Catch your favorite Summer flavors while they're still
around! The 2011 Midtown Restaurant
Week spotlights prix-fixe, 3-course, seasonal menus from more than 30
Midtown Restaurant Week
31 Midtown restaurants
August 27-September 4
The 6th Annual Midtown Restaurant Week features options
for $25 and $35 per person. Check out a few of my menu must-trys from the latest
iteration of delicious discount dining.
From the $25 menu:
Restaurant - a bohemian bistro with French flair. Start the evening
with the charcuterie plate of Italian salami and house-made pâté. Next, move to
the creamy shrimp risotto and finish with a vanilla crème brûlée.
- gets its European ease from an oversized bar, al fresco patio and
nationally-recognized wine list. Tickle your appetite with fried goat cheese in
a honey and black pepper dipping sauce. (Order two, you won't want to share
these delightful bites!) For the entrée, try the Seared rockfish with a sauté of
sungold tomatoes, cucumber and fennel in a lime-ginger dressing. Finally, the olive
oil ice cream with dark chocolate and sea salt is a perfect ending.
da Pulcinella - offers white tablecloth Italian dining at
affordable prices. (It also happens to be a personal favorite!) Start
caprese salad of fresh mozzarella and locally-grown tomatoes. Each
dish of housemade pasta is phenomenal, but I highly recommend the
Tortelli Di Mele - a Granny Smith apple-, sausage- and
ravioli, drizzled with browned butter and an apple cider reduction. For
info, read my
- a top spot to sip and see. To start, try the soup of the day. Follow it
with the flakey, sautéed local trout plated with roasted fingerling potatoes,
smoked bacon, wild mushroom and Balsamic brown butter. For your late-night
treat, opt for the key lime tart.
City Kitchen - Atlanta's favorite spot for a sumptuous Southern feast.
Start with the succulent fried green tomatoes, then enjoy the Shrimp &
Grits with house-cured Tasso ham, poblano peppers and smoked tomato gravy. As the
final touch for your Deep South dinner, try the homemade banana pudding.
From the $35 menu:
& Swift - a must for
delectable dishes and artisan cocktails. Tantalize your taste buds with a sweet
corn soup, accompanied by crispy fried okra and basil crème fraiche. Next, opt
for the wood-grilled Berkshire pork loin with sorghum baked bean, cornbread "streusel"
and malt vinegar slaw. Finish with chocolate tart topped with buttermilk ice
cream and macerated strawberries.
- simple sophistication, and another personal favorite! For the ultimate
experience of Chef Zeb's array of enticing flavors, start with the refreshing
watercress salad, topped with lemon mascarpone vinaigrette, house bacon, Marcona
almonds and blueberries. Your can't-miss entrée is the pan roasted duck, plated
with baby turnips, hazelnuts and a kumquat mostardo. For a cool treat, opt for
the flight of seasonal-flavored, house-made sorbets. For more info, read
the full menus for even more delicious