Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA

Venison Loin

La Tavola Trattoria

Venison Loin

La Tavola Trattoria
992 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30306
(404) 873-5430

La Tavola holds an annual feast called Abbondanza. It’s a local Atlanta favorite, where the film stars go when they are in town, namely Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan, just days before me. Sigh… The menu features a harvest of delicious offerings from a full four course menu. We enjoyed three of the antipasti dishes, including the beet salad with radish, muscadine marmalata and gorgonzola vinaigrette; chicken liver with blackberry preserve; and  burrata with preserved eggplant arugula and sourdough! Full yet? Next, Chestnut Gnocchi, red wine-braised boar and ubriaco – a taste adventure of richness and balance. And then, the Venison Loin. It was perfectly prepared, rare-ish, sliced over exotic creamy black rice, Brussel sprouts and blackberries. Mama mia! Dolce was a pumpkin cake with caramelized apples and creamy creme fraiche gelato. Wine list superb, with fun, knowledgeable service. A winner!


Susan Nefzger

A seasoned PR pro and food photographer, Susan is an inspirational writer who travels the world planning her trips by dining reservations. She started the GA Lottery in the 90’s and turned to food watching Public TV with Jacques Pepin, Natalie Dupree and The Frugal Gourmet. She is an accomplished home cook and lover of all cuisines.




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