Very New American Cuisine on the San Antonio Riverwalk

Very New American Cuisine on the San Antonio Riverwalk

Very New American Cuisine on the San Antonio Riverwalk

Archives for: August 18th, 2021

Biga! Your Company Holiday Party Venue San Antonio

Company Holiday Party Venue San Antonio

                                       Chef Bruce Auden

Looking for the perfect company holiday party venue San Antonio?

Just because you have been appointed to throw a holiday party for your family or co-workers, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself.

Give the Biga event planners your holiday wish list.  Whether you have a clear vision of what you would like your party to be or if you’d rather have us put it together so you can just show up to the party and take all the credit, we’re here to help!

Smaller groups may want a multiple course chef’s tasting with wine pairing while others are hoping to throw a huge corporate event complete with live music and a dance floor.  Big or small, we have you covered.

 

The menu is entirely up to you but here is a recent menu served in our private dining rooms…

Passed Hors D’Oeuvres

Hot & Crunchy Large Gulf Shrimp Skewers on Sugar Cane

Chihuahua Cheese & Roasted Poblano Empanada with House Made Salsa

Smoked Salmon Nacho with Escabeche Vegetables & Crème Fraiche

Salad

Biga Artisan Breads & Butter
Bibb, Arugula & Radicchio, Tiny Tomatoes, Basil Vinaigrette, Cheesy Herb Lavosh, Toasted Pine Nuts

Choice of Entree

Pan Roasted True American Snapper, Sweet Herb Basmati Rice, Tomato Relish, Seasonal Vegetables & Warm Lemon Vinaigrette
— Or –
Beef Tenderloin Medallions, Smoky Pepper Demi, Roasted Tri Color Potatoes, Slow Baked Tomato & Seasonal Vegetables, Caramelized Garlic Compound Butter

Dessert

Sticky Toffee Pudding with English Custard

See More Menus/Request a Packet

Biga offers private rooms for groups of 8-400 people and has the know-how to wow your guests.

The best holiday parties are booking now. Call (210)225-0722 to reserve a date for your private event or go to https://biga.com/business-dinner-or-full-corporate-dinner/  and look at photos of parties in the past, menu ideas and floor plans.

Your San Antonio RiverWalk Restaurant Knows how to Fiesta!

Riverwalk Restaurants get ready for FIESTA!

Your San Antonio RiverWalk Restaurant Knows how to Fiesta!

It has been a long time since we’ve had a river parade!  The Texas Cavaliers are about to change that!

June 21st is the long awaited Fiesta River Parade.  …& we need it!

Interested?  Well we have two ways to enjoy…

 

Dinner & Parade Seat

Dinner in the dining room and a parade seat riverside.

Parade seating along the parade route after dinner.

$140 adults • $80 kids (kids=12 years and under)

Price includes a $50 fee for parade seat, food, tax and gratuity.

This package requires purchase in advance.  To secure your pre-parade dinner with parade seat go to https://www.eventbrite.com/o/biga-on-the-banks-15262307498  

What’s included?  Just about everything!  Our chefs have put together a 3 course menu for parade goers.  The first two courses you will enjoy in our main dining room before the parade.  Close to the start of parade you will take a box of dessert to enjoy at your reserved riverside parade seat.  Coffee, tea, gratuity and tax are also included in the $140 price tag. Any additional drinks or additional items will be billed, based on consumption, before the parade starts.  (Sorry, we cannot guarantee your table will have a view, but your parade seat will!)

Kids 12 and under will choose from the Biga kids menu as well as a box of treats to enjoy riverside.

Timing is important for this package.  The parade starts at 7pm so seating for the pre-parade dinner will be limited to 5pm, 5:15PM and 5:30pm.  All reservations with parade packages purchased will be expected to vacate their dining room table and occupy their parade seats no later than 7pm.

Here’s the menu…

1st Course:

Chilled shrimp & crab salad, truffle caviar 

Korean dumplings with kimchi & cauliflower

Vegan navy bean, mushroom & wild rice soup (cream optional)

Mixed greens, pears, cheddar, walnut vinaigrette 

Classic Biga chicken fried oysters (3)

 

2nd Course:

Slow cooked Angus Beef Denver, braised collard greens, soft parmesan polenta, red wine jus

Seared American Red snapper or Seared Scallops & Shrimp, grilled peach salad, arugula, blue berries, maple rosemary vinaigrette, feta cheese

Seared Duck Breast & Braised Leg Meat, roasted hasselback potato, caramelized onion jus, Dijon spring greens

Roast Loin of Berkshire Pork, black beans, red pepper rice, tomato sauce, crunchy tortillas

Pan Seared Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Mushrooms,citrus rice, cilantro avocado pesto and lime pulp

 

3rd Course:  (To take to your Parade seat)

Chocolate tres leches cake, chocolate whipped cream, chocolate creamuex, summer berries 

 

Kids: 12 and under

Small Tenderloin of Beef, mashed potatoes, green vegetable

Chicken fingers, fries and fruit

Pasta, alfredo or marinara with chicken or shrimp

 

$140++ Adults $80.00++ Kid’s 12 & under

RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. 

Prices includes: 2 course dinners in the main dining room,

dessert package to take to your reserved parade seat, tax and gratuity.) 

Parade start time expected about 7:00pm.

If you are the kind of person that gets thirsty during parades you may want to bring some cash.  We will have a cash bar available for Biga guests from 6:45-8:00pm.

Go to Pre Parade Dinner w/ Parade Seat to secure your spot!

After the parade starts we have another option…

After 7pm 3 Course Dinner During the Parade

(DOES NOT INCLUDE RIVERSIDE PARADE SEAT)

Biga is normally closed on Mondays but since the river parade is going on we decided to open our dining room for a 3-course fixed price dinner for guests looking for dinner and a little refuge from the parade hub-bub and for those that like the parade but don’t need to see every minute of it.

Tables in the dining room may not have a view of the parade but everyone will have access to our balcony at any time. 

How it works…Seating starts at 7pm.  Once you arrive at the restaurant you will be seated at your table in the main dining room.  Most people use their table as a, kind of, home base.  You will order your drinks, and food at the table and your dinner will be served at the table but at any time you and your guests may want to take your drinks onto our balcony and watch the parade.  Your server will help you time things as you wish.

THIS PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE SEATING ON THE PARADE ROUTE AND WE CANNOT GUARANTEE A TABLE WITH A VIEW.

The Menu…

Choose one item for each course.

1st Course:
Chilled shrimp & crab salad, truffle caviar

Korean dumplings with kimchi & cauliflower

Vegan navy bean, mushroom & wild rice soup (cream optional)

Mixed greens, pears, cheddar, walnut vinaigrette

Classic Biga chicken fried oysters (3)

2nd Course:
Slow cooked Angus Beef Denver, braised collard greens, soft parmesan polenta, red wine jus

Seared American Red snapper or Seared Scallops & Shrimp, grilled peach salad, arugula, blue berries, maple rosemary vinaigrette, feta cheese

Seared Duck Breast & Braised Leg Meat, roasted hasselback potato, caramelized onion jus, Dijon spring greens

Roast Loin of Berkshire Pork, black beans, red pepper rice, tomato sauce, crunchy tortillas

Pan Seared Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Mushrooms, citrus rice, cilantro avocado pesto and lime pulp

3rd Course
Chocolate tres leches cake, chocolate whipped cream, chocolate creamuex, summer berries

Churro Waffles, strawberries, vanilla bean whipped cream, cajeta syrup

Vegan, Dairy free, Gluten Free Coconut Lime Pannacotta,pineapple rum fruit soup, tropical fruit pico

Kids: 12 and under
Beef, mashed potatoes, green vegetable
Chicken fingers, fries and fruit
Pasta, alfredo or marinara with chicken or shrimp

Rain or Shine Event, Refunds only available seven days or more before event.

$90 Adults $30.00 Kid’s 12 & under.

Price includes food, tax and gratuity. Drinks and other add ons will be billed on consumption.

Parking during fiesta can be problematic.  Ride share services like Uber and Lyft are a good idea!

GO TO Tickets for After 7pm Dinner to secure your spot! 

Once your tickets are purchased the restaurant will call you to specify your arrival time.  Arrival times available start as early as 7pm and as late as 8:30.

The Right Business Dinner Venue

Let Biga do the work for your corporate party!

Biga is the Right Business Dinner Venue

Impressing clients and rewarding loyal staff is easy when you find the right business dinner venue!

Let’s face it, entertaining isn’t your job, It’s ours!  We’re happy to do all the work when it comes to your corporate celebrations.  Award-winning cuisine, River Walk views and welcoming service.  We’ve got it all!

Holiday parties, award ceremonies, working dinners?  Whatever your need, our flexible floor plans and custom menus can be crafted for any group of 10-400. 

It is never too early to start planning!  Call (210)225-0722 or request more info!

Here’s what our clients have to say…

“Booked a corporate dinner for one of our executives. You know it must be great when you get a text while they are dining saying “this place is amazing”.”

 “…I am so grateful to you, Rudy and your team for the countless hours of preparation and superb service and kindness extended to me and our group each year.  There is no way that any function can be perfect without perfect people working in the background to make it happen – and with such class.   You all do exactly that!”       -Connie K.

 “…we have been hosting receptions for years, and I heard positive feedback from many of our guests that this was one of the best, if not THE best, receptions we’ve hosted.  People especially loved the venue, beautiful river walk views and ambience. The service was excellent…”.       -Lois G.

 “…on behalf of Motorola I want to thank you and the wonderful staff for an outstanding job on our event tonight. The food and the service were fabulous. We had many great comments and that was because of how the Biga team handled the event.”       -Rula G.

 

Mother’s Day Brunch on the San Antonio RiverWalk

Mother’s Day Brunch on the San Antonio RiverWalk

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 8th 10:30-4pm
RESERVATIONS ARE A GOOD IDEA click here!
$67 for Adults, $30 Kids under 12
 
Our Chef’s are still working on the menu.  So, keep in mind it may change a bit.  Here is how it is shaping up so far…Mothers Day Brunch San Antonio RiverWalk Restaurant

1st Course: Choice of
Smoky Scottish Salmon cream cheese Baguette, spicy yellowfin tuna Poke,

tempura crunchies, avocado crab deviled egg, wasabi

Or

Organic chicken tarragon raspberry salad, toasted almonds, lavosh,

Broadbent ham & salami, mustard, roasted beef Yorkshire pudding, horseradish cream

Or

Panzanella salad, tomato, onion, cucumber and sourdough,

Ratatouille & noodles, many roasted mushrooms

 

2nd Course (Served Family Style):
Spring mixed greens, frisee, Texas citrus, parmesan, golden raisins, tomatoes, shallot vinaigrette

 

3rd Course:  Choice of…

Seafood Omelet crab, shrimp, lobster & Gruyere, potato hash, oven-dried tomato, sauteed asparagus

Smoked cooked angus beef Denver ropa vieja, corn polenta spoonbread, Cuban spiced zucchini

Arroz congri con pollo, achiote, fried ripe plantain, avocado, grilled lime, spinach

Chile garlic shrimp & scallops, Vietnamese fried rice, corn, red pepper, carrots, scallions, soy

Southern style eggs benedict, smoked barbeque beef brisket, corn bread,

collard greens, chipotle hollandaise

Olive and feta stuffed lamb shoulder, tiny potatoes,

sun-dried tomato pesto & roasted Brussels sprouts, mushroom demi

Baked American red snapper or Scottish salmon, lemon thyme couscous salad,

Swiss chard, sherry, spiced almonds, strawberry coulis

Asparagus, Quinoa & Farro Salad, sweet mustard dressing, pan seared marinated eggplant,

 smoked mushroom

4th Course:  Choice of…

Petifour trio, Linzer tart, apricot almond cake, hazelnut truffle

Coconut cake, coconut pastry cream, white coconut sauce, coconut tuile

Key lime white chocolate tart, raspberry coulis, white chocolate flowers, fruit salad GLUTEN FREE

Blueberry Vegan cheesecake GLUTEN FREE

 

Kids: 12 and under

Bacon & Eggs,

Mac & Cheese

Chicken fingers & fries,

Marinara or Alfredo pasta w/ chicken or shrimp

Dessert: Strawberry short cake cupcake or

 Chocolate mud cake with gummy worms

 

 

Featured Mother’s Day Cocktails

Spring it on Me… $12.25

Featured Easter Cocktails

Mimosa service… $12.25

 Pomegranate vanilla, grapefruit mint, tangerine citrus

 

Bloody Mary/ Spicy Maria… $12.25

 Vodka/Tequila Pickled peppers and cheddar cheese  

  

Spiked Vanilla Iced Latte… $14.25

Housed infused vanilla vodka, coffee liquor, cold brew, oat milk,

warm baking spices, salted whipped cream

 

Sangria Mia… $13.25

Red wine rested for days with orange vodka, brandy, pama liquor, gin, fresh seasonal juices,

berries & citrus peels

Mum-believable… $14.25

Myers dark rum, ripe pineapple, honey ginger syrup, prosecco, topo chico, fresh mint

 

 

San Antonio RiverWalk Restaurants Accepting Reservations for EASTER BRUNCH!

easter on the San Antonio RiverWalk

Reservations going fast for EASTER BRUNCH at your favorite RiverWalk Restaurant

Your Favorite San Antonio RiverWalk Restaurant now accepting reservations for Easter Brunch!

We’ll be open from 11am-7pm and will be serving a 4 course menu for $67 per person and

 $30 for kids 12 and under.

RESERVATIONS ARE A GOOD IDEA!

The chefs are still working on the menu, but, here is what they have come up with so far..

1st Course: Choice of…

Smoky Scottish Salmon, cream cheese crostini, spicy yellowfin tuna Poke, tempura crunchies, avocado crab deviled egg, wasabi

Organic chicken tarragon raspberry salad, toasted almonds, lavosh, Texas country ham, mustard, roasted beef Yorkshire pudding, horseradish cream

Panzanella salad, tomato, onion, cucumber and sourdough, pesto noodles, many roasted mushrooms

2nd Course (Served Family Style):
Spring mixed greens, citrus shallot vinaigrette, carrot ribbons, shaved red onions, crumbled feta and herbs, sweet and sour apples

3rd Course: Choice of…

Seafood omelet crab, shrimp & lobster, potato hash, marinated & grilled tomatoes & asparagus, gruyere

Berkshire pork shoulder & vermicelli noodles, cucumbers, pickled daikon & carrots, scallions, mint, nvac cham

Tamarind glazed lamb leg churrasco, broccoli & carrots, lentils & rice, blueberry peach demi sauce

Chile garlic shrimp & scallops, Vietnamese fried rice, corn, red pepper, carrots, scallions, soy

Marinated 44 Farms flat iron steak & eggs, fajita vegetables, frilled tortillas, guacamole, salsa sour cream, charro beans

Southern style eggs benedict, smoked barbeque beef brisket, corn bread, collard greens, chipotle hollandaise

Baked American red snapper, lemon thyme cous cous, rhubarb, Swiss chard, sherry, almonds, strawberry coulis

Vegetarian mofongo, fried mashed plantains, confit trumpet mushrooms, coconut mango sticky rice, aji dulce sofrito, adobo broth

4th Course:  Choice of…

Lemon, blueberry Financier, lemon curd, blueberry compote, almond crocant GLUTEN FREE

Carrot cake, candied carrot & walnut, fresh raspberry

Chocolate strawberry mousse, tulip chocolate cup, fresh flowers

Vegan dessert upon request

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids: 12 and under
Bacon & Eggs,

Mac & Cheese

Chicken fingers & fries,

Marinara or Alfredo pasta w/ chicken or shrimp

Dessert: Vanilla bunny cake or

 Chocolate mud cake worms