Saturday, April 17, 2010

La Condesa and Malverde

Last night I visited La Condesa (above) and Malverde (below) on Second street in Austin. Amy and I first stumbled upon them while wandering in between two shows during South by Southwest. Malverde had attracted a line around the block for a party they were hosting. Both have similar urban-chic architecture and interior design, including lofty ceilings extended by the low-profile seating. The interior ceiling extends over the porch sections, divided only by full-length glass sliding doors, merging the two sections. La Condesa boasts an adventurous contemporary Mexican menu, which features local and seasonal items. While we were lounging upstairs, a waiter delivered a suckling pig covered in sparklers downstairs. We only ordered a delicious strawberry rhubarb tart with sour cream ice cream because the menu is pricey. Despite the price, I can't wait to return and try the chevre cheese cake!
Images from the restaurants' websites.

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