Hilton Austin just announced the opening of its highly anticipated new restaurant, Cannon + Belle, part of a multi-million dollar transformation. Chef Peter Maffei, most recently at the helm of Finn & Porter (which closed in April to make way for Cannon + Belle), oversees the new Tex-fresh dining concept.
Named for Angelina Belle Eberly, known as the lynchpin for the Texas Archive War who fired a cannon ball into the General Land Office Building in 1842 (statue on Congress Ave., near 6th Street), Cannon + Belle enjoys a bold approach with local spirit while preserving Texas culinary traditions.
With offerings as diverse as wood-grilled gourmet pizzas, veggie bowls and tempting breakfast selections from the “Carb Bar” and “Granola Lab”, Cannon + Belle offers all-day dining in a comfortable, polished setting.
The best of Texas and Austin-area offerings permeate all menus including cocktails, wines, beer and even kombucha. Cannon + Belle serves Duchman wines on tap along with an extensive Texas wine list including McPherson, Becker and Fall Creek. It’s a Texas-centric beirgarten with a local draft beer lineup.
Cannon + Belle looked to Austin area craftsman for many of the restaurant’s design elements such as furniture, uniforms and menus. Local artisan Brian Chilton designed and produced many of the furnishings while Chris Savatierre at Savalino designed the uniforms and leather menus.
This announcement comes on the heels of Hilton Austin’s news of a $23 million transformation initiative that included a full renovation of the hotel’s lobby, public areas and meeting space, as well as the launch of two new restaurant concepts and a Starbucks®.