After hearing about Chef Whitney Otawka's latest endeavor at The Southern C Summit in Athens and months of drooling over her instagram feed, I finally visited her new restaurant, Cinco y Diez, in Athens, Georgia for brunch last month. Cinco y Diez is the latest collaboration from Athens food authorities Hugh Acheson and Melissa Klegg. The two began their food journey together with the Athens landmark, The Last Resort Grill (another absolute must.) This round with head chef Whitney Otawka, Cinco y Diez serves up traditional southern foods inspired by flavors of the Americas in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood.
With a long night of wedding festivities ahead of us, my friends and I settled in for a long brunch and started off with a trio of salsas, guacamole and agua frescas.
Their entire brunch menu offered a variety of small and big plates with deliciously described dishes. Overwhelmed with choices, I asked my friend Lyric, photographer and server for CYD, what to order. Her recommendation for a first timer was CYD Chorizo Hash- crispy sweet potatoes, kale, chorizo, two poached eggs, and chipotle marita hollandaise. It was exactly what I needed. Bonus... it arrived in a personal skillet!
Like all of their restaurants, Cinco y Diez is a beautiful space with unique decor touches, delicious food and impeccable service. Eating well in Athens is easy and I absolutely did so at Cinco y Diez. On my next visit I have to save room for their homemade churros... yum!
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Stay tuned for more of my recent trip to Athens!