The Iberian Pig.
Since we were the first to be seated in their main dining area, we met several different staff as the Iberian Pig servers sorted their table assignments. Our first mission involved drinks and I had been talking about the Green and Yellow Parrots.
A couple years ago, I read a Westword article regarding a Colt & Gray cocktail night. I didn't make it that evening, but I visited soon after this event. Their staff found the particular cocktail menu and I ordered a Yellow Parrot featuring Yellow Chartreuse. Later, Kevin Burke arrived and asked me about my drink. Perhaps I didn't display proper enthusiasm, but I soon had a Green Parrot (substituting Green Chartreuse for the aforementioned Yellow) plopped in front of me with the words "you'll enjoy this much more". I did and the memory stuck with me.
Did you know the Green Parrot cocktail exists as a beachy/trashy college kid/spring break cocktail? Yeah....
The Croquettes de Queso were tasty and filled their dish. They featured chevre goat cheese, honey-citrus yogurt and lavender honey. The cheese's texture and tart taste balanced against the honey and crunchy exterior. They were definitely different from the Spanish tapas I'm used to.
Overall, we had a fantastic time at The Iberian Pig. And I'm not sure why, but we also met two out of the three owners. Was it my picture taking? My detailed cocktail requests? Anyway, we found out about Double Zero Napoletana, the restaurant group's ode to Italian. That's for another day. If you enjoy pork or a fresh take on Spanish tapas, check out The Iberian Pig in Decatur, GA.