With your kitchen's pots and pans inhabited by the evil spirits of dead pots and pans, cooking at home has become both time-consuming and spooky. Get quality cuisine without interference from crazed kitchenware with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of upscale New-American fare at The Carillon (a $60 value).
The Carillon melds tried-and-true favorites with taste-bud-bending molecular gastronomy amid upscale décor of rustic furnishings and towering arch-buttressed ceilings. Diners will be able to enjoy Texas hospitality without pretending to be the owner’s long-lost cousins while sampling the delectable culinary creations of Executive Chef Josh Watkins. A winner for Best Dish in the Stars Across Texas Classic event at the 2011 Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival, Watkins uses his exceptional talents and training to create a menu rich in flavor and elegance. A crisp pork belly ($14) arrives with a diablo glaze, flanked by an Asian pear salad and fried mint; an olive oil poached beef tenderloin ($38) comes bedecked in peppercorn sauce amid potato puree and artichoke-fennel frito misto; and a seared escolar ($12) supported by hedgehog mushrooms makes friends with blueberries and pistachios before the diner’s very eyes.
The Carillon is committed to using locally, humanely, and organically sourced ingredients, virtually erasing any indulgence-related guilt as you enjoy top-notch service from the friendly and experienced wait staff who can simultaneously refill drinks while reciting the alphabet backwards. The classy confines provide a memorable munching experience while the refined menu will have tone-deaf taste buds serenading incisors with John Fogerty lyrics.
1900 University Ave.
Austin, Texas 78705