Almost reached enough new restaurants to cross off #11 on my 30 before 30 list. And side note: I now have less than 1 year to finish everything! New restaurants should be easy – but it’s so easy to go to the normal places, and there are actually so many restaurants in Atlanta, it’s hard to pick new places! I know….first world problems.
For my birthday this week, I wanted to go somewhere new with my parents. And it happened to be the inaugural Highland Restaurant Week – so that helped narrow down the list. Restaurant weeks are really the best way to try new places, and all the neighborhoods in Atlanta do their own restaurant weeks. I went with Babette’s Cafe – it looked cute and the menu looked great. After making the reservation my coworker said she liked it, so I felt good about my selection. And my opinion was not swayed.
They had some great options on their $25 Prix Fixe menu for restaurant week. I had the mussels as an appetizer, chicken piccata as an entree, and chocolate bread pudding for dessert. The mussels were good – I could definitely taste the strawberries but not the peppers as much. The chicken was very delicious – I love lemon and capers together and it made a great sauce. And of course the dessert was amazing – I actually forgot it was banana ice cream by the time we reached dessert, so that was surprising but it had a great flavor and paired perfectly with the rich chocolate bread pudding.
It’s a cute little place – an old house – and it would make a good date spot. The crowd was interestingly older….I’m still curious as to why because I loved it and would highly recommend it – especially for restaurant week if you still have some time this week! (Pics aren’t that great – I don’t like using my flash which is very bright and disruptive in a restaurant)