Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dinner At Toulouse

Last night, everyone from MLA got together to visit Toulouse. What a wonderful place! The staff was very knowledgable about wine as as well as food. And about the food - it was wonderful. We had a variety of appetizers -- steamed mussels with tomato concasse, crawfish and vegetable tower, fried chicken livers, potato and gorgonzola fritters and tomato bruschette.

The entrees were just as good as the appetizers -- grilled salmon with jasmine rice and braised cabbage, pan seared duck breast with poached pears, Buffalo meatloaf with mashed potatoes, pistachio encrusted yellow fin tuna and mushroom ravioli.

George Tice, the owner, took us for a little tour around the restaurant and we learned that all of the fabulous paintings were by no other than Steve Penley. Being a fellow UGA grad myself, I couldn't help but applaud his decision to have such fine artwork displayed in his restaurant.

The restaurant hosts monthly wine tastings with a different theme each month. They all begin at 6:30 p.m. and include close to 15 different samplings of wine. I'll be sure to sign up for the next one.


Mark said...

George Tice is one of the nicest people on the face of the planet. He has created a very special place in Toulouse and it's one of the things I miss most about Atlanta since moving to San Antonio in Nov. 2007. Thanks for you post, it helped alleviate my homesickness.

Dirty said...

Their roast chicken is so simple, but so good!

Leah said...

i absolutely love toulouse! i love that its not over crowded with the typical buckhead socialite. george might be one of the cutest old men i have ever met.