Austin’s casual fine-dining restaurant, Cafe Josie, launches “The Experience” – an unlimited chef’s tasting menu for only $40 per person. The menu is created and executed by Chef Todd Havers, featuring 16 different small plates. You get to try all 16 small plates, and if you want more than one of the small plates, order as many as your heart desires. The $40 all-you-can-eat option is available every evening at Cafe Josie.
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This is such a great deal that’s perfect for dining out with friends or date night! If you haven’t been to Cafe Josie before, this is a fantastic way to explore their menu. Below are my favorites from the small plates menu.
WHAT TO ORDER: Fried Brussels sprouts, Venison chili cheese fries, acorn squash, cream corn, and blackened shrimp.
Fried Brussels Sprouts
dijon rum glaze, canded pecans, rum cherries
Venison Chili Cheese Fries
red onion, hatch chile vinegar
beer battered, house kimchi, scallion, kimchi aioli
Pecan Pimiento Cheese
pepper jelly, grilled bread
baby spinach, manchego, pecans, tomato, sweet pepper vin.
red mojo, masa croutons, cilantro
White Anchovy Caesar
baby lettuce, croutons, grana podana
tomato, cucumber, baby greens, red onion, smoked tomato vin.
Crispy Pork Belly
shallot tomato glaze, braised green beans, tomato confit
honey chipotle, lime cilantro aioli, manchego
grilled zucchini, peperoncini, grana podana
roasted poblano rice, tomatillo, ancho, mango butter
sugar snap peas, carrot puree, caramelized garlic gastrique
Smoked Pork Spare Ribs
mushrooms, chicories, pickled fresnos, fish sauce caramel
polenta, smoked artichoke tomato sauce, gremolata
sweet potato, kale slaw, apple relish
- There is a charge of over-ordering
- There is no to-go
- Full table participation required
- Al la carte menu available by request
P.S. You might see a familiar name on the walls to the restrooms!