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In Search of Gougeres

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lixlix Sep 21, 2009 12:36 PM

Is there any restaurant in Austin that serves Gougeres? Those small cheesy puff pastries typically served as an amuse bouche.

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    Averroes Sep 21, 2009 04:36 PM

    Peche, in the former Malaga space on 4th between Lavaca and Colorado, has them on the regular menu. Filled with mushrooms, although I can't remember what kind. They went well with a butter lettuce salad and a sazerac, as I recall.

    http://www.pecheaustin.com/

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      scrumptiouschef Sep 21, 2009 05:20 PM

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/386354 in which I refer to Pao de Queijo as "little buttery rolls".

      You'll get a basket the moment you sit down and they keep on bringing them.Much the way Salt Lick brings hot out of the oven loaves to your table all night to keep your meat consumption limited.

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      lixlix Sep 22, 2009 11:31 AM

      ok cool I will have to try at both.

      I see that Peche has completely revamped their menu and is no longer serving just bistro style food.

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        scrumptiouschef Sep 22, 2009 11:36 AM

        lixlix
        A friend whom I've known to do some valiant eating in the past informs me that the new chef at Peche has his game face on in the kitchen.Homemade bacon and what have you.Haven't been since they brought this new fellow in from Vespaio but they're on my list.

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          lixlix Sep 22, 2009 12:37 PM

          Wow very cool. I always liked the Peche atmosphere but wasn't enamored with their food before.

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        Paul Silver Sep 26, 2009 08:30 PM

        219 West used to serve them as bar snacks.

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