Okay, so it wasn’t like we took over or anything. In fact, we were quite civil, enjoying a complimentary glass of prosecco while chatting with chef Jamie Adams who has been with Buckhead Life Restaurants for over twenty years!
I arrived a bit late so some complimentary bites were already underway. A generous platter of shaved prosciutto, chunks of robiola and asiago cheeses, and a variety of olives was enough for the table to share. Crispy fried marsala shrimp didn’t impress but the grilled octopus served over potatoes and red onions dressed with vinaigrette was light and delicious. A portion of tortelli filled with ricotta and local greens was divided into individual bowls, giving each blogger two plump pasta pockets which were inhaled in seconds.
Feeling somewhat conservative, I had already decided to try the Fall Tasting Menu, three courses for only $29. I was particularly looking forward to the rotisserie duck entree, but alas, it had been replaced by rosemary garlic marinated ribs, which I reluctantly ordered.
I was excited to try the appetizer, an arugula salad with smoked trout, pickled watermelon radishes, and red onions, dressed with white balsamic vinaigrette but couldn’t locate more than a sliver of fish when it arrived. Grrrrr. Perhaps a ridiculously pricey glass of cabernet would help?
I usually don’t associate ribs with Italian food. In fact, I’m not a fan of either. But I must admit these ribs had an delectable crust and flavor. The accompanying fresh arugula lightened up the meaty dish and I loved the crispy shoestring onions on top!
For dessert we shared two traditional Italian sweets; a plate of bomboloni and tiramisu. Not nearly as light and airy as the zeppoles at LPC, the bomboloni are made with ricotta, drizzled with honey, and served with vanilla whipped cream. Tiramisu was exactly what it was supposed to be, a classic.
And yes, the glass of cab did help.
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