I had stepped into the Paggi House to take a peak last week and that was all it took to know that this was my new hang out spot. I could not wait to take my friend Loren here because I knew he would love the decor and because he became a fan of the chef, Shane Stark, at Keniche. He was blown away as soon as we drove up he said cooool place, and we have both been everywhere. We took a quick tour then settled for a bottle of prosecco at the back bar. The contemporary architectural elements surrounding the second oldest building in Austin were eye catching and I can't wait to go when it rains to see how the rain water gathering contraption drains into the original well. So onto the food and service. I am one of those difficult customers because I have been in the business for 20 years and was a cook in New Orleans for places I still consider to be the best restaurants in the world. I ate at Bottecelli's last week and ordered a glass of wine, some more water and a different waiter. So I can be mean. We ordered both of the steaks on the menu, both cooked perfectly, and the the quail and frissee app. All were delicious. Our prosecco, and wine choices were great. The only items I felt were lacking were the desserts. But because I am so aesthetically driven, the food could have been horrible, the server could have spilled something on me and it would still be my new place. I can't wait to go back and sit around the huge outdoor porch with a bunch of friends sipping on some delicious beverage and working my way through every menu item. Good job guys!!!!