Anyone who is a regular reader of this blog knows we work hard running our shop in Brenham Texas. This time of year is particularly busy as we are open some nights and 12 days straight for all the thousands of visitors in this area attending the Round Top Antiques Fair and the spectacular regional wildflowers.
So, Robes and I decided to treat ourselves to a "carrot". On Easter Sunday we came here for Rehab, or Sunday Brunch. The Inn at Dos Brisas, part of Relais and Chateau located right here near Brenham.
This is on the grounds of Dos Brisas, brimming with bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush...
Here is Robes having an aperetif before brunch in the bar. Then my battery on the camera went south. I was cute, for once, I had a hat and everything......(It never goes south for HIS pictures. HMMM..) OH, notice the pink shirt, unstained.
The back of the facility with the pool. There are private casitas you can stay in, riding is available and they had a horse and buggy for those who wanted to imbibe. US? We wanted champagne and to sample the delicious menu chef Jason Robinson concocted for brunch. And what a delicious brunch it was, served by the excellent staff........
We did that Here......Starting with an Amuse Bouche of Deviled farm Fresh Eggs, with trufffles...
Next was Salmon beggars purses with crab for Robes and Morel Agnotti topped with Foie Gras and shaved truffles for Moi. Fabulous.
These are a sampling of the level of cuisine (not what we had) We had an "Intermezzo " of chilled Fennel soup topped with caviar. All of this was accompanied by a lovely bottle of Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose.
I opted for Lamb as the main course, with wild ramps, and Madiera Jus, while Robes had "Surf and Turf" a Wagyu Petit Filet, Grilled African Prawns and watercress with wine jus.
Dessert was Valrona Crepes with malted ice cream & salted rum caramel.
This, obviously, was not Robes's dessert but the color of the Strawberry Napoleon with the Strawberry Champagne Gelee was as red as the red here. It ended up all over his pink shirt, I kept calling him "Chuckie" as it was all over his napkin looking like a "Halloween movie". He folded the napkin so no one could see underneath, I was hysterical......He looked like he'd been in a sword fight. (and lost).
We just exude class don't we?
So thanks for a lovely afternoon at the Inn at Dos Brisas. You can get more info at http://www.dosbrisas.com/