When planning my trip to Austin, I had originally planned to dine somewhere else on my last evening. However, at the last minute, I ran across an article about Austin food which mentioned a new offering at Paul Qui’s relatively new restaurant located just east of the Entertainment District. On the website, I managed to make a reservation for the early seating (reservations are booked using a ticketing system very similar to that used by some restaurants in Chicago where you pre-pay, but this one readily accepts solo diners, if there is room).
The counter seating for the tasting menu is in the same room as the 3 rows of community table seating for the regular restaurant and looks out at the kitchen area. There were 8 seats, but only four were filled for the early seating.
As soon as I was seated, they served a complimentary apéritif: Campari, apple juice and white wine, served in a clear glass soda bottle.
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