The Cancer Center Council (CCC) will be looking for a little support from San Antonio shoppers. Biga on the Banks is proud to be one of the only RiverWalk restaurants in the mix.
The Partners Shopping Card is a great way give and get back at the same time. For a fifty dollar contribution to the CCC shoppers are given a 20% discount at hundreds of participating stores, cafes and salons October 17th-26th.
The much needed donation will benefit The Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, a non profit corporation committed to conquer cancer through research, prevention and treatment. With so many businesses participating, you can turn your one time fifty dollar contribution to hundreds, even thousands of dollars in savings. The more you shop the more you save.
What to do with this new power of savings? The sensible shopper would probably get that holiday shopping out of the way. Those needing a little pampering may get a new ‘do after a luxurious day at the spa. Others will fill their homes with new furniture and find room in their closets for the latest fashions. Just remember, after a day of shopping, you won’t have to make dinner. There are lots of great restaurants included in this offer. In fact, one of your favorite RiverWalk restaurants, Biga on the Banks, is offering fine dining at a discounted rate for this important cause.
Visit http://cancercentercouncil.com/partners/ for a complete list of participating bussinesses and more information.
We’d like our BigAmigos to raise a glass to themselves.
During September BigAmigos will be rewarded with a glass of champagne.
That’ll kick start your fine dining experience!
BigAmigos is a rewards program. When you sign up as a BigAmigo you will be eligible for discounts and special offers that are announced in newsletters and blogs.
Not a BigAmigo? No problemo. Sign up to be a BigAmigo and once you receive your card we will extend you similar privileges. Sign up at http://biga.com/join-bigamigos/ or in person at our river walk restaurant.
Here, you’ll find the latest news and upcoming events happening at Biga on the Banks, your favorite fine dining River Walk restaurant.
You may have noticed that we’ve launched a new mobile friendly website. We hope this will help you navigate more easily on any device you may happen to be using to book reservations, see menus, order gift cards and help you with private dining information.
Ultimately, this website is only as good as you find it useful. If you feel there is something we’ve missed that should be added to the website let us know.
Lilla Says Goodbye, Hello Elise!
Well, the humor in the Biga kitchen has been a little less dry and sarcastic lately in the absence of long time pastry chef Lilla Bernal. Lilla and her family have left the Alamo city for the sunny beaches of Belize after her husband, Juan Carlos, landed a chef position in a posh resort. She assures us that she will call San Antonio home again in the near future but, until then, she’ll make the best of living abroad. What a trooper!
Stepping in to help fill the void is Elise Broz. Trained in the North East at Johnson & Wales University, she honed her skills in London, Maryland, North Carolina and Chicago. Elise was most recently noticed when she was creating the desserts, locally, at Laurent’s Modern Cuisine in Olmos Park.
Elise will be working alongside Biga veteran Baker/Pastry Chef Amy Delbridge, creating the artisanal breads and desserts that even the most disciplined dieters will justify indulging.
Will McCory Moves On, Nick Moves Up
Also making an exit from the Biga culinary team is Will McCory. Stepping down from the Sous Chef position, Will has decided to take on a venture of his own. He is currently renovating a school bus into a food truck and will soon join San Antonio’s food fleet.
The Sous Chef position wasn’t vacant for long. As soon as Will announced his departure, Bruce and Martin already had someone in mind to fill the bill. Chef Nick Fuentes was already establishing himself as a leader while working in the Biga kitchen, so it was a no-brainer.
Nick came to Biga from the Dady restaurants. A San Antonio native, Nick is young, energetic and loves creating new, delicious dishes. His excitement for San Antonio’s food scene will prove very valuable as he trains our newest members of the kitchen staff.
Nick is also involved with the Texas Cooks Co-Op, a group of culinary professionals from many different restaurants that, in their spare time, share their culinary prowess with the public by throwing themed dinners in different spaces around the city. Check out the Co-Op at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Cooks-Co-Op/112067492263980