McCrady’s is a must visit for anyone seeking out the most innovative cooking techniques, a wide range of unusual and new ingredients, and carefully cultivated heirloom products. Executive Chef Sean Brock and Chef de Cuisine Daniel Heinze orchestrate a tasting menu that will undoubtedly be engraved in your mind for months to come, or at least until your next visit. Each and every dish benefits from the creativity and dedication that goes on in the kitchen. Colors, aroma, and texture all play a big role. You never know if celeriac will be turned into custard or if butternut squash will be shaved thin and artistically presented as a bed of flowers. Duck may cook slowly over a bed of glowing embers, or trout might be seared until the skin is crispy. Twigs, leaves, vibrant vinegars, and oils paint pictures you’d never imagine would be edible. The possibilities are endless. We suggest the optional wine pairings as each sip and bite takes your palate on a whimsical adventure. Alternatively, there’s an amazing snack menu, classic and creative cocktails, and a stellar wine selection at the bar, making it an attraction on its own. Exceptional service and an intimate setting only seal the deal. —Eric Doksa Dish (Winter 2015)
James Beard Award winner Sean Brock oversees the innovation in this esteemed kitchen where the food is anything but boring.