Our luck changed in Atlanta. First of all, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is lovely. This was my first time there, and I loved it It was clean and roomy and uncrowded.
We landed in Terminal B and made our way to Terminal E for our international flight. Very easy to navigate.
But, what we found in Terminal E (besides many nice shops) was a complete surprise - a high-class restaurant - One Flew South..
We just happened upon it while trying to find our gate and, since we had a five-hour layover, decided to try it. It was a good decision!
Michael was our waiter, and he told us a little bit bout the restaurant and its chefs, Duane Nutter and Todd Richards, who even competed on Iron Chef America back in 2006.
First came the wine - a number of wines by the glass to choose from. Momo New Zealand sauvignon blanc for me and Kenneth Volk Paso Robles chardonnay for Bill. Each glass was served in a small decanter - very classy.
We chose two of their sushi rolls - Spicy Tuna Roll and Bagel Roll (Smoked salmon, yogurt, English cucumber and citrus). Then an Arugula Salad (arugula, potatoes, cherries, pecans, honey vinaigrette) and Salmon Hot Pot. Everything was delicious! Not what you would expect at an airport restaurant.
Michael even had Chef Duane Nutter come out to meet us, and I had my picture taken with him.
This lovely dinner sort of made up for the hassles getting to our flight.