September 6th: Grilling at the Gage with David Cordúa

Our last, and very special installment of the Grilling at the Gage summer series will take place on Saturday, September 6th, with Ámericas chef David Cordúa and his guest, and father, Michael Cordúa.

This father-and-son chef duo has created a mouth-watering menu of the Latin-inspired plates and incredible desserts that have made their Houston-based restaurants so successful. The complete menu is below. (Warning: may ignite appetite!)

David Cordua menu

This intimate dinner includes a signature cocktail, lively conversation with the chefs and a book signing of their new cookbook, Cordúa: Food of the Americas.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity).

Call (431) 386-4205 to make your reservations!

Life’s a Peach – Our Peach Mint Mojito

Today we are sharing our White Buffalo Bar’s Peach Mint Mojito recipe. This is our version of a tropical drink, West Texas style. It is equal parts juicy, refreshing, delicious and fun. Add rum, muddle and enjoy!

July 3 Peach Mint Mojito

White Buffalo Bar’s Peach Mint Mojito Recipe

Ingredients:

  • White peach puree
  • 2 ounces Bacardi silver rum
  • 5 ounces Club Soda
  • Half Lime
  • Fresh Mint
  • ½ ounce Simple Syrup

Directions:

  • Muttle mint and simple syrup
  • Add rum, lime juice and peach puree
  • Fill glass with ice
  • Stir
  • Top with club soda
  • Garnish with lime mint

Cheers!

Gage Hotel Summer Music Series

“The nights will pass so quickly, But there’s a feeling that still lingers on.

As we pass around the tune, That big yellow moon

Lights up ‘neath the Terlingua sky” ˜ Gary P. Nunn

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It’s summer at the Gage! And we are taking full advantage of those warm summer nights by bringing you a spectacular line up of musicians each weekend. So, grab your friends, dust off your dancin’ boots and join us for a grand ole time!


June 14th – Ricky Stein

Ricky Stein is well on his way to becoming a big name in Texas rock n’ roll. He tours statewide, nationally and throughout the world.

 

 

June 28th – Drew Kennedy

Musician and author, Drew Kennedy, hails from New Braunfels, TX. Give his lyrics a good listening to; he definitely has a way with words.

 

 

July 4th – Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars

Originally from Montana, Tessy and her crew have made their way down to Texas with their soulful country sound.

 

 

July 12th – Bryon Garrison

Bryon has a unique sound that pulls from artists like Johnny Cash, Elvis, Chris Isaak, and Dean Martin

 

 

July 18th – Jamie Wilson

When describing Jamie Wilson’s voice, two aspects come to mind: that honeyed tenor twang that’s become known as one of the sweetest instruments in modern folk music, and that poignant, poetic, down-to-earth point of view she brings to her songwriting.

 

July 24th-26th – Viva Big Bend Music Festival

Featuring Guests: La Tampiqueña, The Washers, The Statesboro Revue, and Sour Bridges

 

 

August 16th – Kolton Moore (and Aaron Franklin Grilling Event)

Kolton Moore, a native Texan, is said to be the new sound of Texas country rock.

 

 

August 22nd – Kelley Mickwee

Kelley’s soulful country sounds originate from Memphis, Tennessee where she performed with a band… but now she’s back in Texas, flying solo, and better than ever.

 

 

August 29th – Jason Eady

Jason is a die-hard country artist, and you can hear his Mississippi roots through the nuances of blues, soul and primal swamp rock in his music.

 

 

White Buffalo Paloma

Hey, you, tequila lovers!

Picture this… relaxing in the White Buffalo Bar courtyard, mingling with your friends and feeling the warmth of the West Texas sun, when you realize you’re in need of something refreshing. Have no fear! This summer our bartenders are mixing the White Buffalo Paloma – a delicious blend of Tres Generaciones Silver tequila, grapefruit juice and more!

If you want to give a go at making it yourself, check out this recipe straight from our expert bartenders. Cheers, and happy weekend!

The White Buffalo Paloma:

2 ounces Tres Generaciones Silver Tequila

4 ounces Grapefruit juice

3 ounces Topo Chico (sparkling water)

2 Lime wedges squeezed

Salt Rim

Fill Glass with tequila, Grapefruit juice, Topo Chico and the squeezed lime wedges

Fill remains of glass with ice

Stir ingredients

Served with lime garnish

Enjoy!

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Grilling at the Gage – Summer 2014

This year our Grilling at the Gage summer series is turning up the heat. With four incredible guest chefs (Petersen, Perini, Franklin and Cordúa), each night will feature tall tales of life behind the BBQ pit, delicious dinners and paired wine, all followed by live music and dancing under the West Texas stars. These are summer evenings you won’t want to miss.

More about our guest chefs below!

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Grilling at the Gage Summer 2014

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The Gage Hotel’s White Buffalo Bar Michelada Recipe

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Phillip Moellering is one of the most beloved faces you will nearly always see at the White Buffalo Bar. He is the Gage Hotel’s manager, food and beverage director, and also happens to be the best darn bartender in West Texas. We’ve coaxed him into sharing another one of his legendary recipes with us. If y’all like his Prickly Pear Margarita then you have to try this delicious Michelada. It’s the perfect drink to fling you into spring. Cheers to warm weather on the horizon and all of our patrons at the White Buffalo Bar!

 

Gage Michelada Recipe:

5 ounces Gage bloody Mary mix (recipe below)

Beer of your choice (Preferably Mexican Beer)

Salt Rim of glass

Fill with ice

Pour bloody mary mix in glass

Top with beer of choice

Garnish with pickled green bean, olive, and jalapeno

 

Gage Bloody Mary Mix:

 36 ounces tomato juice

1 bottle clamato juice

3 tbsp. caps of Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp. caps of tabasco

2 tbsp.  celery salt

2 tbsp. black pepper

1 tbsp. horseradish

2 oz. lemon juice

1 tbsp. kosher salt

Note: Bloody Mary Recipe makes a gallon. Cut down accordingly.

Viva Big Bend Food Festival and The Gage Hotel

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Join us April 10-12 for Viva Big Bend Food Festival! The event features great restaurants, food trailers, live music and culinary demonstrations in Alpine, Fort Davis, Marfa and Marathon. Not only will our very own 12 Gage Restaurant chef, Brandon Waddell, be cooking up a storm and preparing a special dinner on Saturday, April 12th, but we will also be welcoming Chef Monica Pope, a Top Chef Masters competitor and past Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef.

Monica will give a cooking demonstration Friday afternoon from 2-3pm at the Gage Hotel and she will top the day off with a delicious dinner that evening at 7pm. The good food and fun doesn’t stop there! Saturday Join us for our event Wine, Whiskey and Waddell — our executive chef, Brandon Waddell, will prepare a special menu that will be paired with Western Spirits Whiskey and Fall Creek Vineyards Wine.

Visit http://www.VivaBigBend.com purchase tickets for the Monica Pope events or call the Gage for reservations for dinner on Saturday! Make sure to call the Gage Hotel today to book a room for the weekend! We hope to see y’all soon!

 

Photographer Andrew Slaton Visits The Gage Hotel

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Photographer Andrew Slaton takes some of the most breathtaking and beautiful photographs that we have ever seen and we can’t get enough of his inspiring work. Slaton loves photographing in the Big Bend area and in our quaint little town and his pictures capture the charm and personality like none other – Intrigued and captivated with his work we caught up with Slaton to find out what inspires him and why he loves shooting in West Texas (and why he recommends the area to Brides).

Q: What inspires you?

A: The land. The relationship between land and sky. And of course how the light interacts with both. Then lastly, how people move through a landscape.

Q: What inspires you at the Gage Hotel and in Marathon?

A: How the Gage relates to it’s surroundings has always been fascinating to me. Marathon is the quintessential old-west kind of town. The land and the people are its soul, and the Gage is a magnificent piece of its history. It’s priceless.

Q: What is the best part about being a photographer?

A: I love composing with my camera! Whether it’s photographing a wedding, and capturing the once-in-a-lifetime moments of life and love, or waiting patiently for the light to paint a mountain scape. I am thankful for the reality that I get to make a living doing what I do. It also makes my brain happy… it’s the perfect union of creative and technical/ analytical.

Q: You see a lot of weddings, would you recommend Marathon and the Gage Hotel as a destination for brides? If so, why?

A: Of course! It offers a supremely relaxed atmosphere for guests, and it is as close as you can get to one of my favorite national parks, Big Bend. Brides love it because they can rent out an entire house or casita for privacy and convenience, and the spa makes it a well rounded weekend for all the bride’s ladies.

Q: What was your favorite part of working at the Gage Hotel?

A: All of the amazing details. It is astonishing the variety and craftsmanship of the artwork the Gage houses. It always keeps my attention.

Q: What is your favorite picture from the last wedding you shot at the Gage?

A: When the sun begins to fade in Big Bend country, the real magic starts! And that’s right when the ceremony ended for Emily and Stuart. They wanted to go shoot some portraits of just the two of them and incorporate the landscape. I just loved the idea! And one of the images, I felt beautifully summed up the whole day.

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Q: Location, weather and light seem to be crucial to photography —  How is Marathon different from other places you have shot?

A: Marathon (and the Big Bend area) is just one of those rare places that make photographers and artists salivate. There is a quality to the light that can only be described as magical. Once you go and experience it… it truly gets in your blood. And you always have to go back. It’s invigorating and inspiring. Honestly, I can’t imagine life without this amazing part of Texas.

( All photos pictured credit of Andrew Slaton)

Bicycling West Texas — A Cycle Friendly Hotel

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The mountains in Far West Texas offer relaxed climbs and exhilarating descents and are a favorite of bicyclists who rave about the untouched landscape and unmatched scenery.  Long, even roads (sans traffic) lend to the enjoyment of biking in our little corner of Texas and bring cycling enthusiasts from all over the world. Whether you’re interested in a day ride during your stay at the Gage Hotel or if we’re just a stop along the way we are cycle- friendly and we ‘re proud to say that we consistently receive great reviews from our cycling guests.

Cyclists are not only elated for delicious, gourmet pasta dinners and vegetarian dishes served on our 12 Gage Restaurant menu but spacious rooms and covered porches are ideal for stowing bikes. Those venturing on longer rides through Texas tend to take advantage of our pool and fitness center in addition to our spa services. And most importantly right around the corner is The French Company Grocer where cyclists can easily pack snacks or meals for their journey or go for emergency bike repair!

For more information on cycling trips or tips and advice for your West Texas Journey please visit the links we have provided below. We wish you a safe ride and hope to see you along the way – We promise to keep you geared up (see what we did there?) for your journey!  Call 1.800.884. 4243 for reservations today.

http://www.biketexas.org/en/news/community/1409-the-road-to-ourselves-cycling-in-the-texas-mountains

http://www.bikeovernights.org/post/texas-mountain-ride

http://pathlesspedaled.com/2010/03/our-west-texas-adventure/

http://texasmountaintrail.com/bike

(Photo pictured above credit of Texas Mountain Trail.com)