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 $60, you get a selection of six courses from the menu for two at The Carillon (a $120 value).
Nestled on the southernmost fringe of the University of Texas campus, 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 welcoming Texas hospitality without pretending to be the owner’s long-lost cousins while sampling the delectable culinary creations of Executive Chef Josh Watkins who uses his exceptional talents and training to create the menu rich in flavor and elegance. A recent menu included flash seared nairagi with caponata, three cheese tortellini, and oregano herb broth, and Texas coffee rubbed New York Strip with roasted parsnips, candied garlic, and mesquite syrup. A bacon crusted sea scallop comes caressed by butter poached fingerling potatoes, a sunny side up quail egg, and béarnaise sauce, while a Guanaja chocolate terrine provides a sweet ending dressed in crystallized cilantro, burnt orange reduction, and coriander cream.
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.
The Carillon received an excellent four-star rating in its review from Mike Sutter of the Austin American-Statesman. OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 4.5 stars. Yelpers give a four-star average.
- Whatever you have to go through to be there, the Carillon will pay off with brilliant food from a chef of the first class. – Mike Sutter, American-Statesman
- The food was so delicious. It was full and I mean full of flavor and everything came together nicely on the plate. I'd recommend it anytime if you're looking for something to satisfy your craving for deliciousness. Prices were fair as well. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 11/27/2010