Soul fusion: Communion.
This place has been on my list for some time and we just happened to have a free Saturday and they had a reservation. Looking at the reservation site…they are hard to snag with little available for the month and only for early dinner at that. There’s a reason…the food.
The menu is interesting with southern favorites like deviled eggs and fried chicken but others like a southern take on sushi…Hood Sushi and Fried Catfish Po’ Mi. The later being a spin on a New Orleans Po’Boy and Vietnamese Bánh Mi.
We started with with Deviled Eggs and the Relish Tray…the afternoon we visited it was combined with the Hummus and Dips Snackie. All excellent. Followed this with the Catfish and Grits. The fried fish was perfectly executed and made the dish. We were able to order a side of black eyed peas even though they weren’t part of the dish…also outstanding. Had to experience their cornbread…perfectly baked but sweet. Not my favorite type but nonetheless, very good.
Had to have dessert and the choice…Shuga Shack’s Banana Pudding. Comes in its own Mason Jar with an unusual add…caramel sauce. Perfect end to the meal.
The chef has been named a semifinalist as an emerging chef for a 2022 James Beard Award. In addition, the restaurant has also been named by Condé Nast as one of the best new restaurants in the world: hot list for 2021.
Service was spot on.