Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Taste Tuesday: The Southern Gentleman

Honestly, to summarize the Southern Gentleman in a few words is a bit of a challenge…  but I’ll try: Classy yet modern atmosphere, superb cocktails, deconstructed southern fare served on eclectic china, Chartreuse on tap (more on that in a minute).
That one line -- I mean, this place just gets me... 

Don’t be fooled by the name: Yes, ladies are welcome at this newly opened Buckhead, Atlanta eatery (and Gypsy Kitchen's sister restaurant!). Don’t be intimidated by the cocktail list either: Yes, it’s extensive (and slightly overwhelming at first), but your server is happy to make the perfect recommendation.
Multiple bottles of Pappy? Yes, please!

And when choosing a cocktail, you really can’t go wrong with anything. I’m not a big brown liquor drinker, but I had the Grit & Grace and loved it! It’s served in a teacup (!), with a lemon.
The Grit & Grace: Rye, lemon, apricot liqueur, mint

The highlight of the cocktail list is the Chartreuse. Made by French monks, it’s an green earthy liqueur of 130 herbs that pairs surprisingly well with… Miller High Life! What?

It’s a strange pairing, but it really works, which is perhaps why it gets its own section on the menu. Even more awesome – the Southern Gentleman has Chartreuse on tap! How many bars can say that?
Chartreuse + Miller High Life pony

If you’re looking for a quick start to your meal (who doesn't?), order a few of the snacks. The deviled eggs are an absolute must – I promise, you've never had anything like this dish.
Yes, these little delicious bites are deviled eggs!

For your main course, the supper menu is chock full of delicious choices, such as shrimp & grits or duck & dumplings. I had the buttermilk poached chicken (which is cooked sous vide) and the hubs had the redfish, both of which you can see in the video below:  

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