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Babette’s Cafe | Atlanta

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Babette’s Cafe

573 N. Highland Ave. NE

Atlanta, GA 30307

404.523.9121

www.babettescafe.com (link)

A couple of months ago I put out a cattle call to those that are tuned in with my social media outlets.  ”Who would you like to see showcased on Spoonfed (Atlanta)?”  I asked to all of my wonderful loyal followers and fans.  The response was overwhelming as I was hit with a whopping ‘single’ reply…from a stylist/recently relocated cupcake shop owner (Sugar) that I have had the pleasure of working with in the past (hi Karla).  As the crickets chirped and I scraped myself up from my tantrum of recently realized irrelevance, I inquired into the lone response as it named a restaurant that I had yet to hear about.  ’Babette’s Cafe’ the twitter response announced.  I surfed around to quell my curiosity into this unknown establishment.  After a couple of return emails and a few scheduling speed bumps, I was finally allowed to visit with Marla Adams, Chef/Owner of Babette’s.  As we played with food and cameras I learned that the restaurant was named after a story that was turned into a movie called “Babette’s Feast“, popular in epicurean circles, which in a cook decides to spend recently acquired lottery winnings on the creation of a great feast.  Babette’s Cafe has been around for awhile in the Atlanta culinary scene and is currently located in a renovated bungalow on Highland Avenue.  The setting in this space complete with simple understated decor allows for a correlation between intimate atmosphere and Marla’s rustic European style of cooking.  They offer wine tastings every Thursday and a Sunday brunch from 10:30-2 pm.  If I recall correctly the friend that recommended Babette’s Cafe was not one to eat ‘just anything’ so I would heed her advice and pay a visit.

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Scallops Provencale- w/tomatoes, white wine, fresh herbs, parsley potatoes

Navarin of Lamb; spring lamb stew w/ green beans, english peas, carrots, potatoes and glazed shallots

Alaskan Halibut w/mustard crust, lemon butter sauce

Dried Cherry and Almond Tart

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Stay tuned…Pacci Ristorante…coming soon to Spoonfed (Atlanta)

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Written by Mark Petko

May 12th, 2010 at 7:55 am