Restaurant Spotlight: Cotton Row in Huntsville, AL

    Mixing the comfort and elegance of Southern hospitality with modern American cuisine, Cotton Row has carved a prestigious position in Huntsville, and could even be called the best. It’s the place where you go on a first date or celebrate your anniversary. The storybook setting of this wonderful restaurant in Huntsville, AL is unrivaled by any other in the area. So, get order a bottle of wine and see what the Cotton Row is serving up today:

    Filet Mignon

    Cotton Row’s Special Menu Items

    Hearty Entrees —

    Grilled New Zealand Venison, which is served with parsnip puree, winter fruit chutney and a powerful cider bourbon sauce. Another one is Crispy Skinned Triggerfish, which is presented with Parma prosciutto with roasted potatoes, baby squash and an aged, balsamic butter. The griledl Creekstone Natural Beef Filet Mignon comes with a mouth-watering mushroom ravioli, Brussels sprouts cooked till they’re caramelized and a Bordelaise sauce.

    Delicious Openers —

    Starters include a quintessentially American Sorghum Glazed Crispy Pork Belly, which is served with cippolini onions, flattish little onions with a mild flavor and lavender and sherry vinegar. Other starters are Pan Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, with spicy fruit chutney, toasted raisin bread and an amazing 50 year old balsamic vinegar. Or, the diner can indulge in a Salad of Arcadian Harvest Baby Greens with a Granny Smith apple and shaved fennel all tossed with a Dijon vinaigrette.

    When it comes to lunch, the diner can indulge in Italian Cannalini Bean and Parma Proscuitto soup with a nice, aged Parmesan cheese or an amazing salad of Honey Crisp Apple, Golden Beets and Shaved Carrots with toasted walnuts, raisins and a vinaigrette made of goat cheese.

    Sugary Desserts —

    The desserts are filling, addictive and highly caloric. They include a Chocolate Caramel Mousse with vanilla and chocolate sauce and crumbles of a Butterfinger candy bar. There’s also Spice Carrot Cake with golden raisins, something called Blis 9 maple syrup and cream cheese frosting.

    About Cotton Rows Menu

    Cotton Row also offers something called Market Features, which is a menu made up largely of local produce, like the Tate Farms Georgia Candy Roaster Squash Soup, Gulf Seafood Chowder and Florida Rock Shrimp Risotto. A diner can also get a little taste of such delicacies as Sicilian Calamari Scaloppini, local fried green tomatoes and sea salt and black pepper fires in a smoked hickory aioli.

    Chef James Boyce

    Presiding over all of this food is founder and Chef James Boyce, who started his career at New York’s very tony Le Cirque restaurant under Daniel Boulud. He’s also an alum of the Hyde Park branch of the Culinary Institute of America. After he graduated from the CIA, he worked at The Phoenician, Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Loews Coronado Bay Resort and then Studio. Along the way he earned many awards, including the Mobil Five-Star Award.

    Finally, Boyce, his wife and their family moved to Huntsville and opened Cotton Row in 2008.

    Cotton Row is located on 100 South Side Square. For reservations, call (256)382-9500 or visit their website: click here.

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