Anything that’s good is hard to keep a secret for long, and the secret’s out about how good the food scene is in the Texas Hill Country. We’re proud to say that Dripping Springs has more than a few restaurants worth bragging about.
One such place that has quickly cultivated a devoted following is Le Vacher (136 Drifting Wind Run, Suite 101. Dripping Springs, TX 78620). The restaurant offers French-inspired cuisine, but with that little something that still gives it plenty of Texas flavor. Don’t be surprised if it becomes a favorite spot after just one visit.
The scoop on Le Vacher
Le Vacher – which means “the herdsman” – is a family-run bistro that is all about bringing people together to forge new memories and build connections over a good meal. Head chef Jacob Euler is at the helm of the restaurant and draws upon a French culinary background to infuse robust flavors into carefully crafted dishes that utilize the area’s local ingredients.
With a menu that offers everything from casual sandwiches to more upscale dishes like butcher’s cut steak with pomme puree, or Texas redfish cooked in brown butter, there’s something for everyone. One of the restaurant’s most popular items, “The Dirty Burger” is prepared with a green peppercorn-coated patty, Emmentaler cheese, fried onion, and a slathering of au poivre sauce. (Yes, you’ll need a knife and fork – it is “dirty” after all.)
Factor in the restaurant’s airy, two-level dining space that’s flooded with natural light, and what you have is the perfect setting for a fantastic meal that you won’t soon forget.
Plan your visit
The restaurant is open Thursday through Saturday for both lunch and dinner and serves brunch on both Saturday and Sunday. If you’re not sure whether to go for lunch, dinner, or brunch, well, you really can’t go wrong with any of them because you’ll find a different menu with each meal. (Hitting up all three isn’t a bad idea.)
Lunch offers a lighter but still filling selection of items like Roasted Squash Salad or the Crispy Duck Skin Breast Protein Bowl with most selections priced between $9 and $18. Dinner is a more refined affair and the menu is sure to be a hit for a romantic evening out with Pan-Seared Scallops and Veal Stuffed Rabbit. Share plates range between $9 and $18 while main courses start at $32.
As mentioned, Le Vacher offers a brunch with classics like French Toast, Quiche Du Jour, and a full coffee/espresso bar.
While any visit to Le Vacher is sure to be a memorable meal, the restaurant also offers special ticketed events that you won’t want to miss! The events are held on select Sundays and highlight local vendors and ingredients. From the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres through the main course and dessert, each menu is specially prepared for the occasion. Reservations are suggested.