June 21, 2011

Hudson's on the Bend (Our Anniversary) and Groupon

Our 6th Anniversary was this past sunday and since we are saving money we didn't go anywhere out of town and we used Groupon to find a nice restaurant to go and eat without having to spend a fortune! I googled Hudson's on the Bend before buying the Groupon and liked their website and their menu.Then I saw a review by Lance Armstrong himself and knew this was the place to go! :) My husband and I both got the Three Course Chef Tasting Menu without the wine pairings since we don't drink. Our Groupon was $49 for $99 worth of food so this was perfect. We both got the salad for our first course: Candied pecan crusted Pure Luck goat cheese atop local mixed baby greens tossed in a blackberry balsamic vinaigrette. It was delicious!! I don't really like goat cheese but it was delicious along with the sweetness of the blackberries, tomatoes and pecans. I'm still thinking about it as I type this! For our Entrees: My husband got the Smoked rosemary rubbed prime tenderloin of beef finished with a jalapeno hollandaise. I only tried some and it was good but I got the Hot & crunchy trout atop a mango jalapeno aioli finished with an ancho paint:

.... and it was amazing!! So good!! My husband go to try some of it and he loved it so much he even said "your plate is better than mine" and his was good too! For dessert I got the Wild Turtle Pie and my husband got the Peach Cobbler and they were both delicious! I am so happy we went to this little restaurant. It is cozy and romantic and the food is delicious! Our total came out to be $107 for us both but we used our Groupon and only ended up paying $7 plus tip for our nice waiter! We also found out that they catered for the President of Mexico while he was visiting here in Austin and here is a picture of Lance Armstrong's Tour de France shirt they have framed when you go into their restaurant:

If you are in the Austin area or ever are visiting you need to go here! We will definitely keep this restaurant in mind as one of our special occasion restaurants. And if you have never heard of Groupon head over to their site and save some good money! This is our 4th or 5th time using Groupon and we love it!!  Click Here to visit Groupon and buy your first Groupon! :)


1 comment:

  1. Happy anniversary! My husband & I also celebrated our anniversary on Sunday--8 years for us! June 19th is a great day!


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