Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Truluck's - Austin, TX

Austin, you did it again! Truluck's seafood restaurant provided the perfect meal from the wine, appetizer, main course to the dessert. It's no wonder they are ranked in the top 100 restaurants in the country in 2015. So it's also no surprise it received 5 Valcooks Aprons and the Golden Apron Award - my highest ranking.

Truluck's is located at 400 Colorado in downtown Austin. I knew this was going to be a special treat from the moment I entered the restaurant. The first thing I  noticed was the lively bar in this upscale setting with very talented live entertainment. The maitre'd warmly greeted me and directed me up the winding stair case where the hostess seated me at a table with spectacular view of downtown Austin. The manager, Pedro introduced himself, welcomed me to Truluck's and provides me his card just in case I required his attention. Sean was the server and graciously detailed the menu and specialties.

The wine list was extensive to compliment the meal. I selected a 2013 Chardonnay. The bread was freshly baked and brought to the table. To begin my meal I chose the soft shell crab lettuce cup hot appetizer with gastrique cherries and spicy slaw. It was the perfect combination with hot & cold, spicy & sweet and absolutely divine! My main course consisted of the crab cakes that were chock-full of jumbo lump crabmeat served on top of a very mild, homemade tarter sauce. The table also ordered the Chilean sea bass cooked to a firm, moist perfection that sat atop a bed of specialty crab rice. Are your taste buds tingling yet? Just wait...the desserts! The table couldn't decide on which scrumptious dessert to choose, so the tasting trio of carrot cake, chocolate cake and carmelized topped flan was chosen. Dessert heaven!

Truluck's is the complete package! The restaurant is ideal for romantic dinners, business meetings or just the desire for a memorable night out. The menu is pricy, but well worth the experience. Upscale business casual attire required. Valet service is available.

Truluck's was the "icing on the cake" for my final gastronomical experience in Austin! 

5 Valcooks Aprons/Golden Apron Award

400 Colorado
Austin, TX 78701

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