Gourmet Happy Hours: The Recipes

We gave you a glimpse of the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival-sponsored VIP Grove at the 2012 ACL Festival, and now we want to share a few exclusive recipes from participating chefs!


Todd Duplechan, Lenoir

Lenoir is a relative newcomer to Austin’s culinary scene, but it has quickly joined the ranks as one of the city’s finest dinner destinations. Specializing in prix-fixe menus, Lenoir’s focus is on local purveyors. Here they share their recipe for Cucumber Salad and Deviled Egg Gribiche.

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Jodi Elliott, Foreign & Domestic

Take advantage of the season with a rich pumpkin and pecan-infused Harvest Bread. Jodi Elliott, Pastry Chef and Owner of Austin’s esteemed Foreign & Domestic honed her craft in some of the world’s most exclusive kitchens before settling in Austin and opening the restaurant with her husband, Ned. Together, the culinary couple have created a neighborhood outpost of accessible sophistication.

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John Bates, Noble Pig Sandwiches

Known for their outstanding breakfast and lunch sandwich creations, Noble Pig is a local favorite among in-the-know foodies. No strangers to upscale comfort food, they’ve provided a recipe for their decadent, yet satisfyingly sweet Chocolate Malt Bread Pudding.

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