Chef Linda is one of my favorites. I have been to her restaurant several times and have recommended Cibo e Beve to many friends and colleagues. It isn't just about the food but also her personality - that she stops by tables to say hello and always has time for a friendly guest that wants to share their opinion about a meal she and her staff have cooked. Whether at home or in a restaurant, I believe a happy kitchen serves the best food, and Cibo e Beve is one among those. I was delighted to be invited to a Spring menu tasting event and Chef Linda went out of her way to share her latest culinary treats. Here's a glimpse!
On one of my recent visits to areas OTP (outside the perimeter, Atlantans know!) to meet with a colleague. I decided to default to the Scoutmob app on my phone for some suggestions on venue. Cafe
Chocolat caught my eye and that's where we met. They do have a noon opening so if you head there any earlier you will have to wait. I was pleasantly surprised by the decor and interiors - it had a DIY touch to it, nothing over the top, very minimal but stylishly so. I was pleased with my choice! They have ample parking and are just off the exit off the interstate. You expect it to be a French bistro but turns out it is an Asian tea place! Their claim to fame is their tea varieties and their chocolate fondue pots. Unexpected. I worked out of here during the day and it was one of the quieter places I've been to. If I am back in the area, I will check in here without a doubt. I enjoyed a hot chocolate, cheesecake and some ginger tea during my day there - everything was fantastic. I would have loved to try one of their fondue pots but lack of company to encourage such behavior ensured I did not indulge. Check out the pictures below and hope you will visit them sometime.
Luckily this was no April Fools' joke - Food101 had a sampling of their new Spring test kitchen menu and yours truly was party to that affair. Loved everything but especially the octopus, pate and tart. Give it a shot and let me know what was your favorite.
10 year home!
Atlanta GA was my home for my first ten years in the United States - the city has so much to offer :)
Atlanta Travel & Tourism Guide from Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau