Thank you for your interest in The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort. The AAA Four Diamond rated resort sits atop one of the highest points in San Antonio overlooking the scenic Texas Hill Country. Situated on over 250 acres, the resort provides a vacation experience unlike any other. From exceptional golf on our two 18-hole courses to delectable cuisine at one of our six unique dining venues, the resort has something for everyone. Over the past 12 years, the resort has received many accolades and awards that we are excited to share with you. It is our hope that the information contained on this page provides a starting point for our partners in the media to learn more about our exciting Hill Country resort.
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We are a proud recipient of several honors including the rating of Four Diamond by American Automobile Association, Top 121 Golf Resort in the World by Conde Nast Traveler, Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator and so much more.
THE WESTIN LA CANTERA HILL COUNTRY RESORT KICKS OFF CULINARIA FESTIVAL WEEK WITH A WINEMAKER DINNER IN FRANCESCA’S AT SUNSET
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Francesca’s at Sunset at The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort will host notable winemaker Dina Mondavi along with Texas winemakers Dr. Richard and Bunny Becker.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS MAY, 2013 – The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort will celebrate Culinaria Wine and Culinary Arts Festival with a Winemaker dinner in the resort’s award-winning restaurant Francesca’s at Sunset, where each night is a sensory experience for your eyes and palate. Executive Chef Dirk Troop has personally created a unique menu to pair with the wine selections from guest winemakers, Dina Mondavi, Market Manager and Founder of Folio Fine Wine Partners and Dr. Richard and Bunny Becker, award winning winemakers and owners of Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas. Every course is paired with a Texas wine from Becker Vineyards as well as a domestic or international pairing from Folio Fine Wine Partners.
Chef Troop will take guests on a culinary journey featuring five courses paired with ten wine selections.
SCALLOP AND ORANGE BLOSSOM RAVIOLI
Roasted Lobster Reduction, Chive and Lavender Essences
Rosé, Mourvedre, BECKER, “Provencal”, Tallent Vineyard, Texas Hill Country, 2012
“Deep” Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, I’M, Isabel Mondavi Wines, Napa Valley, California, 2011
BLACK COD BRANDADE
Yukon Puree, Smoked Tomatillo Jam, Extra Virgin Herb Oil
Viognier, BECKER, Texas, 2012 (Silver Medal at 2013 Competition of International Wines of Lyon, France)
Chardonnay, I’M, Isabel Mondavi Wines, Carneros, California, 2011
SLOW COOKED HUITLACOCHE “CABRITO”
Lima Bean, Baby Carrot, Grilled Baby Corn, Epazote Demi
Tempranillo, BECKER, “Reserve”, Texas High Plains, 2012
Tempranillo, ARTADI, “Viñas de Gain”, Rioja, Spain, 2008
Gonzales Mushroom Crepinette, Pan Griddled Heirloom Tomatoes, Passillo Mole Demi
Cabernet Sauvignon, BECKER, “Reserve”, Canada Family Vineyard, Texas High Plains, 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon, EMBLEM, Napa Valley, California, 2010
Lemon and Cream
Vintage Port, BECKER, Texas, 2010
Port, Zinfandel, MEDUSA, “Old Vine Zinport”, Chiles Valley, California, NV
The menu reveals Chef Troop’s diverse background and commitment to local and natural sourcing. The signature of Chef Troop’s cooking is his innovative development of distinct and profound flavors. His culinary influences range from his Latin, Caribbean and Pacific Rim experiences.
The five day Culinaria Wine and Culinary Arts Festival gets underway Wednesday, May 15th with the Francesca’s at Sunset Winemakers Dinner at 7:00 p.m. The event is $95 per person; seating is limited and can be reserved at (210) 558-2439.
For more information on The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort, please visit www.westinlacantera.com/culinaria.
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,128 properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.