Chef Mark Paul of Wink - Austin, TX

1014 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78703-4964
(512) 482-8868
Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Wink did farm-to-table in Austin before heritage breeds and vegetable provenance were cool. And what Chefs Mark Paul and Stewart Scruggs have created is an intimate, relaxed, no-pretense haven for enjoying (relishing) food and drink. The tiny restaurant space and its adjacent wine bar share daily changing and multiple-course menus, giving guests the opportunity to choose their experience—have a quick drink and bite, sit down for a lavish meal, or enjoy a tasting experience solo while nerding out over wine with one of four staff somms. The only aspect of the meal that’s not up for debate is adhering to the restaurant’s local credo: 80 percent of Wink’s product is sourced in Central Texas. And in Paul’s hands, that Texas product gives Wink’s food a sturdy, delicious American backbone.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Seared Bison, Red Wine Reduction, Chanterelles, and Roasted Potato Rounds
  • Seared Duck Breast, Whipped Parsnips, Swiss Chard, Cremini Mushrooms, and Black Pepper Honey

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