Pork Belly, Pork Belly, Glorious Pork Belly.
Seriously, is there anything better when perfectly cooked than pork belly? And there is no better pork belly than at Tom Colicchio's Craftbar.
Brandon and I ate there a year or so ago and we have talked about the pork belly ever since. I recently read that Craft and Craftbar will be leaving Atlanta. Although I hope this is not true, we thought we better get there fast and have our last taste of heaven before the doors close. We went for New Year's Eve. We were a bit disappointed that the Risotto Fritters weren't on the menu for the night but our server assured us that they usually are.
As if Craftbar's pork belly could be improved from our last visit, this night's selection was served with Ginger and Pears. Oh My. It was as good if not even better than we remembered, melt in your mouth perfection.
We started with cocktails: a ginger beer, vodka, lemon lime mixture for me that was wonderful and a Hitachino Nest beer (a favorite and hard to find) for Brandon.
We enjoyed several other small plates including Scallops with Grits and Pickled Fennel,
Deviled Eggs with Crispy Proscuitto,
and Sweet Potato Soup with Candied Pecans.
We split the Veal Meatballs over Parpadelle.
They were all tasty but highly overshadowed by you know what!
My recommendation: Go to craftbar for cocktails, risotto fritters, and pork belly. Forget about the rest because nothing can compare.