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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Good Eats and MINI treats

My best friend Genevieve is in town this weekend for the Grant Park Festival, where she is selling her hand crafted jewelry. Friday, before set-up we went to Buckhead Diner where her brother-in-law; Stephen McGuffin is the sous chef. Talk about great food! He sent us 3 apps, which were Sweet and Spicy Thai Chili Calamari (mmm), Crisped Smoked Salmon Flatbread with Roasted Shallot Cream Cheese (double mmm) and the Chervil Scented Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Valencia Orange Butter Sauce. I didn't really care for the last one; it had a kind of "chemical" taste. It may have just been me though. Anyway, for my entree I had the Grilled Atlantic Salmon and Geevs had the Blueplate Special (which was steak, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus). As if this wasn't enough, Stephen then sent out 3 different desserts for us to sample. The Jame Beard Award Winning White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie (I don't care for bananas), the Chocolate Cake Sundae with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Raspberry Sauce (this one is really good, but I suggest you share this with a friend; ultra rich!. The last was my favorite, the Chocolate Chunk Creme Brulee with Extra Thin Sugar Crust. The crust was just right and crispy, great paired with a hot cup of coffee.
After a long lunch and an longer day of set-up and errands, I returned to my car and saw people standing nearby looking at my car as if it were on the menu. They wish...