Dinner Menu, Small Plates

Fried Green Tomatoes

Award Winning

In the realm of culinary delights, the Fried Green Tomatoes at Root & Branch Bistro + Bar stand out as a masterpiece, embodying the essence of southern charm with a sophisticated twist. This dish is a testament to the chef’s innovative spirit, featuring thick slices of tangy green tomatoes encased in a perfectly crisp, golden exterior. Each bite into these fried beauties reveals a warm, juicy interior that harmoniously contrasts with the crunchy outer layer.

Elevating this classic dish, the chef has ingeniously paired it with a house-made Boursin cheese, meticulously crafted to complement the tomatoes with its creamy, herb-infused richness. This cheese does not just add a layer of flavor; it weaves a tapestry of taste, enhancing the dish’s complexity and providing a velvety counterpoint to the tomatoes’ acidity.

Pickled fresnos are introduced to add a touch of brilliance. They offer a gentle heat that sparks through the creamy coolness of the cheese, creating an exquisite balance of flavors. These carefully selected peppers are pickled to perfection, their crisp texture and vibrant hue adding a visual and sensory delight to the dish.

The crowning jewel of this culinary creation is a drizzle of sorghum, a sweet, syrupy nectar that echoes the southern roots of this dish. Its deep, molasses-like flavor with hints of earthy undertones brings a delightful sweetness that contrasts beautifully with the tomatoes’ tanginess and the Fresnos’ subtle heat.

Root & Branch Bistro and Bar’s Fried Green Tomatoes are more than just a dish; they are an experience, a celebration of flavors, textures, and colors that come together in a symphony of culinary excellence. It’s an elegant testament to the chef’s ability to transform traditional ingredients into a contemporary masterpiece, making it a must-try for anyone seeking an unforgettable dining experience.