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2017 Cooking School Schedule

September 26th, 2016 by blairhouseinn

cooking schoolBlair House Inn is ready to present the 2017 cooking school schedule. Chef Chris Huffman has put together an excellent selection classes to highlight the flavors and variety of ingredients used around the world. Do you want to learn how to prepare a classic Italian or French meal for friends and relatives? We have got you covered. Want to blow away everyone with mouthwatering BBQ? Summer BBQ camp will turn you into a grill master. Don’t forget about the Holiday class at the end of the year. Spend some time learning to make the perfect holiday meal with us. Give us a call today to reserve your spot at Blair House Inn.

January 9-11: Classic French – Learn the art of haute cuisine. Create exciting fare such as Shrimp Scampi, French Onion Soup, Coq au Vin, Steak au Poivre, and Beef Bourguignon. Learn the art of roasting canard (duck) served with an orange sauce. Prepare delectable desserts like Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Coulis and Crème Caramel. Chef Chris will teach you basic French techniques that you can apply to all of your home cooking.

2017 Cooking School Schedule

January 23-25: Sauces 101 – This class has no shortage of flavor! Enjoy learning dishes with a common main ingredient and tasting the dramatic different flavors sauces will bring. Start by learning the Five French Mother sauces: Béchamel, Veloute’, Classic Tomato Sauce, Hollandaise, and Espagnole. You will also make Vinaigrettes, Mayonnaise, and flavored oils. Don’t forget the dessert sauces, Caramel, Fruit Coulis, Crème Anglaise and Syrups. Pack your friends and families taste buds with maximum flavor.

February 6-8: Italian Cuisine – Come enjoy the taste of Italy as you prepare classic dishes such as Osso Buco Milanese, Roasted Red Pepper Risotto with Pine Nuts, and Italian Espresso Tiramisu. You’ll learn traditional Italian sauces such as Fresh Basil Marinara, and Roasted Garlic Alfredo, and how to make the fresh pasta and potato gnocchi.

February 20-22: Country French – Chef Chris will teach you basic French techniques that you can apply to all of your home cooking. In the process, learn how to make dishes like Steak Diane, Poulet Wellington, Raspberry Tarts, and Chocolate Crème Bruleé. Plus Sauces Francais 101! Never again feel like recipes are written in a foreign language!

March 6-8: Mediterranean Cuisine – If you can’t make it to the Mediterranean this summer, let the Blair House take you on a culinary tour of the region from the Strait of Gibraltar to Cypress with plenty of tasty stops along the way! You will prepare Risotto, Hummus Pita Bread, Pasta, Fruits de Mer, Calamari, Baklava, Classic Greek Salad, Focaccia, Polenta and Crema Catalana. These are just a sampling of what you have to look forward to on your journey.

March 20-22: BBQ Camp – Summer in Texas means BBQ. You’ll be the envy of your friends and family once you learn the secrets to preparing wonderful meals on the grill. Try your hand at Cedar Planked Wild King Salmon with Jerk Spice and Mango Salsa, St. Louis Style Baby Back Ribs with Cherry Coke Glaze, Chicken Fajitas, Texas Brisket, and Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler with Home-made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

April 3-5: Classic French – Learn the art of haute cuisine. Create exciting fare such as Shrimp Scampi, French Onion Soup, Coq au Vin, Steak au Poivre, and Beef Bourguignon. Learn the art of roasting canard (duck) served with an orange sauce. Prepare delectable desserts like Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Coulis and Crème Caramel. Chef Chris will teach you basic French techniques that you can apply to all of your home cooking.

April 17-19: Spanish Cuisine – This class will teach the technique and history of Spanish cuisine. Traditional favorites like paella and arroz con pollo will serve as a backbone for the flavors that make up Spanish style cooking. Enjoy potato and chorizo trinxat, tortilla espanola, salmorejo, and a traditional favorite- cocido, a stew made with chicken, pork, chick peas, vegetables, and smoked paprika. Discover the influence and taste of Spanish cuisine around the world.

May 1-3 : Taste Of New Orleans – Spend 3 days & 2 nights in the beautiful Texas Hill Country while learning a variety of New Orleans cooking skills. This class will focus on the two main cuisines in and around New Orleans – Creole and Cajun – and will deliciously reflect their mix of Spanish, African, and French heritages. You will learn to prepare dishes such as award winning Gumbo, Blackened Snapper, Cajun Barbequed Shrimp, Louisiana Brined Roasted Loin of Pork, King Cake and the classic Beignet.

May 15-17: Oktoberfest German Cuisine – The Texas Hill Country has a long tradition of German culinary influences. Experience Oktoberfest with Blair House Inn and learn some classic dishes, such as, German Pot Roast known as Sauerbraten, Pork Schnitzel, Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Potato Pancakes, and Braised Red Cabbage. End your meal with rich German Black Forest Cake and Apple Strudel for dessert. I’m sure we will find some room for a German beer or two. Prost!

May 29-31: BBQ with Fresh Herbs – Learn the secret of preparing tasty dishes by incorporating fresh herbs into your cooking. Using herbs that you harvest straight from the Blair House Herb Garden, you will be amazed by the difference these little seasoning gems can make as you prepare Garden-Fresh Carrot Soup with Mint Chiffonade & Edible Flowers, Maple & Herb Brined Pork Roast with Sauce Moutardé, Herb infused Oils, Cilantro Pesto, Jalapeno Mint Sorbet, and French Lemon Basil Cream Sauce. Plus learn to create your own signature vinaigrette!

June 5-7: Italian Cuisine – Come enjoy the taste of Italy as you prepare classic dishes such as Osso Buco Milanese, Roasted Red Pepper Risotto with Pine Nuts, and Italian Espresso Tiramisu. You’ll learn traditional Italian sauces such as Fresh Basil Marinara, and Roasted Garlic Alfredo, and how to make the fresh pasta and potato gnocchi.

June 19-21: BBQ Camp – Summer in Texas means BBQ. You’ll be the envy of your friends and family once you learn the secrets to preparing wonderful meals on the grill. Try your hand at Cedar Planked Wild King Salmon with Jerk Spice and Mango Salsa, St. Louis Style Baby Back Ribs with Cherry Coke Glaze, Chicken Fajitas, Texas Brisket, and Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler with Home-made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

July 3-5: Mediterranean Cuisine – If you can’t make it to the Mediterranean this summer, let the Blair House take you on a culinary tour of the region from the Strait of Gibraltar to Cypress with plenty of tasty stops along the way! You will prepare Risotto, Hummus Pita Bread, Pasta, Fruits de Mer, Calamari, Baklava, Classic Greek Salad, Focaccia, Polenta and Crema Catalana. These are just a sampling of what you have to look forward to on your journey.

July 17-19: Classic French, Celebrate Bastille Day– Learn the art of haute cuisine. Create exciting fare such as Shrimp Scampi, French Onion Soup, Coq au Vin, Steak au Poivre, and Beef Bourguignon. Learn the art of roasting canard (duck) served with an orange sauce. Prepare delectable desserts like Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Coulis and Crème Caramel. Chef Chris will teach you basic French techniques that you can apply to all of your home cooking.

August 7-9: BBQ Camp – Summer in Texas means BBQ. You’ll be the envy of your friends and family once you learn the secrets to preparing wonderful meals on the grill. Try your hand at Cedar Planked Wild King Salmon with Jerk Spice and Mango Salsa, St. Louis Style Baby Back Ribs with Cherry Coke Glaze, Chicken Fajitas, Texas Brisket, and Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler with Home-made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

August 21-23: Spanish Cuisine – This class will teach the technique and history of Spanish cuisine. Traditional favorites like paella and arroz con pollo will serve as a backbone for the flavors that make up Spanish style cooking. Enjoy potato and chorizo trinxat, tortilla espanola, salmorejo, and a traditional favorite- cocido, a stew made with chicken, pork, chick peas, vegetables, and smoked paprika. Discover the influence and taste of Spanish cuisine around the world.

September 4-6: BBQ Camp – Summer in Texas means BBQ. You’ll be the envy of your friends and family once you learn the secrets to preparing wonderful meals on the grill. Try your hand at Cedar Planked Wild King Salmon with Jerk Spice and Mango Salsa, St. Louis Style Baby Back Ribs with Cherry Coke Glaze, Chicken Fajitas, Texas Brisket, and Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler with Home-made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

September 18-20: Taste Of New Orleans – Spend 3 days & 2 nights in the beautiful Texas Hill Country while learning a variety of New Orleans cooking skills. This class will focus on the two main cuisines in and around New Orleans – Creole and Cajun – and will deliciously reflect their mix of Spanish, African, and French heritages. You will learn to prepare dishes such as award winning Gumbo, Blackened Snapper, Cajun Barbequed Shrimp, Louisiana Brined Roasted Loin of Pork, King Cake and the classic Beignet.

October 2-4: Italian Cuisine – Come enjoy the taste of Italy as you prepare classic dishes such as Osso Buco Milanese, Roasted Red Pepper Risotto with Pine Nuts, and Italian Espresso Tiramisu. You’ll learn traditional Italian sauces such as Fresh Basil Marinara, and Roasted Garlic Alfredo, and how to make the fresh pasta and potato gnocchi.

October 16-18: Oktoberfest German Cuisine – The Texas Hill Country has a long tradition of German culinary influences. Experience Oktoberfest with Blair House Inn and learn some classic dishes, such as, German Pot Roast known as Sauerbraten, Pork Schnitzel, Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Potato Pancakes, and Braised Red Cabbage. End your meal with rich German Black Forest Cake and Apple Strudel for dessert. I’m sure we will find some room for a German beer or two. Prost!

October 30 – November 1: Classic French – Learn the art of haute cuisine. Create exciting fare such as Shrimp Scampi, French Onion Soup, Coq au Vin, Steak au Poivre, and Beef Bourguignon. Learn the art of roasting canard (duck) served with an orange sauce. Prepare delectable desserts like Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Coulis and Crème Caramel. Chef Chris will teach you basic French techniques that you can apply to all of your home cooking.

November 13-15: BBQ Camp – Summer in Texas means BBQ. You’ll be the envy of your friends and family once you learn the secrets to preparing wonderful meals on the grill. Try your hand at Cedar Planked Wild King Salmon with Jerk Spice and Mango Salsa, St. Louis Style Baby Back Ribs with Cherry Coke Glaze, Chicken Fajitas, Texas Brisket, and Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler with Home-made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

November 27-29: Hill Country Holiday Feast & Baking – Get in the mood of the Holidays. Learn a variety of ways to cook turkey and side dishes. Make holiday dishes such as Mesquite Smoked Turkey, Chocolate Truffles, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Ginger Cookies, Classic Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato Bruleé, Pecan and Sage Cornbread Dressing, and Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Port Glaze! Make this holiday traditional, but with a twist!

December 11-13: Hill Country Holiday Feast & Baking – Get in the mood of the Holidays. Learn a variety of ways to cook turkey and side dishes. Make holiday dishes such as Mesquite Smoked Turkey, Chocolate Truffles, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Ginger Cookies, Classic Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato Bruleé, Pecan and Sage Cornbread Dressing, and Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Port Glaze! Make this holiday traditional, but with a twist!

Blair House Inn in USA Today

August 1st, 2016 by blairhouseinn

Blair House Inn in USA Today

Blair House Inn and Wimberley, TX are featured in an article on the front page of the USA Today travel section. Nancy Trejos wrote a very nice article about the small-town charm our beautiful city of Wimberley has to offer. Highlights like downtown shops and restaurants in town square to the natural beauty of the surrounding Hill Country. Nancy Trejos captures everything that makes this small piece of Texas so wonderful.

Jeanne Leonard, visiting from Connersville, IN said, “My husband and I loved the fact that it was away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.” Many visitors to Wimberley and the Hill Country love the area for just that reason. It’s a place that feels a million miles away from the big city, but close enough to get away for the weekend. Jack Dougherty of Bella Vista Ranch, an olive oil maker, describes the environment of his 27-acre olive tree grove as, “…a day trip to Italy, without the 21-hour flight and $3,00 ticket.”

Blair House Inn is the perfect getaway for your trip to Wimberley. Spend the day enjoying all the Hill Country has to offer before a relaxing evening with a glass of wine and a homemade dessert. Or spend your days getting a massage and lounging by the pool and hot tub without ever leaving Blair House. We are here to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Give us a call and we can book your perfect retreat.

New Tesla Charging Station

July 4th, 2016 by blairhouseinn

TeslaBlair House Inn recently partnered with Tesla by installing a Tesla charging station and a universal charger. Guests can be confident knowing their cars are fully charged and ready to explore. Blair House guests staying on with us on property or vacationers enjoying the Texas hill country may take advantage of this great addition to our property. Please give us a call if you have any questions or would like to make a reservation close to the charging station.

Tesla’s Alexis Georgeson, in an interview with The Motley Fool, explains how the Destination Charging network and the Supercharger network complement each other in an effort to make traveling in a Tesla as convenient as possible: “Our growing Supercharger network has inspired Model S owners to hit the road in increasing numbers. Owners can drive all day, charging for 30-40 minutes at Superchargers, and then stop at night to stay at one of the many hotels and resorts that have installed Tesla High Power Connectors. By offering convenient Destination Charging services to Model S owners, these locations are replicating the convenience our owners have become accustomed to at home. Owners wake up relaxed with a full charge and ready to hit the road again.”

Texas Hill Country Destinations

April 21st, 2016 by blairhouseinn

Texas-Hill-Country-Sunset-ViewRecently, Blair House Inn has been featured in a couples of articles highlighting the must see stops in the Texas hill country. Spring is in full swing with eager travelers vacationing to Wimberley and the surrounding destinations. Colorful fields of bluebonnets and wildflowers bring many to the hill country, but the many shops, restaurants, wineries, and of course Blair House Inn show there is much more to enjoy.

Texas Highways magazine published a great article featuring a few highlights around our little town of Wimberley. They take a moment to acknowledge the resilience of residents after last years floods and their determination to not let it keep them down. Wimberley has bounced back in a big way, installing a huge art project of giant painted boots around town. An attraction that has become a bit of a scavenger hunt for the more than 50 in the area. Continuing with seasonal festivals and making sure the natural landscape is as beautiful as ever.

Travel Gumbo has also posted a piece about our cooking classes. Michelle Carr joined us for a three day themed cooking class and was happy to include us in her article on discovering the hill country. Blair House Inn’s national known cooking classes are perfect for the chef’s in the family or those trying to learn a new skill. Chef Chris Huffman works hands on with each student to gain the most from each class. Themes range from Italian, French, and Mediterranean to New Orleans cuisine and our newest class, Spanish cuisine. Our cooking classes are a lot of fun and no one leaves on an empty stomach.

These articles only scratch the surface of places and things to see in Wimberley. Come join us at Blair House Inn for a romantic weekend getaway and enjoy Wimberley and the Texas hill country for yourself.

 

Best of Hays 2015

April 3rd, 2016 by blairhouseinn

Best of Hays

Recently, Blair House Inn was named one of the best day spa’s in Hays County. The San Marcos Daily Record has a yearly voting poll to showcase the best businesses and individuals in the Hays county area. Many businesses were recognized for their outstanding service and commitment to the community. We take pride in recognition of the hard work we do at Blair House Inn. Having a day spa on property for our guests to enjoy is a unique feature among bed and breakfast. Our licensed massage therapists provide excellent service while striving to always improve. Spa appointments are available to guests staying on property as well as guests merely joining us for a spa visit. We offer a variety of treatments for all levels of comfort. Take a look at some examples and give us a call to make an appointment at the Blair House Day Spa today.

Aromatherapy Massage
Enjoy a relaxing Swedish or Deep Tissue massage using four essential oils and hot, steamy towels to sooth and relax tense muscles.

Hot Stone Massage
The warmth and energy from the hot stones transmits soothing warmth which combined with the pressure of the massage strokes, loosen and melts stiff muscles into submission. Releases stress, creates a feeling of well-being, balance and a sense of wholeness.

Lomi Lomi Massage
Given in a fluid, rhythmic motion, Lomi-Lomi relaxes the nervous system, increases circulation and creates a sense of well-being as it works with the body’s natural flow and rhythm. Our traditional Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi massage boasts several deep tissue massage techniques. This legacy of techniques is the product of generations of contribution, and works wonders to deepen your state of consciousness and promote a higher level of healing.

Acupressure Facial
Using organic skin care products to cleanse, exfoliate, masque, tone and rejuvenate, this full hour facial relaxes and restores balance to your skin. Along with acupressure points on the face, a neck and shoulder massage, and a choice of a hand or foot massage, this treatment leaves you in a completely pampered and relaxed state of mind.

Reflexology For Feet
In reflexology theory, points and areas on the feet, hands, and ears correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems. Reflexology uses “reflex” maps to identify areas on the feet, that may correspond with and energetic blockages in the glandular system of the body.

Hands, Feet, Scalp
Enjoy a relaxing and soothing experience of sheer bliss. Feel renewed and ready to greet the world! Peppermint oil helps to relieve tired feet. Other oils applied by request.

Raindrop Technique
With the use of Young Living Oils, a combination of eight essential oils, Valor, Thyme, Oregano, Cypress, Wintergreen, Basil, Peppermint, and Marjoram are placed along the spine. The Raindrop Technique is a method of using reflexology and massage techniques and essential oils to bring the body into structural and electrical alignment. It is designed to bring balance to the body with its relaxing and mild application. This is not considered “massage”, but rather a deep therapeutic treatment.

Valentine’s Day

February 3rd, 2016 by blairhouseinn

Valentine´s Day

The perfect Valentine’s Day is not about what you get or give as much as sharing a moment together to celebrate your love. A romantic destination, Blair House Inn, offers an idyllic country setting, luxurious accommodations, fine dining in the Texas Hill Country, and an ideal opportunity for love birds to share a moment and create lasting memories. Valentine’s day at Blair House Inn is the perfect getaway.

Even if you have don’t have the time to steal away for Valentine’s Day weekend, you can still give the perfect Valentine with a gift certificate for a romantic stay. Better than any box of chocolates, a gift certificate for a stay at Blair House Inn says you know that special someone deserves to be treated to the “finer things” in life such as luxuriously soft Egyptian cotton sheets, beautiful Hill Country views, and freshly cut flowers in every individually-decorated guest room. Our guests also enjoy a gourmet three-course breakfast each morning and nightly turn-down service complete with complimentary homemade desserts and beverages.

To add to your experience, Blair House Inn offers romance packages featuring a dozen roses, champagne, bath baskets, and massages. Our skilled massage therapists in the Blair House Inn Day Spa can help sooth tired muscles with treatments like swedish or deep tissue massage, hot stone, reflexology, Lomi-Lomi style, and facial and foot scrubs. There is sure to be massage just right for a relaxing, romantic afternoon. Finish with a steam in our steam room or a deep in the pool or hot tub.

Gift certificates can be purchased for any or all of the services Blair House offers or for any dollar value and include brochures and additional information about the inn all wrapped up to make the perfect Valentine. To order a gift certificate, call the Blair House Inn at (512)847-1111 or toll free 1-877-549-5450.

Westcave Cellars Vintner Dinner

January 18th, 2016 by blairhouseinn

This weekend Blair House Inn will be hosting Westcave Cellars Winery for our 15th annual Vintner Dinner Series. Westcave is first in a series of local wineries invited to pair their outstanding wines with Executive Chef Chris Huffman’s gourmet cuisine. Westcave has joined us over the years and we are excited to have them back. They produce a wonderful wine and are very knowledgeable about their process and the life of a Texas wine maker. It takes a strong mind and body to grow wine in Texas. Our Vintner Dinner Series highlights what is best about Texas wines and the people who make them. The Westcave Cellars Vintner Dinner kicks off our 15th year of this collaboration. Come join us for a Saturday evening dinner this weekend, January 23 and every Saturday until the end of February. We hope to see you here.

Vintner DinnerSaturday – 1/23/16 – 7:00 pm
Westcave Cellars Vintner Dinner

Appetizer
Roasted Texas Quail with Sweet Potato Purèe & Bacon Marmalade

Soup
Cream of Tomato with Crème Fraiche

Salad
Baby Spinach with Apples, Candied Pecans & Blue Cheese

Entrée
Grilled Porkchop with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Broccolini & Apple Chutney

Dessert
Espresso Cheesecake with Caramel

2016 Vintner Dinner Series

January 4th, 2016 by blairhouseinn

2016 Vintner Dinner Series

This is our 15th annual Vintner Dinner Series. Owners Chris & Lois Mahoney continue this series to showcase Texas Wineries alongside our notable cuisine. A popular event among guests of the Inn and local residents alike, the Vintner Dinner Series provides the opportunity to taste and explore local wines, learn the winemaking process, and how the proper pairings enhance the flavors of food. Join us for a Saturday evening of wine and gourmet food you’re sure to love.

Saturday evenings from January 23 until February 27, excluding Valentine’s Day, vintners and/or their representatives will be on hand to explain their winemaking process and the unique character of the wines they create. Our Chef, Chris Huffman, will prepare a truly memorable dinner. Choosing fresh, high quality and seasonal ingredients, his masterful creations are specifically designed to highlight the unique character of the various wines. This year the Vintner Dinner Series schedule is as follows:

January 23, 2016 – Westcave Cellars Winery, Round Mountain, TX
Just 30 minutes from Austin, Westcave Cellars Winery is nestled in the oaks along scenic Hamilton Pool Road. The winery is a few miles west of Hamilton Pool Preserve, Reimers Ranch, and Westcave Preserve. Whether you are sightseeing at one of these local parks or traveling to the wineries in Fredericksburg, Dripping Springs and Driftwood, They invite you to visit Westcave Cellars.

January 30, 2016 – Singing Water Vineyards, Comfort, TX
The name Singing Water describes the wonderful sound that fills the air as the waters of Bruins creek cascade over the waterfall on the property. Recently they received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for all 6 wines entered in Houston, San Francisco, San Antonio and the Lone Star International Wine Competitions. Their Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Sunrise, Merlot, Texas Reserve, Freedom and Sweet Lupe are becoming very well known throughout the Texas Hill Country and beyond! The winery offers beautiful scenic grounds with picnic areas which host many art and music events throughout the year.

February 6, 2016 – Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, New Braunfels, TX
From a fledgling winery in 1998, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards now produces 8,000 cases a year, with expansion plans to produce 12,000. With only 5 acres of good soil, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards focuses on growing Black Spanish, which is resistant to Pierce’s disease. While we grow only one grape variety, don’t let that fool you. Dry Comal Creek has developed a series of award-winning specialty wines including French Colombard (Demi-Sweet and Bone Dry), Orange Muscat, White Black Spanish, Comal Red, Black Spanish and 1096 Port – each of them spectacular in their own right and meant to be drinkable now.

February 20, 2016 – Pontotoc Vineyard, Fredericksburg, TX
Pontotoc Vineyard was established in the unique terroir of the Llano Uplift in the Northern Hill Country community of Pontotoc, Mason County, Texas. Pontotoc means “Land of Hanging Grapes” and the vineyard was planted in the fertile red sand soil of a high valley surrounded by pink granite outcroppings and sandstone hills on a farm originally founded by the German Emigration Company in 1872.

February 27, 2016 – Texas Hills Winery, Johnson City, TX
The rolling hills and the soil are much like that of the Tuscan countryside, in Italy. Once Kathy and Gary saw the location that makes the Texas Hills Vineyard they decided to have an Italian influence to their wines. They even planted vines that are thought of as Italian, plus a few more: Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Orange Moscat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Syrah. All of the grapes grown allow wines to be produced with a decidedly Italian influence. Dale manages the vineyard and works to produce the highest quality Texas grapes with which to produce the wine. Gary takes what is produced and oversees the wine. Kathy manages the tasting room and invites you to drop by and sample wines and shop the gift shop.

Gift Certificates

December 17th, 2015 by blairhouseinn

ChristmasNo need to worry about gifts this holiday season. A Blair House Inn gift certificate can be customized to fit anyone’s needs. Do you have an aspiring chef at home? Treat them to a cooking school. Our Executive Chef Chris Huffman gives hands on instruction to create delicious dishes for family and friends. Know a wonderful couple always thinking of everyone else before themselves? Spice things up with a romantic weekend getaway. Romance packages, like roses, champagne, and special bath pack, can be included in any gift certificate for that unique “something extra”. Know someone who lives close to Wimberley? Treat them to a five course gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Huffman on Saturday evening or a couples massage in our beautiful and relaxing day spa. By purchasing a Blair House Inn gift certificate, you are giving a unique gift that will be truly enjoyed and appreciated.

A few rooms are still available for Christmas and New Years Eve. We will be serving a unique five course gourmet meal Christmas Day and New Years evening complete with a champagne toast. Spend the holidays with your special someone at Blair House Inn.

 

Gift certificates can be mailed or emailed for convenience. You can purchase gift certificates for accommodations, dinners, cooking schools, spa treatments or a specific dollar amount. For more information or to make purchase, please call us directly at (512) 847-1111, or order online at blairhouseinn.com/gc.html

Halloween Dinner, Last Meal Of The Titanic

October 26th, 2015 by blairhouseinn

Last Meal of the TitanicBlair House Inn will be hosting a very special event for this year’s Halloween Dinner, Last Meal of the Titanic. Chef Chris Huffman has set a menu to highlight some of the fine dining available to passage of the fateful voyage. Since our Saturday evening dinner falls on Halloween this year, we decided to take advantage. Dining aboard the Titanic ranged from lavish ten course extravaganzas designed to put the well-to-do passengers in a food coma, to simple, hearty meals for lower deck travelers. The food and drink flowed freely for passengers on the maiden voyage of the doomed ship with no end in sight. Everyone knows the ultimate fate of Titanic after an iceberg collision. What most don’t know is the extravagance of the wealthy on board.  At the modern day equivalent of $124,000 for a first class ticket, passages expected the best and received the best. Join us for this weekend for a unique dinner and good company. Rooms are still available as well as space for those guests wanting to join us only for dinner on Saturday night. Our Halloween Dinner, Last Meal of the Titanic is not to be missed. We promise the restaurant will not sink.

Appetizer
Poached Salmon with Mousseline & Cucumbers

Soup
Consommè Olga

Salad
Chilled Asparagus Vinaigrette

Entrée
Filet Mignon Lili

Dessert
Waldorf Pudding

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