OOOOOOOH THIS BISH IS SHAKING THE INDUSTRY!
KMichelle’s Puff & Petals is in Atlanta, and the KingofReads was ready to see what they had to offer. On a late Wednesday evening, I had a chance to make my way to see what my Memphis native had whipped up. Puff & Petals is in the Auburn district surrounded by many black-owned restaurants, bars, and lounges. The location makes sense, but is it worth my cents?
Walking up, I felt a little VIP as the front house bouncer/security guard stood in front of the red carpet entry. Save the VIP nonsense, I’m trying to see what the plates do. My eyes were greeted with pink roses and pink everything else. It was hot pocket heaven but with flavor. The decor and aesthetic demanded my attention. It was a mixture of ‘I Dream of Genie‘ but black as f*ck with extra seasoning.
One of the things I noticed was the lack of wheelchair accessibility. If we want all people to feel welcome, we have to work on that so all patrons can feel comfortable to come in and enjoy themselves. Puff & Petals doesn’t want to be called a restaurant but more of a lounge. Considering the space, it fits it in a good way. There seems to be this trend in some places in Atlanta that want to shove as many people in the bar area as possible and it can be annoying. I once again struggled to get around without bumping into another table in front of the bar, but I made it.
You’re offered two 3 course meals- Beginners Luck & High Roller. Since I had a lil’ coin, I wanted to try my luck on “High Roller” which was $45, only $10 more than “Beginners Luck”. For my appetizer, I had to get the “Seafood Bisque” since I’m a big fan of seafood and bread. The seafood bisque came in a bread bowl and wasn’t as thick as I expected, but the taste was there as well as the heat! Ms. Seafood Bisque was hot!!! Now you know I had to break the beard apart, dunk her in the soup, and swab the plate! Bon Appetite!!!
For the entree, I requested “Lil Lamb’ and this lil lamb of mine shined! I asked for it to be prepared medium rare, I’m not a fan of eating tough meat. The bartender asked me to clarify because we don’t normally eat medium-rare meat. The fact that she asked to clarify lets me know that’s she attentive. If sis would’ve brought out a well-done piece of meat I would’ve put on my “Can I speak to the manager?” bob. The entree came out in a wheelbarrow and truffle mashed potatoes that came in a flower pot. A flower pot!! LIT! The meat was tender and seasoned and the mashed potatoes were creamy. Another great presentation and different style of delivery of the food instead of the standard plate set up.
I asked for another drink and went with the “Southern Gentleman”. This was my fave. I love strawberries, and the drink gave me a smooth grown ass smoothie but not cold. The strawberries are pureed and blended with the drink so well it wasn’t long before it was gone.
I never ever get a chance to have dessert because the portions are so big at other places. I have no more room. Seeing how all of the food was portioned well, I had room for dessert. You have 4 choices of dessert, I chose ‘Piece of My Heart’ served with Vanilla Ice Cream and Bourbon Crème Anglaise. The portion could’ve been a little bigger considering how much I liked it, but it was the perfect send-off.
Overall, Puff & Petals is a win for me and a must check out if you’re visiting or live in the Atlanta area. It’s worth the wait. Puff & Petals automatically adds 18% gratuity for all checks. Some may not be here for it, but I can somewhat understand the need to. My total checks $74, and this included two drinks. This wasn’t bad considering the presentation, aesthetic and service.
A few reasons you may want to pooch on through to Puff & Petals…
- Aesthetics! There is literally not that many or if any lounges that are going out of their way with presentation.
- Food! Imagine waiting for an hour to sit down and the food isn’t good…you won’t have that problem here.
- Service! All of the staff work together to provide the best experience for each guest!
Why you may just want to save your coins and eat elsewhere…
- Lack of wheelchair accessibility. If you’re a person that uses a wheelchair you will have trouble getting around and inside.
- It may be out your budget. Look, in this economy, everybody isn’t ready to pay for a 3-course meal.
- You’re just not a fan of KMichelle, but the food and overall experience at Puff & Petals is as loud as her personality.