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Brunch Gets a Latin Touch

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm

This week our weekly brunch at Nomad Bar will feature a Spanish Classic, a Chilean staple and a waffle also inspired by a classic South American sweet. We will serve a mixed Paella with chicken, sausage and seafood. We will also feature Pastel de Choclo a beef casserole with a basil and corn topping. Our featured waffle is reminiscent of the South American sweet, Confites de Zanahoria made with carrot, carmel and sweet coconut. We will have a summer tomato salad and the favorites too!

BBQ’ed Brunch

In Uncategorized on August 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Brunch will be barbecued this week. We will combine Carolina Style Pork, Sausage from central Texas and a Chipotle chicken with Mexican roots. Slow and low smoked pork shoulder will be served with both Carolina Red Sauce and Mustard Barbecue Sauce. We will also serve Banana and Walnut Waffles plus all the other favorites. Hope to see you tomorrow!

Sunday Brunch Celebrates the Hatch Green Chile!

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 at 2:32 pm

This Sunday we will feature the the most seasonal of chiles the Hatch Green Chile. In a couple weeks these fragrant, delicious green chiles will ripen to red chiles to be dried for great dishes of there own. This month in which they are still green gives us a whole other flavor to enjoy; slightly sweet and full with varying heat depending on the variety. We have some Big Jim’s (the chile on the left up there) and NM 6-4 ( the one on the right). Big Jim’s have a medium heat and the 6-4 are mild. These arrived today straight from farmer Jimmy Lytle at Hatch Chile Express. These chiles we in the field Wednesday morning and here in Austin by Friday. I’ll begin roasting right away. Once these are all roasted they will be ready for this week’s brunch! Check out these featured items. Hope to see you this Sunday 11-2 or till we run out!

Hatch Green Chile Pork Stew
Hatch Green Chile Corn Pudding
Hatch Green Chile Quesadillas
Hatch Green Chile Migas
Hatch Green Chile and Corn Meal Waffle

Brunch Menus for August

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I’m really excited about what we have coming in August for brunch. We start off with a fruity brunch on the 1st which will feature summer fruit inspired dishes. We will also have a celebration of the Hatch Green Chile. We are getting a shipment direct from farmer Jimmy Lytle at Hatch Chile Express. Even though it has been raining and hard to get in the field for harvesting, I was promised “we’ll put on some boots and get them picked just for you”. We will have some of the first Hatch Chiles in Austin; very exciting! Hoping to see all our friends and lots of new faces this month. Also September 5th will be the return of the Beer Brunch, always a hit! Check out our featured items.

August 1st – Fruits of our Summer Brunch

Grilled Pork Loin with Peach Bourbon Glaze
Smoked Chicken Wings with Blueberry BBQ Sauce
Watermelon Salad
Cherry Glazed Carrots
Strawberry Basil Waffle

August 8th

Korean Style BBQ Beef
Coconut Curry Shrimp
Jasmine Rice
Soba Noodle Salad
Orange Ginger Waffle

August 15th – Hatch Chile Celebration

Hatch Green Chile Pork Stew
Hatch Green Chile Corn Pudding
Hatch Green Chile Quesadillas
Hatch Green Chile Migas
Hatch Green Chile and Corn Meal Waffle

August 22nd

Smoked Pulled Pork
All Beef Sausage from New Braunfels, TX
Grilled Chicken with Chipotle Rub
Cole Slaw
Banana Nut Waffle

August 29th

Tarragon Dijon Chicken
Roasted Lamb with White Wine, Lemon and Mint
Buttered Lima Beans
Spinach and Orange Salad
Raspberry and Chocolate Chip Waffle

October’s Brunch Menus

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Come enjoy our award winning Sunday Brunch with:

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Hash browns
Plain Waffles
Seasonal Fresh Fruit
Eggs and Omelets “Your way”!

Plus these featured items each week:

October 4th

Pork Adobo
Achiote Chicken with Lime and Cilantro
Black Beans and Rice
Chili Lime Smoked Salmon Spread with Melba Toasts
Orange Vanilla Waffle

October 11th

Chicken Breast with Apple, Herb Stuffing
Smoked Beef Sausage with 512 Pecan Porter Onions
Assorted Deli Roll ups
Spinach Salad
Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter Waffle

October 18th

Eggs Baton Rouge – Poached Egg & Handmade Tasso Ham topped with Crawfish Hollandaise all on a toasted English Muffin
Blackened Pork Medallions with Horseradish Cream Sauce
Mini Roast Beef Po’ Boys with Rosemary Mayo
Candied Carrots
Pumpkin Gingerbread Waffle

October 25th

Pork Loin alla Porchetta – Succulent pork loin stuffed with pork sausage and fennel
Roasted Chicken Legs with Lemon, Capers, Olives and White Wine
6 Bean Salad
Ricotta Crostini
Pear and Walnut Waffle

Every Sunday at Nomad Bar

Directions ? Right here!

Announcing The Bistro Set – Dinner Club

In Uncategorized on September 24, 2009 at 4:01 pm

The Bistro Set is Traveling Bistro‘s own private dinner club. Dinner will be held at the historic Charles Johnson mansion, home of the American Legion, Travis Post 76. Members will enjoy wonderful meals, fine crafted beverages, a bit of food education and great company in this cozy historic setting right on Lady Bird Lake. Membership cost $50 per guest for our October dinner. In 2010 Premium Members will get the added value of a complimentary cooking class, weekly recipes via email subscription, discounted Bistro Set pricing and special hand crafted food gifts.  October 22’s (at 7:30 PM) dinner will feature the bounty of Austin in a Mediterranean style meal. Local producers of quality food will be represented. Keres Spices and Messy Chocolates will be on hand to speak about their product. Premium Lamb, Boggy Creek Farm and Grape Creek Vineyards will also be represented in the menu. Contact Traveling Bistro at 512-587-5097 or to reserve your seat or for more info. Seating is limited. Advanced purchase only.

October 22 7:30 pm
Amuse Bouche: Lobster bite with Preserved Lemon, Tellicherry Peppercorn, and White Chocolate

1st Course: Shrimp Tabbouleh with Pomegranate and Golden Raisin Curry

2nd Course: Early Fall Vegetable and Greek Yogurt Soup

3rd Course: Lamb loin with Baharat Sauce and Za’atar Apples

4th Course: Chocolate Truffle Trio

Complimentary wine pairing of Grape Creek wines included

Austin Chronicle Best of 2009 – Best Catered Sunday Brunch at a Bar: Traveling Bistro

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2009 at 10:58 am

Title says it all. Check it out here! Thanks Chronicle Critics!

Dinner and Drinks Becomes Happy Hour for all to Enjoy

In Uncategorized on August 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

We have switched gears a little at Nomad bar regarding Dinner and Drinks. As it has been a little difficult to draw the crowd we need to support the event, we have decided to do something everyone can enjoy. Come celebrate the foods of Chile and enjoy a Pisco Sour or two. We will be offering some Chilean style tapas. Try one or try them all this Thursday, August 27th at Nomad bar.

Tomates Rellenos con Choclo
Corn Stuffed Tomatoes
(Vegetarian but delicious enough for carnivores)

Ceviche Chile
White Fish, Shrimp, Scallops, Lime and Grapefruit juice,
Onions, Garlic, Cilantro, Carrots and Sweet Peppers

Flank Steak al Pil Pil
Grilled and Chilled Rare Flank Steak with Pebre Suace
served with mixed greens

Confites de Zanahoria
Sweet Carrot and Coconut Balls

Thank you from the very top of my full heart!

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2009 at 1:09 pm

As Traveling Bistro is well into it’s second year I wanted to take a moment to offer my most sincere thanks and gratitude.  There are so many of you that I could not do this without your support and patronage. It really means the world to me. As I look to the future with even bigger dreams I know I will need you even more. So, I wanted to take this moment to recognize you.

First and foremost my family. Without my wife Beth and all her talents I would not have much success. Her willingness to help with everything print and web and PR is beyond awesome. On top of that there is no one that I would rather have running those Waffle Irons each and every Sunday. Thanks Honey! My brother Buddy, when I can have him with me in the kitchen I never have a single worry. He’s the best damn Sous Chef for me there is. I hope when he is all done feeding the movie stars that I will get to work with him for years to come. Bud you rock! My brother and sister-in-law and nephew, Zach and Nichole and little Z. I love you and appreciate your support so much. Mom in law Liz, you have helped more than you know. You have allowed Beth and I to keep our dreams alive more than once. Thanks so very much.

Next I would like to offer a special thanks Nomad Bar and Miguel Jimenez it’s owner. The partnership and the friendship mean so much. Nomad has provided a place for me to showcase Traveling Bistro and this alone has accounted for the majority of my business both at and away from Nomad. Miguel you have done a great thing for me and I will never forget that. I hope you don’t either.

Friends, supporters and patrons. You keep this little catering company and personal chef service rolling. I would be remiss if I did not name some specifically. So thank you, Christina Cagle, Emily and John Beckett, Egan Jones, Brian and Lacy Laborde, Brian and Kristin Gray, Billysteve and Laurie Korpi, Emily Jones and family, Teresa Pappas, Chris Mac, Audra Shimek, Tami (Slim) Neumann, Corona Cafe, Adele Martin, Josh Powers, Julie Craig, Orion Archung, Twitter followers (especially @MisoHungry aka The Cupcake Fairy aka Jennie Chen) all the Traveling Bistro customers over the last year and a half. Please pass this on to those that might not catch it and if I missed someone important forgive me, you know you’re appreciated.

Moving into the near future there are some events you may want to know about. Expect a redesign of the website soon. We are hoping to add some live music soon to Sunday brunches. Round 2 of Dinner ad Drinks @ Nomad. Supper Club and cookbooks in development.

Cheers and thank you,


Dinner and Drinks Round 2

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2009 at 11:49 am