Pastry Chef Philip Speer of Uchi - Austin, TX

801 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 916-4808
Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm

2011 Rising Star Restaurateur Chef Tyson Cole has crafted his signature style of globe-trotting-with-a-Texas-twist sushi at Uchi since 2003. Fish is the star here, and Cole deftly smokes, cooks, and serves it raw to anchor plates with wild textures, flavors, and ingredient combinations. Peaches snuggle up to raw sea bass and salmon, and smoked yellowtail perches atop sturdy fried yucca chips (possibly Austin’s best nacho). And whether you sample from the sushi or kitchen menus, dessert is an absolute must at Uchi. 2011 Rising Star Pastry Chef and ICC Presenter Philip Speer takes regional and comfort favorites, boils them down to their purest forms, and transforms them (with the help of gastro-toys and serious creativity) into elegant, bursting-with-flavor desserts that have character, nostalgia, and innovation to spare.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Hamachi Cure: Yucca Chips, Smoked Baby Yellowtail, Candied Garlic, Marcona Almond, and Asian Pear
  • Hama Nabe: Baby Yellowtail, Koshihikari Rice, Farm Egg, and Soy Broth
  • Lemon Gelato, Golden Beet Puree, Pistachio Crumble, Beet Glass, White Balsamic Reduction, and Candied Lemon Zest
  • Peanut Butter Semifreddo, Miso-Apple Sorbet, Peanut Brittle, Micro Wasabi, Raisins, and Golden Raisin Purée

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