FABULOUS!!! YOU MUST DINE HERE!!!
My husband and I met 8 years go when I was involved in a car accident and was running around the intersection in a skin-tight leopard leotard,., complete with ears, diamond collar and leash, tail, leopard high heels and claws... looking for a witness because I still swear that it wasn?t my fault! Anyway, I ran out over to a good-looking, well-dressed man who happened to have a yacht docked nearby and who was simply on his way to the grocery store when he noticed a crowd that had gathered at the intersection. I asked him if he had seen the accident, but he replied, ?No, but I?ll be happy to stick around? ? and he?s stuck around for 8 years now!
Halloween is always a special event for us, and although we?ve been married for 6 years (Yes, we married on Halloween!), we still do something extravagant every year to commemorate our good fortune. This year it was a long weekend at the San Antonio Riverwalk, complete with rose petals on our bed and champagne coming out of our ears. It was my turn to be the instigator this year, and had originally made reservations at the ?Lover?s Table? at The Fig Tree, which called to cancel on us at the last minute due to some kitchen problem? so I made reservations at Biga on the Banks because I?d never heard anything negative about it. It was impressive from the moment we walked in. We were escorted to a private table for two, complete with a sequestering curtain, a Riverwalk view and two glasses of complimentary champagne. We had the exquisitely light smoked-salmon nachos (And I HATE anything fishy.) to start and went straight to the dynamite. My husband had fork-cuttable venison and quail and I had the most memorable duck ever. The meal ended with a carmelized pudding that had ?Happy 6th Anniversary written on the rim of the plate in semi-sweet chocolate.
At no time was the service NOT out of something written by Emily Post, Amy Vanderbuildt, Miss Manners, or whatever etiquette guru is currently out there raising cane with society and its graces. The service was PERFECT, as was the food and the atmosphere. We couldn?t possibly have had a better time, nor do we regret our sudden change of plans for an instant. I?m normally somewhat of a restaurant snob, but I can?t wait to go back to Biga!
I felt that the prices were totally in line with what we received. I was, in fact, prepared to pay more, and was pleasantly surprised. It was under $150 for the two of us, including a bottle of house champagne. I just need another excuse to revisit Biga? You?ll LOVE it!