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New Farm Debuts at Travaasa with BBQ Bash
Guests enjoy beer and barbecue in pastoral setting
DAILY Food  June 20, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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..."

Travaasa Austin BBQ Bash Tickets Still Available
Area spa introduces new farm project with barbecue party
DAILY Food  June 14, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...[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..."

Travaasa BBQ Bash
June 15, 2013. 21 photos.
PHOTO GALLERY  June 19, 2013
"...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."..."

Travaasa Austin
Picturesque, serene Hill Country spa resort offers fun and educational culinary programs and farm-to-fork dining
Food Review  June 29, 2012, by Claudia Alarcón
"...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..."

Food Events
July 4-10
Food Column  July 3, 2014
"...› 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..."

Food Events
Oct. 17-22
Food Column  October 18, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...› 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..."

Food Events
June 14-20
Food Column  June 14, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• Travaasa BBQ Bash Benefits Foodways Texas. Sat., June 15, 5-9pm..."

Many Happy Returns
New name, same quality at the Preserve
Food Story  December 23, 2014, by Claudia Alarcón
"...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..."

Food Events
Jan. 25-29
Food Column  January 24, 2014
"...25. Travaasa, 13500 FM 2769, 877/261-7792..."

Food Events
June 20-26
Food Column  June 21, 2013
"...Wed., June 26, 6pm. Travaasa, 13500 FM 2769, 855/868-7282..."

Trailers on the move, and the Austin food community loses a friend
Food Column  May 22, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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....."

Food Events
Nov. 9-15
Food Column  November 9, 2012
"...• 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..."

The Elements of Summer Fun
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water strike a balance
Features Story  May 25, 2012, by Kate X Messer
"...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...."

New Local Service Looks to Change the Way You Eat
Austin Food Company delivers macrobiotic meals
DAILY Food  July 31, 2017, by Kali Venable
"...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...."

Food Community Helps Second Bar + Kitchen Chef
Daily Austin food news
DAILY Food  February 24, 2016, by Brandon Watson
"...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..."

Fall's Hottest Food Tickets
Our picks for the season's can't-miss events
DAILY Food  September 11, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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..."

Live Culture
Attendees of the Austin Fermentation Festival (Sat., Nov. 15) can choose from a variety of free workshops and classes from local producers.
Food Story  November 6, 2014
"...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)...."

The Take-Out: August 8
Your guide to the weekend's best bites
DAILY Food  August 8, 2014, by Brandon Watson
"...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..."

Late October Food Event-Palooza
Calendar packed with worthwhile food, wine, beer, film events
DAILY Food  October 23, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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)..."

Food Events
May 17-21
Food Column  May 17, 2013
"...Tue., May 21, 6:30pm. Travaasa, 13500 FM 2769, 855/868-7282..."

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