Chef Marla

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Will this work?

Hmm, This is tough.  We had a super turnout the first week we opened.  The second week was not so good.  Here we are mid-week of three and we are somewhere in between.  We have had some long time customers who have come each week or are making an effort to come every other week.  […]

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Opening Tonight!

Yes, here we are at the height of the Covid-19 resurgence.  We are open tonight. We will have the online ordering up and running tomorrow as well as our pantry menu. If you would like to order dinner tonight, please check our menu pages and give us a call directly at 404-523-9121.    

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The New Normal….

    Here we are reopening….in the midst of an unprecedented rise in covid-19 cases in Atlanta and Georgia.  The line that was flattening, is now rising steadily. Why am I reopening, when I sat on my high horse in April and said it’s not safe?  Because I do not think it is going away.  […]

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Dining on Babette's Back Porch

Babette’s Reopening

We are looking forward to seeing you! Here are the nitty-gritty details: We, at Babette’s Café, have always been committed to quality, excellence, and service. The safety and care of our staff and guests is always a priority, now more than ever. As we prepare to reopen, we want to make sure we do it […]

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New Interior

Reopening Soon

  Hello everyone, We are getting close..Reopening at the end of June or after the 4th of July. We are waiting for the last of our masks and sanitizers to arrive. Will have a final decision by June 15th. We have missed you and look forward to seeing you soon. No hugs though. Marla

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Mid May – Covid 19 Status

  The restaurant has been cleaned and polished but is not ready to open. I have truly enjoyed the break. I have not finished all my projects that I said I would do if I had some time off.   I didn’t realize that the dishes have to be done ALL THE TIME, that my house […]

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This week as a Chef

After 6 months of scheduling and rescheduling three different contractors to repair the decking and rotting trim on the front porch of the restaurant, I finally found someone to come and do it.  I had painters working inside at the same time, painting the ceiling, all the wood work.  The contractor and the painters both […]

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“Babette’s Feast”

The movie, “Babette’s Feast” was on television this morning. My husband woke me up just in time to watch the food scenes. How did I miss the Blini pan? I’ve seen it 20 times. I was playing the movie in the kitchen last time we plated up the dinner? Oh how my life would have […]

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Let’s Start with Vegetables

Having returned to the kitchen after a spell, I have found that vegetables are one item that young cooks often don’t deem worthy of their time and effort.  This is a big mistake.  I worked at a French restaurant in my youth and had to prepare the six different vegetables that accompany a Rack of […]

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Memorial Day 2018

It’s 2018 and for 49 years, on each and every Memorial Day, I think about a young classmate from Churchill Rd Elementary School in McLean, Virginia.  We were in 5th grade.  He was a friendly young kid, but we weren’t close friends.  He had a plethora of brothers, sisters and cousins in our school and […]

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