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Barley Swine Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Jan 28, 2013

We’ve partnered with local chef Bryce Gilmore to help you impress your significant other this Valentine’s Day by giving you a chance to win dinner à deux at one of the hottest tables in town — Barley Swine! Barley Swine is a small, farm-to-table restaurant whose menu is dictated by the available produce, meat and other products from local providers on any given day. In other words — it’s the ultimate dream for any locavore. However, their no reservations policy can make scoring a seat at one of the coveted community tables somewhat of a date night challenge…
Courtesy of Barley Swine and Knox Photographics.
But not for AFWF fans! One lucky couple will receive a $50 gift card to the restaurant, and be given the limited privilege of making a reservation! To enter the giveaway…
  • Scroll to the bottom of this post and comment on why YOU and your +1 should win this uniquely Austin Valentine’s Day experience
  • Tag Barley Swine (@barleyswine) in your comment
  • Enter your email address

But before you do, check out Bryce Gilmore’s thoughts on swoon-worthy food, first dates and his ideal Valentine’s night.

Sharing a beautiful farm-to-table meal is an intimate experience. What has been the most romantic moment you’ve ever seen unfold at either Barley Swine or the original Odd Duck trailer?

The thing with Barley Swine, and a bit with Odd Duck, is that it’s community seating with shared plates. What’s more romantic than sharing good food, good beer & wine and good company? I don’t know if there was a specific moment but a lot of couples dine at Barley Swine and with the small space we get a front row seat to first dates.

From planning to gift-giving, February 14th can be prime time for date night jitters. Any tips or tricks you can share for keeping your cool while impressing your partner with a nice night out?

Best advice is to keep it simple. Whether you’re gong out for dinner or cooking at home, keep it simple. Simplicity usually means less room for mistakes.

Is there a dish or ingredient that you feature on Valentine’s Day specifically for its aphrodisiac qualities?

We feature love-filled dishes every day of the year. No sense in locking it into one day. Can you imagine a menu full of oysters and chocolate? That sounds like the anti-aphrodisiac to me!

Last but not least — if someone else were doing the cooking, what would be your ultimate Valentine’s Day meal?

Ultimate Valentine’s Day meal would be spending it with my wife. Drinking good beer and maybe some good Indian food.
“What’s more romantic than sharing good food, good beer & wine, and good company?”
Enter your email here, then comment below on why YOU and your +1 should win dinner for 2 at Barley Swine (and don't forget to tag @barleyswine!).

See here for complete contest rules and restrictions.


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