What do you do for Sunday Supper? I do Dai Due.
Winner winner chicken dinner! Seriously. There’s no gambling here. IMHO the B.E.S.T. fried yardbird I have had in all of Austin. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays) Dai Due offers “Supper Club” menus – prix fixe p/p includes sides, after dinner coffee or herbal tea, and choice of dessert. It’s a lot of food, so don’t be put off by the price. It is actually very reasonable.
Menus vary daily as Dai Due has a strict approach to seasonal, regional, farm to table friendly (e.g., wild game, Tuesday Wagyu burgers, Friday seafood, etc.); however, Sundays are always include Tallow Fried Chicken. Brined then fried with a blend of exotic spices (light curry), the chicken is truly like none I have had before. Not your grandmother’s cast iron variety (mmmm), but equally as good in an innovative way. Crispy, juicy perfection. Sides include fluffy mashed potatoes, delightful beer braised greens, homemade biscuits and gravy, scattered with bread and butter jalapeño slices. Served family style if multiple people order and I suggest taking friends. The more the merrier.
There is an a la carte menu as well. On one visit, I could not pass on trying the pickled chicken feet. I have also enjoyed the broiled San Antonio Bay Oysters with kimchi, shacha cream, and fried scallions. Pleasant blend of flavors and textures. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, order the South Texas Avocado Salad with crickets and venison if it is on the menu. Dai Due also makes some of the tastiest chicken liver mousse with constantly changing accoutrements (e.g., pickled blueberries and onions served with buttermilk bread).
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth; however, since the Super Club comes with dessert I feel obliged to at least take a bit or two and have never been disappointed. Well executed and nice options available (e.g., Apple Basque Cake with Mesquite Ice Cream, Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cajeta and Pecans., the Veldhuizen “Redneck” Cheddar Cheese with Pineapple Guava Paste).
Dai Due is a lovely restaurant with a warm, inviting environment that has an open kitchen. Think elevated dining in a fairly casual environment.
Reservations available, beer (local Austin crafts available) and wine only, and parking in front and back (entrances on both sides of building. They also have an in-house butcher that fills the small “shop” in the restaurant with several cuts of meat for purchase and items liked fresh jarred tallow and lard for enhanced home cooking. Recommend. Click HERE for special Thanksgiving 2017 menu.
2406 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722
Breakfast & lunch: Tu-F 11am-3pm; Sa & Su 10am-3pm
Dinner: Tu-Su 5pm-10pm
Happy Hour: Tu-Th 5-6:30pm – discounted drink and food; changes often.
Reservations can be made here.
For info click here.