For like two months, Laura and I have been talking about getting together for dinner one night at a new Atlanta restaurant, The Lawrence. I can’t even remember how we started talking about it, but we kept sort of making plans and then they’d fall through and finally we set a firm date to go – last night. Jason came too.
We started out with drinks. I’m usually a wine fan, but the wine list wasn’t appealing to me (read: it was too expensive), so I went with one of their signature cocktails – The Lady Lawrence.
Vodka, lavender mint tea, ginger, cassis, lime and soda.
Despite not knowing what cassis is, I liked this drink. It was refreshing and not too strong tasting. I also had another drink later in the meal, but it wasn’t as good and I didn’t take a picture.
Our server brought out an amuse bouche from the kitchen. It was some sort of smoked trout in a corn soup.
The menu was comprised of small, medium and large dishes. None of the large dishes were really appealing to me and lots of the small ones were, so we decided to just get a bunch of small and medium dishes to share. Some of these don’t seem to be on the menu online anymore.
Cremini mushroom and artichoke. Arugula, parmesan, herb, lemon vinaigrette.
Salt and Pepper Tofu. Radish, cilantro, serrano pepper.
Summer Squash. Taragon, maldon, garlic oil.
Blue Pointe Oysters. Heirloom tomato granita, serrano.
The oysters were Jason’s but we shared everything else. It was all good, but my favorites were the summer squash and the tofu. Afterward, the kitchen sent out a small dessert.
All in all, a fun night. The food was good, but I do have to say that we were not exactly full afterward. I guess that’s what happens when you order a lot of small dishes.
And I forgot to get a picture of Laura! Oops! I guess that means we’ll just have to do it again!