Saturday, February 21, 2009

A dinner to remember...

Last night Glenn treated me to a night on the town! We dined at a charming restaurant, tucked in among other restaurants on the outskirts of Buckhead. The Blue Ridge Grill has been there for years, but Glenn just discovered it last year, when we were here during one of his trade shows. Last night he introduced me to this hidden gem. Oh, the flavors that awaited the palate! A reservation only experience, we were greeted by name as we entered and were ushered to our cozy booth. We began our evening with an incredible cream of wild mushroom soup, complete with truffle infused cream. Next we treated our taste buds to a perfectly cooked fillet Mignon...crunchy and grilled fired on the outside, melt in your mouth, tender and juicy on the inside. We also enjoyed fresh made crab cakes on a bed of scrumptious corn chowder. Our sides consisted of a sweet and creamy corn souffle that brought corn to a new level and a real southern treat of collard greens. I've never tasted collard greens that were so tender and infused with so much flavor! I could dine on these every meal. We completed our dining experience with a bread pudding that surpassed our previous favorite, Biaggi's white chocolate bread pudding. Last night's bread pudding had a crunchy outside and moist interior that was slightly sweetened and not overly moist and gooey. This was topped with caramelized bananas. We also enjoyed an apple tartlet with cinnamon ice cream. This dessert allowed the crisp, tanginess of the apples to shine within the fresh pastry. If you are ever in the Atlanta area make sure you visit the Blue Ridge Grill, awaken your taste buds and experience a dinner to remember. $$$

1 comment:

  1. ok, i AM SOOO DROOLING all over my keyboard! Next time we are in the area, hubby and I are going on a date there! We're do for a really nice date anyway.