The Historic Hotels of America is a national trust for building preservation with several hundreds of member properties across the country. At a recent meet and greet event I learned that many happen to be in Georgia, where I live, and had no clue of! Six to be exact - I have visited the King and Prince and the Georgian Terrace but that's about it. I have also stayed at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville NC. I doubt if I have actually stayed in any historic hotels in other cities and states at all. Amazed to learn so much about the history of these buildings that are now hotels and inns. Quick info - The National Trust has 27 historic sites across the US. Be sure to check those out. Also, you can purchase historic properties if that is of interest to you. And the link is here. Check out their member directory online and maybe you can stay at historic hotel the next time you travel! Make sure you sign up for their newsletter for special offers and deals.
Spring is fantastic - not just for the weather but for all the fun new menu additions and creations in restaurants across the city! F&B Atlanta is one of my faves for French food, love their location and patio, but also Chef Haddad and his spectacular culinary offerings. Love the bouillabaisse here but he had a few new dishes in store for us at his Spring menu tasting event.Watch out!
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!
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.
Location plays key here as this is very close to Phipps and Lenox but not surrounded by that busy-ness. Chef Haddad and manager Fabrice are charming. Lively bar scene and busy dining area. Reserve for weekends. Everything is French but a few twists to surprise you. F&B also has a nice patio that looks straight out to the street - great for people watching come summer and spring!
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