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Aquarelle's Wine Bar
We expected great food, but the big surprise was the skillfully selected list of wines by the glass
Food Review  September 14, 2007, by Wes Marshall
"...Aquarelle's Wine Bar606 Rio Grande, 479-8117 Tuesday-Saturday, 5-11pm..."

The Art of Eating Well
Aquarelle brings to the Austin dining scene a studied elegance and a decidedly Old World taste for unrestrained luxury, Chronicle Cuisines writer Rachel Feit writes. But it is still a young restaurant.
Food Story  November 3, 2000, by Rachel Feit
"...Aquarelle606 Rio Grande, 479-8117..."

A Night Out
Aquarelle
Food Story  September 24, 2004, by MM Pack
"...There has been a French presence in Austin since 1840, when Monsieur Dubois de Saligny, chargé d'affaires at the French Legation, set up shop in the Texas Republic. Culinarily speaking, the legacy continues at Aquarelle, where chefs Teresa Wilson and Robert Brady offer upscale French cuisine in a little yellow house just west of downtown...."

The 2002 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll
Readers Poll
Food Story  May 24, 2002
"...Honorable MentionPappadeaux, AquarelleOriginal RecipeHudson's on the Bend, Castle Hill Cafe..."

Austin Eats
ACL's food court, 10 years later
Food Story  September 16, 2011, by Claudia Alarcón
"...to capture the Austin feel [and] heritage. Just like the festival, [Austin Eats] has gotten bigger and we think better, more local," says Blank, who has been instrumental in guiding the inclusion of fine-dining restaurants such as Zoot, Aquarelle, Vespaio, Restaurant Jeze­bel, Roy's, Olivia, and Louie's 106, with varying degrees of success..."

Sala & Betty
Can Teresa Wilson define Austin dining again?
Food Story  April 23, 2015, by Brandon Watson
"...With the current money-drenched palooza happening in Austin hospitality, it's easy to forget that our culinary backyard wasn't always sod with locally sourced microgreens. When Teresa Wilson opened Aquarelle in 2000, Chronicle contributor Rachel Feit was impressed by the details – the amuse-bouche, the precise cut of vegetables, and the new cutlery presented with every course – details now so common as to be unnoticeable..."

First Look: Sala & Betty
Fine-dining chef brings family fare
DAILY Food  February 25, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...When Teresa Wilson's last restaurant, Aquarelle, closed in the fall of 2011, her immediate plan was to reopen in the same cozy West Ave. cottage with a Latin flavored menu..."

ACL's Food Court Keeps the Crowds Nourished and the Good Times Rolling
Take an ACL break Austin-style with local eateries and portable fine dining
Music Story  September 25, 2009, by Claudia Alarcón
"...New this year is the Purple Pig cone: pulled pork topped with purple cabbage slaw and a horseradish mustard sauce. Hungry for dessert? Don't forget the Death by Chocolate. Aquarelle Restaurant & Wine Bar..."

Lynch Bages Comes to Austin
Famous French winery with an Austin connection
DAILY Food  May 26, 2009, by Wes Marshall
"...A group of French wine lovers welcomed Jean-Michel Cazes, owner of Lynch-Bages winery, for a celebratory dinner at Aquarelle on April 19. It was a homecoming as M..."

ACL's Food Court Continues to Expand Its – and Our – Horizons
Take an ACL break Austin-style with local eateries and portable fine dining
Music Story  September 26, 2008, by Claudia Alarcón
"...The popular coffeehouse returns to ACL to provide a refreshing caffeine boost and fresh-fruit dosage with delicious strawberry smoothies, mocha frappes, and plenty of iced coffee. Whether you need an 11am wake-up shake or an afternoon pick-me-up, Flipnotics will happily help you bounce back into rocking action. THE NEWCOMERS Aquarelle..."

Foie Gras Fracas
Animal rights activists who recently vandalized Downtown restaurants that sell duck liver or veal may be unintentionally screwing up efforts of separate animal rights campaign focusing on banning foie gras
News Story  July 13, 2007, by Amy Smith
"...The graffiti guerrillas used a bright-orange water-based paint that is reasonably easy to scrub off of most surfaces. However, one of the restaurant victims, Aquarelle, required more than $100 worth of work to repair the damage to its turn-of-the-century home, which includes the original double doors imported from England...."

Prix-Fixe Primer
Eating Well in Austin Without Breaking the Bank
Food Story  March 2, 2001, by Rachel Feit
"...Aquarelle606 Rio Grande, 479-8117..."

Food-o-File
More Lone Star master sommeliers, Hatch chiles return, and foodies see if their brains are bigger than their stomachs
Food Column  August 12, 2011, by Virginia B. Wood
"...After 11 years, chef/owner Theresa Wilson has decided to close her French fine-dining restaurant Aquarelle (606 Rio Grande) at the end of August and reopen in the same space with a different concept in the fall. "I've decided to take the Italian and French dishes I've worked with over the years at Basil's and Aquarelle and present them with a bit of a Latin twist," Wilson said..."

Austin Eats Is Now Bigger and Better Than Ever!
If these choices aren't enough for you, we don't know what is
Music Story  October 8, 2010, by Claudia Alarcón
"...Next door, the high-end Lonesome Dove will serve wild mushroom and beef tenderloin skewers, grilled prime tenderloin topped with a yuzu citrus aioli, and sides of white truffled mac and cheese. I may go to ACL just to eat here. Perennial Favorites Aquarelle Restaurant & Wine Bar..."

From the Trenches
Previewing the Austin Eats battlefield
Food Story  October 8, 2010, by Kate Thornberry
"...We have made so many friends." As with comrades-at-arms, friendships forged in the Austin Eats Food Court are lifelong. "One time I was able to give Terry from Aquarelle a gallon of mayo when she really needed it, and ever since then, when I'm at Aquarelle, I eat for free."..."

Event Menu
An overview of local foodie events for July 10-14
Food Column  July 10, 2009, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• Both of Downtown Austin's fine French restaurants are hosting Bastille Day celebrations. Aquarelle (606 Rio Grande, 479-8117, www.aquarellerestaurant.com) invites guests to its second annual Rosé Soiree to enjoy eight different Rosés and some French-inspired street food items for $6 per glass or plate with live music..."

Food-o-File
Virginia B. Wood surveys some local restaurateur's recent offerings.
Food Column  July 14, 2000, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The buzz about Austin's newest French restaurant, Aquarelle (606 Rio Grande, 479-8117), was already strong before I made it there, and they've only been open a couple of weeks! What an elegant little jewel this restaurant is with pale yellow walls, gleaming hardwood floors, imported French china and flatware, and tasteful decor. Owners Terry Foreman and Robert Brady explained that Aquarelle is the realization of an eight-year-old dream..."

Food-o-File
Virginia B. Wood urges interested readers to get involved in the local chapter of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, gives details about the Wine & Wildflower Trail, and updates readers on local restaurant news.
Food Column  April 14, 2000, by Virginia B. Wood
"...We'll tell you as soon as they tell us. Another hot topic is the opening date of Aquarelle (606 Rio Grande, 479-8117), the new Provencal restaurant just off Sixth Street in the west end of downtown..."

The Take-Out
What's in a restaurant name?
Food Column  June 23, 2016, by Brandon Watson
"...As it has traditionally done with fashion designers who simultaneously, inexplicably come up with collections inspired by nuclear armistice, say, or maybe Nanook of the North, groupthink has infected Austin's restaurant scene. It started out innocently enough with the class of single-word names – Vespaio, Zoot, wink, Aquarelle, Uchi – that announced Austin was entering a new culinary era..."

Then There's This: Razing History
Old home set for demolition to make way for parking lot
News Column  April 26, 2013, by Amy Smith
"...Members of the Original Austin Neigh­borhood Association – a group that formed in the first decades after Austin's founding, according to its website – is trying to relocate the home before bulldozers arrive at the school-bus-yellow house at 606 Rio Grande. The house, tucked off of West Sixth, in what used to be a quiet, residential neighborhood, was last home to the famed French restaurant Aquarelle before it closed in 2011..."

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