Out on the Lawn Dinner

Austin’s most exclusive table is once again open for reservations, promising a memorable meal served with a heaping side of entertainment.

“We try to wow our guests every night at TRIO, but our ‘Out on the Lawn’ dinners really take it to the next level, offering a night out that is unique to anything they’ll find in Austin,” said Aneesh Sharma, director of outlets at the downtown Austin hotel.

The 2017 Out on the Lawn dinner series kicks off April 27 with a meal that blends TRIO’s award-winning steakhouse cuisine with Asian influences. Subsequent dinners will showcase the flavors of India (May 18, 2017) and Mexico (Nov. 9, 2017), with the restaurant hosting its annual Seafood Dinner – now in its fourth year – on Oct. 19, 2017 to coincide with National Seafood Month.

According to Aneesh, the success of the Out on the Lawn series can be attributed to three factors:


  • Over-the-Top Menus: TRIO’s award-winning culinary team is given creative free rein when it comes to the multi-course menus, an invigorating challenge since each dinner is uniquely themed. For example, the Asia Dinner menu includes Slow-roasted Pork Belly Steamed Buns and Texas-style Kimchi made with Napa cabbage and a kick of chipotle spice. Unique wine and cocktail pairings, as well as free-flowing Champagne from Louis Roederer, round out each menu.
  • Unparalleled Setting: Few restaurants in Austin boast a lakefront setting, giving TRIO a truly distinctive advantage. The unparalleled views of Lady Bird Lake are further enhanced by twinkling string lights, hung overhead from majestic Texas oaks; tasteful table décor that ties into the theme; and strains of music from live artists or bands.
  • Surprise-and-Delight Touches: Unexpected surprises, such as the tango flash-mob (Argentina) and hands-on paella demonstration (Spain) that delighted guests at last year’s dinners, make each Out on the Lawn dinner anything but a run-of-the-mill meal. Special touches planned for the Asia dinner include traditional Oshibori hand towel service, custom TRIO chop-sticks and a sweet takeaway, with a sitar player planned for May’s India Dinner.

Spots are limited for all Out on the Lawn dinners so reservations are required and may be made by calling TRIO at (512) 685-8300.

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