REVIEW: Seed Kitchen & Bar, Merchant’s Walk, Marietta, East Cobb
We’re working hard trying to visit restaurants on our list of 20 Best Atlanta Restaurants to Visit in 2016 and our regular readers know how much Melanie and I enjoy Sunday Brunch. Well, we’d been hearing that Seed Kitchen & Bar does an awesome brunch so we headed up Riverside Drive just north of I-285. It’s a fun drive and the sheer size of some of these homes will astonish you. You don’t have to go too far into East Cobb before arriving at Merchant’s Walk. We were a little late for brunch but no worries, they serve brunch until 3pm on Sundays.
We didn’t look at the brunch menu long without spotting The House Smoked Salmon Spread. This dish is a favorites of Melanie’s and we were both eager to try it. I must report, it was delightful from the first bite. It’s smoky flavor was present without being overwhelming and the spread contained generous chunks of salmon. The ingredient that Melanie noticed was capers scattered discreetly throughout the dish. Marvelous!
Melanie ordered the Ham & Swiss Omelet (but switched to cheddar cheese) with the Blueberry Chicken Sausage. I ordered the Lump Crab Benedict, but I requested my eggs scrambled instead of poached. I also could not resist my own Blueberry Chicken Sausage and the Breakfast Potatoes.
When our meal arrived we were stunned by the strong smell of blueberries – yes, from the Blueberry Chicken Sausage! I absolutely LOVE chicken sausage and this was SO GOOD! Melanie commented how she wasn’t sure how the blueberries would work with the sausage – but it was dynamite! The meat was dense and full of a hearty smoky flavor, yet the blueberries kept it refined.
I really got a gift in the generous amount of crab that was in the Lump Crab Benedict. Its hard not to love Hollandaise sauce too. If you haven’t tried crab and eggs, believe me – it works. The two are wonderful together and that’s not just my Chesapeake Bay heritage talking either.
Seed Kitchen & Bar was an fantastic choice for our Sunday Brunch. Our server was excellent and provided us with everything we needed for the wonderful meal that we enjoyed. East Cobb residents are fortunate to have such a restaurant, it’s no wonder why Seed Kitchen & Bar is on our list of MUST EAT at places in Atlanta. Guten appetit!