Hear, hear, for a hickory smoked duck that makes for one picturesque salad when all is said and done! And let’s not forget about taste…sweet, smokey and superb. Chef John Armstrong of the beautiful Westin La Cantera walks you through the steps from prepping to cooking this crispy delight. It’s a dish that’s made especially available during the Hill Country Holidays at the resort. The outcome is a culinary work of art, nestled in fresh autumn greens within a piece of La Brea bread that’s been shaved and baked into a ring. Add some whole pecans for that extra spice, slices of Red Anjou pear and a simple cider vinaigrette dressing drizzled all around…Viola! The perfect alternative to turkey or prime rib for the holidays.
PS – Celebrate the season with culinary delights, including a delectable Holiday feast family style menu from Brannon’s Cafe. Special holiday adult beverages will also be served throughout the holiday season.
Brannon’s Holiday Feast
Dec. 13-25, 2011
Available for dinner from Dec. 13 – Dec. 16 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Available for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. beginning Saturday, Dec. 17 through Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011
With Citrus-Balsamic Vinaigrette
& Spiced Pecans
Honey Glazed Ham
Grilled Top Sirloin
Red Bliss Potatoes
Sautéed Green Beans
With Sliced Almonds
Warm Chocolate Molten Cakes
With Peppermint Cream Sauce
Adult: $18++ per person
5 & Under are free
Minimum two guests
Legendary Holidays (Dec. 13 to Dec. 24) – The resort’s 13th annual Legendary Holidays program is sure to dazzle kids of every age. This one-hour resort tradition takes place daily at 5 p.m. Guests are guided around the property by the popular storyteller, Bandera Cowboy ‘Makin’ Dust’, who sings and tells holiday stories while introducing the lores and legends of La Cantera. The program concludes with ‘snow’ magically falling from the sky as the choir begins to sing a holiday song at the top of Plaza San Saba.
Santa’s Workshop (Dec. 13 to Dec. 24) – Drop by Santa’s Workshop where guests can take a photo with Santa, make a holiday toy or decorate cookies with the elves. Some charges may apply.