Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Iberian Pig Draws Old and New Crowds During CHG Restaurant Week
By Shandra Hill Smith
It’s a Thursday night in the 8 p.m. hour and an empty seat is hard to come by. Whether this is a typical weeknight flow or one that has to do in large part to this particular week, it’s not clear. It was, after all, CHG Restaurant Week, an opportunity for foodies and others to experience The Iberian Pig in downtown Decatur, and other eating establishments making up the CHG Restaurant Group.
The restaurants include Cooks & Soldiers, The Iberian Pig Kitchen & Bar, Double Zero and Sugo Kitchen.
From October 3 to 9, diners got a chance at a number of events — from a Wednesday wine tasting at Cooks & Soldiers to Throwback at the Iberian Pig on Thursday night.
With the exception of one order of pan-seared scallops, the delivery on food was fast.
Winners at our table included a trio of tapas, including Patatas Bravas (make that a double order), which are twice-fried potatoes with smoky pimenton bravas sauce. The Vieiras pan seared scallops went well with Peach & Arugula Salad, a combination of local peaches, blackberries, baby arugula, goat cheese, toasted hazelnuts and aged red wine vinaigrette.
A round of applause goes to the server who assisted our waitress by providing backup support, made recommendations and constantly checked on our table.
In this case, a new experience proved a positive one.
The Iberian Pig, 121 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030