This is how your meal at Trace arrives at your table: forager Valerie Broussard visits nearby farms sourcing for local ingredients such as meats, vegetables, fruit, cheeses, jams and even hot sauce from artisanal producers and fishermen, after researching production methods to ensure these foods don't harm the environment, our health or animal welfare, and are organic where possible. Our chefs take these finest seasonal selections of heritage breed meats, heirloom varieties of produce and wild, native foods and harvests a daily menu of gastro-revolutions on both small and large plates—epicurean Texan cookin' for glorious grazing and expansive experiencing. Colorful cocktails concocted from the freshest local fruits and herbs and regional wines, spirits and beer from the full-service bar keep these culinary creations in company. All around you, the ingredients of the day are showcased in a refreshingly fresh display—please ask us where everything comes from!
What you see is what you get. Start the day right with whole grain pancakes and homestead steel-cut oats, before moving on to a power lunch of seasonal "bruschetta in a jar" and grilled shrimp tartine to the centerpiece, a large sampling of the season's bounty for the table to share. At dinner, savor the true personality of our thoughtful cuisine with Texas quail (farmed), mushrooms en cocotte (foraged), pumpkin agnolotti (crafted), venison saddle (hunted) or a chacuterie board (shared). On those lazy weekend mornings, our hearty brunch is full of heart and executed with soul.
As you reflect on the provenance of the multiple culinary compositions in front of you, a palette of surrounding mirrors, polished steel and translucent glass defines the experience, set amid unique textures, plasters and blue steel. Celebrating the light and the outdoors, natural light plays off charcoal slate, natural wood and cast concrete, softly illuminating an ethereal and intimate space. From bar seating to banquettes to a large outdoor porch and private areas, join our celebration of Austin's slow food movement.
|Atmosphere:||Contemporary with Organic Touch Points|
|Dress Code:||Casual Sophistication|
|Parking:||Validated parking by WHEELS(SM) is available for 7 USD|
|hours:||Monday - Friday 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM; Saturday - Sunday 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM; Monday - Thursday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Sunday 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM|