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La Maison on Telfair

404 Telfair St. (4th St.) Send to Phone
706-722-4805 | Menu
The classics of French cooking join contemporary international fare at this popular Augusta establishment. • Discover more Augusta restaurants, hotels and things to do
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Dinner & Tapas Bar (Veritas) Tues.-Sat.
Veritas open late
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La Maison on Telfair Restaurant Review

: A native of Germany, chef Heinz Sowinski worked in restaurant kitchens from California to Florida before coming to the Atlanta Hilton as its executive chef. Later he opened The Brass Key. Eager to have more time with the family, he sold his restaurant and, after consulting for a short while, purchased La Maison in 1992. Start with a visit to Veritas, the restaurant's tapas lounge (not open during Masters week), an intimate spot that's perfect for a lighter repast, such as a cup of she-crab soup or lobster bisque. Complement the Spanish-inspired chicken croquettes with a glass of white porto splashed with tonic water and a notch of fresh lime. A centerpiece of Sowinski's appetizer menu is foie gras, which he presents with sautéed apple and pear. Among the classic dishes are mussels, escargots and frogs’ legs Provençale. Mains we've enjoyed over the years include several game dishes, from ostrich to kangaroo, but lately have found the fish particularly appealing. A special, the Hawaiian wahoo with a mango salsa, was ideal for a warm evening's meal. For dessert, try the house-made sorbets, especially the palate-refreshing lime. Sowinski's wine list is a tour de force, with selections from all over the wine-producing world. Count on a glass of Sauternes (Château Doisy-Védrines) to pair with the foie gras.

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