The classic Negroni is one of my favorite summer cocktails:
1 oz gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
Stir into an old fashioned glass over ice, garnish with a slice of orange, and serve.
My wife and I ate at the Woodfire Grill the Tuesday before Thanksgivimg. Fortunately, we had reservations. We chose the five-course tasting menu, and were thoroughly impressed both with the imagination Kevin displays in creating his dishes and with his technique. My wife, who is much more particular about her food than am I, commented that everything she had was both properly cooked and properly seasoned when the plates hit the table. Given the realtively tiny space out in the dining room in which Kevin and his assorted minions do the actual cooking, I'm frankly amazed.
By the way, whoever is running the bar at the Woodfire is creating some interesting signature cocktails, too. If I lived closer to the place I'd do less drinking at home.
I hope Kevin wins Top Chef, but whether or not he wins the televison show, the fact that he's cooking in Atlanta, and that the restaurant is doing well, is a major win for Atlanta.
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