The Slow and Savory Review
Brandy was becoming more than a little worried about her friend, Mama Bee, and her obsession with honey. Though Mama Bee's business was in honey (she is of course the owner and operator of the Honey Bee Bakery empire), it seemed she simply could not eat a meal without a generous coating of the sweet stuff. "What you need is a good dose of savory, maybe even salty food to reboot your palate," Brandy told her. "But you yourself always say that savory is made better with sweet!" proclaimed Mama Bee. "Yes, but life is all about balance, and right now your diet is balancing on the side of rotting your teeth. We need to find a good seafood restaurant, perhaps, with lots of briny goodies for you to sample." "I'm not such a fan of seafood," Mama Bee said, wrinkling her nose. "When I get done with you, you will be!" said Brandy.
Soon after, food began to make its way to the table. As Brandy had heard that GT was known for its Monkey Bread, she knew she simply had to try that for certain. This morning, the doughy delight was in its sweet version topped with caramel and toffee and accompanied by some vanilla whipped cream. The little balls of dough quite literally melted on the tongue, surrounding it with a buttery caramel flavor. Indeed, so tender was the monkey bread that it fell apart while attempting to get the pieces into one's mouth, almost requiring a spoon to eat it properly. The whipped cream, while delicious, almost seemed unnecessary, as Mama Bee and Brandy were too distracted fighting for pieces to actually utilize it. "Oh, I do like this dish!" said Mama Bee, licking caramel off her fingers. "Good, now to ease you into the savory realm," said Brandy.
thanks to Brandy. "If I can't have it with honey, this is the next best thing," she grinned. The chicken had been perfectly cooked and coated in a nicely light and crunchy batter, but Mama Bee really took a shine to the waffles, which were excellently caramelized on the outside, and light and chewy on the inside with a nice malty flavor. "I only have one complaint," Mama Bee said. "Let me guess. Not enough syrup?" Brandy replied. "You know me too well," Mama Bee grinned.
Though Bandy did not succeed in her goal of convincing Mama Bee to gain a new appreciation for seafood, a fine brunch was indeed had at GT Fish and Oyster. The presentations could have been a bit more finessed, and though perfectly efficient, the service wasn't particularly friendly, but the quality of the food was what really came through. "Perhaps next time I will finally be able to convince you to down an oyster or two," Brandy chided Mama Bee, who shuddered a little at the thought. "I'm afraid all my teeth are sweet teeth, my dear," she said, "And unless those oysters miraculously pair well with honey, I doubt I'll ever be able to enjoy them."
The Short and Sweet Review