A couple of Sunday’s back my family and I decided to stop in at Cork & Cleaver Gastropub, after church. Call me crazy but I can’t go to church without grabbing some good grub after. Our trip to Cork & Cleaver did not disappoint. Cork & Cleaver is a family-owned, neighborhood gastropub with and assortment of food and drink sure to satisfy any palate. Located just off of Zelda road in Montgomery, this is one restaurant you will want to add to your bucket list.
On our visit I decided to give the award-winning Shrimp & Grits a try. I have to admit I’m very picky about my shrimp & grits and I am normally disappointed in the taste but continue to give them a try hoping to find the perfect dish one day. I was beyond impressed with the Shrimp & Grits at Cork & Cleaver. It reminded me of shrimp & grits a true Southern Louisiana Cajun grandma would make. Six perfectly cooked gulf shrimp, gouda cheese grits, Conecuh sausage, and a Cajun cream sauce are all combined to make this award-winning dish one of the most delicious shrimp & grits I’ve had. One bite and you can tell why this dish is award-winning!
We finished our meal with a decadent White Chocolate Bread Pudding topped with a Bourbon Glaze and served with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. The bread pudding was very moist and tasty but if I had to change anything I’d definitely ask for more Bourbon Glaze next time. I’m a sauce kind of girl and love my bread pudding drenched in sauce. The Vanilla Bean Ice Cream makes this dish even more delicious and it wouldn’t be quite the same without it. I loved that the bread pudding wasn’t overly sweet and was the perfect balance of sweetness.
We stopped at Cork & Cleaver for Brunch and are already planning our next visit for dinner. Chad is a Chicken Fettucine Alfredo lover and since seeing the menu he’s dying to give it a try. We also love that Cork & Cleaver offers Bottomless Mimosa’s for less than $15 on their brunch menu. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a Mimosa?! If you are looking for a great family owned restaurant located right in the heart of Montgomery with delicious food add Cork & Cleaver to your list to visit next time you are in the area. They will not disappoint!