Saturday night, we drove into Clayton for dinner at Fortify. Several new restaurants have popped up in the area. It was a fun change to get dressed for dinner and leave the kids behind for the evening. The chef at Fortify, Jamie Allred, has been selected for inclusion in Best Chefs America the past three years. He works closely with local farmers to provide patrons with the freshest ingredients.
We started with the Gouda Fritters and these are a must. We were fighting over the last one! The cocktails were interesting and different which is always fun. All of our entrees were a hit from salmon and crab cakes to quail and filet mignon. It was a fabulous evening with the best food, wine and company.
Another memorable weekend at Lake Burton is in the books!
|This is normal, right?|
|My goddaughter, growing up way too fast.|
|Steve Smith aka Big Daddy|
|Crab Cakes at Fortify|
|Stephanie with the Steve Smith that is not her dad|