Oh how I love, love, love Péché! My friend Nathan took me here the second weekend I lived in Austin and it’s held a special place in my heart ever since. And the only thing that’s kept me from blogging about this love is that it’s pretty darn dark in there and I typically don’t fancy carrying around my camera after an absinthe or two. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen a Péché post or seven.
This was my first Sunday visit, so Skylar and I were able to take advantage of all day happy hour which consisted of select $5 cocktails and half off some bar food items (this is the case on Mondays too). Naturally, my cocktail of choice wasn’t on special, but I ordered it anyway. I refuse to deviate from the Absinthe God or Silver Monk (top left). They both contain egg whites and they are both my most favorite cocktails in all of the land. Seriously.
And typically I’d order something very Kristin-esque, like the sage gnocci or a seafood dish on the daily menu. But today I wanted
something on sale something adventurous, so I went with the burger du jour, which was topped with duck liver and housemade picked vegetables. And although I’ve ordered few burgers in my lifetime, I can tell you with certainty that this burger was more melt-in-your-mouth amazing than any burger I can recall.