Friday, June 3, 2011

Fabi + Rosi

509 Hearn Street
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 236-0642

Hello fellow foodies. Did all of you get a chance to check out someplace tasty for this last restaurant week? I did. Teddy of Fun With Your Food and I decided we needed a Restaurant Week Girl's Night this year. So we rounded up a few of our favorite ladies to check out my favorite German fusion restaurant Fabi + Rosi. Three courses for $30 and all of it delicious.

The restaurant is in an old house (where Zoot used to be back in the day) with modern furniture. There are hand blown glass bowls holding little candles, black and white paisley wallpaper, that sort of thing. It's very cute, and very romantic (very dark). So romantic, we had problems taking photos of our food, I mean, what else do food bloggers do?

I started with an appetizer of baby octopus with mirepoix, smoked paprika oil. A touch on the bland side considering it had mirepoix and smoked paprika. But the baby octopus was fresh and well prepared. I do believe Teddy licked her plate clean.


I chose the Zwiebelrostbraten, a wagyu sirloin, grilled onions, and German potatoes for my main. How could I go wrong with a name like Zwiebelrostbraten? I can't even pronounce it! Zv-eye-bel-roast-bra-ten maybe?However you pronounce it, the steak was perfect, melt-in-your-mouth delicious. And the french fried onions on top added a nice textural crunch. I wasn't as big of a fan of the potatoes, I thought they were a little over done, but two of my lady friends seemed to love them and even ate some of my leftovers.


I got the Strawberry + Rhubarb Compote with basil ice cream. First, I will say it was incredibly fresh. But after my heavy steak I was looking for a warm cooked compote to top off my meal of decadence. What I got instead was fresh strawberry and rhubarb and a cold sorbet. It was tart; very, very tart. Like mouth sucking tart. I ate it, but just wasn't as happy as I would have been with a strawberry rhubarb cobbler with a creamy ice cream or something of the like. Teddy, though, thought it was amazing. So much so, that she still talks about it. I think you have to be Vegan friendly to love it, though.


~Mariah: 8