Aubri Lane's- Milledgeville
What could be cooler than a cozy table for two in a Bank Vault converted into a wine cellar?
Turns out nothing is cooler than that when it comes to restaurants worth the drive from Macon, Ga. Aubri Lane's in Milledgeville came highly recommended as a must visit place after we ran our first edition of the TOP 5 Worth The Drive restaurants. Having the luck of the draw to be the Gatekeeper assigned to review this restaurant was the best thing to happen to my taste buds in a while.
I called ahead to make my reservation since one never knows what to expect during a first time visit to a restaurant, and I did not want to be disappointed with a wait after a 45 minute drive. The hostess that took the call was very informative and told me the restaurant was once a bank and they even had a quiet table for two inside the old bank vault. I was sold on that idea immediately and booked it without hesitation. Forget about the warm and inviting atmosphere, the friendly server, the awesome food and great wine menu, the Bank Vault turned into a wine cellar cozy table for two alone is worth the drive to Aubri Lanes.
Yes, the meal was fantastic. The appetizer called “Three Little Pigs” was too tempting by name alone and the Pork Bellies with sweet onion marmalade was yet again a reason to visit this restaurant on its own merit. The entrée of Pecan Crusted Carolina Trout was cooked perfectly and the side dish of Aubri’s famous collard greens had me hunting down the chef for the exact ingredients. Turns out soaking your greens in brown sugar and white apple vinegar is a brilliant idea. If you are looking a romantic dinner for two for just about any occasion then do yourself a favor and make the drive to Aubri Lanes.