Friday, February 10, 2012

Grits Cafe

Brian and I went out to eat at Grits Cafe in Forsyth to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We have eaten there before, and it tends to be one of those "it's a special occasion" places to eat. The food, atmosphere and service are so amazing, I thought Grits Cafe deserved its own blog post.

It's Southern cuisine "with flair," so that means they prepare foods that are definitely rooted in Southern recipes, but they somehow reinvent the food to take on new, scrumptious characteristics. From their website:

"Grits CafĂ©’s menu focus is traditional southern food, not exactly like Mom used to make, adding creativity and flair by fusing old and new ideas. Many appetizers and entrees spotlight local produce, seafood and cheeses, with a touch of Cajun, Southwest and Asian influence thrown in to keep things interesting. The flavors are trendy and unique, and closely rival the artistic detail paid to the presentation of each plate. The wine list features a number of handcrafted boutique wines produced in limited quantities, many not readily available in other areas of the country."


Here are a few pics from our special night at this special place.

The view from our table, looking back towards the entrance:

The menu:

Pretty table vignette:

My handsome anniversary date:

This Diet Coke is fancy.


Grits Fritters. Shutcho mouth.

Caesar Salad with Grits croutons. What-what!

Cheddar and white peppercorn biscuits. Ridonk.

And this. This is the Praline Chicken. So seriously amazing. It's one of the best things I've ever eaten. Anywhere. Anytime. In all my 35 years. The description: Pecan coated, stuffed with forest mushrooms and spinach, with a goat cheese potato croquette.
It's beyond comprehension. Just look at it.

Seriously, LOOK at it.

Brian snapped this pic of me. I was a little Praline Chicken drunk.

We had mentioned to our server (the amazing Annie) that it was our anniversary, so she surprised us with this special anniversary dessert, on the house!

Bye-bye chocolates they gave us.

Outside view.

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing date with my amazing husband. If you get the chance to go, GO! Grits Cafe is a pure delight.

1 comment:

Ginger said...

I ain't never heard of grits croutons in my life. What?? That chicken looks amazing!!! I'm glad y'all had such a good time!!


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