Apis, the honey-centric Spicewood restaurant and apiary, is launching their new tasting menu next Wednesday, March 18. Featuring selections chosen by the chefs, the seasonal ten course menu also serves as a tour of the restaurant. Guests start with snacks, other small plates, and cocktails at the honeycomb-affixed bar. Then comes entrees in the dining room, following by cocktails in the kitchen, and then a return to the dining room for dessert. Wine or cocktail pairings will also be available. A preview of the early spring menu follows below.
The restaurant will be able to accommodate two guests per evening for the tasting menu for now, so reservations are required. This will expand to four guests in the future. The meal will cost $160 per diner, and this includes drinks, tax, and tip. Helmed by chef Taylor Hall, the restaurant opened in early February. The grounds include 20 on-site beehives and a garden.
Selection of snacks and small things
Japanese Snapper Crudo/pickled clam/jalapeno/smoked tomato ice
Line-Caught Bigeye Tuna "Cru et Cuit"/heart of palm/yuzu kusho/wild watercress
Foie Gras Terrine/rhubarb/ramps/yeast
Maine Lobster/grilled cabbage/preserved and fresh apple
21 Day Aged Squab/chickpea/preserved orange/Vadouvan curry yogurt
100 Day Aged Wagyu Ribeye/bees wax potato/pecan miso/carrot
Cocktails from the kitchen
Poteet Strawberry/raw goat’s milk ice cream/verbena meringue
Ember Roasted Pineapple/caramelized ginger/citronelle cream/calamansi-sake sorbet
Selection of sweets and small things