In its 20th year in business, Nan Thai Fine Dining serves the familiar flavors of Thailand with a posh backdrop and polished service
Takeout Thai food is easy to come by in Atlanta. Casual spots dot the city with exemplary renditions of the spices and flavors of Thailand’s moniker, “the land of smiles.” Sometimes, though, a girl wants to put on a little black dress and taste the discernible lemongrass, coconut and peanut sauces with a white tablecloth as a backdrop.
Tom Kha Kung is a combination of shrimp, coconut galangal soup, young coconut meat and shiitake and straw mushrooms.
Nan’s Larb Kai salad comprises minced chicken, chopped scallions, lime juice, roasted sweet rice powder, galangal, red onion, mint leaf and chili peppers.
Nan’s steamed tea rose dumplings—with caramelized palm sugar, minced chicken, ground peanuts and pickled radish—are almost too pretty to eat.
Thai-style BBQ lamb chops with green papaya salad and sticky rice— a.k.a. Geah Yang.
Gang Klua Sapparod—roasted maple leaf duck
breast simmered with vegetables, pineapple and red curry.
Crème brûlée is elegant in both flavor and presentation.
NAN THAI FINE DINING
1350 Spring St. N.W. #1, 30309
Recommendations: Thai BBQ lamb chop ($34), larb kai ($14), tom kha soup ($9), Thai tea crème brûlée ($9).
Bottom line: Masterful Thai for business lunches or when you want to get dressed up for comfort food
STORY: Angela Hansberger
PHOTOS: Erik Meadows