Brennans Culinary Getaway Fall 2022


Spread Oaks Ranch Teams with Brennan’s of Houston

This fall, Brennan’s of Houston will continue to celebrate 55 years in Texas by partnering with Spread Oaks Ranch to host an exclusive Culinary Getaway Weekend, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2022.

During the three-day event, 24 guests will be treated to a weekend of genuine Southern hospitality and culinary delights by Chef Carl Walker of Brennan’s of Houston and Chef Ric Rosser of Spread Oaks Ranch. Between the exemplary prepared field- and farm-to-table meals, guests will have the option to participate in the following activities:

  • Harvesting seasonal ingredients
  • Clay-target shooting with a pro instructor
  • Historical guided ranch tours
  • Pond fishing
  • Birding adventures
  • Whiskey tasting
  • Professional massage therapy, and more

Check out the schedule of tantalizing culinary events

Brennan’s of Houston (BOH) and Spread Oaks Ranch (SOR) have cultivated a fantastic weekend of exceptional meals, exclusive wine tastings, private tours of Spread Oaks Ranch, and more. This all-inclusive two-night event includes luxe accommodations for $1,800 per person.

Friday, Sept. 30

2 pm-3 pm: Guests Arrive

5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Guests enjoy happy hour on the Big Patio

  • Charcuterie by SOR
  • Cheeses by BOH

6:30 pm: Four-course wine dinner

  • Soup course: Turtle soup by BOH
  • Salad course: Garden salad by SOR
  • Entree: Sous vide pork belly by SOR + crispy fish by BOH
  • Dessert: Bread pudding

Saturday, Oct. 1

9:30 am: Guests enjoy pastries and a build-your-own mimosa & Bloody Mary bar

  • Pastries by SOR + Beignets by BOH

10 am: Guests choose from various activities, including clay-target shooting, historical tours, conservation tours, photo safaris, or just relaxing by the pool.

1 pm: Lunch under the Oak Tree. Enjoy a Southern spread with wine sampling

  • Gumbo in terrines on table (BOH)
  • Salad by SOR
  • Muffuletta sandwiches (SOR + BOH)
  • Pralines/cookies for dessert (BOH)

5:30 pm:  Hors d’ oeuvres by SOR

6:30 pm: Five-course wine dinner prepared by Chef Carl Walker and Chef Ric

  • Oyster dish by BOH
  • Fish and citrus salad by SOR
  • Boudin stuffed quail by BOH
  • Tarte a la bouillie by BOH

Sunday, October 2

8:30 am: Light pastries and coffee by SOR

10 am:  Enjoy Brennan’s Jazz Brunch at Spread Oaks Ranch!

  • Crab cake Benedict and choron sauce by BOH
  • Pain Perdu & Bacon by SOR
  • Tray of Pralines as they depart by BOH

2 pm: Guests depart

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About Brennan’s of Houston

Brennan’s of Houston has a rich history rooted in the 1967 opening as a sister restaurant to the world-famous Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. Incorporating the freshest local ingredients, we offer exceptional dining, including many original creations among our award-winning cuisine. From pan to plate to palate, our brigade of culinary professionals directs its overwhelming passion for food and hospitality at creating great memories for every guest every time. 

About Spread Oaks Ranch

Situated near Bay City, Texas, Spread Oaks Ranch is a 5,500-acre working ranch that integrates an actively managed cattle and agriculture operation with wildlife in a setting of ancient live oaks mottes, coastal prairie, and river bottom wetlands. The ranch is situated within the apex of the Texas mid-coast Central Flyway renowned for its concentration of hundreds of thousands of wintering waterfowl. Our mission is to provide the discerning adventure seeker with the ultimate outdoor experience. Come join us — and go “Deeper into the Heart of Texas.”



Take your experience to another level

If you are seeking a little extra adventure between food courses, consider engaging some of our “best of the best” outdoor vendors. These folks are the same professional guiding entities we use during hunting season. Just let Spread Oaks Ranch know which activities you want to schedule and we will help you make all the arrangements.  

Texas Helicopter Hog Hunting

After a safety briefing and hunt overview, your helicopter will take off right in front of the lodge, with flights that are made two persons at a time. AR rifles, shotguns, and ammunition are provided. With 250,000 permitted acres, you’ll fly deep into the heart of Texas. Spread Oaks Ranch will help you make all the arrangements.

Matagorda Bay Saltwater Fishing

On a half-day morning or afternoon bay fishing trip, you will target redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. All your fishing gear will be provided by the guides, you need only to consider your personal comfort. Boats leave out of the town of Matagorda, about a 35-minute drive from the Spread Oaks Ranch. Spread Oaks Ranch will help you make all the arrangements.

Upland Bird Hunting

Our contractor Top Flight offers upland bird shooting in a classic prairie and savannah setting right on Spread Oaks Ranch. Guides bring all the birds (pheasant, chukar, and quail) as well as flushing and pointing dogs. Top Flight runs upland hunts only from the end of September until the end of March. For this hunt, the ranch will provide you with transportation at no cost. With enough notice, we can get your birds cleaned for $2.50 each. Spread Oaks Ranch will help you make all the arrangements.
Old Three Hundred
Main House Suite
Casita No. 1
Casita No. 2
Casita No. 3
Bunk House
Main House
Fire Pit
Tree House
Smoke House
Green House
Shade House
Trophy Bass Pond
Stocked Bass Lake
Clay Target Field
Accommodations Include