Lutie's Garden Restaurant now open at Commodore Perry Estate

Photo of a spread of fancy food
Husband-and-wife duo Bradley Nicholson and Susana Querejazu lead the kitchen at Lutie's Garden Restaurant. (Courtesy Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection)

Husband-and-wife duo Bradley Nicholson and Susana Querejazu lead the kitchen at Lutie's Garden Restaurant. (Courtesy Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection)

Lutie's Garden Restaurant opened to guests and club members of the Commodore Perry Estate on April 7. Led by husband-and-wife duo Bradley Nicholson and Susana Querejazu, Lutie's will open reservations to the general public starting April 14. Nicholson and Querejazu are returning to Austin after spending time in San Francisco, Copenhagen and Paris. Nicholson, the executive chef, previously worked at Barley Swine, while Querejazu, executive pastry chef, was formerly executive pastry chef at Odd Duck and Barley Swine.

The Lutie's menu features ingredients sourced from Austin and the Central Texas region, with a multicourse dinner service including dishes such as pork with pickled cabbage and creamer peas and royal shrimp with daikon and celery. A pastry menu is also served.

“Lutie’s is the culmination of a personalized, handcrafted approach and allowing ingredients, sourced from local farms and purveyors, to be the guide," said Nicholson, the restaurant's executive chef, in a news release.

The restaurant overlooks the grounds of the Commodore Perry Estate, a historic landmark, hotel and private club located in Hyde Park at 4100 Red River St., Austin. It is named after the matriarch of the estate, Nannie Lewette "Lutie" Perry.

Lutie's is open for dinner Wednesday-Sunday. www.luties.com


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