Written by Gregg Jarahian
It is always a treat to uncover a new Brunch spot! Especially when the word hasn’t spread and you have the place to yourself. The Misfit Foodies say, “Brunch at Cibo e Beve, (pronounced Chee-boh e Bevay) is wonderful and we are here to spread the good word!” A group of us foodies decided to gather “family-style” so we could enjoy a wide variety of the new Brunch menu.
To start, we were treated to a choice of beverages: Bloody Mary, Brunch Punch (prosecco with red tea infused vermouth) or the Chatham County Line. This special drink, only available on the weekends is made with pecan infused whiskey, savannah sour wood honey, st. germaine, peach slice, smoked ice. While the Chatham was a tantalizing concoction, and I was glad we had the option of trying it, I think it is a bit strong to kick off your day. The Brunch Punch seemed to be the unanimous favorite.
I have previously enjoyed late night pizza with Mixologist, Justin Hadaway and this was my first dining room visit to experience the creations of Chef, Linda Harrell. Here is the Misfit “family-style” Sunday Brunch menu enjoyed by the foodies:
- It’s The JAM! homemade breakfast bread, homemade jams
- The Hipster – sweet and savory french toast stuffed with prosciutto & taleggio, rosemary-mustard maple syrup
- Red Flannel Hash – eight hour braised brisket, beets, potatoes & nueske’s bacon topped with poached farm eggs and horseradish aioli
- Lemon Ricotta Pancakes – fresh berries, savannah bee co. honey butter
- Eggs Any Style – two farm eggs any style, nueske’s bacon, hash browns, southern brioche toast
- Polenta (Italian Grits Y’all)
Our server, courteous, personable funny and attentive. The standout dish was clearly the red flannel hash. Whenever I have had Hash in the past, it has been consistently the same salty, smashed concoction of what appears to be the leftover meat and potatoes from the weekend. This was a clear departure with tasty braised brisket complimented by beets and a perfectly prepared poached eggs.
The only complaint from the Misfits is that there was no place to nap afterward. Seriously, we are headed into a food coma shortly after the meal was over. The meal was everything it should be: hot, well prepared, kind and attentive service, beverages filled, a large table of separate checks delivered swiftly.
Quant’è buono and E’ ottimo goes out the owners, management and staff of 101 Concepts for a well executed meal.
Cibo e Beve
4969 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Article by Gregg Jarahian. Gregg is the Consumer Relations Director / CMO for Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits and a contributor to the Atlanta Restaurant Blog. He’s fond of libations, tasty food and friends to share them both with.