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Atlanta Classic: Swan Coach House Restaurant, Buckhead

Swan's Favorite: timbales with chicken salad, cheese straws and frozen fruit salad (credit: Becky Stein)

Swan's Favorite: timbales with chicken salad, cheese straws and frozen fruit salad (credit: Becky Stein)

Have you been to the Swan Coach House? If so, you’re familiar with the frozen fruit salad. That dish and others caused much controversy on the Bravo TV reality show, “Chef Roblé & Co.”

Chef Roblé ate at the Swan Coach House as a guest of “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Phaedra Parks, who had hired him to re-create a Southern tea for an event she held in New York.

With a leer on his face, Chef Roblé Ali tentatively poked at the cream-colored disc with a fork. “What is that? I’m afraid of that!”

His thoughts on the “ambrosia” served with a piped swirl of mayonnaise? “Grody to the max.”

You don’t have to be Atlanta-born and raised to enjoy the Swan Coach House experience (although it doesn’t hurt). What you need is an understanding of context and a knowledge that food is more than the assembled ingredients set before you. Let’s honor this piece of our Southern heritage. It’s tradition, y’all.

Subscribers can read the full review here on myajc.com.

See an excerpt of the frozen fruit salad episode here.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

7 comments Add your comment

Dave

August 8th, 2013
2:25 pm

I hate when you people don’t label links to myajc, suck me in and waste my time. The subterfuge isn’t going to lead me to subscribe, it just annoys me.

Art

August 8th, 2013
2:57 pm

“Canned pear salad with mayonnaise and shredded cheddar”, now that’s a taste memory that I haven’t thought of in quite some time.

Baltisraul....

August 8th, 2013
3:07 pm

Don’t rush to judge. The Swan House has some great ole time recipes that any rebel would be glad to share w/ friends and family. I have even seen Yankees leave there with a smile.

Billy

August 10th, 2013
6:28 pm

Good point Dave. And the AJC employees should be allowed to go to your business and get you sell for free.

Kimmie

August 11th, 2013
3:13 pm

It is part of heritage and history. Ya gotta do it at least once. If you can have a Bridal or wedding shower there….it’s awesome. I’m just saying

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AzCat

August 12th, 2013
8:52 am

Dave, most browsers will give you a preview look at the link somewhere on the screen if you hover over it without clicking. For example, IE will show the web address in the bottom bar. Not sure where the preview shows up on Chrome or Firefox.

Billy, please go back to whatever it is you normally do for Cox Communications. And proofread next time—it will give your post a bit more ‘legitimacy’.