Cakes & Ale Deemed 3rd Best Restaurant in AtlantaDecatur Metro | July 24, 2011 | 9:35 am
The new issue of Atlanta Magazine is out – at least in the fish-wrap edition – with the top 50 restaurants in the metro Atlanta area according to food writer Bill Addison.
In it, he ranks Decatur’s Cakes & Ale #3, behind only Bacchanalia and Restaurant Eugene. Here’s a blurb…
Lately Allin has taken more risks. The ingredients still lead, by the flavor combinations and depth of technique bring more thrills. A riff on vitello tonnato married buttery slices of cold poached pork loin to a mayonnaise infused with escolar, an oily fish. An arugula, fennel, and celery salad curtailed the richness. Mediterranean gusto inspired a platter of lamb saddle for two with braised pole beans, herbed fregula (a larger cousin to couscous), tomato, and think, minted yogurt as a rustic sauce. I can hardly imagine better lamb, – not too gamy, not too mild, cooked to a blush.
Other Decatur area restaurants on the distinguished list of 50? Community Q BBQ, Taqueria del Sol, and Watershed (with the intro – “Sensational news: Watershed is once again a destination restaurant.).