If you’ve ever stayed at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, you probably tasted the salsa, made from roasted tomatoes, onions and jalapeños. It’s a taste many of you have wanted to take with you upon leaving.
Well, now you can.
The Hyatt has begun to bottle its 99 Brand Salsa, which the resort’s culinary team, led by chefs Jeffrey Axell and Troy Knapp, have made ready for mass production.
The name is derived from the cattle brands that Texas began registering in the 1830’s. D. G. Rogers, founder of the Rogers-Wiseman ranch, now home to the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, designed the 99 brand and officially registered it in 1888.
Family legend states that Rogers chose the 99 after a passage in the Bible, where the question was asked, “If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the 99 and go to look for the one that wandered off?” This parable was directed at his son Henry, who preferred to spend time in town socializing in San Antonio’s Produce Row to a hard day’s work on the ranch.
The salsa is the first in a trilogy of products that will be labeled under the 99 Brand. A barbecue sauce and dry rub are in production and will be available soon. The 16-ounce jars of salsa are available in the hotel’s General Store for $6. Call 210-647-1234.