There are few Chefs that have had such a positive impact upon the great restaurants that we have here in Birmingham. Frank Stitt set the Bar very high 30 years ago and over the years Birmingham has become a great food destination. When I first moved to Birmingham 20 years ago after traveling around the world working for famous celebrity photographers and realizing I needed some work. ( for lack of celebrity photographers to work for here in Birmingham ) Even I worked for Frank. Though I must say handling celebrities and the demanding photographers I use to work with in Los Angeles, New York and London proved to be little help with pouring waters at Bottega. Yep I was terrible at it. However it was a great introduction to the world of fine dining and the hard work from everyone involved at these restaurants. Needless to say I am a good tipper now! So it is always a pleasure to get to work with Frank Stitt and his great staff and to taste the food that Highlands is famous for not only here but around the country. I have done stories for several magazines and all of his restaurants this was a story for B Metro. Congratulations on 30 years of great food!
|Frank Stitt and some of the staff at Highlands Bar and Grill|
|Grilled Fudge Farm Pork Loin, potato hash, caramelized onions, lardons and mustard greens in Bourbon-peppercorn gastrique|
|Pan Seared Snapper with butternut squash pilau, lady peas, lemon chive beurre blanc|
|Fried Okra with field peas, bacon and corn.|
|Paradise Farm Roasted Pepper Salad with Feta, caper berries, marjoram, and Cerignola olives|