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Cate Bogue lives in the suburbs of Atlanta and has been in the South her entire life. After attending the University of Florida and graduating from Georgia State University with a BA degree in Economics and a minor in English, Cate spent most of her career in banking and later recruiting for the financial industry. Now she does what she's really passionate about as she loves to plan for, shop for, prepare, eat and write/blog about really good food while exercising to offset the food obsession! Her passion is entertaining, whether it's a super casual family get-together, a tailgating extravaganza for 30 people or more at an SEC or ACC college football game, a more formal holiday cocktail party or anything and everything in-between. Married to her high school sweetheart, Cate has two grown kids.

Floataway Cafe Review

Photo courtesy: Cate Bogue

My husband and I found a rare night off, and we decided to head to Floataway Café, as it is a place we have not tried before. It’s owned by wife and husband team, Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison. I absolutely adore two of their other restaurants, Bacchnalia and Abattoir.  It’s a more casual sister of the other two. The chef/owners have received award after award, and their restaurants are continually ranked as the top restaurants in Atlanta, but they remain fresh and current .  Much of what they prepare and serve is grown on their farm locally.  They are dedicated to giving back and routinely participate in charitable events such as “Share our Strength”, which is focussed on feeding children in America.  And Anne Quatrano travels extensively, as she is on the Board of Directors of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs.

Photo courtesy: Floataway Cafe

Once you park your car, you walk up a few steps and down a concrete path to the front door.   We arrived at 6:20 p.m. (10 minutes early), and few were there, but it filled up quickly, and they seated us immediately.  The interior has a nice ambiance with round tables and corner booths that are rounded coupled with farm tables for a larger group.  The light fixtures are rustic and give a great vibe to the place.

Photo courtesy: Cate Bogue

Once we were seated, our server arrived immediately and took our drink order.  We ordered two Moscow Mules and they were deliciously made with vodka, ginger beer and fresh lime! So refreshing!

The menu is fairly small, but it’s enticing.  There’s a definite Italian and Mediterranean influence here. Since I’m an oyster freak, we decided to sample the wonderful Kamumotos they offered.  They did not disappoint. They were served with a champagne mignonette and they were small and perfect.

Next up we tried the Burrata appetizer.  It was drizzled with pesto and served with fresh sourdough toasts. Another hit!

Finally, we had several main courses that we were thinking we’d try, but when I took one look at the fig with prosciutto and blue cheese pizza, I knew I was a goner! Wow.  All I could do is moan with each bite.  The sweetness of the figs coupled with the saltiness of the prosciutto = wonderful.  Then you add the creamy pungent flavor of the blue cheese.  The dough was perfect as I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

My husband ordered pizza as well. He wasn’t going to let me get away with a carbohydrate madness night alone!  His was spicy and spectacular.  It was a meat lover’s paradise pizza:  Italian sausage, prosciutto, Spanish chorizo, pancetta, and san marzano tomato sauce.

We stuffed ourselves silly and still had over half of each pizza to take with us.  No room for dessert unfortunately, as the warm toffee pudding with vanilla gelato sounded unbelievable.  Next time…

Floataway Café
1123 Zonolite Road
Atlanta, GA 30306
Ph. 404-892-1414

HOURS: Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday from 6pm


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