Delectable New Happy Hour at Foreign & Domestic

Full Disclosure: I had a complimentary dining experience at Foreign & Domestic. All opinions are my own.

Sarah Heard, Owner/Co-Chef and Nathan Lemley, Owner/Co-Chef along with their team are doing amazing things at Foreign & Domestic. From snout-to-tail cuisine to savory popovers, gorgeous vegetable dishes and euphoric desserts, each bite evokes true bliss. Foreign & Domestic is a farm-to-table restaurant that utilizes responsibly sourced and humanely sourced ingredients. I am completely charmed by the atmosphere, delighted by the cuisine and mesmerized by the synergy of Chef Heard and Chef Lemley bring to the open kitchen.
Foreign & Domestic Happy Hour 

The new happy hour menu is daily (except for Monday as they are closed). The menu consists of select local craft beers ($3.50), select wines ($6) and a variety of snacks & burger ($4-$8). Here is a look at the mouthwatering dishes we tried and bonus, our dining experience ended on a sweet note.
Foreign & Domestic Pork Rilletes

We started off with a French Negrette-Gamay 2016 Rosé and an Italian Cielo Prosecco Brut and Pork Rillettes. The Crispy Pork Rillettes are a ball of aromatic goodness. The shredded pork is so tender and they marinate it in Indian spices lending the most wonderful smells and flavors. This dish comes with a brightly flavored Gribiche sauce that adds a splendid element of flavors to the dish. 
Foreign & Domestic Popover

The savory Gruyere Popover served with onion butter is a dish suited for any meal. Ripping into the flaky crust to discover that the popover has cheese both inside and out made this cheese lover ecstatic.  
Foreign & Domestic Tempura Cauliflower

I love to see the exciting ways chefs implement vegetables into the menu and cauliflower is popping up more and more. We were pleased with both the flavors and texture Tempura Cauliflower in a hot red pepper honey and peanuts. 
Foreign & Domestic Famous Cheeseburger

Oh my goodness, let me tell you about this cheeseburger! First off the bun to patty ratio is perfection. The perfectly cooked 44 Ranch beef is topped with melted cheese with a smear of tomato jam and we opted to put-an-egg-on-it. 
Foreign & Domestic Tempura Wild Onion Scopes

Of course the pommes frites would easily complement the burger however we were intrigued and tried a featured menu item, Tempura Wild Onion Scopes. This was a great dish topped with mustard seed and buttermilk-olive oil dressing. 

Foreign & Domestic Carrot & Cardamom Custard

All the dishes at FnD are so artfully plated but nothing beats how stunning and exquisite their desserts are. The Carrot & Cardamom Custard, Fig Leaf from Hausbar Farms, Coffee, & shaved Dark Chocolate made my heart skip a beat.
Foreign & Domestic Strawberry Buttermilk Pie
Foreign & Domestic Strawberry Buttermilk Pie

The Strawberry Buttermilk Pie topped with cream is true comfort food and reminded of pies my grandmother made with fruits she grew on her farm. The addition of the animal cracker pig on top is fitting as the talented Sarah & Nathan were invited to and attending COCHON555 in Austin on May 20th! I attended last year and was blown away by how delicious, fun and well executed this event is. It is a A unique culinary experience where guest feast on responsibly raised heritage breed pig, ethically sourced food, paired with a variety of beverages from local craft breweries, distilleries and wineries, all created by some of city’s most forward thinking food and drink leaders. The concept is 5 Chefs, 5 pigs and 5 winemakers. 
Another exciting menu FnD offers is the Nose to Tail tasting which offers 4 fabulous courses at $42. Also make sure to check out their brunch offerings:
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Tuesday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday Brunch -10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Happy Hour: 
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
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