"...Perfectly in step with the current trends of sustainability and farm-to-table dining, Travaasa Austin Spa & Resort has added a farm to their list of attractions. The property includes a garden to supply the restaurant and spa, a flock of chickens for eggs, a stable for the horses, and a creek-side pasture perfect for outdoor entertaining..."
"...[image-1] The party is hosted by Travaasa chef, Benjamin Baker, who will introduce resort guests to the new 3.25 acre farm that provides fresh, organic produce for the kitchen in Jean's Restaurant, Travaasa's in-house dining outlet. Proceeds from the barbecue party will benefit Foodways Texas, a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and documentation of the diverse culinary cultures of the Lone Star State..."
"...On Saturday, June 15, resort and spa Travaasa Austin celebrated the launch of its new on-site organic farm with a BBQ Bash featuring food from The Salt Lick and Snow’s BBQ, among other venerable Texas barbecue eateries, plus beer tastings from Austin’s Hops & Grain and other breweries. For Virginia Wood's recap of the party, see "New Farm Debuts at Travaasa with BBQ Bash."..."
"...One of the perks of a food writer's job is that we are often invited to attend events and visit special places. On a recent weekend, my husband Will and I headed to Travaasa Austin, about a 30-minute drive from our South Austin home..."
"...› 4th of July at Travaasa Austin Celebrate Independence Day in the spa's restaurant with a seasonal red, white, and blue menu created by chef Ben Baker. Reservations required..."
"...› Benefit Concert by Mike Beck with Dinner The Farm at Travaasa hosts a wild game dinner paired with craft beer, followed by a concert by musician and horse whisperer Mike Beck to benefit the Joyful Horse Project. Fri., Oct..."
"...• Travaasa BBQ Bash Benefits Foodways Texas. Sat., June 15, 5-9pm..."
"...A couple of years ago, my husband and I enjoyed a very pleasant overnight stay and a great meal at Travaasa, the high-end spa resort at the gate to the Texas Hill Country. Earlier this year, I received news that the restaurant had changed its name to the more apt Preserve Kitchen + Bar, adding a new bar and an on-premise organic farm..."
"...25. Travaasa, 13500 FM 2769, 877/261-7792..."
"...Wed., June 26, 6pm. Travaasa, 13500 FM 2769, 855/868-7282..."
"...For the lightning round: Noble Sandwiches (4805 Burnet Rd.) has added beer and wine to its menu... Travaasa Austin (13500 FM 2769) has added a new bar, where they will offer mixology classes and make craft cocktails using herbs and flowers from the spa's organic farm....."
"...• Farm to Table Harvest Dinner Chefs John Bates of the Noble Pig, Josh Watkins of the Carillon, Erica Beneke of Max's Wine Dive, and Tim Dornon of Uchiko join forces with Travaasa executive chef Ben Baker to benefit the Sustainable Food Center. Drink.Well will be on hand to mix cocktails with Tito's Vodka and Hops & Grain will provide craft beer..."
"...Many thanks to the folks at Travaasa for allowing us to converge with the elements (and our four talented models who represented them) and scamper across their gorgeous bit of Texas Hill Country for our photo shoot...."
"...Mansour and Austin Food Co. creative development officer, chef Marko Ellinger – Mansour’s former culinary instructor and the culinary education specialist at Travaasa Spa & Resort, where Mansour worked as a demonstrating chef – are trying to bring back the concept of using food as a natural healing modality with macrobiotic and Ayurvedic principles...."
"...27) between noon-6pm, reps from 25 local eateries will be teaming up for a bake sale under the former Restaurant Congress awning located by Caffe Medici. Participating chefs and restaurateurs include Second’s Michelle Arcilla Hall and Maggie Dickerson, Parkside Project’s Erica Waksmunski, Emmer & Rye’s Tavel Bristol-Joseph, Travaasa Spa’s Blanca Zesati and Ben Baker, Isla’s Roman Murphy, Wyeth Patisserie’s Caitlin Wyeth, Boiler Nine Bar + Grill’s Jason Stude and Emily Maddy, Dulcina’s Monica Paredes, Crave Chocolate’s Krystal Craig, Sweetish Hill Bakery’s Chrissy Eason, Apis Restaurant & Apiary's Mike St..."
"...8. Featured chefs are the following: Tatsu Aikawa and Tako Matsumoto of Ramen Tatsu-Ya; Ben Baker of Travaasa Spa; Ji Pen Chen, Ling Qui Wu, and Callie Speer of Wu Chow; Tyson Cole of Uchi; Sonya Cote of Eden East; Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher of Lenoir; Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue; Andrew Wiseheart of Contigo and Gardner; and Casey Wilcox of Justine's Brasserie..."
"...Sourdough Bread: Travaasa chef Ben Baker shares the secret behind his family's recipe for sourdough (hint: it has something to do with their 168-year-old starter)...."
"...Participating chefs this year include Philip Speer of Uchi, Uchiko, and St. Philip, Callie Speer of Swift’s Attic; Jack Gilmore of Jack Allen’s Kitchen, Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine and Odd Duck; Benjamin Baker of Travaasa Experiential Resorts; Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due; Allison Jenkins and Vilma Mazaite of LaV; Daniel Olivella of Barlata; Casey Wilcox of Justine’s Brasserie; Tim Byres of SMOKE and Chicken Scratch; and Tatsu Aikawa and Tako Matsumoto of Ramen Tatsu-ya..."
"...The food vendor line-up along 11th St. in front of the Capitol will include Travaasa Austin (locally-sourced, organic dishes); Heros Gyros (beef & lamb, chicken, veggie, and falafel gyros);Crepe Crazy (sweet and savory crepes);Lavassa Espression (Italian food, gelato, and coffee drinks); Hey Cupcake ! (local cupcakes); Amy’s Ice Cream (limited flavors); and Snowie Shaved Ice (snow cones with an array of syrup choices)..."
"...Tue., May 21, 6:30pm. Travaasa, 13500 FM 2769, 855/868-7282..."