Happy opening day to La V! I was lucky enough to score an invite to their friends and family night last weekend and am excited to share a few photos with you! Bare with me, these were taken in hast on my iphone, but it will give you an idea. Besides, once you go and try it out, you’ll understand why I to dove right into these gorgeous plates. Oh and I should mention that this is one of the most decadently gorgeous restaurants in Austin. Every little detail is perfect. There is a chilled private wine room that you can reserve. There are light blue velvet booths, large glass bulbs adorn the wine room ceiling and a feeling of luxurious comfort exudes from every crevice. I felt like I was in my very stylish and very rich grandmother’s living room. And my grandma has got some good style! The worst part about the night? Leaving, because this is the kind of place where you really don’t want dinner to ever end. Take note though fair readers, they are booked solid through April in the dining room, but the wine bar and patio which both serve the full menu are walk-in. The wine bar list is extensive and the menu is straight forward… now onto the photos!
I think I spent half the dinner staring at the ceiling…
Cowhide stools add a little Texas flair to this French restaurant.
I am definitely going back just to sit at the bar so I can look at this misty painting.
Now for the menu!
One of my favorite things was the mustard spaetzle, which I was not able to snag a photo of, but one of the best sides! Be sure to try it.
One of the best escargots I’ve had in Austin! You’ll definitely to ask for more bread to soak up the buttery goodness.
The monkfish was one of my surprising favorites of the night as well!
Lamb parpadelle. The pasta here is is delicate and fresh.
Of course we had to try to the steak. Fatty, rich and bone in. More than enough for three people.
The cauliflower gratin paired so well with the steak.
The official vegetable of Austin, the brussels sprouts. If you have to choose though, go with the cauliflower.
Meyer lemon curd was full of super tart-y cream.
Housemade ice creams were fantastic. I loved the coffee of course, the creme fraiche was sweet and creamy.
So rich I could only have a few bites! Chocolate lovers rejoice.
And to end it all, the brioche doughnuts. Somewhere between a beginet and a doughnut hole… these little pillows of heaven have been dancing through my daydreams.
Cannot recommend trying out La V enough!
1501 east 7th street, Austin, Texas 78702
Complimentary valet and street parking are available