I’d always heard that this brunch restaurant in Kirkwood, Sun in My Belly, was very good. I don’t typically go out for brunch that often, so I’d never been, but it had always sort of been on my radar as a place to try one day. They recently started offering dinner service, so when I found a great deal to try it, I immediately bought it.
The deal was for $50 and you got one bottle of wine, one shared appetizer, two salads, two entrees and one shared dessert. That’s a lot of food for $50! We made reservations for 8:30 on Friday night and headed down to Kirkwood, about 15 minutes away, to try it.
(You’ll notice that everyone seems to have a bottle of wine on their table. I think everyone in the restaurant had the deal too.) The outside was cute, but it was full so we sat inside where the ambiance was sort of lacking. It was very much like a bakery with some tables, but I guess that’s what it used to be. They are also known for their catering, so it makes sense that they put more emphasis on the food than the atmosphere, I guess.
The wines that we were allowed to choose from were all from Crane Creek Vineyards in Young Harris, Georgia. Did you know Georgia has vineyards? Well, it does! We asked to sample both of the whites because we weren’t familiar with the varietals. We ended up with a Sayval Blanc. Our waiter described it as sweet, like a Riseling, but I didn’t find it that way.
For our appetizer, we were allowed to choose from the appetizer menu or the light bites menu, so we went with the Hot Pot Coconut Braised Mussels with Green Chile, Garlic and Cilantro. We are both big fans of mussels and these were some of the best we’d had in a while. The Green Chile gave each bite an unexpected kick.
For our salad course, I chose the Tuna Nicoise Salad.
While Jason had the Caesar.
In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have chosen such a hearty salad, because when it came time to eat my entree, Miso Glazed Salmon with warm cilantro, shallot couscous and sesame saute of fresh kale, I was not hungry at all.
I ended up getting a good portion of it boxed up to take home. Jason was smarter by ordering the Caesar salad, which was small, and was fine eating his Pepper Seared Tenderloin of Beef.
I wanted to get dessert to go too, but Jason wanted creme brulee and they couldn’t make that to-go. So, I made some room for it. It was small, fortunately.
I typically have a big appetite but this meal just did me in and I had a stomach ache afterward. Don’t get me wrong, it was very good, just a lot of food!
Atlantans, the deal is here, if you’re interested in trying it!