I Wonder: Luxurious Austin dining

I Wonder: Luxurious Austin dining

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I Wonder: Luxurious Austin dining

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by REBEKAH HOOD / KVUE.com

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Posted on April 25, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 3 at 10:40 AM

Where can you find the most luxurious dining experience in Austin?

Now in its second week, Austin Restaurant Week has the entire city of Austin in a feeding frenzy.

While restaurants across town are luring you in with tasty treats and delicious deals, I wanted to find out where you could find the most luxurious dining experience in Austin.

Pretend the economy were roaring and money were no object. Where could you drop some serious cash on an incredible meal and night full of memories?

Jeffrey’s on West Lynn offers a jaw-dropping $3,600 bottle of wine. It’s the Fontodi Slaccineloo from Tuscany. Guests can also enjoy a private, five-course menu of seasonal offerings any night of the week. Discerning diners even have the option of special ordering the rarest-of-the-rare, triple O-rated Tsar Imperial Beluga Caviar for $1,000 an ounce. Click here for more information on Jeffrey’s.

Uchi, the award-winning Japanese restaurant known for its sushi and fish dishes, offers a multi-course tasting menu that is constantly changing. Uchi says this menu for two, known as the omakase, is “inspired by the freshest arrivals from farm and sea.” Uchi’s chef, Tyson Cole, chooses the menu items and their price. Price can range from $92 for a five-course omakase to $175 to $210 for a 10-course omakase. Drinks are not included. Click here for more information about Uchi.

Driskill Grill, located at the historic Driskill Hotel, also offers diners a special experience with their Chef’s Table set in an intimate area of the kitchen. There you can watch the culinary team prepare your meal. The restaurant offers a seven-course tasting menu with wine pairings for two that is priced at $175 per person. Driskill Grill says the number of courses can fluctuate based on preference, but up to 18 courses have been prepared before. Click here for more information on Driskill Grill.

If steak strikes your fancy, you might try dining at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in downtown Austin. While you dine, glance at the restaurant’s wine tower that stands 25 feet tall and is about 40 feet wide. Guests looking for an intimate experience with a Cowboy Ribeye and $2,100 bottle of 1999 Chateau Petrus Pomerol can reserve the Vault, a private dining room with original bank vault doors.
Click here for more information about Perry’s.

It should be noted all of the aforementioned restaurants serve dishes and drinks at much more affordable prices as well. This was just a sampling of their most lavish offerings.

Now of course these are not the only places to have a fancy feast in Austin. Let us know where you like to wine and dine in the comments section below.

Click here to see the founder of Austin Restaurant Week talk to KVUE about the annual event.

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