Milton's Cuisine and Cocktails
800 Mayfield Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Executive chef Derek Dollar has rolled out a new seasonal menu highlighting ingredients from the restaurant’s on-site garden, which is currently bursting with corn, beets, lipstick bell peppers, zucchini, yellow pattypan squash, upland cress, cucumbers and heirloom tomatoes.
Our server Victoria recommended the Steakhouse Meatballs and a Celery G&T to start. The gin and tonic featured Hendrick’s gin, simple syrup, pressed celery and lime juice, and was finished with a lemon twist and celery leaf. It was a perfect summertime gin and tonic — very refreshing. The meatballs, which were served with a house pastrami rub, potato puree, spinach, brandy demi-glace and crispy red onion, were tender and flavorful with a little kick to them.
But we were just getting started. We followed the meatballs with the chef’s Summer Vegetable Plate, a bountiful serving of blistered squash and baby corn, sweet peppers, heirloom cherry tomatoes, avocado-whipped goat cheese and smoked paprika topped with blackened salmon. The variety of veggies straight from the garden tasted very fresh and tender, and the salmon was cooked to perfection.
We ended the meal with the lemon pound cake and strawberry cheesecake ice cream, topped with strawberry sauce and fresh basil. Before we left, we were treated to a private tour of the garden.
Be sure to stop by the restaurant at 800 Mayfield Road in Milton and sample some of the delicious new offerings that Dollar is creating this summer.