Right before we left Austin to head down to San Antonio for A and Z’s wedding we had time to enjoy a leisurely lunch with Amelia on Lake Austin at the lovely and Hawaiian theme inspired Hula Hut.
Only downside of the entire lunch? The gigantic fish in the water wasn’t working so we couldn’t put in $2 to make it dance. Total bummer.
Upsides of the lunch? All the delicious uses of avocado we encountered. Example 1, guacamole salad, served with massive amounts of guacamole and mango salsa. Yum!
Example 2? I don’t think there are words to describe how amazing this was. The “Kawaikini Stuffed Avocado”— a fried haas avocado, stuffed with chicken and cheese, served on top of salsa and queso blanco. Creamy, crunchy, cheesy Mexican goodness, totally worth the massive amount of calories (it’s an avocado, so it’s kind of healthy, right?)
Totally salivating while posting these pictures…
Ok, so the goal now is to figure out how to recreate this in my own home. In the meantime, if you’re lucky enough to live in or travel to Austin, go to the Hula Hut! The scenery alone is worth it— who wouldn’t love enjoying a margarita while gazing out at a giant green dancing fish on a beautiful lake? If that doesn’t do it for you, the avocado might. PS the chicken chili rellenos were phenomenal, too.