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Clear Lake’s Oasis: The Bay Patio Bar at Waters Edge

The Waters Edge venue announces the opening of its new Patio Bar, creation of owner Phil Newton.

Chef Rhett Lillard

Newton has designed a one-of-a-kind resort style outdoor bar on Clear Lake. The scenic lakeview, tropical landscape, palm trees, bamboo plants, and perfectly manicured lawn transports you to a secluded island club.

While The Bay Patio Bar’s awesome view and ambience is second to none, the icing on the cake is their eclectic menu, brain child of the creative food artist, Chef Rhett Lillard. This expert chef and food maven uses the freshest ingredients in preparing his exciting and eye pleasing tasty dishes. Chef Lillard uses all parts of the herbs and fresh produce such as juices from tomatoes and citrus fruits to add flavor to his dishes.

Chef Lillard, who hails originally from Colorado, has travelled extensively across the country, preparing  food as a personal chef, for fine cafes, and at pre-eminent senior living facilities.  He has also been the chef at such renowned restaurants as Sambucas, Crystal Ball, and Lawless.  Lillard stated, “My philosophy about food is it brings people together and creates memories.  Also, the kitchen is the heart of the home.”

The Bay Patio Bar’s signature dishes include the large seared scallop crostini crusted with chili and garlic and topped with an avocado mousse and a smoked tomato crème sauce.  Another select menu choice is the chicken skewers that come with a spring mix tossed with fresh tomato vinaigrette and their signature chili aioli – egg yolk mayonnaise with siracha honey.  A winning menu treat is the fresh Gulf redfish tacos blackened to perfection, served with a cilantro crème sauce and a side of fresh slaw.

Sunday Brunch is a must at The Bay Patio Bar.  The A La Carte menu and outdoor atmosphere is incredibly enchanting.  Food items include a platter with eggs-your-way, applewood smoked bacon, sourdough toast, and cinnamon butter.  You can also add smoked lox with fresh avocado mousse.  A favorite light brunch item is the seafood campechana.  The flavorful breakfast croissant is always a good choice, especially with a Mimosa or Bloody Mary.  The picnic platter is perfect for those on a keto plan.  Finally, a must try is the avocado & lox crostini that sports a thick lox and tasty avocado mousse on grained toast.

The Bay Patio Bar, an oasis on the lake at Waters Edge, is a great place to relax, sip cocktails, meet friends, entertain clients, and enjoy a great atmosphere.

Waters Edge is the Bay Area’s premier special event venue for corporate events, weddings, receptions, fund raisers, and other galas.  The Bay Patio Bar is open Wednesday through Sunday Brunch and is located at 3901 NASA Parkway in El Lago, TX.  For more information, call 281-291-9900 or contact thebaypatiobar@gmail.com.

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