Austin has a new rotisserie pop-up in town with Austin Rotisserie. Co-founders Eric Nathal and Sophie Allard are popping up with roasted chickens at Infinite Monkey Theorem, with the goal of opening a food truck and perhaps a brick-and-mortar in the future.
With Austin Rotisserie, Nathal and Allard wanted to bring the feel of Paris’ street-side rotisseries and the feeling of dinners revolving around whole roasted meats. The epicenter of the menu — which focuses on “French comfort food in a casual format” — is the Parisian roasted chicken served with baby potatoes cooked in chicken drippings.
The bird is available in whole, half, or quarter portions, with choice of the traditional or rosemary citron marinade. Then there are salads, those roasted potatoes, and snacks like chicken tacos and a take on guacamole with avocado mousse and chips.
Nathal is from Mexico and Allard from Paris. Allard’s mother worked at Parisian bistros, and she remembered the importance of rotisserie meats. “Getting a great rotisserie is much like buying the perfect baguette at the right bakery,” she said.
Nathal worked in various Miami Beach restaurants, ran a gourmet food delivery business in the area, and joined Miami Beach’s chapter of The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.
For now, Austin Rotisserie can be found at Infinite Monkey Theorem Tuesday through Saturday, from 4 to 10 p.m.