Atlanta restaurants are always changing up their menus, adding in new dishes that cater to the changing seasons and allow diners to enjoy fresh produce prepared in creative and delicious ways.
But as we get into fall, many well-known dishes at Atlanta restaurants that are served year-round are actually in season, making these cooler months the best time to indulge if you're thinking about giving apple, pear or pumpkin dishes a try.
Check out these five dishes that perfect fall's favorite fare:
Berkwood Farms Berkshire Pork Rib Chop
Several locations, including: 1 CNN Center No. 269, Atlanta. 404-522-8873. dantannas.com
Those who enjoy apples in season may use them most in pies and pastries as Thanksgiving comes around, but the crisp fruit can add depth to savory favorites, too. Dantanna's pork rib chop starts with an heirloom berkshire rib chop and lays on the flavor with a Granny Smith apple and bourbon sauce that will have you redefining the way apple fits into your meals. You can whip up the recipe at home, too: just check out the details over at AJC's Atlanta Restaurants blog
350 Mead Road, Decatur. 404-377-9266. saba-restaurant.com
Saba's two locations routinely offer some of Atlanta's best Italian fare, but you'll have to venture to the Oakhurst location to sample the restaurant's pumpkin ravioli. Served year-round (but particularly seasonal during the autumn months), this beloved pasta dish is stuffed with pumpkin, spices and ricotta cheese. The understated brown butter sauce makes for a perfect pairing, allowing ravioli and its stuffing to really shine.
Skuna Bay Salmon
3455 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-554-9995. stceciliaatl.com
Stately Buckhead restaurant St. Cecilia is a must-visit for any Atlanta foodie. While it may be difficult to stray from the restaurant's drool-worthy pasta menu, consider opting for its salmon dish as fall cools off and pears are in season. With coriander, ginger, turnips and watercress providing complements to the Skuna Bay salmon alongside the fresh wild pears, this dish is just another item that will keep diners coming back to this Atlanta hot spot.
Apple Crumble Pie
1028 Canton St., Roswell. 678-869-5178. tableandmain.com
Table and Main has built its reputation off of seasonal southern fare, but their dessert menu is where those seeking an autumnal treat can really let loose. Once diners have finished gorging themselves on favorites like fried chicken or bronzed catfish, be sure to save room for the apple crumble pie. Served with spiced caramel and brown sugar ice cream, it's the kind of dish that will make you want dessert for dinner.
Hot Coppa Trammezzini
112 Krog St NE, Atlanta. 404-524-1618. krogbar.com
Long before Krog Street Market was a bustling epicenter for food and drink, Kevin Rathbun was quietly serving up gourmet cocktails and light bites at neighborhood favorite Krog Bar. Split a bottle of wine or indulge in one of the spot's signature cocktails on the patio before grabbing appetizers and charcuterie from the kitchen. The finger sandwiches, or trammezzini, are all top-notch, but try the hot coppa variety, which matches pear honey jam with goat cheese and cured Italian pork.