I'll Have What Eudora's Having, And John Folse's Seafood R'evolutionFriday, February 24, 2017
One evening, we were minus the boys and in Jackson, so Av decided to take me to the Fairview Inn to see if I'd like to stay there sometime in the future (we were staying at the Hilton on County Line Road that evening) -- it's a Bed and Breakfast. The idea was to drop in take a look at the grounds, and have a drink in the Library before having supper at Seafood R'evolution, the John Folse / Rick Tramonto restaurant in Ridgewood.
I told him we could give it a go in the future, but looking at the selection of rooms, I wasn't especially excited about any of them. It's not them...it's me. It feels like one of my college best friend's mother's home. Very put together with a lot-lot of carpet, and framed prints, and dishes on walls.
Here, the library, which is appropriately all dark and wood and leather
The menu included drinks named after Mississippi authors including Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Richard Wright, Shelby Foote, John Grisham, Margaret Walker, Alice Walker, and Kathryn Stockett. I had the Eudora Welty 'Belhaven' which was Cathead vodka, cucumber, Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
Av had the Willie Morris Old Fashioned, which was made with Maker's Mark
We next had reservations at Seafood R'evolution in Ridgeland, which I've been wanting to go to since they opened. We especially enjoy John Folse and Rick Tramonto's Restaurant R'evolution in the Quarter, so were interested to see what this concept would be like.
Beyond the host desk is the 13-foot raw bar
Love the buoy chandelier
First, the bread service
*That biscuit* -- yessss
Av had the shrimp and grits, which was pretty terrific
This evening, I was more interested in the sides than the entrees, so I just ordered the brussels sprouts, roasted cauliflower with peanuts and capers, and cheese grits. So fab.
Near our table, the glass wine cellar, which we were invited to walk into and take our time looking over
...and yesyesyes to the oyster-inspired tile flooring.
Makes me think of ihavethisthingwithtiles on IG.
Which in turn makes me think of the best/funniest thing I found on Tumblr (but this is the main site) all week.