|Exterior shot of Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, located at|
La Cantera in San Antonio.
|The main dining room -- elegant without being stuffy!|
|From the dining room, you can see into the open-concept kitchen prep area. The dining area features|
both tables and comfortable booths.
After our tour, we were seated at a table in the main dining room and introduced to Mark, our server. He was very knowledgeable and friendly, which is a great combo! First to arrive at our table were two trios of mini martinis from the bar. Both of our trios included Perry's signature Thyme-Lemondrop martini, flavored with lemon, thyme, and elderflower liqueur. It was refreshing and delicious! Of the other mini martinis we sampled, we especially enjoyed two: the Raspberry Crusta (flavored with raspberry, lemon, and sparking rose wine) and the Grand Smash (flavored with lemon, orange, mint, and Grand Marnier). The martini trio is available on the bar menu...it’s the ideal way to sample smaller servings of several signature martinis from their mixology drink menu.
|First up was two Mini Martini Trios from Bar 79. The top trio includes (from left): Thyme-Lemondrop,|
Raspberry Crusta, and Cucumber Blueberry. The bottom trio includes (from left): Grand Smash, Thyme-Lemondrop, and Lemon Creme.
|Perry's features three different private-label wines, including this |
fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon. It's custom-blended for Perry's in
|Perry's Signature Fried Asparagus...perfectly crispy, topped with jumbo lump crab and lemon-butter sauce.|
|Housemade Polish Sausage, served with two|
dipping sauces and crackers on the side.
|The Chopped Salad with Applewood-Smoked Bacon, tossed in the house-made Italian vinaigrette. The|
salad contains chopped lettuce, cheddar cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, green onions, and grape tomatoes.
|The chateaubriand waiting to be carved and topped with a trio of sauces...|
|Chateaubriand sliced and topped with three sauces. From left: peppercorn, classic bearnaise, and truffle-merlot.|
Our second entree was Perry’s Famous Pork Chop, which is cured, roasted, and slow-smoked before being given a quick sear to caramelize the outside just before serving. Our server, Mark, carved the massive chop into three sections: the eyelash (the front end of the chop), the ribs, and the loin. All three sections have a distinct flavor...but it’s all tender, juicy, and slightly smoky. It's served with applesauce on the side. This pork chop is Texas-sized and easily enough for two or three people to share as an entree. The side dish served was Lyonnaise potatoes: crispy potatoes with caramelized onion and parsley. It was the perfect partner for both the steak and the pork...and the cabernet paired perfectly with all of the dishes.
|Perry's Famous Pork Chop arrives at the table...big enough to feed two or three hungry Texans!|
|Our server carved the chop into three sections table side: the eyelash (the front portion of the chop), ribs, and loin.|
|A shot of the entire table...you can see our pork chop, chateaubriand, Lyonnaise potatoes, and a glass of|
the delicious cabernet sauvignon that was paired with our meal.
|The Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bar dessert: decadent,|
rich, and SO GOOD!!
Our second dessert was the Nutty d’Angelo, which is prepared table side. I enjoy desserts that are flambeed...the dramatic flourish always enthralls me! This dessert is a ball of vanilla ice cream that’s been coated in a white chocolate-almond shell. A brandy-infused pecan praline sauce is flambeed table side and poured over the top just before serving! The warm praline and cold ice cream provides a great contrast of flavors and textures. This dessert is over-the-top in the best way possible! We ate the Nutty d’Angelo first since we didn’t want the ice cream to melt.
|The Nutty d'Angelo -- Vanilla ice cream covered in a white chocolate-almond shell, with flambeed|
pecan praline sauce poured over the top. Yeah...it's that good!
We sampled bites of the Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bar Pie before wrapping it up to enjoy the rest later at home. By then, nearly three hours had passed since we first walked in the door. Believe me when I say that we left full and happy! The staff of Perry’s La Cantera went above and beyond, treating us to an exceptional meal and excellent Texas hospitality. For my Texas-based readers, Perry's is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries...or even when you just feel like enjoying a special meal with that special someone. Perry’s is sure to please on all levels: food, drink, hospitality, and decor!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary tasting menu for two to facilitate this post. As always, the opinions expressed are my own. Most of the pictures featured in this post were taken by Michael, but some were provided to me by Perry's for use in this post.