To celebrate Elise’s, ahem, mid-thirties, we had dinner at Wink here in Austin. As expected, the food was fantastic and the service was impeccable (even if it was one of those dinners that takes a bit too long for my liking). We both opted for the 5-course tasting menu.
1: Olive oil poached tuna with baby arugula, olives and lemon aioli
2: Seared dayboat scallops with fingerling potatoes, globe carrots and riesling butter
3: Duck breast with vanilla sweet potato puree, brassicas, roasted apples and honey
4: Wagyu NY strip with yukon potatoes, black trumpets, chicories and balsamic agrodulce
5: Trio of hardened meringue and lemon curd, creme brulee and flourless chocolate cake
The portions were perfectly sized and everything tasted fantastic. Elise’s favorite was the tuna. Mine was the duck.
During dinner I quietly decided that Agrodulce and the Black Trumpets would be a great name for a band.
Our friend Rocio watched Maly for the couple hours while we were out for dinner. Our dinner was nice and quiet, and afforded Elise and I to hang out and just talk about everything and nothing for a while.
We got home and chatted with Rocio and Melissa for a while before they headed home. At 10 o’clock and gave Elise her birthday present:
We’ll be on tour, opening for Agrodulce and the Black Trumpets.