Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bottega , Birmingham's Favorita!

Bottega Restaurant and Cafe are two more of Chef Frank Stitt's terrific restaurants * in Birmingham.  Located in the historic Bottega Favorita building on Highlands Avenue, they offer Italian, north African and Mediterranean cuisine.  For casual dining, the Cafe is a popular spot of dinner and drinks.  For a more formal dining experience, the restaurant offers an elegant setting and menu to match.  
* Highlands Bar and Grill and Chez Fonfon  are known for their French cuisine and are also owned and managed by Stitt and his wife Pardis.          
       
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Bottega Cafe
Restaurant Entrance

20 comments:

Eki Akhwan said...

This looks very classic and European in style, V. I bet it's one of Birmingham's high class restaurant(?).

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Webradio said...

Bonjour Virginia...
Ah la cuisine française !

Tout le monde ne pense qu'à bien manger sur les blogs !

A bientôt...

angela said...

It all looks very elegant...what sort of things are on the menu?

Marie Reed said...

You have knocked my thick wool socks off! I need to come visit Birmingham someday soon:)

Laurie said...

Virginia, you have convinced me that Los Angeles has nothing on Birmingham's dining experience! Wow, that looks like a fabulous restaurant. ANd your photos are spectacular, as always.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a gorgeous place! I wish it were an easy hop for this Nutmegger to try it out!

monkeyseemonkeydontdo said...

I love how you have made our city look so cosmo!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Bottega, It is my FAV!!!! I have even taken my little girl there once and she loved it as well, she appreciates the finer things ;)!!

Rambling Round said...

Well, I sure didn't know that Birmingham had all these fine restaurants! What a treat! We usually just head to Cracker Barrel.

Chuckeroon said...

Looks more like the County Court to me, V. ;-)

Melissa said...

This is such a wonderful place. On one side, fine dining, the other, a casual cafe. My husband and I had our wedding reception here 10 years ago this halloween! We took some out of town guests to eat on the fancy side a few weeks ago. I am definitely a food lover and critic. I had the most wonderful handmade pasta I have ever tasted with lobster, mushrooms and herbs, very aromatic and light. If you ever visit our city and want to visit one restaurant this would be it.

Bon apetit!

Melissa

Melissa said...

County court? Where in Italy?

Julie said...

The mural on the archway is stunning.

Tash said...

I like that they have both a cafe & a up-scale restaurant. OK - you know what's coming now - I really like the colors :) of the cafe. I would LOVE to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon there.

Ming the Merciless said...

Chef Frank Stitt is doing very well in Birmingham. He's like a one-man restaurant empire.

Coltrane_lives said...

Looks like just the spot to take in after a day at the office. It's interesting to learn about what other cities have to offer in the way of dining experiences. B-town seems to do exceptionally well. Have a superb tomorrow!

Virginia said...

Ming,
Frank Stitt is the best thing that has happened to B'ham. He has put us "on the map".

Jilly said...

beautiful photographs of what is obviously a fabulous restaurant. Looks so inviting.

ken mac said...

yet another fabulous post that challenges my perceptions of the old south. Good Italian in Birmingham? You bet!

tut-tut said...

I'd love to go to one of Frank Stitts's restaurants. B'ham is a very interesting place, I've found.

babooshka said...

Just challenges and confuses my perceptions of what Birmingham means to me. Thankyou for holding the table. Busy weekend