Because it was a preview event, they had an excellent DJ spinning tunes and greeted us all with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa as we arrived. They brought each table the Breakfast Meat Sampler - I prefer my bacon to be really crispy, but I thought the cider-brined ham was good, meaty without being too salty and my dad really loved the Berkshire pork sausage.
The servers were just learning the brunch menu, so I didn't ask what the texture was in the zucchini bread, there was a bit of grittiness, possibly wheat germ, but the flavor was nice.
My dad ordered the Wild Mushroom Omelette with gruyere and tarragon. I was a little concerned about the browned edges, but it turned out to be very tender and light with plenty of cheese and mushrooms. The potatoes could have been a little crispier, but that didn't stop me from sneaking 1 or 7 from his plate.
The Yet Another Shrimp and Grits had beautifully cooked Georgia shrimp in a tasso and scallion gravy with shellfish reduction over my favorite taste of the day - sweet corn and white cheddar grits. I have no idea where they found such good corn this early in the year, but it was sweet, tender and fresh and i could quite happily eat a huge bowl of these just on their own.
I can not imagine a lovelier place to sit and enjoy brunch in town, so be sure to give them a try next time you are in the mood.
1180 Peachtree St
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00A-3:00P
I was a guest of Olmsted, but all opinions are my own.