Chef Josh Watkins and Sommelier Patrick Jones of Carillon - Austin, TX

1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 404-3655
Hours: Mon 7am-10am; Tues-Fri 7am-10am, 5:30pm-10pm; Sat 7am-11am, 5:30pm-10pm; Sun 7am-11am

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Set on the University of Texas campus in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Carillon could be any number of generic hotel restaurants. But, apparently, UT invests in more than football. Inside, Carillon oozes luxury. The heart and creative soul of 2012 Rising Star Hotel Chef Josh Watkin’s food and beverage program, this subdued fine-dining beauty is home to Watkin’s elegant, modern cuisine. Deconstructed plates, reengineered techniques, and globe-trotting combinations await diners in the form of three- and four-course tasting menus. And for a $20 steal, the uber-knowledgeable Sommelier Patrick Jones can pair top-notch wines with your meal.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Cured Niragi, Beet Ceviche, Laura Chenel Goat Cheese, and Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Miso-marinated Sea Bass, Soy-wilted Spinach, Maitake Mushrooms, Ginger-Apple-Carrot Reduction, and Chives

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