One fantastic wedding gift we received last year was a gift certificate from our “foodie” friends to Barley Swine in Austin. Eric and I *almost consider ourselves foodies as well (we love trying new restaurants and exotic foods), but our pals in Ohio are on a different level. Needless to say, we were pumped about their gift.
Barley Swine is located off of South Lamar. It’s a small little restaurant and we highly recommend making a reservation in advance. It’s pretty expensive, so we also recommend that you consider a special occasion before dining here. Just to make it extra special ;)
Eric and I went over Easter weekend this year. The food was exceptional. Barley Swine is set up as a prixe fix menu including 12 courses. We decided to include the wine pairing with our experience. We think it made it worlds better.
It’s hard to describe the ecstasy your taste buds experience after a beet trifle with grilled mushroom and blue cheese cookie. The combinations and ingredients they used were strange and insanely awesome. They’re even accommodating to a wide range of allergies, so long as you let them know in advance.
I cannot wait to find an excuse to return to this restaurant. It may or may not still be my favorite here in Austin ;)