The Bonneville Brings Elevated Comfort Food and Reinvented Traditions to Cesar Chavez St

There’s an open seat at the bar for you at The Bonneville – a new Austin bar and restaurant hiding alongside Ceaser Chavez between Colorado and Lavaca.
 
With two classically trained French chefs behind the kitchen, don’t expect typical bar food to emerge from the kitchen.

…step in for ‘elevated comfort food’

Instead step in for ‘elevated comfort food’ – think Creamy Bacon & Egg Ravioli with Parmigiano Reggiano, Chicken “Under a Brick” with an Heirloom Tomato Salad, or a classic Margherita pizza.
 

Chicken “Under a Brick", Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad and Pan Jus

Chicken “Under a Brick”, Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad and Pan Jus

 
At the Bonneville you can also take comfort in the experience of your bartender. The bar manager, Chris Dalaku, has been

The bar manager has been serving up drinks for 18 years

serving up drinks for 18 years and he’s more than happy to offer up his expansive pool of knowledge – if you inquire about any part of the cocktail making process, the spirits involved, or even how a specific cocktail received its name. Let him guide you to a few ‘classics with a twist’ – reinvented traditions made with only the highest quality ingredients.
 

The Monkey Gland: Made with Absinthe, Grenadine, Plymouth Gin, and Orange Juice

The Monkey Gland: Made with Absinthe, Grenadine, Plymouth Gin, and Orange Juice

 
The Bonneville: Tequila with fresh grapefruit juice, and cinnamon simple syrup

The Bonneville: Espolon Silver Tequila with fresh grapefruit juice, and spiced cinnamon simple syrup

 
Manhattan on the Rocks

Manhattan on the Rocks

 

Our picks…the Classic Margherita pizza with a Bee’s Knees cocktail

Our picks, if you’re hoping to grab a cocktail and a bite to eat without glancing at a menu, would be the Classic Margherita pizza with a Bee’s Knees cocktail – a drink that had quite a few of us nodding in assurance.
 

Bee's Knees: Death's Door Organic gin, fresh lemon juice, fennel infused honey syrup

Bee’s Knees: Death’s Door Organic gin, fresh lemon juice, fennel infused honey syrup

 
There is both experience and craft on display at The Bonneville – and it’s a place we recommend stopping in to see for yourself.
 
 
 
 
Photography: Chris Perez

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