Tidbits: Cakes & Ale now serving lunch

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 6, 2015
Photo obtained via the Cakes & Ale Facebook page.

Photo obtained via the Cakes & Ale Facebook page.

Decatur’s Cakes & Ale restaurant has announced it will begin serving lunch Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

“Billy Allin’s lunch menu includes a seasonal quiche, an ever-popular Monte Cristo sandwich on homemade C&A bread, and smoked trout with mixed greens, lentil salad, marinated beets and spiced crème fraiche, to name a few,” the announcement from the restaurant says.

Other things to nibble on …

– Villagio Italian Kitchen, located at 1355 Clairmont Road, in the same shopping center as Community Q, has been purchased by the owners of Baraonda and Publik Draft House. It is now open as Villaggio Gastro Italian. According to the description on its Facebook page, “This new concept brings you the comforts of classic Italian fare created in a modern way!”

Pallookaville has an immediate need for servers. If interested, send an email to kathart@pallookaville.com. The restaurant also weighed in on the state Legislature’s recent consideration of a “Religious Freedom” bill that would’ve allowed business owners the ability to deny service to individuals based on their religious beliefs. The bill died this year …

No One

Chefs at several local restaurants will be teaching “Simple Abundance” cooking classes. The classes, hosted by Cook’s Warehouse in Decatur, raise money for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Tickets are $55.

Here is the schedule ..

April 13, 2015

Chef Scot Davis of Wahoo! Grill

The Cook’s Warehouse – Decatur

Spring Seafood from Wahoo! Grill

$55, 7 – 9 pm, Demonstration & Tasting

Wahoo! Grill in Decatur offers an eclectic, creative menu featuring daily specials of pasta, steak and fresh seafood dishes all prepared with a Southern flair, utilizing the freshest local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Chef de Cuisine Scot Davis joins us this evening to demonstrate a menu that features fresh, seasonal ingredients including a Citrus Salad of Mixed Greens, blood oranges, sugared pecans, shaved fennel, local goat cheese, and pecan basil-oil vinaigrette; Hawaiian Ahi Tuna pan seared rare and served with a soy-ginger glaze and wasabi cream mashed potatoes and wakeme garnish, and for dessert, Butterscotch Pot de Crème – a butterscotch custard with hazelnut whipped cream, Maldon sea salt and caramel sauce. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese.

Location: The Cook’s Warehouse – Decatur: 180 West Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030

May 18, 2015

Chef Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani

The Cook’s Warehouse – Decatur

Indian Street Food Favorites

$55, 7 – 9 pm, Demonstration & Tasting

Some of the most tasty, fun and affordable food of any country is its street food, andthat’s just what Chai Pani offers at its Decatur restaurant. In addition to the thalis (traditional family meals highlighting India’s amazing culinary diversity), Chai Pani’s menu also features chaat – the crunchy, spicy, sweet, tangy, brightly flavored street snacks found in the food stalls of India. Explore the street snacks of India as James Beard award nominated Chef Meherwan Irani shares his heritage and passion through a tasty class menu that is forthcoming. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese.

Location: The Cook’s Warehouse – Decatur: 180 West Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030

Chef Eric Roberts of The Iberian Pig

The Cook’s Warehouse – Decatur

Traditional Spanish Flavors

$55, 7 – 9 pm, Demonstration & Tasting

The Iberian Pig combines the tastes of Spain, with a fresh, eclectic, American social atmosphere.  Its menu, which focuses on traditional cured meats and Spanish cheese, along with tapas, salads and flatbreads, honors traditional Spanish flavor combinations with modern techniques and culinary creativity. Join Chef Eric Roberts tonight as he bridges the old and new. Check acfb.org for class menu, coming soon. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese.

Location: The Cook’s Warehouse – Decatur: 180 West Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030

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