And we’re off and running! First item off my 30 Before 30 list complete! I love food. And I love trying new restaurants. I get into habits, though, of going to the same places. So it is actually a challenge to make myself go to new restaurants. Luckily there are plenty of sites and lists to help me along.
I’ve heard so many good things about Rosebud pretty much since I moved back to Atlanta. And Scoutmob made it easy when they sold a great dinner-for-two deal to Rosebud. It included a carafe of wine, an appetizer, 2 entrees, and a dessert! And I decided to ask a very good friend to go with me (before it expired hehe)! We’ve been friends for 26 years – she had her first baby almost 2 months ago – and her birthday was a couple weeks ago. Lots to celebrate! The restaurant itself is very cute and cozy – with small tables for 2 as well as large comfy booths.
We enjoyed a delicious carafe of red wine. We ordered the appetizer special: sweet potato fritters. Yum. They were served on lamb jerky (sounds weird, but it was delicious even though while eating it we had not idea what it was ha) and some kind of cheese (like goat cheese but from a cow – I couldn’t catch the name of it when she said it).
For my entree, I ordered the grilled pork loin medallions – which were actually two hearty pieces of pork. It was served over pan-roasted greens and sweet pepper & hamhock jus with a side of jalapeño mac & cheese. The pork was juicy, had a great flavor, and had a kick with the sauce. The jalapeño mac & cheese was simply delicious. My friend ordered the trout, served over whipped potatoes and with brussel sprouts and she loved it.
And then dessert. We ordered the Mexican Coca-Cola Cake – chocolate cake made with Mexican Coke. I made a Coke cake on Sunday night and it did not hold a candle to this one. Must be the Mexican Coke 😉 Sadly, we started devouring it so quickly I didn’t get a picture – but trust me, it looked, and tasted, amazing.
So Rosebud gets two thumbs up and long live fun nights out with a life-long friend!