We had a great dinner at a restaurant in Atlanta called Holeman & Finch Public House.
For any of you that keep up with the foodie scene, you’ve probably seen this name a few times. This little neighborhood “pub”, as it deems itself, has become notorious for their exceptional cocktails and old-school style of food preparation.
I’ve been here once before and loved the social aspect of the menu. It is designed to encourage sharing plates, which just elicits chatter amongst friends as they try each item.
But to me…the hand-crafted cocktails are the highlight.
I had the “Dastardly Deed”, which is a Kettle One based martini (on the right) that is mixed with Opal Basil and simple syrup. It is the most interesting and distinctive drink I’ve ever had. Loved it!
Holeman & Finch is also famous for its open kitchen where hand hung sausages are expertly displayed with local cheeses for a beautiful presentation.
If you’re ever in Atlanta I highly suggest that you try this restaurant. It is in the heart of Buckhead, for those of you not familiar with Atlanta, this is just north of downtown Atlanta. It’s a great shopping area totally filled with trendy restaurants and great people watching!
And if you’re not in town, the inspiration I’ve taken from dinner is that I want to serve this more social type of dinner. It is “family style”, but by having several, simple plates of food it allows everyone to try a little of everything. To try things that they may not normally eat.
We tried sliced duck tongue. It wasn’t good to me…but I’m glad I tried it. And our whole dinner wasn’t based on this, it was one simple element of many layers of a grand meal.
I wish I lived closer because Holeman & Finch could easily be my comfortable pit stop for dinner every week.
Have fun with dinner and friends this weekend!