The 5 must-try menus during Austin Restaurant Week
Austin Restaurant Week kicked off Sunday night giving hungry foodies a chance to dine at old favorites and new buzzworthy establishments. Produced by Tribeza, Austin Restaurant Week runs May 11 - 14 and May 18 - 21. $2 from each meal will be donated to Meals on Wheels and More.
With tons of options to choose from, we thought it appropriate to share five featured restaurant menus that fit a variety of palates — and budgets. Read on for our suggestions on where to brunch, lunch and enjoy a three-course dinner during Restaurant Week.
Foreign & Domestic
Situated on North Loop, Foreign & Domestic offers a charming environment for a low-key dinner as a couple or with a small group of friends. The Restaurant Week menu offers a variety of options, from the approachable to the adventurous. Choose three courses for $37.
Pea Soup: Flowers, balsamic, herbs
Pigs Head Rillette: Lime pickle, beer mustard, brioche
Local Greens, Lettuces, Herbs, Vegetables: Sherry lime vinaigrette, puffed rice
Pork Belly: Peas, carrots, vinegar
Scallops: Strawberries, onions, brown butter
Baked Pasta: Cheddar, truffle, lemon
Chocolate Cake: Mint ice cream
Butterscotch Pudding: Cocoa nibs, cream
Uchi has been serving sought-after, Japanese-inspired cuisine since 2003. The Restaurant Week menu showcases Uchi's diverse offerings, from raw appetizers to highly praised desserts. Choose three courses for $37.
Hakujin: Salmon, Asian pear, white asparagus, pickled cauliflower
Uchiviche: Salmon, striped bass, tomato, garlic, bell pepper
Fukuoka Selection: Three piece chef’s choice nigiri
Bacon Steakie: Pork belly, Thai basil, serrano chili, watermelon radish
Walu Walu: Oak-grilled escolar, yuzu, garlic
Hamachi Nabe: Baby yellowtail, koshi hikari rice, farm egg, soy broth
Coffee Panna Cotta: Mango ‘yolk,’ coffee soil, white chocolate sorbet
Peanut Butter Semi-Freddo: Apple-miso sorbet, ringo crisp
Lemon Gelato: Pistachio, white balsamic, golden beet
The atmosphere of the Russian House is authentic, as is the food. And while Russian House offers a dinner menu during Austin Restaurant Week, we suggest changing things up and giving the two-course lunch a try.
Blinis with Red Caviar: Traditional Russian crepes served with luxurious Russian red caviar
Pirozhki: Individual sized baked buns stuffed with a variety of fillings
Vinaigrette: Russian beet salad
Uzbek Plov: A hearty rice dish cooked with lamb and vegetables
Pork Escalope: Bone-in, pan fried pork escalope served with mashed potatoes and homemade sauerkraut
Stuffed Vegetables: Bell peppers, zucchini or tomatoes stuffed with ground beef and pork
This Manor Road hot spot offers two dinner menus during Austin Restaurant Week. For the price-conscious diner, the $27 option will give you a spot-on taste of Salty Sow's head-to-tail cuisine. Choose three courses for $27.
Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad: Candied almonds, dried cranberries, Caesar dressing
Truffled Deviled Eggs: Salty Sow bacon, chives
Eggplant Frites: Tomato gravy, Parmigiano-Reggiano
Slow-cooked beef shoulder: Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, glazed root vegetables, fried egg
Genuine blackened redfish: Quinoa, lentils, smoked tomatoes, chipotle Tabasco lemon butter
Candied pork belly: Collard greens, soy balsamic syrup
Butterscotch Budino: Salted caramel, sweet crème fraîche
Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake
Cornmeal Strawberry Shortcake
Forget dinner and head to Winflo Osteria for a relaxing brunch. Featuring two courses — and a signature cocktail — this option is a steal at $17. Choose three for $17.
Basil Infused Bloody Mary: House-made Bloody Mary mix, basil infused vodka
Peach Bellini: Sweet peach puree, Prosecco
Blood Orange Mimosa: Prosecco, blood orange puree, a splash of Orange Juice
Shrimp & "Grits": Grilled Shrimp over a bed of creamy fontina polenta, sauteed spinach, red onions
Pork Belly Benedict: Crispy roasted red pepper polenta cakes topped with braised kale, seared pork belly, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce
Spaghetti alla Carbonara: House-made pasta tossed with fresh farm eggs, Parmigiano-Reggiano, cracked black pepper, pancetta
Yogurt Parfait: Low-fat vanilla yogurt layered with crunchy granola and fresh berries
Cranberry Scones: Homemade cranberry scones topped with sweet orange glaze
Espresso & Biscotti: Assorted biscotti served with fresh-brewed espresso