A Tasty Surprise
We almost never order bread at restaurants because nine times out of ten, it’s pretty average. But when we arrived at Restaurant 356 at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, our waiter highly recommended it. Here’s why…
Speedster motif, fast cars and a view of the Porsche handling circuit.
This is not your average bread and butter. As the waiter delivered a large black serving dish, my eyes dialed in on two familiar shapes on the tray. I quickly asked, “Are the cars on the tray butter?” He replied, “Yes.” I smiled and with excitement said, “That’s some fast butter.” There sat two of the fastest pieces of butter in the shape of a Porsche 911.
We’re so glad we decided to try it. Not only was the presentation wonderful, but the butter was very tasty and lightly seasoned with pieces of parmesan cheese. It was served with the fresh soft cornbread and pretzel bread.
Note: Bread Service $5.00
Let’s backtrack. The reason for our trip to Atlanta was to celebrate a birthday and spend some time on the track behind the wheel of GT3 at the Porsche Experience Center in December. However, due to a snowstorm in the Southeast, our flight from New York was canceled, therefore our trip was postponed until January. Luckily, we were able to reschedule all of our reservations including lunch at Restaurant 356.
Note: The restaurant is located inside the Porsche Experience Center and requires reservations so be sure to visit OpenTable to make your reservation online or call the restaurant prior to your visit.
Fresh and Locally Sourced Ingredients
Prior to our arrival in Atlanta, and the fact we had an additional month to think about our trip and meals; we looked at the menu online and pre-planned our lunch selections: Beef Burger and Weiner Schnitzel. How proactive of us.
However, after reading more about Chef Ensan Wong and the restaurant, we learned that all of their ingredients are fresh and locally sourced including the seafood – ie, on your plate within 24-48 hours. They also create several seasonal dishes and daily specials, which sounded pretty tasty, so we ditched our original meat entrees for two seafood plates: Salmon Burger and Shrimp Beet Salad.
Small Things, Big Impact
This was hands down the best salmon burger we’ve had – extremely fresh and packed with flavor. The salad did not disappoint either; it had perfectly cooked beets topped with jumbo shrimp and just the right amount of dressing.
Sometimes when you least expect it, a restaurant surprises you with the little things; and in this case, it was flavored butter shaped like the iconic Porsche 911. Thank you Restaurant 356 for making butter fast and exciting.
Looking forward to more surprises and tasty meals from Restaurant 356 in the future.