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Saturdays: 9 AM - 1 PM - 4th and Guadalupe @Austin Farmers Market
Sundays: 11 AM - 3 PM - 414 Waller St - @HOPE Farmers Market
- Telephone: 512-522-6514
- Website: www.maxparfait.com / Facebook: Max Parfait / Twitter: maxparfait
- Cuisine: Texas Burgers & Belgian Fries
Zarghun and Edeaicsa (Eddy) Dean opened Max Parfait on
Their menu is limited to a few items that they do really well with the burger being Zarghun’s favorite and their best seller. In his words, “We used a recipe my mom developed and passed on to my wife – my wife tinkered with it and she makes home made buns. It’s a stand out burger; we season it a bit so it’s different from other burgers you’re going to eat in
The couple wasn’t crazy about offering a veggie burger, so Eddy came up with a recipe for a portabella sandwich for any vegetarians who might come by and it has been surprisingly popular with even their meat eating customers. Their Belgian fries are right up there with the burger in terms of crow favorites. I asked Zarghun to explain what makes it ‘Belgian’ and he said, “It is the process of cooking them. They are cooked twice – at a lower temperature first, and then the fries have to rest and sweat a little. Then you cook them a second time at a higher temperature. This gives them a crispy outside and a mushy inside like baked potatoes. We go a step further by using organic potatoes and we fry them in olive oil.”
As far as their name ‘Max Parfait’, it was inspired by an old duke Ellington song that was a tribute to his drummer Max Roach. When Zarghun heard the song and album he thought about a fictional character called Max Parfait and the trailer was born.