New Mexican salad bistro Vinaigrette is making its Austin debut starting on Wednesday, February 17. The expansive outdoor patio, home to many, many plants and a giant live oak tree, will include a salad bar, serving snacks like kale fritters and bell pepper fries.
The rest of the menu will include loaded salads, like the taco one with cabbage, beef, chorizo, cheddar, jack cheese, and corn, and the All Kale Caesar! Meat and proteins like steak, grilled tofu, and fancier options like duck confit cured with hibiscus, seared diver scallops, and grilled tofu are available. For variety, there are also soups, sandwiches, and desserts are also available, alongside cocktails, beer, and wine.
Produce for the salad-loving spot will be grown right in the garden, like herbs, tomatoes, beets, and lettuce. The rest will come from Wade’s newly-purchased farm out in Bastrop. All food waste from the restaurant will go back to the farm for compost.
Wade took over the former Treehouse Italian Grill spot along 2201 College Avenue. She opened the original Vinaigrette in Santa Fe, followed by a second location out in Albuquerque, where produce is all sourced from her farm in Nambe, NM. Daily hours for the Austin spot are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.