Monday, April 25, 2011

Avenue Eat & Drink Review

March 19th hubs and I had an early dinner at Avenue Eat and Drink here in Tallahassee. I had been looking forward to trying it since my friends Jenn and Rich had pointed out their philosophy of supporting local farmers: "Our Goal is to source 70% of our product locally and achieve a product that is 50% organic and green." Our meal was very good, and the service was outstanding. Everyone at the restaurant went out of their way to make us feel welcome. For our appetizer we shared Pan Seared Scallops:
Pan-seared scallops, served on sweet corn pancakes with a smoked bacon cream sauce, sauteed spinach and balsamic syrup

For dinner, Chris had the roasted half chicken with Meyers Lemons [Pan-seared, semi-boneless half chicken rubbed with fresh herbs and served with Anson Mills cheese grits (yum, cheese grits)] and I had the Lemon Grouper: 
Pan seared fresh Gulf grouper with grilled Meyers lemons, seasonal vegetables and potatoes (as you can see I wasn't patient enough not to try it before I photographed it!).

We didn't have dessert but we did each enjoy a nice glass of wine. Our server's wine suggestions were spot on. Next time we go I want to try a drink recommended by Rick: the Pearini: Goose Le Poive, Limoncello, Pear Puree and a Splash of Fresh Squeezed OJ with Ginger Root Garnish. Give Avenue Eat and Drink a visit; you won't regret it!

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