A Taste of March at The Carillon (Austin, TX)

March 26, 2012

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The Carillon now features a three course fixed menu that features an appetizer, main entree, and dessert for only $29. I am happy to announce that I am the photographer for these monthly tastings!
A Taste of March

White Tuna Crudo, The Carillon
White Tuna Crudo

White tuna and red beet checkerboard with grilled shishito peppers, and a vanilla miso vinaigrette.

Seared Nairagi Toro

With red cabbage kimchi, white bean purree, pequillo peppers, and espeletter roasted peanuts.

Grapefruit Sorbet, campari pop rocks, angostura cream
Grapefruit Sorbet

with campari pop rocks and angostura cream.

When I first had this dessert at the Star Chef’s event, I had no idea that the pink candies were pop rocks so it was a nice surprise.

Plinio Sandalio gives this dessert a whimsical touch with the pink pop rocks.

My dad happened to be in town the day after I photographed their Taste of April, so I took him to the restaurant before his flight to Taiwan. My parents are very traditional and hardly ever dine in non-Asian restaurants. It was a nice opportunity for him to see what I do as a food blogger/photographer and a glimpse into Austin’s fine dining scene.
Dad with the White Tuna Crudo
Diver Scallops, Miso Marinated Mero.

Diver Scallops with Miso Marinated Mero.

A special thanks to the chefs for sending this out to us! I actually wanted my dad to try the mero because it’s one of my favorites.

I believe this was his favorite dish of the night!

Read more about this dish at my previous blog post.

Sherman Ko
Super excited about the lamb chops. Lamb is my Mom’s favorite meat so I will definitely be taking her here when she comes back from Taiwan.
The Carillon, Funnel Cake

Funnel Cake with Pineapple and Coriander and Bacon Ice Cream.


Grapefruit Sorbet with campari pop rocks and angostura cream.

His first time trying out pop rocks.
If I translate it from Mandarin, “My mouth is going to explode”.

My Dad insisted to take this picture of me with the poster featuring the photos I took for the Carillon.

For more information, visit http://www.thecarillonrestaurant.com.

Last note: You guys are in for a real treat for the A Taste of April. 2 words: It’s amazing.

Disclaimer: I do photograph for The Carillon but everything is 100% honest and the truth! No compensation was received for this post.


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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