Margaritaville Lake Resort and Bernhardt Winery team up to deliver a unique dining experience


MONTGOMERY, TX – Make Fridays in December a culinary getaway at License to Chill Bar & Cafe, located in the Tower Lobby at Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston.

Specially curated in partnership with Bernhardt Winery, guests will enjoy Margaritaville-inspired dishes paired with wines from Bernhardt’s Antique Wine Collection.

Located a few miles from Margaritaville Lake Resort in Plantersville, Bernhardt Winery is a quaint Tuscan-style winery that produces 100% Texan wines, unique blends of classic American varietals, as well as the new Antiquity Wine Curation Ancient Series. These wines come from the geographical and historical region of Thrace in southeastern Europe, now shared between Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.

“We appreciate our collaboration with Bernhardt Winery and are proud to partner with them for this unique dining experience,” said Amit Sen, Food and Beverage Manager at Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston. “We hope our resort guests and the general public will enjoy this unique dining experience throughout the holiday season.”

The four-course pairing menu consists of:

• Appetizer: Shrimp wrapped in Nueske smoked bacon, pan-fried, smoked Gouda grits, Ali lime Amarillo aioli and crispy leeks. Paired with Antiquity Chardonnay, Danube Plains, 2018.

• Salad: Fresh Caprese salad with creamy burrata, balsamic tondo, basil and olive oil. Paired with Antiquity Rose’ Innana, Thracian Lowlands, 2018.

• Palette Cleanser: Guests will enjoy a serving of the chef’s sorbet between salad and main courses.

• Starter: Guests can choose from a selection of three carefully crafted main courses, including:
o Crab on grouper in a crust with roasted root vegetables, fingerling potatoes and Provençal vinaigrette. Paired with Antiquity Sauvignon Blanc, Thracian Lowlands, 2018.
o Premium Texas Tenderloin served with Yukon Gold Gorgonzola Mash and Balsamic Pinot Noir Reduction. Paired with Antiquity Mavrud, Thracian Lowlands, 2017.
o Barbecued jerk chicken medallion served with sweet plantain hash and locally roasted pumpkin. Twinned with Antiquity Sangiovese, Thracian Lowlands, 2017.

“Our mission with the Bernhardt Antiquity series of wines is to find native varieties that are as close to the genetic original and grown on the same terroir as in ancient times,” said Jerry Bernhardt of Bernhardt Winery. “We are proud to have served them at Margaritaville Lake Resort, and in doing so, we hope to recreate a shared common experience of our ancestors, love, passion, family and celebration through the tasting of these age-old wines.”

Pairing dinners are available for Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston guests and the public, Friday evenings from November 27 to December 18. The December 11 wine pairing dinner is booked. Interested customers should call 936-448-3200 for priority seating information and reservations. To learn more, visit


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