If you’ve arrived early, why wouldn’t you munch on fried jalapeno cornbread and sip on a fancy drink? That is exactly what my sister did. I don’t know what this cocktail is called but it looks pretty. It tasted pretty too.
Moving on. This weekend’s brunch spot was Perla’s, a seafood and oyster bar on South Congress. The vibe was great, the patio seating was perfect, as was the mist that occasionally served to cool the crowd. The brunch menu selection can be found at http://perlasaustin.com/images/uploads/perlas_menu_brunch.pdf. There are tons of things to snack on, and an array of egg dishes for brunch.
I ordered the lobster frittata and it was pretty legit. I would add salt or salsa for a little more flavor but the lobster did taste amazing. The main ingredients include egg white, asparagus, tomato, basil, lobster and avocado. How could that not taste good?
Next up was the lobster omelette, which can be seen below. A slight disappointment primarily due to its small size, and $$$ price tag. It was still good but I probably would not order this during my next visit. Ingredients include farm eggs, creme fraiche, caviar and white cheddar with a baby lettuce salad on the side.
Lastly, we’ve got the crab florentine. It’s basically an english muffin with lump crab, griddled tomato and lemon spinach, two poached eggs topped off with tabasco hollandaise sauce.
The service was good and the ambiance was great too. I noticed that the restaurant boasted a copy of Modernist Cuisine, which retails for about $400-$500. Anyways, I liked this place and am anxious to return at some point. Hope you like the pictures!