Which is exactly what I did on Saturday night! Mr. M took me out to eat at one of my favorite restaurants, The Crossing 7823 Forsyth Blvd. This place is is so good I can barely stand it! Not only is the food UH-MAZING, the best part is their innovative Tasting Menu. For $32 you get a to choose from 4 courses including dessert. Now that’s a Hantastic deal! A wine flight is also available to accompany your meal (so it doesn’t get lonely) for $18! Here is a breakdown of my dinner:
-Beet salad goat cheese, pine-nuts, shallots, sherry vinaigrette
This is usually my favorite part of the meal. I’m not sure what the secret ingredient is in this salad but it might rhyme with “smack”. It.is.so.good. In my opinion, beets are the Phil Collins of vegetables, often underrated. The Crossing’s beet salad gives them the recognition they deserve and then some. Do yourself a favor and order it because I said so.
-Bacon & eggs raviolo (add $5)
Or as I like to call it a “doughy pocket of love”. This is easily one of the TASTIEST dishes I have ever consumed. Hands down. Here’s the deets: It’s a large ravioli filled with parmesan & ricotta cheese. An egg is cracked in the middle of the filling, which is then poached during the cooking process. In this case the raviolo was covered in a creamy sauce and topped with bacon. Yeah. I know, I had you at bacon. You cut it down the middle with a knife and the egg becomes part of the sauce. The best $5 I have ever spent, see additional photo:
–Tilapia carrot puree, spinach, mushroom beurre blanc
–Honey panna cotta fresh fruit coulis
What a way to end this meal! A panna cotta is an Italian custard and the one at The Crossing varies according to what ‘s in season. Mine had a glaze of honey on top, that plus the fresh blackberries made me a happy camper!
The Crossing is one of four local restaurants owned by Jim Fiala, who might be the nicest chef of all times! Mr. Fiala was cooking on Saturday night, yet still took the time to come out to the dining room several times and talk to customers. He really wants to know what you think about his food. Now that you know what I think, go see for yourself!