If you are looking to step up your roll game this Thanksgiving, I would suggest adding things with a punchy flavor like soffritto or gremolata when you’re kneading the dough. At the restaurant, we make a version of a classic Pullman roll but with the addition of miso and cumin.
— "Turn Up Your Thanksgiving"
I even get excited about what may be the nut’s highest and best use, exemplified in this eminently appetizing recipe from Jessica Maher, the co-owner of Austin’s lovely Lenoir restaurant, in which pecans are toasted and then suspended in a sugary amber of cream, golden syrup, and just a splash of bourbon. For the digestion, you know.
— "The Perfect Pecan Pie Recipe"
The cuisine drives the transportive experience as much as the aesthetic. The menu is a global jaunt. With the term “hot-weather food,” chef Todd Duplechan has defined his cuisine and culinary point of view with impressive clarity and acuity.
— "2015 Top Restaurants"
In Duplechan’s cooking, far-fetched flavors accent near-fetched ingredients, from a jerk quail with pecan butter and persimmon to an Indian dosa with seared antelope heart and Ethiopian berbere. It’s fusion cooking, essentially, executed with rigor, restaurant, and a clear sense of purpose.
— "It's Official: Austin is Americas Next Great Food Town"
Todd Duplechan is one of the city’s most talented chefs. He’s also not afraid to acknowledge when he doesn’t know something.
— "50 Best Restaurants in Austin" (2014)
After Austin’s Lenoir was named one of Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants of 2012, chef/owners Jessica Maher and Todd Duplechan were approached by the James Beard House to host one of its famed dinners.
— "Austin's Lenoir Does NYC"
Austin, already a celebrated spot famous for forging new community pathways in food and art, may be witnessing the renaissance of home butchery and the cultural revolution of goat meat consumption. Lucky us.
— "Goat Revolution"
Cross your fingers that the buttermilk rabbit is still on the menu at this funky, French-inspired spot. Pay close attention to the desserts—they’re some of the best in town.
— "Top 50 Best New Restaurants of 2012"
Lenoir is No. 1 on the Fed Man 55 for all the right reasons. Great cooking, a strong local identity, decor that marries form and function, smooth service, good wine and something you don’t often see at this level: real value. The husband-and-wife team of Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher synchronized those elements in just one year, easily 2012’s most impressive debut.
— "Mike Sutter’s Top 55 Austin Restaurants" (2013)
The 2013 [CultureMap] Tastemaker Awards highlighted the Austin food scene’s growing diversity — and its acceptance of new talent.

Best Restaurant: Lenoir
— "Todd Duplechan, Lenoir & Jester King Take Top Honors at 2013 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards"
 
 

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