We headed down South last week to visit Atlanta, home of the CNN Center, the world’s largest aquarium (!), and TONS of streets named “Peachtree.” Unfortunately, we didn’t find a single Peartree Street, but we met lots of welcoming and friendly pear fans!
Watch this video to see how much Atlanta Kroger shoppers loved our pear-fectly ripe Bartlett, Starkrimson, and Bosc pears!
We also enjoyed a delicious meal at Ecco Restaurant, where Chef Craig Richards told us what he finds most interesting about pears. You’ll have to watch this clip to find out!
Chef Richards also shared his recipe for Pear and Buffalo Mozzarella Ravioli. Click here to see the entire recipe—believe me, you won’t want to overlook this! (Thanks to Broderick of Savory Exposure for the ravioli photo!)
To top off an excellent tour stop, we had lunch at Empire State South, where we started it off right with a few “put-ups”—Classic Tomato Chow Chow and this delicious Roasted Pear Butter. Spread on toasted sourdough, these preserves were sublime! The rest of the meal, from vanilla bean lemonade to a homemade chocolate chip cookie, were amazing as well. If you’re in the area, don’t miss this restaurant!
Visit our YouTube page to see videos from the rest of our trip, including another video of Chef Richards telling us why he loves pears.
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Next stop: Miami!