RESTAURANTS gooey wedge served with a good Sunday gravy. The breast of chicken Cacciatore was pure comfort food. It was what my Italian grandmother would make if I had an Italian grandmother. The chicken was surprisingly juicy to be just breast meat, and the Sunday gravy was rich with plum tomatoes, mushrooms, red peppers, onions and herbs. The half portion of eggplant Parmigiana hung off the plate. The delicately fried vegetable was not swimming in sauce and cheese, but rather had the right balance of ingredients as to highlight the delicate, yet hearty, dish. The breast of chicken al pesto was excellent, sautéed in pounded basil, pine nuts and butter, and served in a creamy garlic sauce. The Snapper Casalinga was a large portion of fresh fish. It was broiled and served with a tart lemon butter and white wine sauce that slightly overpowered the fish. The accompanying sautéed spinach was garlicky with a hint of smokiness. The veal dishes were very good. The Padri-
no or Godfather, is a trio of three veal preparations, Francese, Marsala and Parmigian. All were faithful representations of these classic dishes. The veal Saltimbocca was supposed to be prepared with white wine, but tasted of Marsala wine instead, which made the dish a bit cloying. An assortment of Italian desserts was served in honor of the “birthday boy,” and the waiters and several adjoining tables serenaded with “Happy Birthday.” The desserts were all authentic, with the cannoli being the star. Alfredo’s serves good Italian food, but it excels at providing exceptional service, a welcoming atmosphere, and those feelings of warmth and comfort that are at the heart of what Italian really means. Alfredo’s is located at 1989 Cheshire Bridge Road. For more information, call 404-8761380 or visit alfredosatlanta.com. Art Huckabee is one of Yelp’s Elite Reviewers, as well as a pilot, gourmet cook and food lover. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Bites: News you can eat Texas-based Bawarchi Biryani Point, a casual Indian eatery, has announced it will open its first Georgia location at Abernathy Square in Sandy Springs. The menu will include south and north Indian food, including Tandoori chicken, Chicken Tikka Kebab and Goat Sheesh. Brian Farkas, managing partner of the Seasons 52 in Dunwoody, has attained Darden Restaurants’ Diamond Club status. Each year, managing partners throughout North America who demonstrate outstanding results by showing strong and inspiring leadership while also achieving top financial performance in the company’s previous fiscal year are recognized. Team entry for the third annual Brookhaven Chili Cook Off is now open at www.BroohavenChiliCookOff.com. The event will be held Oct. 11. The neighborhood festival will feature over 60 local restaurant and amateur teams competing for bragging rights, plaques, medals, cash and prizes.
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