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Monday, November 16, 2009

Sweet Auburn and Serpa's.....

I recently took a ride down Auburn Avenue.
It's not what it used to be.
I love the Sweet Auburn Farmer's Market. I think it is the best this city has to offer. Gourmet cheese and wine connoisseurs will appreciate this mecca of Epicurean delights.
We dined at Serpa's. Named for Chef Owner Scott Serpa. Exposed brick and the open kitchen worked for the aesthetic quality. The bar area is just right for a pre-dinner drink or a place to meet and mingle. We were served gougeres with our drinks. A very nice touch and not commonly served here in the US. The gougeres were tiny puffed squares with good bite and texture with a smoky bacon flavor that pleased the palate.
I had the Panang scallops for dinner. The trio of scallops were big and beautifully pan seared with a Thai Panang curry cream sauce that was luscious with just the right amount of red chili pepper zing.
There were Chilean wines on the menu that were a good price point and well noted and appreciated. It's good to have great quality and not have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Nice. 
Go to Serpa's. You will be pleased.
Open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner.
Sunday Brunch 11:00-2:00

Serpa's Restaurant