"What is the Woodfire Grill?" you ask. Well... it is a little bit of heaven in 4 walls. It is a restaurant owned and operated by Chef Kevin Gillespie. Kevin is a local well known chef who was on Bravo's Top Chef last season (and made it to the top 3 against 2 brothers - one of whom won... sorry if that was a spoiler to anyone). And Kevin (because we are on a first name basis) is amazing. Brian and I had the 7 course tasting menu (I'm amazed at my husband's choice to do a blind tasting menu and I love him all the more for it) and it may have been the best food I've ever had. Yes, even better than the guanciale ravioli at Mario Batali's restaurant in Las Vegas.
Here was our tasting menu:
What? You want to know what is in the upper right hand corner of the menu? Well, while I was in the bathroom Brian had a conversation with the manager to let him know how much we loved the food and the various places we've encountered Kevin (at the Food Show in Atlanta, we ate his ice cream creation at Morelli's), and Brian felt he got jobbed on Top Chef). So, when I came back from the bathroom the manager showed up at our table with the tasting menu printed out (which they don't normally do) AND...
Aunt Amy left this morning. I love when people come in for whirlwind visits... it gives them time to see Evan and it gives Evan time to see them.
I think Evan had a good time with his Aunt: