Chef Alex Friedman has reinvented the menu to embrace the true feel of the restaurant. “We wanted to bring back the all-star plates,” says Friedman, “the dishes that have been very successful for us and that our guests truly crave.” Smoked mozzarella ravioli with tomato coulis and crispy Vidalia onions, for example, had previously been removed from the menu last fall. “We had to put it back on the menu, people love it.” In addition, new appetizers include Thai style beef satays with red cabbage slaw and ponzu sauce, roasted tomato and black beans samosas with mango salsa and the return of the delicious house cured gravlax. New entrée selections include house smoked baby back ribs with jalapeno mac-n-cheese and collard greens, thyme and black pepper roasted half chicken and a classic steak frites with a choice of three different sauces.
Also, P’cheen has begun to offer all-you-can-eat jumbo Alaskan snow crab legs. Every Wednesday, patrons pack the place out to feast on one of the best deals in town. Accompanied by boiled potatoes, corn on the cob, drawn butter and crusty French bread, this idea is already a hit. Tables are all full before 8pm. “Make a reservation,” says bartender Tom Williams, a former Bostonian, “these legs are some of the best!”
The music program at P’cheen has also been upgraded. Where previously the after dinner scene comprised just Djs, the sonic menu now includes live music every Thursday. With the help of local indie rock afficianado and Tentonic band member, Steven Quinn, P’cheen has launched the newest addition to the local live music scene. Every Thursday, the lounge area of the restaurant hosts “Hard Times,” a showcase of Atlanta’s best up and coming bands. The participating musicians perform an acoustic “unplugged” show in an intimate living room style setting. Music starts around 10.30pm and there is never a cover.
P’cheen is located at 701-5 Highland Ave. For more information visit www.pcheen.com or call (404) 529-8800.