Flavors of the West: California Wine and Tapas at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of California on flight night, Wednesday, April 16. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 22.

Photo courtesy of Byron Winery

Photo courtesy of Byron Winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Byron Santa Barbara Chardonnay. The winemaker describes the wine, “Crisp and concentrated with flavors of stone fruit, honey, hints of brown spice and mineral.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Writer’s Block Petit Syrah. Says the winemaker, “Deep and rich, this Petite Syrah is lush yet accessible, spicy yet polished, sensual yet cerebral. [It also offers] layers of dark plum and earthy berry.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Gunsight Rock Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. The winemaker’s note, “Our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon stays true to the characteristics of the Paso Robles region. 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine delivers solid fruit flesh on the palate with aromas of black fruit. The finish is spicy with notes of black licorice. An amazing every day Cabernet.”

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

2012 Byron Santa Barbara Chardonnay
Paired with: Seared sea scallops with a lemon caper butter

2011 Writer’s Block Petit Syrah
Paired with: Beef sliders topped with arugula, Gruyere, and garlic aioli

2011 Gunsight Rock Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Grilled filet medallions over buttermilk mashed potatoes with a balsamic reduction

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

California Wines and Flavors Take Center Stage at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of California on flight night, Wednesday, April 9. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 15.

Calera vineyards

Calera vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay. The winemaker says of the Chardonnay, “Ripe peach, Asian pear, mango custard, luscious papaya, and kaffir lime are all beautifully married together in the alluring and delightful bouquet of this Chardonnay. Vibrant flavors of Gala apple, lemon chiffon, sweet oak and a hint of sandal wood round out the mouth-watering bright acid and smooth texture. This wine is amazingly flavorful and beautifully balanced.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Pietra Santa Cienega Valley Sassolino. The winemaker says of the wine, “Our Estate Sassolino is a robust, red blend with bold fruit flavors of black cherry and plums with hints of chocolate and smoky oak.  The wine is balanced and has soft, round tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Nadia Santa Barbara Cabernet Sauvignon. The Wine Advocate said of the wine, “An outstanding blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Barbara Highlands dishes out deep, rich aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, spice, toast and chocolate. Beautifully balanced, with medium to full-bodied richness and sweet tannin, it’s already approachable and delicious.”

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

2012 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Sauteed local trout with a lemon & walnut brown butter

2010 Pietra Santa Cienega Valley Sassolino
72% Sangiovese, 28% Merlot
Paired with: Provencal vegetable tart with Italian sausage and Asiago cheese

2011 Nadia Santa Barbara Cabernet Sauvignon
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot
Paired with: Lamb chops with roasted garlic potatoes and rosemary jus

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

Westward Bound: SOHO Celebrates the Flavors of California

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Throughout the month of April, SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of California. The California tour begins on flight night, Wednesday, April 2. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 8.

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Qupe Bien Nacio Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Hangtime Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir. Says the winemaker, “Hangtime Pinot Noir has vivid red fruit with strawberry flavors, hints of spice, a lithe texture and well-balanced acidity on the palate.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Qupe Central Coast Syrah. Says the winemaker, “This is a classic Central Coast Syrah, combining the spice and acidity of the cool climate grapes with the forward fruit of the warm climate grapes.”

Finally, SOHO will pour the 2012 “Eruption” from Brassfield Estate winery. The wine is described, “The 2012 Eruption is rich and intense. The wine has aromas of fresh blueberries, toasted brioche, black cherries, and mocha, giving way to flavors that are jammy, ripe and unctuous. The palate explodes with blackberries, dark currants, and clove while it layers supple and round coating tannins, making the wine both hedonistic while simultaneously elegant. The texture of this wine is perhaps its most distinguishing trait – mouth-coating with an endless finish.”

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

2011 Hangtime Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir
Paired with: Seared salmon with sauteed snow peas and ginger-soy sauce

2011 Qupe Central Coast Syrah
Paired with: Herbed meatballs with mariana over fettucine

2012 Brassfield Estate Winery “Eruption”
Paired with: BBQ pork spareribs with spring succotash

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

All-American Lobster Boil Returns to SOHO

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SPRING IS HERE! And so too is SOHO’s All-American Lobster Boil.

Beginning, Sunday, April 6, SOHO Atlanta restaurant will once again host it’s annual Lobster Boil. Throughout the spring and summer, each Sunday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, guests can enjoy a lobster feast with family and friends.

For just $28 per person, SOHO serves up Maine lobster (1.5 lbs.), Andouille sausage, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes and a green salad.

Reservations are recommended and can be made here. Lobsters are limited, so reservations made by Friday by 5:00 pm for Sunday dinner will be assured their lobster.

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SOHO Savors Italian Wines & Flavors

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, March 26. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 1.

ItalyFirst, SOHO will pour a 2012 Tasca d’Almerita Leone from Sicilia. The winemaker describes the wine, “Color: Bright, straw yellow with green reflections. Bouquet: Pink grapefruit, citrus flowers, white peach, pineapple. Taste: Great personality, pleasantly soft rich intense and crispy.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Li Veli Salice Salentino Passamante from Puglia. The wine is described, “Intense, bright ruby red color. Highly perfumed with strong, lingering sweet fruity notes, persistent with hints of fresh fruit. The flavor is well-balanced, soft velvety, fresh and fragrant, owing to a pleasant underlying acidity which lends it vigor and persistence on the palate.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Casanova di Neri Sant Antimo Rosso di Casanova di Neri from Tuscany. Says the winemaker, “This wine is born from the grapes of the “Cetine” vineyards to the south of Montalcino where our Brunello Tenuta Nuova and our Rosso di Montalcino come from. It is obtained from Sangiovese Grosso and Colorino grapes (the plants are reproductions of old varieties that we found in our oldest vineyards). Tasting notes: Intense ruby red, hints of wild cherry, violets and red fruits ample and easy to drink with excellent persistence.”

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

2012 Tasca d’Almerita Leone
Paired with: Seared sea scallops with warm Tuscan beans

2012 Li Veli Salice Salentino Passamante
Paired with: Braised lamb shanks with sautéed rapini

2011 Casanova di Neri Sant Antimo Rosso di Casanova di Neri
Paired with: Bison sliders with crisped prosciutto and Asiago

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

Buon Appetito! SOHO Explores Italian Wines & Flavors

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, March 19. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 25.

Marchesi di Gresy vineyards

Marchesi di Gresy vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Marchesi di Gresy Martinenga Langhe DOC Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Italy . The winemaker describes the bouquet as, “ intense and persistent, fruity, reminiscent of raspberries, plum, sour black cherry, cherry jam.” The taste is described as, “balanced, harmonious, pleasantly tannic with persistent aftertaste.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Allegrini La Grola from Veneto, Italy. Says the winemaker of the wine, “Opaque ruby red in color with arresting aromas of wild berries juniper tobacco and coffee. On the palate the wine is rich, elegant and full-bodied.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana from Tuscany. Says the winemaker, “Named for the ancient statue, half man and half goat, that stands as Arcanum’s protector, il fauno embodies the diversity and complexity of our Tuscan estate, where the ancient and the modern converge to produce stunning wines with a clearly defined sense of place.”

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

2012 Marchesi di Gresy Martinenga Langhe DOC Nebbiolo
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Egg fettucine with duck, robiola rocchetta and truffle oil

2009 Allegrini La Grola
80% Corvina, 20% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled flat iron steak with smoked onion potatoes and red wine jus

2009 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana
Bordeaux blend
Paired with: Roasted pork risotto with mushrooms, shallots, and gouda

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

Viva Italia! SOHO Features Italian Wines and Flavors

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, March 12. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 18.

Tenuta vineyardsTenuta Guado al Tasso vineyards
Photo credit: Kevin Cruff / cruffphoto.com

First, SOHO will pour a 2010 Coppo Costebianche Langhe Chardonnay from Piedmont. Says Wine Enthusiast of the Chardonnay, “This elegant Chardonnay delivers dusty notes of crushed mineral, white peach, almond skin and honey. In the mouth, the wine is fine and silky.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2008 Rodano Chianti Classico from Tuscany. The wine is described as, “A traditional Chianti Classico with earthy, red cherries and hints of tobacco. Medium-bodied with ample fruit on the palate and excellent structure.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Tenuta Guado al Tasso “Il Bruciato” from Bolgheri. The winemaker describes the wine, “A nose of great intensity features red berry fruit and notes of sweet spices. On the palate, the wine is rich, ample on the attack and mid-palate and long and persistent on the finish and aftertaste.”

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

2010 Coppo Costebianche Langhe Chardonnay
Paired with: Grilled Berkshire pork loin with risotto Milanese

2008 Rodano Chianti Classico from Tuscany
Paired with: Homemade papperdelle with Shiitake, oyster, and portabella mushroom ragout, topped with Pecorino

2011 Tenuta Guado al Tasso “Il Bruciato”
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled lamb chops with roasted garlic potatoes

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

Lunch Time!

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Seeking a great spot for lunch with friends and business colleagues? SOHO has you covered. Our diverse, seasonal menu offers flavors sure to please any palate – from the delectable hanger steak salad to our spicy mahi-mahi tacos. And, may we recommend starting your meal with one of our signature dishes, like the chicken tortilla soup or calamari?

Hanger steak_webSOHO serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 2:30. Reservations are recommend and can be made here.

SOHO also offers private and semi-private dining to accommodate groups from 14-50 for luncheons. With our talented culinary staff and eclectic offerings, we provide special set menus.  We offer a projector and screen for presentations without charge and will customize your event menu with your name or logo. Please contact Susan Smith at susan[at]sohoatlanta.com or 770-749-7039 to arrange private or semi-private dining.

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Italian Wines and Flavors Take Center Stage at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Italy throughout the month of March, beginning on flight night, Wednesday, March 5. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 11.

bruno giacoso vineyardsBruno Giacosa vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Casa Vinicola Bruno Giacosa Barbera d’Alba from Piedmont, Italy. Says the winemaker of the Barbera d’Alba, “[The wine offers] intense ruby red color with violet reflections. Intense bouquet recalling sour cherry and spices. Lively, generous, and full flavor.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Volpaia Chianti Classico DOCG from Tuscany, Italy. Says International Wine Cellar of the wine, “Very intense purple-ruby color. Plum, blackcurrant and inky herbs on the nose. Suave and dense on the palate, with juicy flavors of small black forest berries offering excellent clarity and cut. The long finish shows a beautiful mouth-watering quality, with harmonious acids that really extend the flavor.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Speri Valpolicella Ripasso DOC from Veneto, Italy. Of the wine, the winemakers note, “This is a young, immediate red which retains the essence of the earth from which it was cultivated. It is characterized by fragrant scents and fresh flavors.”

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

2011 Casa Vinicola Bruno Giacoso Barbera d’Alba
Paired with: Slow-roasted ribs with roasted tomato sauce and butternut squash risotto

2010 Volpaia Chianti Classico DOCG
Paired with: Pizza Margherita

2011 Speri Valpolicella Ripasso DOC
Paired with: Chicken Roulettes stuffed with proscuitto and asparagus over goat’s cheese and fresh sage polenta

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

Delight in a Taste of Spain at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, February 26. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 4.

muga_vineyardsMuga vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Muga Blanco from Rioja, Spain. Says the winemaker, “[The wine is] powerful with pineapple, apple and peach aromas, all at a midway point between sharp and ripe fruit. In the background there are notes of white blossom, concluding with smooth, honeyed sensations.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Teso la Monja Romanico from Toro, Spain. The winemaker says of the wine, “A sensational red, it exhibits a dense purple color as well as a sweet perfume of lead pencil shavings, violets, licorice, blackberries and black currants. Full-bodied with a voluptuous texture and a long finish…”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Marques de Griñon Caliza from Dominio de Valdepusa. Says the winemaker, “Deep purple in color with ruby reflections, this wine shows alluring notes of lush raspberries and ripe black cherries with undertones of cinnamon and minerality. On the palate, it is beautifully full-bodied and silky with refreshing acidity and flavors that unfold into the long-lasting finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas dishes to pair with each Spanish wine.

2012 Muga Blanco
90% Viura, 10% Malvasia
Paired with: Steamed mussels, chorizo and grilled baguette

2011 Teso La Monja Romanico
100% Tinto de Toro
Paired with: Grilled hanger steak with zucchini fries

2009 Marques de Grinon Caliza
70% Syrah, 30% Petit Verdot, 5% Garnacha, 3% Graciano
Paired with: Marinated roasted chicken thighs over brussel sprouts

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

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