#3: Restaurant Eugene


Photograph by Alex Martinez

No other restaurant in town explores the relationship between Southern ingredients and the flavors of the world with more refinement and intellectual rigor. Chef de cuisine Jason Paolini oversees the kitchen of Gina and Linton Hopkins’s flagship, and a recent meal was among the finest in years: Ham broth lent Dixie smokiness to a silky sliver of foie gras; a witty spoonbread puree anchored rosy slices of lacquered duck; and a dramatic staging of sturgeon caviar and parsnip cream with grated egg and herbs was pure, borderless luxury. Gifted pastry chef Aaron Russell crafted desserts—such as lush sliced strawberries with vanilla ice cream and candied celery—that were heady but also more lighthearted than in the past.

2277 Peachtree Road, 404-355-0321, restauranteugene.com 

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  • Nancy

    My daughter and son-in-law ate here on Saturday night, 03-02-13 and got food poisoning! ~ FYI ~ still recovering..I had to come over Sunday and stayed until Monday night to take care of their 6 week old baby. They were so sick!!!!

    • JD

      And you can prove it was food poisoning and if so, it definitely came from Restaurant Eugene?