Mother’s Day is Sunday and the weather here in Austin will be perfect - in the 90's with lots of warm sunny rays and blue skies. Thinking about letting someone else do the cooking? Why not treat Mom to a delicious meal dining indoors or al fresco. Here are 4 choices around town, including the lake but, make check on reservations, they fill up fast!!
Happy Mother's Day to everyone out there!
NORTH ITALIA RESTAURANT https://www.northitaliarestaurant.com/
Second Street - downtown 512.777.5062
North Italia is more than an Italian restaurant. they understand that great Italian food is an art. They have an open kitchen where you can watch the cooking done from scratch. They know sharing a dish of homemade pasta with family and friends is as good as it gets.
A sample of what you'll find on the menu: Arancini - crispy mushroom risotto stuffed with scamorza cheese & served with red wine sauce... Zucca chips - delicious!! Red Wine Glazed Short Ribs - with heirloom carrot, swiss chard and creamy mascarpone polenta...Roasted Salmon - with white bean ragu, broccolini, lemon olive oil gremolata and saba
THE ROARING FORK http://roarkingfork.com
Stonelake Blvd - NW Austin Arboretum area 512.342.2700
The Roaring Fork's wood fired cooking has the spirit of bold American cuisine. Freshness and flavor are at the heart of every dish that is prepared on a wood fire rotisserie, an open flame grill or wood oven roasting.
A sample of their menu: Tortilla Soup - a rich tortilla broth with rotisserie chicken, avocado and tortilla strips...Fried Avocado and Crab - spicy crab with remoulade and chives. On the specialties menu - Rainbow Trout with roasted almonds, brown butter, fried capers and sautéed green beans....Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin - served on Logan Turnpike cheese grits and garnished with Mexican street corn.
On Lake Travis 512.266.2442
The Oasis Lake Travis restaurant is the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas and is called the Sunset Capital of Texas. It's a 30,000 sq. ft. restaurant on a cliff 450 feet above Lake Travis with multiple dining desks overlooking the lake. That makes eating at dusk with your camera ready the best time to catch the sunset and listen to the sunset bells ring out.
On their appetizer menu: Aquachile de Camarones - fresh shrimp in lime juice, blended tomatillo and chiles with red onion, cucumber, cilantro and avocado....Chicken Diablo - tender strips of chicken breast, sliced jalapeño, wrapped in applewood smoked bacon, tossed in their Texas BBQ sauce with jalapeño ranch. On the Tex-Mex menu - Grilled Shrimp Tacos with purple cabbage, pico de gallo drizzed with jalapeño ranch in flour tortillas served with guacamole salad....Sabana de Pollo - grilled chicken over rice with black beans, queso, roasted serrano chiles, sauteed onions, pico de gallo and avocado.
Palm Way - The Domain NW Austin 512.356.9384
Taverna is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant in the very popular Domain. This is where you will get a truly Italian experience without having to leave Texas! Their Italian chefs create the perfect menu using only seasonal ingredients. It's a special place where diners become family and friends.
On the Appetizer menu - Beef cured Carpaccio with shaved asparagus, baby arugula, parmesan & meyer lemon truffle dressing and grissini....Frito Misto - calamari, shrimp, shallots, zucchini and carrots with a spicy tomato aioli...On the Risotto menu there's Risotto Al Parmigiano Con Salsa Tartufata with parmesan cheese and black truffle sauce...Risotta Al Frutti Di Mare - risotto with shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams and tomato...On the Pasta menu there's Eggplant Parmigiano with provolone, basil oil and parmigiana sauce served with spaghetti...Spaghetti Carbonara with pancetta, egg yolk, cream, parmesan and fresh black pepper.
This is just a sample of what is available in Austin for Mother’s Day dining. Relax and enjoy spending this day making Moms and Grandmothers feel extra special.
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