Opulent

Written by L. Chelsea Greenwood
Opulent

Restaurateurs Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac of F & H Food Trading Group have added a new restaurant to their culinary repertoire. Opulent, the newest addition to Downtown Roswell, is a haven of sophistication, rejuvenation and international flair. Culinary Director Bob McDonough brings his take on classic American dishes with a modern twist. The space that was formerly INC. Street food was renovated and now boasts fabulous lighting, antiqued smoky mirrors, impeccable service and mouth-watering selections. With an extensive wine list and housemade cocktails such as the Opulent Sparkler, you will be bubbling with excitement. For starters, whet your appetite with the salmon sashimi, a perfect blend of sweet and spicy. The appetizer draws sweetness from satsuma, a little heat from serrano peppers, and an unusual texture and flavor from the sesame oil powder. With many intriguing entrees to choose from, including pan-seared scallops (above) and brick-pressed braised beef, it’s the leek bread pudding, which accompanies the New York strip, that is truly a standout. The savory dish with a crunchy outside and smooth leek-infused filling will have you asking for seconds please. Don’t leave without dessert, for the buttermilk panna cotta is creamy and dreamy. When Bob McDonough flashes those pearly whites, you know that you have landed in the right place! opulentrestaurant.com