"The people who give you their food give you their heart" - Cesar Chavez

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Green Pasture's Restaurant in Austin, TX. Pure Deliciousness

We recently went to SXSW in Austin, Texas for our event The Lean Startup. The night before the big conference, my manager, Christen, took me for one of the best meals I've ever had...and richest meals! The restaurant, Green Pastures, is in an old Victorian home. Our waiter told us he had seen a ghost just before dinner....I won't lie, I was a little scared to walk alone to the restroom so I just stayed in the main dining area! We had a lovely waiter who ended up driving us home because its impossible to catch a taxi in Austin during SXSW! True southern hospitality:
The meal was spectacular. Each ingredient was thoughtfully incorporated for true sensory bliss. We did not hold back for this meal...
It all began with a little taster from the chef of ahi tuna on cucumber with a wasabi sauce. 
Appetizer 1:
The Mushroom Martini
Saute of Exotic Mushrooms with Garlic and Vermouth 1
This was rich, decadent, warming and truly celebrated the royal mushroom.
Appetizer 2:
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Stuffed Texas Quail
With Shiner Bock Glaze and Truffle Veal Glace
Appetizer 3:
Toasted Brie Sandwich 
With Toasted Hazelnuts, Caramelized Onion Preserves and Balsamic-Fig Coulis
Gourmetified grilled cheese sandos....yes please!
First Course:
Avocado Salad
With Tomatoes, Texas Goat Cheese, White Truffle Oil and Hibiscus
This was so creamy and delicious!

Pallet cleanser of grapefruit sorbet....looks like a planet.

For our main course, Christen ordered:
Salt and Pepper Poulet Rouge Chicken
Heritage Cou Nu Breed Chicken, Truffled Mashed Potato, Buttered Mushrooms, Sauteed Green Beans, Roasted Garlic, Rosemary and Natural Jus (I don't know what 'Jus' is either...)
and I ordered the Pecan Salmon
with Lobster Bread Pudding Honey Carrots, Candied Jalapenos & Herb Butter
The lobster bread pudding....HOLY COW!! or should I say HOLY LOBSTER!?

and for dessert....
Creme Brulee With Grand Marnier and Caramelized Sugar

Green Pastures Restaurant
811 W Live Oak
Austin, TX 78704 
Tel: (512) 444-4747

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