Executive Chef Kevin Ouzts of The Cockentrice at Krog Street Market is introducing a new dinner menu and taking their cocktail game to the next level thanks to new Beverage Director Cole Younger Just. With an unwavering commitment to support local famers and purveyors, patrons will be delighted to find a more accessible and price-friendly menu geared towards all tastes that exudes the exceptional quality of cuisine Chef Ouzts has become known for.
“Since we opened The Cockentrice, it’s been a crazy, year-long explosion of wanting to share – admittedly all at once — all of the dishes I’ve been creating in my head and dying to cook for the past five years,” said Chef Ouzts. “With a year under our belts, it’s time to have fun. The new menu not only embodies the pure joy I get from cooking, but also gives me more of an opportunity to step away from the kitchen and engage with our diners. I’m excited to share my passion with them through conversation and connection, not just what’s on the plate. Atlanta deserves that, and Krog Street Market, with its incredibly laid-back vibe, demands it.”
Co-owned by husband-and-wife team of Chef Kevin and Megan Ouzts, the brains behind the celebrated The Spotted Trotter brand that is now available in 17 states, The Cockentrice’s soul still centers around the art of meat cookery and charcuterie, but the new menu offers plenty of impressive options for vegetable, seafood and pasta lovers as well. In addition to choose-your-own charcuterie and cheeses, shareable snacks ideal for the bar, table or patio include pimento cheese with bacon jam; trout mousse with grilled sourdough; pistachio hummus; and crispy chickpea fries. All available for $6.
Geared toward taste preference, the new dinner menu is broken down into easy to navigate categories including vegetables; flatbreads; fish and shellfish; and beef, pork and pasta featuring ranges of options from $8 to $38.
In conjunction with the new dinner menu, The Cockentrice introduced barman Cole Younger Just as its new Beverage Director. While Louisiana born and bred, Just honed his craft in Atlanta at notable establishments including The Last Word, King + Duke, and Horseradish Grill.
“Learning how to source, and ultimately respect ingredients by preparing them in a way to create a harmony of balance of flavor is how I approach the beverage programs I create,” says Just. An updated wine menu along with a local craft beer and cider selection compliment a selection of cocktails.