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A modern Texas kitchen brought to life through a collaboration between Chef James Flowers and world-renowned restaurateur Richard Sandoval.
- Live Oak
Inventive cocktails and a Guadalajara-inspired menu combine with the best views in the city for a genuinely Austin experience.
- In-Room Dining
Order Huevos Rancheros or banana-blueberry pancakes and savour in bed. Our In-Room Dining is available 24 hours.
Elmar PrambsExecutive Chef
At the helm of Four Seasons Hotel Austin’s kitchen since 1986, Elmar is responsible for the culinary direction of all food and beverage outlets – including banquets, room service, Live Oak and Ciclo. In this role, Elmar particularly enjoys introducing diners to unique flavor combinations and stunning presentations, a skill that has earned him an outstanding reputation and loyal following. Prior to joining Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in 1977 (at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver), he completed an apprenticeship with a German master chef and worked in several prestigious kitchens across Europe and Canada.
Abril GalindoExecutive Sous Chef
Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Abril's early exposure to gourmet meals was limited. Her first taste of a truly well-prepared dish opened her eyes to the joy of cooking. In 2010, Abril joined Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita as a culinary intern, a role that allowed her to rotate through a variety of positions in the kitchen. After working at several Mexico restaurants and hotels, Abril was recruited to rejoin Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Her work ethic, creativity and passion for cooking quickly became apparent, eventually leading to her promotion as executive sous chef in 2017.
During the past 18 years, Richard's career as a chef-restaurateur has evolved to encompass being a culinary consultant, television personality, cookbook author and brand ambassador. RS Hospitality is now a leading restaurant group with over 45 restaurants around the world. Richard combines authentic Latin ingredients with international flavors and inventive techniques. His methods create new and unexpected cuisines such as modern and coastal Mexican, Latin-Asian, Peruvian and Pan-Latin.
- May 4, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pmDetails
Derby Day 2019
Break out the bow tie or fascinator for our 9th annual Kentucky Derby event, taking place in the newly renovated Live Oak lounge. Enjoy race-themed décor, live music, Maker's Mark mint juleps, a Derby hat pop-up shop, costume contests and much more. 100% of the USD 25 entry fee benefits a local nonprofit.
- May 5, 10:00 am to 2:00 pmDetails
Ciclo de Mayo
Sunday Brunch at Ciclo gets the Cinco de Mayo treatment. Enjoy complimentary live Latin music, piñata smashing and face painting as part of this special event. We're wheeling out our On-Demand Margarita Cart to the patio in honour of the occasion. Get ready to sip, savour and celebrate the day lake-side!
- May 12Details
Mother's Day Brunch
Pamper mom this year with Mother’s Day Brunch at Ciclo, featuring traditional breakfast favorites, a carving station, fresh seafood and a decadent dessert bar. And did we mention one-dollar mimosas and Bloody Marys?
- On-Demand Margarita Cart
Margaritas are an Austin tradition, but there's no need to hit the bars. Simply push a button on your in-room phone, then relax in your room's sitting area or balcony while our Margarita Cart comes to you, complete with a variety of premium tequilas and fresh mix-ins that add up to 500-plus flavour combinations. Our Margarita Cart service is available every day from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
- Austin's Best Outdoor Happy Hour
Offered in the Latin-inspired bar, terrace, and back lawn, Ciclo happy hour runs from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. It includes $4 snacks and $3 sweets plus complimentary valet parking. The food menu is a rotating list of $5 beverages from draft beers, house cocktail to red, white, sparkling and rosé wines by the glass.Details
- Bright Ideas Cocktail Series
Bright ideas meet delicious beverages in the newest interactive cocktail offering. Devised by Live Oak bartender Matt Foster, a self-described "lifelong inventor" with a post baccalaureate from the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Bright Ideas drink series features cocktails served in a unique lightbulb-based contraption that brings theatrical flair to the cocktail blending process.
- Tequila Flights in Live Oak
Launched in 2019, Live Oak's Vuelos de Tequila experience brings some of the world's best tequilas within reach. Available in three tiers - Business Casual, First Class and the best-of-the-best Four Seasons Private Jet Class - each curated flight includes a tasting of three tequilas or mezcals, interesting flavour notes and more.Details