Celebrating 15 Years...
Here are some pictures (on the right, scroll down) of our 100 year old ranch house back in 1998, Philip Jones (our Senior Service Manager) helping with the renovation, our Christopher's World Grille sign going up, my family on Opening Day May 11, 1999, and Christopher's World Grille 2014.
Where did the time go? Can you believe that Christopher's World Grille is celebrating 15 years of business!
Thank you Bryan/College Station for your support of my lifelong dream-come-true. Let's try for 15 more...shall we? With your continued support, we will.
Chef Christopher Lampo
History of Christopher's World Grille
In 1998, after traveling the world as a private chef on one of the world's largest yachts, Christopher Lampo returned to his hometown of Bryan, Texas to settle down and fulfill his lifelong dream of opening a world-class restaurant. He purchased the Andrews House (circ. 1913) and restored (and greatly improved) it to accommodate his world-class restaurant, which opened as Christopher's World Grille in May of 1999. The house was left in its original condition wherever possible but made commercially viable by adding new square footage for a modern kitchen, restrooms (and an 1800 square foot banquet room, added in 2003).
Chef Christopher Lampo, CEC offers Prime beef, seafood, desserts and Mediterranean cuisine from his European travels as a private yacht chef. Christopher's World Grille often features local, regional, organic and/or sustainable ingredients, and has a Certified Sommelier and award winning wine list.
Like Chef Lampo's eclectic menu, the Christopher's World Grille facility itself is a potpourri of good taste. The spacious facility features an elegant blend of historic features (like original fireplaces, leaded glass china cabinet, stained glass window, and oak floors) with a state-of-the-art banquet room facility that includes complete A/V capabilities and wireless internet.
Christopher's World Grille is the preferred caterer to The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Foundation where Chef Lampo personally serves George and Barbara Bush and their guests as they entertain heads of state, international dignitaries, political leaders and industry leaders from around the world. About Chef Lampo's savvy with leading political figures, the New York Times reported: "When former President Bush comes to town to visit his presidential library, his meals are catered by Christopher Lampo, unless Mr. Bush just shows up at Mr. Lampo's restaurant, Christopher's World Grille, a 1913 former ranch house on the north edge of town with carved Victorian mirrors and leopard-print rugs. The brunch itself—specialties like chilaquiles (scrambled eggs on green salsa-tossed tortilla chips), chili-crusted crawfish salad and a bananas Foster French toast—will make you want to yell 'yeehaw', though you won't want to jeopardize your chance of being served the house's excellent Bloody Marys and Mimosas."