Rebecca Rather\’s The Pink Pig Bakery and Restaurant

I was introduced to Rebecca Rather\’s delicious food at the Bites for Bloggers event which celebrated the talented women chefs in Austin and surrounding area and served as a meet and greet for out of town and local food bloggers. The \”Pastry Queen\” of Fredericksburg\’s Pink Pig wooed event goers with a creamy wild flower honey panna cotta topped with a vibrant pink prickly pear sorbet along with her signature pink pig cookies. 
I enjoy weekend getaways with my husband and pup to Fredericksburg and was pleased to hear that The Pink Pig\’s patio is dog friendly. I recently spent the long 4th of July weekend in Fredericksburg where the three of us enjoyed two visits to The Pink Pig.
I overheard an employee say that they sell the breakfast baked goods before they make it out of the oven. I was lucky enough to try one of her amazing cinnamon rolls during Sunday brunch. Chef Rather has three published Pastry Queen cookbooks so it should be no surprise that this was the best cinnamon roll I have ever tasted. Flaky on the outside with a sweet sticky glaze and a moist doughy inside.

The eggs Benedict are to die for. They serve flavorful sausage patties on their house made muffins with two perfectly poached eggs topped with a rich hollandaise sauce and diced tomatoes.
When we stopped in for lunch I could not resist ordering the dish inspired by Paul Qui\’s Eastside King trailers. The spinach salad has goat cheese, spicy pecans, fried beets tossed in a beet vinaigrette. Many of their ingredients are from local farms such as the CKC goat cheese used in this dish.

The egg salad sandwich is wholesome, simple and delicious. I love the soft thick bread she uses for her sandwiches.  I gather that very few ingredients come from a can or bottle here. Even the ketchup for the hand cut fries appeared to be house made.
Grapevines growing on the patio
A trip to Fredericksburg will no longer be complete without a stop at The Pink Pig.

If you have time for a little wine tasting after dining at The Pink Pig I highly recommend checking out their neighbor, Six Shooter Cellars. It is a collaboration of six Texas wineries housed inside an old school building.

Want to know more about the Bites for Bloggers event? Check out Kristin Sheppard\’s post on her blog Mad Betty and Lisa\’s at Full and Content.

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