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Artful Food is Fashionable and Fit

April 26, 2016

My AJC

 

A vivid pop of green paired with the blush of pale pink and a punch of orangey red. This color combination isn’t from the pages of the latest spring fashion magazines; these are the tempting tones on the plate when you order the jumbo lump crab and fresh avocado with tomato coulis at Le Bilboquet Atlanta.

Serving a well-heeled crowd (count the Gucci loafers and red-soled Louboutin pumps) in the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, this lively Parisian-cafe-inspired restaurant prioritizes beautiful food in a light-filled setting festooned with fresh flowers and contemporary art.

“We have well-traveled, fashion-forward guests, and it pushes you, which is kind of cool,” said Jon Skinner, director of operations for Le Bilboquet Atlanta. “We’ve always said that the food is about the aesthetic first, because guests first eat with their eyes.”

Deep purple beets with mozzarella and basil are artfully arranged on salad plates. A confetti of diced red tomatoes accessorizes sautéed chicken breasts with a Cajun beurre blanc sauce.

“Big color is a big thing, so it looks exciting when it’s going out to the tables,” Skinner said.  Full Article can be found here.