Austin Land & Cattle

Austin Land & Cattle is another haunt for local Austinites, known for its steaks which it has been serving since 1993. Considering I had been in Texas for over a week and I had not had a steak as yet. Time to remedy that.

This would also be my last time, this trip, with my friends Jane and James, so a special night.

Apologies for the poor photos, not sure what I was doing wrong with my camera in the restaurant, probably forgot to check the settings, my bad!

Starters

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Jane chose the Classic Caeser Salad – Crisp romaine with homemade dressing and garlic croutons

 

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James had the Spicy Sirloin Soup – A hearty beef broth with tender pieces of sirloin and vegetables

 

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I had the Prime Beef Sashimi with ponzu and harachi sauce

Main Course

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For her main course Jane chose the Atlantic Salmon grilled with fresh tomato-basil vinaigrette.

 

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James had an age Ribeye with a side of truffled bacon mac & cheese

 

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I also had an aged Ribeye with a side of sautéed broccoli

The steak was cooked as I like it, medium rare, and was tender and tasty.

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Dessert

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For dessert we had the Texas Pecan Tart with Kentucky bourbon and Texas pecans. A nice sweet ending to the dinner.

The Wine

For the wine I chose, with help from the manager, a 2008 Cain Concept-The Benchlands

Name:     Cain Concept-The Benchlands
Vintage:  2008
Region:   Nappa Valley, California, USA
Varietal:  48% Cabernet 25% Merlot 18% Cabernet Franc 9% Petit Verdot
Alcohol:  14.8%
Colour:    Deep dark garnet
Aroma:    Pleasant mixture of blackberry, cherry and black pepper aromas
Palate:     Medium-bodied, balanced, rich
Tannin:    Savoury
Finish:     Medium-long

Comment:  A nice choice to pair with the steaks, a Nappa take on a Bordeaux Blend, needs a decant first. This vintage apparently has blended the smallest amount of Cabernet that Cain has ever used

Austin Land & Cattle

Enjoyed my dinner at Austin Land & Cattle, great food and service, although I would have a more extensive wine list, but that is me! Would definitely eat there again if I had the chance.

One the way out I noticed that they have a John Wayne room with the “Duke” memorabilia on the walls

Next up 6th Street at night.

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