Tasting Austin: Fino for lunch

We already know that I love Fino. What we didn’t know was that I love Fino for lunch! Last week my coworkers took me there for my birthday lunch, and oh, but it was fabulous. Seriously, if I could, I’d eat at Fino and Asti for lunch every week.

And now I’m REALLY excited because Fino is now doing brunch on Sundays… fresh tomato bloody Marys, mimosas with orange, grapefruit, or pomegranate juice, made-to-order doughnuts, steak and eggs… I can’t wait to try it out.

But back to lunch. Feast your eyes on this goodness:

nicoise salad

Nicoise salad with tuna, spinach, haricot verts, potatoes, egg, white anchovy, fried capers and Nicoise olives…


Fried anchovy stuffed olives and chorizo stuffed mushrooms…

beef and pita

Beef pinchitos with tzatziki and pita…


Merguez sliders with manchego cheese and caramelized onion…

pizza fattoush

Pizzetta with fried egg (I was coveting this pizza… I’ll definitely order it next time), and my fattoush salad with beets, pistachios, watercress, cucumber and crispy bread…


And for my birthday dessert, my beloved strawberry semifreddo with rosewater coulis and pistachio tuille.

Not pictured is my fantabulously delicious celery root bisque and Justin’s gazpacho.

I think lunch should be this fabulous every day. 🙂

2 responses to “Tasting Austin: Fino for lunch”

  1. Lunch should definitely be that fabulous! We’ve never been in there at lunchtime, but I must say you’ve made it look tempting. Especially that pizzetta… with strawberry semifreddo to follow!

  2. Ohhh, Fino! Ever since the blogger hh, I’ve been truly hooked. This looks fantastic; I remember that strawberry semifreddo! And you’re going to make me dream of those sliders… Fino brunch, anyone?

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