The Spence

So ever since Top Chef 4 I've been a huge fan of Richard Blais. I think he is so innovative, but makes food I'd actually eat. So I was fortunate enough to eat at one of his Flip Burger Boutique a couple of years ago, but Drew and I visited the one in Buckhead for my birthday, where we shared a Nutella Shake! (No pics of that cause they were nice to charge my dead phone so I could get to my hotel) I was so excited to visit April so we could experience The Spence, which is his first "finer dining" place. I love that it's considered an eatery cause they want you to be able to experience new things, we were there for 2 glorious hours! The only thing that would've made it better is if the man was there himself, but he is currently very busy. Catch him on his new Food Network show Hungry Games Oct 20th and he's also a judge on the upcoming season of Top Chef Boston! We decided we would try some different things, I'm so proud of ourselves cause we did, and it was all amazing!

The Spence is pretty much part of Georgia Tech's campus, so it's pretty modern. They've got an open kitchen and you can sit at a chefs table and experience a 5 course meal.... Which had Drew not been with us I would've been tempted to do!

Sea Salted Parker house rolls with this amazing coconut butter!

Goat Empanadas and Beef Tartar (yes raw beef, it was so amazing!)

Strip Steak ( okay not that different but it had a smoked potato purée) and pan roasted duck ( I savored every bite) and corn cream brûlée

We tried 3 out of the 4 desserts....a lemon curd with graham cracker and toasted marshmallow, blondies with coffee ice cream, and this chocolate peanut brittle with ice cream, all of which were amazing!

It was a great experience, their menu changes daily so I can't wait to go back and try some more stuff!

Drew says looks at all this good food and I'm stuck with this purée in a bottle.....

Next up maybe I'll make a trip to his newest venture Juniper and Ivy in San Diego!

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Never heard of him but it sounded delicious!

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