We had not made it to Trio yet and had not planned to because the last time I looked at there web site they were not posting prices and when I learned what there prices were I thought that they were too high for Austin. More like Chez Panisse, or French Laundry prices.
We got a 2-fer card in the mail and went although the card basically paid the tip. I must say that what we had was one of the most gratifying meals I have had here in Austin in a long time. Not perfect, but overall very good and solid. Wife had the Flatiron, cooked just right and flavorful, I had the skate fillet. All quite good, For sides I order the sweet cream corn in a creme brulee style. Too sweet for my wife, but I loved it. She ordered the cauliflower crepes. Tasty but too salty for both of us and I tend to oversalt. Good food nonetheless. For salad I got the watermelon, tomato with a basil sourcreme foam. Weirdly good, if not delicous. Wife got an appetizer for her salad with a strange name, too me, something like KimChee, but not. It was tomato and cheese, the best I remember but quite good.
Something else I like is that they have a trio of sparkling wines, including a Prosecco, and a Champagne and a sparkling Rose. Each glass has 2 ounces and it costs 10 dollah, US.
The new interior is very impressive. Soft warm, sunset colors done in a muted fashion. The appearance is not quite sleek, but understated and yet comfortable and inviting.
I think the place is a winner but the prices are still somewhat of an issue with me. BTW, they still serve the 18 dollar hamburger, which, imo, is worth the $$$
As usual, they have excellent service. The same group as was at the Cafe.
Everybody brings up the french laundry when talking about trio's price. Are we talking like $200 for a steak here or what? How much does the rack of lamb cost?
I think the thing your wife had was the Kampachi. Its sashimi and watermelon with pepper frozen yogurt?! its one of the coolest things i have seen in Austin...a true summer dish.