Mongers Market and Kitchen is one of the up and coming new sensations in the Austin Texas restaurant lineup. It offers a nautical cottage theme located on East Caesar Chavez with a combination kitchen and market that provides fresh and high-quality seafood. The incorporation of the two makes it a great place to eat in or to purchase the evening’s dinner for home preparation.
Everything is fresh and you have your choice of clam chowder, fish, and grits or crab cakes sammy. They also offer creamy aged cheddar grits with seared fish and collards with a tomato vinaigrette.
If you truly enjoy a nautical theme, and most people do, this restaurant will fit the bill. It has a pleasant atmosphere and very tasty food offerings. What gives it the tremendous appeal that it has with guests is the versatility that it offers. It’s a little offbeat which gives it a refreshing uniqueness. The atmosphere is laid back but it also offers more upscale dining opportunities. In addition to all of this, the service is great.
Special Dining Events
Mongers features special dining events such as the Prisoner Wine Dinner. This is an example of the type of upscale cuisine that you can expect. The Prisoner dinner is an event that features entertainment with the inventive cuisine of Chef Shane Stark. Local products along with market fresh ingredients that are also available in the market and an impressive wine list are featured in this presentation. It is an evening of entertainment and fine dining with a cost of $100 per seat. Reservations are required as seating is limited so it’s a good idea to make reservations well in advance of the scheduled event.
- Course One
The first course features steamed red snapper with gai-lan, fennel orange, and chili manzana.
- Course Two
The second course features Pan-roasted scallops with short rib ravioli, celeriac, red pear and hazelnut brown butter.
- Course Three
For the third course, guests are served Grilled Opah belly with smoked matsutake mushrooms, sweet onion puree, and thorn syrup.
- Course Four
44 Farms strip loin is featured with pommes Aligot and bordelaise
- Course Five
The final course features a goat cheese tart with saldo honey poached figs and dark chocolate.
This special presentation dinner highlights the class and elegance of this new and impressive dining venue. It could easily become the top restaurant in the Austin, TX area.
Mongers Market and Kitchen is a new restaurant to keep your eye on. They take a unique approach to modern southern cuisine with a touch of the whimsical. While they offer a variety of seafood and other southern foods, you will also have your choice of more exotic cuisine in addition. Their wine list is also impressive which works to tie all of the unique aspects of this restaurant together for a fine dining experience. I recommend that you make plans to visit this up and coming new establishment when in the Austin area because from all indications, it has the potential to rise to the top of the favorites list in a variety of categories.