One thing I love about living in Austin is all of the amazing restaurants. I have officially been living here for a month now and have tried some really amazing restaurants, but I would like to rant about last night’s restaurant choice. My boyfriend, Taylor, and I tried this place called Apothecary, and I feel as if I am still in a culinary dream just relishing about we devoured.
Apothecary: (n.) a person who prepared and sold medicine and drugs. So, why is this the name of a restaurant? In my opinion, the “drug” which is sold is the amazing food and culinary creations. They sure are making some delicious culinary dreams happen. The half-off bottle of bubbles (champagne) was a nice treat and paired well with the food.
Quaint, casual, cozy… just a few adjectives to describe the atmosphere of Apothecary. It is a dim-lit restaurant with lovely tables which accommodate an intimate dinner for two or a party for 10. I love a relaxing, low-key atmosphere that isn’t too loud or too quiet. Taylor and I were able to have wonderful conversation while enjoying some great food. Ahhh, the food….
The menu is more of a shared plates/small portions kind of deal, so it’s easy to order a bunch of different things to try. We started off with the charcuterie which is basically a meat board. It consisted of two, different types of salami, a pork lard spread, toasted almonds, pickled sesame seeds, pickled green tomato slices, and warm, fresh french bread. We had a pretty good feeling it was going to be amazing because it already received great reviews. Next up, the seasonal flatbread. This was like something I’ve never had before. Warm, thin bread topped with a thin spread of goat cheese, pickled corn, blue crab, arugula, with a vinegar-like sauce drizzled on top. Each of the ingredients complimented each other, and Taylor and I were just in awe. We were going to order the homemade mac and cheese but by the time we vacuumed the flatbread down, we were feeling stuffed and still wanted to make some room for dessert. However, next time we are definitely ordering the mac and cheese with prosciutto, goat cheese, and truffle. Sounds phenomenal, right?
Let’s talk about the dessert. We ordered the seasonal offering which was a blondie (opposite of brownie) with homemade vanilla bean ice cream stuffed in the middle; topped with whipped cream, caramel and chocolate sauce. MELT IN YOUR MOUTH GOOD. If only I could eat that every day without gaining weight or succumbing to Type 2 Diabetes.
If you are ever in the Austin area, please do yourself a favor and eat at Apothecary! You will not be dissapointed. Happy eating!