Tuesday, May 26, 2015
CENTURY HOUSE TAVERN, WOODSTOCK, SPRING MENU
Malika Bowling American, Dates, Outdoor Dining, Restaurant Reviews, Southern
When you think of fantastic OTP dining, your mind, naturally goes to Roswell, right? Sure they have fantastic restaurants like Table & Main, Osteria Mattone and Foundation Social Eatery. But don’t discount Woodstock. Cause then you’d miss out on Century House Tavern. Located in historic downtown Woodstock, Century House Tavern is located in what was once The Hubbard House, named after the family that lived there for six decades.
Before we talk about the food, let’s talk about the incredible wine list Century House Tavern has. If you are a wine lover, you need to visit and sample some of the unique finds. For whites, the Chilean Sauvignon Blanc and a Pinot Gris from Washington were quite pleasant for this non-white wine fan. Then there was the Bordeau blend that we had with our steak. Marvelous!
A Foie Gras on brioche paired with Prosecco was a sweet start to our meal. While I enjoy asparagus, I don’t usually get excited about it as a dish, but pairing it with a poached egg and bacon bits? If I could start every day with this for breakfast, I wouldn't mind that a bit. Not sure that I would order this dish during dinner though.
Next up was perfect seared scallops, served over artichokes, English Peas and Fava Beans. Fava Beans are popping up everywhere, have you noticed? The sweetness of the scallops was a terrific pairing with the citrusy Pinot Gris. This light dish is the epitome of spring time food, dare I say spring in a bowl.
I wish I’d paced myself better. The Sous Vide tenderloin didn’t get the justice it deserved with us beginning to get quite full. It was so juicy and flavorful though. and kudos to the staff on the Bordeaux blend it was paired with. And a Creme Caramel for dessert is the perfect sweet ending to share with your sweetie.
This works for a group get together or a date night. Woodstock is lucky to have Century House Tavern as as a break from the other uninspiring restaurants. Beer lover? Not to worry. They have a terrific beer selection, including selections from Reformation Brewery, also located in Woodstock.
Century House Tavern 770.693.4552
Thursday, May 7, 2015
By Carolyn O'Neil - For the AJC
Tender green asparagus spears signal that spring is in full swing on restaurant menus. But when you order a plate of jumbo asparagus topped with a poached egg, bacon lardons and brioche croutons at the Century House Tavern in Woodstock, chef Daniel Porubiansky sends another sign of the times.
Carolyn O’Neil is a registered dietitian and author of “The Slim Down South Cookbook.” Email her at email@example.com.