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.
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–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog