SOHO Spotlight: Italy

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, February 25. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 3.
ItalyFirst, SOHO will pour 2010 Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico DOCG. The wine offers a bouquet that is full and intense, but at the same time sweet and fruity, with hints of black soft fruit. There are pleasant overtones of noble wood, vanilla and cocoa and a surprising cherry finish. On the palate, the wine is dry, firmly structured, austere and elegant; well-balanced.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Speri Ripasso Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore. The winemaker says of the wine, “Intense ruby red color with hints of fruit, spices an cocoa. Warm and smooth on the palate, well-balanced and with a well-rounded tannin.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia. Of the blend the winemaker notes, “The wine appears its classic rich hue, and boasts a bouquet that is generously fruity and subtly spiced. The elegant, silk-smooth tannins are immediately impressive, beautifully complemented by vibrant, refreshing acidity.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created tapas plates to pair with each Italian wine.

2010 Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico DOCG
90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Colorino
Paired with: Mini grilled pizza with soppresata and arugula

2011 Speri Ripasso Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore
70% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rodinella, 10% Molinara & other
Paired with: Grilled Italian sausage with wilted greens and mustard demi

2012 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia
50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Herbed chicken en papillote

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

Italian Indulgences at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, February 18. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 24.

Sella & Mosca winery

Sella & Mosca winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Rocca delle Macie “Sasyr.” This wine, a blend of Sangiovese and Syrah, offers aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and raspberry. On the palate, the wine is succulent and supple with a silky smooth finish.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva. The wine is described: “Bright ruby color, with purple hues, the aromas project ripe red berry, including strawberry and raspberry jam. In the mouth, coffee, spices and herbs, including an aroma of violets, plummy fruit flavors and aristocratic oak overtone.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Terrabianca Campaccio. The blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of dark berry fruit, hints of cocoa and toasted almond, as well as tanned leather. On the palate, the wine offers a well-balanced body, concentration and freshness.

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created tapas plates to pair with each Italian wine.

2011 Rocco delle Marcie “Sasyr”
60% Sangiovese, 40% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled skirt steak, smoked onion potatoes and Cabernet demi

2010 Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva
100% Cannonau
Paired with: Slow roasted BBQ baby back ribs with warm Tuscan beans

2010 Terrabianca Campaccio
70% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Chicken carbonara with cavatappi pasta

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

SOHO Savors a Taste of Italy

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, February 11. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 17.

Photo courtesy of Vietti winery

Photo courtesy of Vietti winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne. The winemaker describes the wine, “Ruby purple color with ripe red cherry aromas with hints of mineral and vanilla. A dry, medium-bodied red wine with refreshing acidity and soft tannins, the wine is well-balanced with good integration of oak, good complexity and a finish of more red cherries.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese IGT. The wine is described, “Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, and hints of coffee and tobacco. On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins. Vibrant acidity brings balance and freshness, and supports a long and harmonious finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2005 Il Brunone Chianti Classico & Riserva DOCG. The wine is a bright ruby color with intense notes of wild berries. On the palate, it is rich with soft tannins and remarkable fruitiness.

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created tapas plates to pair with each Italian wine.

2012 Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne
100% Barbera
Paired with: Grilled pork tenderloin, mushroom risotto and white truffle demi

2012 Zenato Alancra Rosso Veronese IGT
55% Corvina, 25% Rodinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Hearty red wine boeuf bourguigono

2005 Il Brunone Chianti Classico & Riserva DOCG
90% Sangiovese, 10% Tuscan Canaiolo
Paired with: Meat lasagna with ground turkey and Andouille sausage

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

SOHO Explores Italian Wines and Flavors

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Italy throughout the month of February. SOHO will begin the Italian tour on flight night, Wednesday, February 4. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 10.

Photo courtesy of Piazzo

Photo courtesy of Piazzo

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Il Borro Pian di Nova IGT Toscana. The wine is described, “The bouquet is intense, with strong spicy notes and black fruits. The taste is full-bodied with an alcohol that mellows the tannins. The persistence is good, with a spicy and fruity end.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 91 points saying “This stunning wine boasts a bright, vibrant character. The palate has a juicy core of black cherry spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon that recalls Christmas cake. It’s fresh and delicious, with silky tannins that make it easy to enjoy soon.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Piazzo Barbaresco. On the nose, the wine offers red jam, dried violets and spicy overtones. On the palate, the wine is warm and dry with a long aromatic finish.

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created a tapas plate to pair with each Italian wine.

2011 Il Borro Pian di Nova IGT Toscana
75% Syrah, 25% Sangiovese
Paired with: Charcuterie: jamon serrano, grainy mustard, aged cheddar & cornichons

2010 Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico
100% Sangiovese
Paired with: Chicken and wild mushroom ragout over egg fettucine

2011 Piazzo Barbaresco
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Braised lamb shanks with butternut squash risotto

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

A Tour of Cabernet Sauvignon at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase red varietals, specifically Cabernet Sauvignon, on flight night, Wednesday, January 28. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 3.

Conn Creek winery

Conn Creek winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch, South Africa. The winemaker describes the wine, “Aroma: Classic Cabernet character with cassis and lead pencil aromas and notes of mocha. Palate: Offering a firm tannin structure in a tighter style of wine with good phenolic ripeness and a defined finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, California. The wine is described, “Rich, deep dark berry color with creamy mocha-espresso flavors is the first impression of this wine. The tannins are well-integrated with the fruit and create a long finish. It’s full-bodied with a saturated finish while accompanied by bright acidity and infused by black currant and cooked blueberries fruit.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Conn Creek Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker says of the wine, “Cherry, currant, plum and pomegranate mingle with toasted pecan, cocoa powder and a light overlay of vanilla. Bright red fruits dominate a lively palate that emphasizes nuance over boldness.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created a tapas plate to pair with each Cabernet.

2012 Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Arrancinni with pancetta and a tomato fennel sauce

2013 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Grilled filet medallions, roasted garlic potatoes and a Cabernet demi

2011 Conn Creek Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Bison sliders with bacon and blue cheese

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

Atlanta Ballet Discount!

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Exclusive SOHO Atlanta Discount Offer!
Save 25% on Select Performances

Friday, Feb. 6 – 8:00
Saturday, Feb. 7 – 2:00
Sunday, Feb. 8 – 2:00
Thursday, Feb. 12 – 8:00

Live with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra | Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Back by popular demand and just in time for Valentine’s Day, this original production redefines the classic love story of the two star-crossed lovers of Verona.

Visit tickets.atlantaballet.com and Use Code SOHO

For questions about this offer or groups of 10+, contact Myredith Gonzales at mgonzales[at]atlantaballet.com or 404-873-5811 ext. 207

Valid on Price Levels Gold 1, 2 & 3 only. Subject to all applicable taxes and fees. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. No refunds. No exchanges.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at SOHO

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If you are planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day by dining out with someone special, we invite you to SOHO. In addition to our regular dinner menu, SOHO will serve an à la carte Valentine’s Day menu filled with savory and sweet specials on Friday, February 13, and Saturday, February 14. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 770-801-0069.

Executive Chef Scott Warren’s menu for Valentine’s Day:

~Starters~
He & She Crab Bisque with Parmesan Croutons

Grilled Argentine Red Shrimp with Tomatoes and Avocado over Bibb Lettuce tossed with Key Lime Vinaigrette and Toasted Coconut

Heart Shaped Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter, Toasted Pecans and Flash Fried Sage

~Entrees~
Seared Diver Scallops with Risotto Milano, Wilted Greens, Spicy Tomato Cream

Grilled 16 oz. Veal Chop with Yukon Gold Potato Gratin, Asparagus, Marsala Jus

~Dessert~
Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Espresso Glaze and Fresh Berries

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SOHO Spotlight: Magnificent Malbecs

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase red varietals on flight night, Wednesday, January 21. Malbec will be the featured varietal of the week. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, January 27.

Columbia Valley, Washington

Columbia Valley, Washington

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Antigal UNO Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker says of the wine, “Bright natural acidity heightens irresistible plum and Morello cherry, while a touch of vanilla, chocolate and dulce de leche adds complexity.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Waterbrook Reserve Malbec from Columbia Valley, Washington. The wine is described, “Wonderfully developed cherry aromas swirl in the glass. Juicy, dark flavors welcome you to the well-rounded palate. Layered notes of rich fruit, cocoa powder and leather lead to balanced tannins and lingering oak on the finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Felino Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Wine critic James Suckling says of the wine, “Extremely dark fruit on the nose with blackberries and wet earth. Full body, with a solid core of fruit and mineral, blue slate and blueberry aftertaste. Black pepper and spice finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each Malbec.

2011 Antigal UNO Malbec
Paired with: Tagliatelle with wild mushrooms and sausage

2010 Waterbrook Reserve Malbec
Paired with: Savory beef stew (carne guisada)

2013 Felino Malbec
Paired with: Spice rubbed grilled duck breast over coconut rice

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

Sip Stellar Syrahs at SOHO

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Alexander Valley Vineyards

SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase red varietals, specifically Syrah, on flight night, Wednesday, January 14.  The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, January 20.

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Fess Parker Syrah from Santa Barbara county. The winemaker describes the wine, “Flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, spice and toast commingle on the palate with light mint and herbal notes.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Andrew Murray Vineyards “Tous les Jours” Syrah. Wine & Spirits said of the Syrah, “Sourced from several vineyards scattered throughout the Santa Ynez Valley, this has real definition, its ripeness held in tension against cooling, earthen tannins that feel integrated and appetizing. With mouthwatering flavors that suggest dark plums and dried herbs…”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Syrah. The winemaker notes, “This wine has aromas of black cherry, blackberry, vanilla and spice. Flavors of blackberry, black cherry and vanilla are complemented by silky tannins and a long finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created a tapas plate to be pair with each Syrah.

2012 Fess Parker Syrah
Paired with: Slow cooked BBQ’d beef ribs with potato salad

2012 Andrew Murray Vineyards “Tous les Jours” Syrah
Paired with: Grilled Berkshire pork tenderloin with sundried tomato polenta

2010 Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Syrah
Paired with: Herb roasted chicken thighs with cornbread dressing and Mayhaw chutney

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

Red Varietals Shine at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase red varietals from around the world throughout the month of January. The tour of fantastic reds begins with the Pinot Noir varietal on flight night, Wednesday, January 7. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, January 13.

Copain winery

Copain winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Calista Pinot Noir “The Coast Range” from Sonoma, Menocino and Monterey counties in California. The winemaker says of the wine, “The Pinot Noir is deep ruby red in color with aromatics of dried cherries, rose petal, violet and roasted coffee bean. Rhubarb, cherry and notes of cranberry flow through the palate to a balanced and lengthy finish of mixed dark fruit and black tea.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Copain Pinot Noir “Tous Ensemble” from Anderson Valley, California. The winemaker describes the Pinot, “The Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit harvested from several parcels within the Anderson Valley. The delicately perfumed aromatics of spice and floral notes frame the soft supple body with flavors of just-ripened red fruits and rich earth. Bright acidity carries through for an elegant finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Etude Pinot Noir from Carneros, California. The wine is described, “The 2012 Carneros Estate Pinot Noir defines the classic Grace Benoist Ranch style with lifted red fruit aromas, ranging from pomegranate and red cherry to wild strawberry and raspberry, and a spicy entry of baking spice, forest floor and sandalwood. Refined tannins and ideal natural acidity frame the lush, intricate flavors. Despite the wine’s strength, it possesses a persistent fruit finish and elegance that make it uplifting and polished.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created a tapas plates to pair with each Pinot Noir.

2012 Calista Pinot Noir
Paired with: Lamb stew with root vegetables

2012 Copain Pinot Noir
Paired with: Hot smoked salmon with apple cherry risotto

2012 Etude Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled flank steak with BLT smashed red potatoes

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

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