Friday at Hudson’s

As you may have read on Friday, Shawna and I went to Hudson’s on the Bend for our anniversary dinner.  We’ve hit a few of the better restaurants in town over the years, but this was by far the best.  It was the first time I would describe myself as having a “Dining Experience.”

Hudson’s is out on 620 near Mansfield Dam.  It’s not a huge place, but they do have a nice, shaded patio to eat on.  I let Shawna decide whether we were eating on said patio or not, knowing the answer would involve me sitting outside and sweating.  So, the hostess sat us down and gave us some menus.

The Hudson’s menu is varied, to say the least.  Don’t believe mw?  Go check their website.  It’s on there.  I won’t run down the whole experience, but I’ll tell you what we ate.

Appetizers: 

Fried Green Tomatoes in a Chipotle Cream Aioli.

Diamond Back Rattlesnake Cakes

Seafood Crepes (lobster, scallops, shrimp, crawfish, and crab)

Shawna’s entree: Pecan Smoked Duck Brest with Diver Scallops and Sweet Potato Hash

My entree: Watermelon Marinated Wild Boar with Watermelon Salsa

Dessert: Creme Brulee Trio

We even sprang for a bottle of wine that cost more than $20 and was brought out by the wine steward.  Much nicer than when the seventeen-year-old waitress at The Olive Garden tries to tell us about “her favorite wine.”

So, if you’re ever in the Austin area and have a few hundred bucks to spare, stop in at Hudson’s on the Bend.  Tell them Nate sent you, and wait for them to ask “Who?”