Chef David Andrew Carson of Quinones at Bacchanalia - Atlanta, GA

1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410
Hours: Mon-Sat 6pm-close

With a slew of fancified burgers, marketplace dining, trattorias, and cafés, Atlanta hits the mark with comfort-casual. But Chef Anne Quatrano makes sure there are still a few places to put on your party clothes, and Bacchanalia, with its elegant tables and understated service, pulls out all the stops. Before farm-to-table was matter of course for responsible chefs, 2012 Atlanta Rising Star Chef David Carson was working with Quatrano to bring whole animals to Bacchanalia, creating a menu that's as holistic as it is approachable. And he sweeps diners away with his refined plates, combinations of modern technique, and local ingredients. Pastry Chef Carla Tomasko's desserts are an ideal end to Carson's meal; deftly executed, they are just the simple, fulfilling bite needed at the end of a swanky dinner.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Jamison Farm Lamb, Summerland Farms Onion, and Natural Jus
  • Wild Foraged Snails, Crisp Pork Shoulder, Crispy Garlic, and Phytoplankton Foam
  • Preserved Lemon Soufflé, Pistachio Ice Cream, Candied Pistachios, and Candied Lemon Zest
  • Yogurt Panna Cotta, Yogurt Foam, Summerland Farms Strawberries, Hibiscus Gel, Strawberry Ships, and Strawberry Ice Cream

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