Upscale and downhome food at The Deer and The Dove in Decatur, GA
Updated: Nov 4
Upscale and downhome food in Decatur, Georgia
Because we travel and eat out so much, it takes a lot to impress me, especially with restaurant prices lately. The Deer and The Dove is an exception.
The chef, Terry Koval, is the James Beard winner for Best Chef: Southeast (think the Academy Awards of food). Still, that aside, the food is amazing.
Think upscale farm-to-table food with a twist.
Their website advertises that their food costs are 5% in-state, organic and 20% local.
App: Homemade Yeast Rolls (Need I say more?)
Small Plate: Coffee Dusted Seared Venison - This is not your uncle's weekend deer hunting tenderloin. No gaminess is found in this tender and rare meat. And the beet and carrot pairings add a sweet, smooth finish.
Cocktail: An Old Fashioned for the Spring - I’m a HUGE fan of Old Fashioned and Manhattan cocktails, but they always feel like a betrayal in spring and summer months. This beverage bridged that gap with their blackberry basil syrup.