Friday, June 25, 2010

Twenty-Five Buck Menus

every night for 5:30, 5:45 and 6:00 reservations
prix fixe June 24th to June 30th

menu a.

1. tomato salad with buttermilk dressing, bacon lardons, chopped arugula and cornbread croutons
Riesling, Karthäuserhof, Estate Feinherb, Ruwer, Germany, 2009

2. roasted duck breast with ratatouille, crisp basil, baked polenta and rosemary jus
Sangiovese blend, Querciabella, Tuscany, Italy, 2007

3. red velvet cake with banana ice cream, cocoa nibs and caramel

menu b.

1. chilled cucumber soup with tarragon crème fraiche, preserved lemon and mint oil
Pinot Grigio, Borgo M, Veneto, Italy, 2008

2. tybee shrimp and hominy grits with andouille, roasted sweet Diablo peppers, local tomatoes and leeks… finished with a little salad of sweet 100 tomatoes with cumin vinaigrette
Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, GravilleLacoste, Bordeaux, France, 2009

3. coconut cream pie with Celia’s berries and Georgia peaches

* Wine pairings are an additional $15

Thursday, June 17, 2010

5 & 10 Prix Fixe June 17th - June 23rd

menu a.

shaved bentons country ham with green tomato marmalade and cornichons
Rosé, Chateau de Lancyre, Languedoc, France, 2009

grilled quails, lemon jus, poblano creamed corn, bacon lardons, baby carrots, and pearl onions
Barbera D'Alba, Dante Rivetti, 'Mara', Piedmont, Italy, 2007

3. Fruit on the bottom creme brulee with cookies

menu b.

mushroom tart with buttermilk dressing and local arugula
Cava, Conde de Subirats, Spain, NV

seared tuna, grain mustard emulsion, roasted fingerlings, grilled asparagus, nicoise olives, and pickled red onion
Gruner Veltliner, Schwarzbock, Austria, 2009

3. Key Lime Pie with juniper whipped cream and local honey

Prix Fixe Menu is available for reservations before 6:00 pm
$25 per person
Wine pairings an additional $15

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Super H Mart

There is a Super H Mart in Suwanee about 45 minutes away and conveniently right on my ride back from ATL. I love the shop. From left to right I bought:
A splatter pan cover... great for frying chicken at home
A spider for fishing out blanched veggies from boiling water
little yukon potatoes
Hungarian slab bacon
Mat Kimchi
toasted sesame
chinese vinegar
a watermelon
dried apricots
cutesy pot holders
a frozen duck (2.29/ #)
a case of mangos (3.95)
and some fresh cherries

Thursday, June 10, 2010

5 & 10 Prix Fixe June 10th-June 16th

menu a.

chanterelle soup with chive cream and crushed marconas
Hautes Cotes de Nuits, Mongeard-Mugneret, Burgundy, France, 2007

grilled lamb with rosemary jus, summer squash gratin, sauteed greens, and tomato gremolata
Syrah/Grenache, Mas Carlot, Costieres de Nimes, France 2005

Seasonal fruit crisp with vanilla bean ice and candied nuts

menu b.

grilled octopus with arugula, shaved fennel, orange, and sherry vinaigrette
Gruner Veltliner, Berger, Austria, 2009

crisp trout with stewed black beans, baby carrots and green beans, romesco, and sherry emulsion
Rioja blanco, Muga, Spain, 2009

Beecher's cheddar with apple, toasted pecans and maple reduction

wine pairings are an addition $15

Prix Fixe is available for reservations before 6:00 pm

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summer Stroll on Midtown Mile

I will be doing a cooking demo outside of Empire State South (opening mid-August) on Sunday June 13th during the Summer Stroll on Midtown Mile event. Neil Taylor from TaylOrganic Farm will also be there selling his fresh produce. Please come see us at 999 Peachtree Street outside of Peachtree Plaza from noon- 4:00 pm.

Prix Fixe Menu June 3rd-June 9th

Available for reservations before 6:00

Menu A

clams casino
Pedro Ximenez, Falernia, Elqui Valley, Chile, 2008

roasted mahi with sherry emulsion, roasted maitake musrooms, red pepper quinoa pilau, and crisp okra with almonds
Pinot Grigio, Jermann, Venezia Giulia, Italy, 2008

Chocolate ice cream sandwich with candied orange and caramel

Menu B

stuffed poblano pepper with ground pork and chorizo with arugula and crema
Riesling, Spreitzer, Oestricher Lenchen Kabinett, Rheingau, Germany, 2008

grilled bistro steak with field pea, tomato, and herb salad, griddled cornbread, and red wine jus
Graves, Chateau de Seuil, Bordeaux, France, 2005

Fresh mint sherbet with shortbread and strewed cherries

$25 Food
$15 Wine (optional)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Athens Tour de Farm

Check out Peter Dale and local Athens farmers on CNN.

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