specialty shops and points of interest. Terry Thompson-Anderson describes these places in her book “The Texas Hill Country, A Food and Wine Lover’s Paradise”. Photographer Sandy Wilson captures not only the story of The Hill Country; she captures the hearts of the people who make this 18 county region the irresistible magnet for agriculture tourism. Here you will experience berry patches, orchards, lavender fields, artisan bakeries, antiquing, award winning wineries, beer/ale brewery, rustic barbecue and hamburger cafes, and fine cuisine.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN BOERNE:
The National Museum of the Pacific War is a great museum for history buffs, specifically for World War II. The Nimitz Hotel houses Fredericksburg native Admiral Chester Nimitz’s memorabilia. Tickets are honored for 48 hours to allow visitors to visit the extensive museum for two days. The George H. W. Bush Gallery is an interactive experience with many things to see, touch, read, and hear. WWII Veterans: Free, Adults: $15, Seniors $12, Children $6.
The Pioneer Museum is a destination for the Texas Hill Country Passport program. Visitors can view an amazing display of historic artifacts and buildings. Furniture and everyday artifacts are beautifully refurbished. All guides/narrators are/were residents, or descendants of residents, of the respective buildings. The visitors are given insight to the lives, loves and struggles of the German immigrants who founded Fredericksburg. A great tour for adults and children. $5 (estimated touring time: 1 hour).
The Nimitz State Historical Park is an exploration of military history. A recently erected statue of the Commander in Chief of United States Pacific Naval Fleet, Admiral Chester Nimitz is a crowd pleaser. Admiral Nimitz played a major historical part in Naval history during World War II, specifically in the Pacific War. Two years after the bombing in Pearl Harbor the Pacific War culminated in the defeat of the Japanese at Guadalcanal in 1943. Recognition and honor is given to the fallen soldiers and others who served during the Pacific War.
Cypress Grille Lunch/Dinner Reservations may be made at:
Tuesday – Saturday 11am-2pm
Tuesday – Saturday
170 S. Main Street
Boerne, Texas 78006
Daily Lunch, Dinner, & Dessert Specials
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