Former Houston chef Ryan Hildebrand is opening a new casual Hill Country restaurant this year.
Hildee’s Dine-Inn opens sometime this summer – ideally August – on 14111 Winters Mill Parkway in Wimberley, offering take-away and take-away options.
The menu focuses on Hill Country and Southern dishes, with heavy use of the smokehouse. This means chicken-fried venison served with sawmill sauce (a dish Hildebrand often ate on family hunting trips in West Texas when he was younger); smoked salmon with black pepper and potato muffin and caviar; Confit tomato cake; and grilled halloumi, served with beets, berries and charred avocado. The full bar serves cocktails and offers a global wine list with an additional focus on Texas bottles.
Hildee’s physical space includes indoor and outdoor seating as well as a covered terrace and lounge seating along the creek and lawn. Takeaway, roadside and limited deliveries orders can be placed online or by phone when opening.