Praise for Braise

BRAISE – JULY 2012  –

I purchased a Groupon for Braise several months ago for a 4-course prix fixe meal.  We are always on the hunt for new food & wine experiences in Austin.  We found some adventurous friends and finally made a reservation.  Here are the highlights:

* relaxed, quiet atmosphere

* Excellent service – our waiter was focused and charming.  He recommended some excellent wines, both by the glass, and bottle.  The food and drink service was seamless – several people quickly and quietly moving around the table to present or collect plates, silverware, fill water glasses, etc.

* Flavorful and interesting courses:

Playful presentation of the appetizer (loved all the flavor options on the pork rillette, especially the pickled tomatillo);
Don’t miss the “liquid” pumpkin pie if you are a pumpkin pie lover (like me);
Say “yes” when they offer to add pork belly to your mixed green salad (definitely worth the extra charge);
Melt in your mouth Osso Buco with perfectly cooked collard greens (according to the expert at our table – thanks for the review Jay!);
Amazing grits, served under a chicken and rosemary salisbury steak, with a touch of creamed tomato sauce on top – delicious combination of textures and flavors.

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