Two new restaurants, including a taco joint, are coming to downtown Austin with the announced renovations of the Hilton Austin hotel. Look out for Austin Taco Project and then Cannon + Belle. Read on for some of the menu details for both places.
Update, 12:40 p.m.: Former Hilton Austin executive chef of the shuttered Finn & Porter, Peter Maffei, will take over Cannon + Belle's kitchen. The hotel is still looking for a head chef for Austin Taco Project.
Austin Taco Project will serve new school tacos with fillings like tikka chicken, roast pork banh mi, and more with corn and flour tortillas, lettuce, or miniature wontons. Beer cocktails, margarita flights, and sangria shots will be poured and mixed out on the patio space.
Then there is Cannon + Belle, which focuses on a Texas menu with breakfast (including infused-waffles), pizza, and burgers, made in an open kitchen. Everything is served alongside tapped wine, Kombucha cocktails, and beer. The name comes from Angelina Eberly, the woman who helped save Austin’s title as the state capital. Fittingly, there is another restaurant named after the historic figure opening on South Lamar, Eberly.
Cannon will preview bites, including duck biscuits and gravy and pastrami cured rib during the Austin Food and Wine Festival this weekend This won't happen because the festival is canceled.
Additional changes include a new lobby with drinks, a new event space called The Reverbery, and a Starbucks. Cannon is set to open in late summer, with Austin Taco following in late fall.
Austin Taco Project
roast pork banh mi
annatto shredded pork
smoked bbq beef brisket
shredded beef barbacoa
crisp tikka chicken
baja blackened fish
wonton taco minis
hard shell - corn / flour
soft shell - corn / flour
Sides & Sweets:
Mexican street style corn
crispy tots w/ local egg
roasted yucca fries
green chile queso & chips
kung pao fries
tres leches cake
Cannon + Belle
The Ultimate Breakfast Pizza:
Huevos Rancheros w/ Chorizo
Fontina, Bacon & Spinach
Arugula, Goat Cheese, Sausage & Local Jalapeño
Farm Fresh Vegetables, sweet potatoes & kale
Local Honey & Fresh Mixed Berries
House-Made Honey-Oat Granola Base
Seasonal Fruit and Berry
Granola Mixers: dried figs, dried apricots, hazelnuts, pistachios, chocolate shavings, coconut, crystallized ginger, Texas pecans
Fluffy Buttermilk Classics
Texas French Toast
Cheddar & Sage Biscuits
Specialty Infused Waffles
Baked Avocado w/ Gulf Shrimp Ceviche
Avocado Hummus + Rosemary Seasalt Flatbread
Spicy Grilled Gulf Shrimp Kabob
Zucchini and Feta Fritters
Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa
Tex Mex Chopped Salad w/ Gulf Shrimp
Grilled Watermelon, Feta Cheese, Balsamic Glaze
Blackened Steak & Artichoke
Roasted Chickpea Bowl w/ Olive Tapenade
Andouille Sausage Dogs
Olive Tapenade Grilled Cheese
Angus Beef Burger w/ Spicy Bacon Marmalade