Classy carnivores looking for a spot to brunch, rejoice! The Cockentrice is here to make your breakfast meat dreams come true.
“A ‘cockentrice’ is a Medieval dish made up of a pig and a capon,” says Chef Kevin Ouzts (of Spotted Trotter fame). “We selected that name because in much the same way that this particular dish melds such different flavors, our menu and approach aims to marry new and classic charcuterie techniques and tastes.”
The simple, 1920s-esque butcher shop’s dark wood and metal décor serves as the perfect backdrop to the bold and rich flavors that I recently tasted during a Sunday brunch. (BTW, this place also offers up the perfect patio for those crisp-but-comfortable fall afternoons and evenings where you just don’t want to be inside.)
My friend Lane and I are both Bloody Mary drinkers, and The Cockentrice’s version of this concoction is delish. Even the celery garnish is complemented with an olive and a tasty piece of salami! But if you are more of a mimosa fan, I tried one and can say that it’s also a palate pleaser.
So what about that marvelous breakfast meat, you ask? Well, I opted for the Inman Park Pork Lovers Breakfast, $16, featuring a Boursin egg soufflé served up with two slices of The Spotted Trotter pork belly, two link sausages, English back bacon, and the best biscuits and gravy to touch my tongue in years.
Lane went with the Spotted Trotter muffuletta, $14, which also featured an assortment of The Cockentrice’s finest savories—Genoa salami, Iberico ham, soppressata (Italian pressed sausage), rosemary ham, olive spread and provolone. She was beyond happy. (And the hand-cut fries that come with this sammy are garlicky, crisp and not to be missed.)
“Atlantans love to brunch, and we could not be happier with the response we have received from our new weekend menu,” Kevin says. “We make all the meats in-house, and everything is made from scratch, so there are no delivery trucks here dropping off anything. We make everything by hand, and you can taste it in everything we do.”
Other yummy entrée options include the heirloom grits and corn custard, hot chicken on housemade buttermilk biscuits, and fresh plums and yogurt with vanilla honey and sunflower granola.
By the time Lane and I had taken the final sips of our Bloody Marys—and seen all of our breakfast-meat fantasies come to life—I knew one thing: From now on, when friends ask me about a go-to spot for brunch, I won’t think twice—you can bet I’ll suggest The Cockentrice.
99 Krog St., Suite V, Atlanta • (470) 428-2733
Hours: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (brunch); Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday – Saturday 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. (dinner)*; closed Mondays
*Kitchen closes at 10 p.m. each night; charcuterie menu available until close.
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