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Aug 26, 2011 05:45 PM

One last hurray at Aquarelle...

Since Aquarelle is closing, had to get in one last meal, albeit a happy hour bar menu meal. Pretty much had everything on the wine bar menu (half price)...they were out of mussels. That gave us a cheese plate, carpaccio, seared scallop, escargot in beurre blanc with puff pastry, a truffled new potato, and a delicious Croque Monsieur. And a couple bottles of Bogle chardonnay. Not usually a white vino but was the most affordable. Very tasty, I regret that I didn't have the funds to dine here more often. I'll miss it as a special occasion place. I started feeling a bit than sentimental while I was there, I had a lovely birthday dinner there a few years ago. Ah well, always meant to try out their HH specials, so glad we got to. Wish them well on their Latin concept. Perhaps we'll try it out.

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  1. Aquarelle, thanks for the amazing meals. You will be missed.

    More antiseptic and sterile than Chez Nous and twice the price. But sometimes, oh sometimes, they would knock it out of the park. The best soup I've ever had in my life was at Aquarelle, a night I will never forget.

    French continues to founder in Austin. We're left with Chez Nous, Justine's, and... ? As all other forms of cuisine multiply, one of their key influences evaporates.

    In the immortal words of George Rufus Roosevelt Washington Carver Wainwright Smith, "When they came for La Brasserie, I said nothing, as I wasn't a fromblorf. And when they came for the Aquarelle, I said nothing, for I wasn't a fleegle. And when they came for Justine's, I said nothing, as I wasn't a porquizblorp. And when they came for Chez Nous, and I looked to see who would speak in my defense, there was no one left."

    Chez Nous
    510 Neches St, Austin, TX 78701