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Decadent holiday desserts sweeten this round of San Antonio food news

Decadent holiday desserts sweeten this round of San Antonio food news

Bakery Lorraine holiday sweets
Bakery Lorraine's seasonal desserts are full of holiday cheer. Photo by Jessica Giesey

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Mixtli chef Diego Galicia and culinary student Alexana Cabrera recently ruled in a truffle scuffle in Spain, placing second at the Concurso Internacional Cocinando con Trufa. The event brought 15 international teams together to create two dishes — one hot and one cold — using the famous ingredient.

In other Mixtli news, chefs Galicia and Rico Torres are continuing their guest chef dinner series with a visit from The Joule executive chef Junior Borges and co-executive chef Josh Sutcliff from Mirador, both from Dallas. The 10-course feast promises delights like caramelized sunchoke tortellini with onion juice and mustards and tater tots with mornay and country ham. Two seatings are available at 5 and 8 pm on December 17.

New American restaurant Tribeca 212 has some big changes in store thanks to new owner Rudy Souberbielle and partners Nick Gutierrez and Emely Zuluaga. Among them is a new affordable $9 business lunch featuring rotating specials like Angus meatloaf, fried chicken, and almond trout. The restaurant also announced an expansion of brunch to Saturday, and a Monday all-night happy hour from 3 pm to close.

Tickets go on sale December 8 for Saint City Supper Club’s exclusive 30 ticket dinner with Boiler House chef Jeff White. The menu for the January 28 feast at the event space by Burleson Yard Beer Garden is still to be finalized, but it will reportedly have a Southern theme.

Bakery Lorraine is getting into the holiday spirit with special themed desserts such as chocolate-covered gingerbread men. Customers can also take home pies and macaron boxes in seasonal flavors such as eggnog and peppermint.

If you have a homesick ex-San Antonian on your list, send them one of Twang’s Beer Lover Party Buckets. The two options are chock-full of T-shirts, koozies, bottle openers, drink glasses, and — of course — plenty of beer salt.

A second location of casual seafood eatery Smashin Crab is opening in the Stone Oak area, according to the San Antonio Current. The Bandera Road location has become very popular with locals looking for Cajun-style po’boys, barbecue shrimp, and traditional seafood boils.