In this week's Dining column in Scene, restaurant critic Carrington Fox checks out Josephine, restaurateur Miranda Whitcomb Pontes' latest venture in the 12South neighborhood. Fox really enjoys what she finds there:
In my visits to Josephine, I was profoundly and pleasantly surprised by the thoughtful menu and comfortable setting, which seamlessly marry traditions of European and American cuisine and design elements of bistro and barn.
Sleek dark grays and warm browns — polished wood, patinaed metal, tufted leather, amber whiskeys — set a rich neutral backdrop for plates of spot color. There's the coral-red of rough-chopped lobster salad on house-made pretzel rounds; the sherbet-hued carrot soup finished with gingerbread croutons; radish rounds on fluffy salads; silver-green sprigs of rosemary in tequila cocktails; glistening orange zest in a whisky drink.
Fox notes that Josephine serves both lunch and dinner six days a week (it's closed on Tuesdays): "With several items appearing at both lunch and dinner, you can get a taste of Culinary Institute of America alumnus [Andrew] Little's refined yet earthy cuisine day or night."
Read the full review here.