Tavernpointe at Home in Midtown

We recently had the pleasure of visiting the new Tavernpointe located in the One Peachtree Pointe building in Midtown with members of the Atlanta Food Blogger’s Society. Tavernpointe is the newest culinary venture for Chef Drew Van Leuvan. This midtown neighborhood eatery (in the space formerly occupied by La Pietra Cucina) offers classic cocktails, a full wine cellar and a rotating selection of 16 local and domestic draught beers. Tavernpointe’s chef-driven menu includes items such as Smoked Peruvian-Style Chicken, Grilled Waygu Skirt Steak & Fries and Broiled Lobster Scampi with ingredients sourced from local farms.

Before sitting down to a sampling of menu items, we were allowed a quick tour of the kitchen with homemade bread rising in the back and giant carboys of housemade Ahi pepper sauce aging on the counters. Once seated the platters of smoked ruby beets and marinated golden beets, served with seared Bucheron cheese, sliced avocado, crushed dried strawberries and hazelnuts, balsamic drizzle and micro greens were set on the table. The flavor of the smoked red beets was the highlight of this dish.

Bowls of potato gnocchi with roasted mushrooms, white truffle oil, parsley, parmesan, and topped with toasted bread crumbs came next. The gnocchi were perfectly delicate and the mushrooms were delectable. Next came the Georgia shrimp and Geechie Boy grits with tasso ham, sweet onions, and pickled okra in poblano pepper broth followed by signature beef & bacon meatballs served over Geechie Boy grits with spicy tomato ragu and parmesan.

Even though our stomachs were reaching full capacity, along came plates of Georgia pecan fudge pie with chocolate crust, and Four Roses Bourbon ice cream, and a sticky toffee stack cake layered with apple butter and topped with brown butter ice cream.

It was a real treat to catch up with our blogger compatriots for this wonderful dining experience. If you are looking for a place in Midtown to have a few drinks and great food, head over to the new Tavernpointe at One Peachtree Pointe. It’s in a great location, the atmosphere is relaxing, the food is good, and the service is very friendly.

While the menu items we sampled were complimentary, no additional remuneration was received. The opinions included herein are honest and unsolicited.