Thursday, March 8, 2012

An Experience that will keep you coming back ...again and again

Recently my group of close friends and I celebrated a birthday at Cibo e Beve.  I had ordered ahead of time a chilled bottle of sparkling wine and it arrived along with “complements of Chef Linda”-sometimes,  It pays to be a chef.
 a huge platter of charcuterie, meatballs, and figs arrived at our table soon after our arrival.
I ordered a Caesar salad to share: "teenage" romaine, poached farm egg crouton, white anchovy, reggiano, and croutons.  The poached egg was a refreshing change from the typical Caesar; the salad was flawlessly dressed, perfectly portioned and delish!  A definite keeper!
Next came the entrees.  I ordered Rigatoni with Gorgonzola dolce, and pistachio cream, a specialty of chef Linda.  The food beautifully plated, and inviting, tasted superb.
I heard about Cibo e Beve through a colleague.  Chef Linda has been around the Atlanta food scene for sometime. When we arrived, a smiling, friendly hostess greeted and welcomed us to the restaurant. She led us to our table -one with an amazing view of the kitchen!  The entire wait staff was seasoned, friendly, knowledgeable of the menu items and faultless in their jobs.
Now the final course! To our delight and surprise, the chef sent us a dessert sampling for the table to share.  This close-to-orgasmic sampling included:
 classic tiramisu, pavesini cookies, illy caffe, cocoa nibs, mascarpone mousse, cannoli Siciliani, white chocolate mascarpone cream, chocolate “Salame” traditional zabaione, fresh berries, amaretto cheesecake, amarena cherries, and almond brittle.  My absolute favorite was the classic zabaione, which I can only describe as warm red velvet donuts, deep fried and paired with white chocolate sauce!!!!  I'm salivating just thinking about it.
I highly recommend the Cibo e Beve experience to anyone wishing for a dining delight!
Until next time, Chef Jess.