Full Moon Dinner
Last year, my husband and I were having dinner with our friends, Tiffany and Shankar, and they told us about a really cool experience that Shankar’s sister participated in. The Full Moon Dinner in Bryan, Texas sounded really neat. There is a chef that hosts these dinners outdoors every month but only during a full moon. Shankar said that his sister loved it so this made Brad and I decide that we would go to one.
Where is it located?
Bryan, Texas is known for a lot of things but I think that it is most known as being the home of Texas A&M, the Aggies. Bryan is located northwest of Houston. I live in Cypress, Texas which is on the northwest part of Houston so Bryan is only 78 miles from my house. It is about 100 miles from downtown Houston.
About the chefs
(information and picture directly from their website)
We are a husband and wife team. Brian, the chef, spent over ten years working in professional kitchens and Amanda, who manages the services, gracefully organizes and maintains operations. Together, we strive to encourage and foster a thoughtful and jovial approach to dining. Our aim is to offer an experience with the purpose of getting back to what it was all about in the first place — celebrating life, feasting on great food with friends and family. We also employ a number of wonderful folks whose contributions allow our vision to possible. All are with the aspiration to live life closely connected to the land and its offerings.
With this in mind, we serendipitously settled on a 15 acre piece of land. On it, the late Don Ganter’s work – hand built old barns, a workshop, coops, and hutches – was entrusted to us and we have revived and repurposed them to give home to our ducks, guinea fowl, chickens, turkeys, roosters, and roaming heritage breed pigs. We are content to let nature do what she intends so our practices do not include the use of harmful pesticides or chemicals. We hope to provide the community with the benefits of our land and our hard work.
Do they just offer the moonlight dinner?
No, Brian and Amanda offer lots of different events and services. Some of these include cooking classes, dinner parties, dinners for two, weddings, and community events such as cooking at a months market event in Brenham.
What is their website?
This looks very neat, can I buy a gift card to the dinner for someone?
Yes, they offer gift cards so that you can give this experience as a gift to someone.
Brad and I bought his parents a gift card to this dinner and a night at a bed and breakfast last year for Christmas and they loved it. If you are looking for a gift to give someone who has everything, you should check this out!
What does a full moon dinner experience look like?
( pictures and information from their website:)
Each month, during the full moon, we serve a seven to nine course tasting menu in the forest space located next to the barn we’ve converted into a commercial kitchen. Guests arrive, take a tour of the grounds, and are then seated for the meal. The menu is ever changing and reflects the best of each month’s harvest.
Near the conclusion of this communal evening, all are encouraged to take the candlelit walk to the garden for dessert and coffee where there is a clear view of the moon rising in the night sky
What is the cost of the full moon dinner and what does it include?
Individual Seat : $100 plus a $3.49 fee
December 5th & 6th, 2014
The menu with pairing recommendations will be announced the week of the dinner.
If there is rain, dinner will be served in the long horse barn on the property.
Please wear closed toed shoes and consider the weather of the current season.