Happy Saturday! I thought today would be the perfect day to start my new series: Atlanta Eats. Food is one of the things I am most passionate about and I love to share my amazing experiences with my friends and family. There’s nothing better than trying a new restaurant and wanting to come back again…and again!
Even though I have lived most of my life close to Atlanta, growing up my family never really dined in the city. So now that Taylor and I are living downtown, there’s no better way to start trying all of the amazing restaurants I’ve heard so much about and trying new ones!
The first restaurant on our list was Poor Calvin’s and boy, it did not disappoint! The chef’s name is Calvin who is Vietnamese and Chinese so the food they serve at the restaurant is Asian and Southern fusion. Literally two of my favorite types of foods!!!! Our server informed us that Chef Calvin was also trained in pastries so we knew we had to get a dessert at the end of our meal.
We tried coming in on a Saturday morning, but we were informed that we had to have a reservation. So we made sure to make one for the very next day! So just be sure to make a reservation if you want to eat here on the weekend. The next day we came back for brunch and had the most amazing service, food, drinks and dessert! I want to go back to try their other popular dishes that we weren’t able to order this time around.
What We Ordered
For drinks we ordered the Thai Iced Tea (non-alcoholic) and once it was 12:30 (when you can start ordering alcohol in Atlanta on Sundays) we ordered the Tikki Rum Punch and the Peach Bellini. All were good but the Tikki Rum Punch was pretty strong!
For our appetizer we ordered the Lobster Wontons and OH MY GOODNESS were they heavenly!!! I wish there was an entree sized portion of it on the menu because I could have that as a meal. The wontons were perfectly crisp and stuffed with cream cheese and lobster. They were topped with caviar and a truffle balsamic and mango glaze. My mouth is watering just thinking about this, so you must give these a try!
For our entrees we ordered the Fried Chicken with Lobster Macaroni and Cheese and the Crispy Beef.
Y’ALL (I’m about to talk about some fried chicken so you know I had to start the sentence off with that 😉 ) this fried chicken is amazing. What I honestly love most about it was that it was a chicken breast, and it was still so flavorful! The chicken is hand breaded in a mix of spices and the flavors are wonderful! I wouldn’t say it’s really spicy but it’s got a little kick to it. It’s topped with kale and came with a side of green beans and served over the creamiest lobster mac and cheese! And the two paired together is even more incredible. It’s probably one of the two most popular dishes on their menu and I can definitely see why.
The Crispy Beef dish was a mixture of beef tips served with a vegetable medley and rice. The beef and vegetables were tossed in a sweet soy glaze that was delicious. This dish was also really good!
We topped our meal off by ordering the chocolate cake with a chocolate mousse layer that’s topped with a layer of chocolate ganache. The cake is served with fresh strawberries with a scoop of raspberry sorbet and a raspberry sauce/syrup that’s drizzled over the whole dish. This dish is definitely for chocolate lovers! The layer of mousse with the fresh strawberries and sorbet really made the cake seem lighter. The slice of cake is huge and can definitely be shared with at least four people because Taylor and I could not finish it on our own! Their other desserts looked delicious too so I don’t think you can go wrong with any of it.