Tuesday, November 30, 2010

PHOTOS: Halcyon

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Named after a Greek goddess, Halcyon restaurant opened after Thanksgiving at the new Mint Museum on Tryon Street Uptown.

The restaurant is owned by the same people who bring you Something Classic Catering and Cafes. With Marc Jacksina as executive chef, the restaurant offers "flavors from the earth," featuring food from local farms, wineries, and cheese makers.

The restaurant's decor follows suit with the earthy theme. They have menus displayed on wooden cheese boards, tables made from cross-sections of trees, chandeliers made from nests of branches, utensils designed with organic twists, and a trickling fountain in the middle of the dining area. The restaurant is simple, elegant and classy, using calm brown and pale teal colors throughout.

Everything I ate was delicious – from the Nested Wedge salad, to the creme brulee for dessert. The roasted chicken was juicy and slightly sweet with the tender spaghetti squash. The scallops were nicely seared and then halved, served over sauteed brussel sprouts. The creme brulee had the perfect characteristic crunch to the burnt sugar coating.

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