Ok lets starting talking about how I can’t stop talking about Kimchi Fries from Chi’Lantro BBQ. Like OMG can’t stop, won’t stop. But seriously. These may be on the top ten things I’ve ever put in my mouth, for reals. These salty, bbq-y, kimchi-y, so savory you’ll be dreaming about them for weeks, fries are tastebud changing. These things definitely Chi’Lantro on the foodie map in Austin. They started from humble beginnings, a guy and his food truck trying to navigate the way through the ATX hipster food scene in the biggest rise in food trucks since, ever? I mean how many food trucks do you that have their own Wikipedia page? These guys are legit, not to mention they have several accolades from everyone from Food Network to being featured at ACL. And there is a reason, because they are that good.
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!