Pinot Noir Takes Center Stage at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to feature wines from France and California on flight night, Wednesday, July 30. This week the Pinot Noir varietal will be showcased. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 5.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Adelsheim Rose from Willamette Valley, Oregon. “This delicious wine offers aromas of fresh strawberries, orange blossom, white flowers, and a touch of vanilla bean. The aromas follow through on a rich, well-textured palate that offers great fruit intensity and persistence to the finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Bouchard Aine & Fils from Burgundy, France. This 100% Pinot Noir is described as, “A wine characterized by its aromatic complexity and mild tannins. The color is brilliant cherry red with aromas of red fruit, cherry, kirsch with notes of lime and mint. It’s a plump wine with a lot of fruit and a delicate note of wood. Good persistence, harmonious and well balanced.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Torii Mor Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Oregon. The wine is described, “The flavors are complex and forward with red cherries and cranberries, a light clove spice, and earthy notes of oak and mushrooms. The mouth-feel is rich and thick with a sweet creaminess and a firm finish.”

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

2013 Adelsheim Rose, Willamette Valley, Oregon
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Roasted bacon-wrapped pork loin with blackberry jus

2012 Buchard Aine & Fils, Burgundy, France
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled hanger steak with zucchini fries

2011 Torii Mor Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: BBQ chicken thighs with four-cheese mac & cheese

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!

 

 

 

Savor Sips from France and California at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to feature wines from France and California on flight night, Wednesday, July 23. The restaurant is showcasing wines made in new-world and old-world styles on each flight night in July. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 29.

Trefethen wineryPhoto courtesy of Trefethen winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Chateau Tour Leognan Blanc from Graves, Pessac-Leognan, France. The wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The Sauvignon Blanc gives citrus aromas on the nose, freshness and elegance on the palate. This is balanced by the Semillon’s softness and richness.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Chateau de Sours Rouge from Bordeaux, France. The wine is described, “A vibrant Merlot blend with complexity and rich aromas of leather, hints of menthol, vanilla, cinnamon and spices. On the palate, this ripe, lush Merlot shines with intense, fine juicy flavors of black currants and raspberries with velvety tannins, leading to a long and dry finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Trefethen Double T from Napa Valley, California. The red blend is described: “Cabernet Sauvignon provides the backbone for this lovely blend, with Merlot adding a lively spice and herbal character. Malbec and Cabernet Franc bring softness with a hint of floral and Petit Verdot adds color and structure.”

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

2011 Chateau Tour Leognan Blanc, Graves, Pessac-Leognan, France
70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon
Paired with: Pan-seared local Trout with pesto butter

2010 Chateau de Sours Rouge, Bordeaux, France
85% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Bacon Blue Cheese Bison Sliders with Fried Onions

2011 Trefethen “Double T”, Napa Valley, California
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Lollipop lamb chops with Mayhaw mint jelly

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!

 

Celebrate French and American Flavors at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to feature wines from France and California on flight night, Wednesday, July 16. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 22.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Clos Du Gaimont Vourvray from Vouvrey, France. The wine is described: “Pale yellow in color, the nose reveals floral aromas that are reminiscent of acacias with hints of dried fruit. Fresh notes of green apple and citrus fruit lead to a rich, concentrated dry palate.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Domaine de la Noblaie Chinon from France. The Cabernet Franc is described: “A nice fruity style of Chinon, this wine has a subtle peppery spice, ripe dark berries and a soft, chalky mineral character that really makes the fruity core come to life and express the fantastic character of Cabernet Franc. There are rich tannins on the finish and a juicy freshness throughout.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Conn Creek Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley, California. Of the wine, the winemaker says, “Red plum, pomegranate, and Indian Blood Peach overlay tobacco, cedar and floral notes. This wine is of medium weight with juicy acidity leading to a fine talc-like finish.”

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

2012 Clos Du Gaimont Vouvray, Vouvray, France
100% Chenin Blanc
Paired with: Seared sea scallops & passionfruit butter

2010 Domaine de la Noblaie, Chinon, France
100% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Slow roasted ribs with ginger-soy glaze

2011 Conn Creek Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley, California
100% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Grilled mini Sopressata pizza

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!

 

 

SOHO Atlanta Restaurant to Host Sciabica Olive Oil Dinner

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will offer guests a distinctive dining experience on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Bringing together the best of food, wine, and people, SOHO will host Nick Sciabica of the Sciabica Family Olive Oil Company for a tasting of the company’s award-winning olive oils and a prix fixe dinner created by SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren. The dinner menu will incorporate Sciabica olive oils in each dish and include suggested wine pairings chosen from SOHO’s renowned wine bar.

Cold-pressing olive oil in Modesto, California since 1936, the Sciabica Family (www.sciabica.com) presses olives by variety and season, keeping the varietal separate all the way to the bottle. Their 100% Extra Virgin California Olive Oils are unrefined and contain no imported oil, chemicals, artificial colorings or preservatives.

Executive Chef Scott Warren chose the following oils for his menu: Extra Virgin Basil Olive Oil and Aceto Balsamico Di Modena; Extra Virgin Sevillano Variety Fall Harvest and Lime Olive Oil; Extra Virgin Lemon Olive Oil; Extra Virgin Rosemary Olive Oil and Garlic Olive oil. The complete dinner menu with is below.

A reception introducing Mr. Sciabica will begin at 6:30 PM followed by dinner at 7:15PM. The cost for the dinner is $55 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (770) 801-0069 or at www.SOHOatlanta.com.

Sciabica’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Menu

First Course
Featuring: Sciabica’s Extra Virgin Basil Olive Oil and Aceto Balsamico Di Modena
Fresh Mozzarella layered with Heirloom Tomatoes, drizzled with Basil Olive Oil and misted with Balsamic Vinegar

Second Course
Featuring: Sciabica’s Extra Virgin Sevillano Variety Fall Harvest and Lime Olive Oil
Sevillano Marinated Baby Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Olive Oil, Fresh Avocado and garnished with Fried Plantains

Third Course
Featuring: Sciabica’s Extra Virgin Lemon Olive Oil
Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Fingerling Potatoes garnished with Arugula Salad dressed in Lemon Olive Oil

Fourth Course
Featuring: Sciabica’s Extra Virgin Rosemary Olive Oil and Garlic Olive Oil
Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops, Sweet Potato Fries,with Greens sautéed in Garlic Olive Oil

Dessert
Featuring: Sciabica’s Extra Virgin Orange Olive Oil
Variety of Orange Olive Oil Chocolate Truffles and Chocolate with Orange dipping sauce

Old World Meets New This July at SOHO

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Throughout the month of July, SOHO will feature wines from France and California, showcasing different varietals with old world and new world characteristics. SOHO will showcase Côtes du Rhône on flight night, Wednesday, July 2. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 15.

chateau de cosmeChateau de Saint Cosme

 First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Jean-Luc Colombo “Les Abeilles” from Côtes du Rhône, France. The wine, a 80% Clairette, 20% Rousanne blend is described: “This wine has a floral and fruity bouquet. The taste is complex, crisp and well-balanced.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Morgan “Cotes du Crow” from Monterey, California.  The wine is a 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache blend. The winemaker notes, “The wine is medium-bodied with soft tannins. It offers a mouthful of cherry, dried apricot, and leather flavors.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Chateau de Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône from Côtes du Rhône, France. The wine, 100% Syrah, is medium-bodied and elegant with flavors of red currant and blackberry.

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

2012 Jean-Luc Colombo “Les Abeilles”, Côtes du Rhône, France
80% Clairette, 20% Rousanne
Paired with: Grilled gulf shrimp with peaches, saba, and extra virgin olive oil

2012 Morgan Cotes du Crow, Monterey, France
60% Syrah, 40% Grenache
Paired with: Seared mini filet with shiitake mushroom jus

2013 Chateau de Saint Cosme, Côtes du Rhône, France
100% Syrah
Paired with: Lamb sliders with tzatziki sauce

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!

Savor a Taste of South America

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of South America on flight night, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 1.

Chilean vineyardsVineyards in Chile

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Vina Maipo “Gran Devocion” Carmenere from Maule Valley, Chile. The winemaker notes, “The unmistakable character of Carmenere, with its intense color and cocoa, sweet spices, and tobacco aromas, is enhanced by Syrah’s juiciness and red fruit aromas, creating a bright and deep wine, with good body, soft tannins and complex finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Luca Double Select Syrah from Uco Valley, Argentina. The winemaker says, “Beautiful deep purple color. The nose is like walking into a gentlemen’s poker parlor: aromas of cigar, leather, and smoked meat fill the nose with hints of toasty oak, forest floor and baking spice. Well-structured tannins support big fruit flavors of blackberry jam, black spiced cherries, ground black pepper and just a hint of rhubarb. Nice, lingering finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Aruma Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Of the wine, the winemakers says, “Medium ruby-red. Lively aromas of crushed blackberry, musky espresso and wild herbs are primary, pure and expansive. Juicy, spicy and dry, showing a restrained sweetness and a fine-grained texture to the black fruit flavors. Finishes with suave, supple tannins and sneaky length and lift.“

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

2011 Vina Maipo “Gran Devocion” Carmenere
75% Carmenere, 25% Syrah
Paired with: Fettucine with four cheese sauce and sautéed mushrooms

2011 Luca Double Select Syrah
100% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled quail, fingerling potatoes, and chimmi churri

2011 Aruma Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Pancetta and saffron arancini with tomato sauce

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!

Explore South America with SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of South America on flight night, Wednesday, June 18. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, June 24.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2010 Tamari Torrontes Reserva from La Riojo, Argentina. The wine is described, “Aroma: Elegant and delicate aromas with notes of white grapefruit, flowers and tropical fruits. Taste: Medium body with notes of tropical fruits accompanied by hints of hazelnut, vanilla and cinnamon.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Koyle Reserve Carmenere from the Maipo & Colchagua Valley in Chile. The winemaker says, “The 2010 vintage of Koyle Carmenere has a bright purple color, with cloves, tobacco and spicy notes. Firm tannins emerge from the Tempranillo, with explosive notes of minerality coming from the granitic soil in which the Syrah is planted. The wine is elegant and fresh, expressing its terroir in the finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Decero Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina. Of the wine, the winemaker says, “2010 is defined by its taut dark fruit and cassis flavors with a hint of graphite aromatics, reminiscent of Bordeaux. The wine has layers of bold tannins and a long, complex finish from 14 months in French oak barrels.”

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

2010 Tamari Torrontes Reserva
100% Torrontes
Paired with: Smoke salmon, fennel & basil creme, and mango & pineapple vinaigrette

2010 Koyle Reserve Carmenere
85% Carmenere, 9% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Pastel de Choclo (Seasoned beef and vegetables layered with mashed corn)

2010 Decero Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Spicy curried lamb stew

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!

Relish a Taste of South America at SOHO

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

De Martino vineyardsDe Martino Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 De Martino Reserva Legado Chardonnay from Limari Valley, Chile. The winemaker says of the Chardonnay, “A ripe bouquet consisting of citrus aromas accented by nutty nuances and subtle, well-integrated notes of oak. Ripe, yet crisp, citrus fruit flavors envelop the palate. The superb acidity lingers just a bit on the finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Casa Lapostelle ‘Canto de Apalta’ from Rapel Valley, Chile. The winemaker says, “[The wine is a] brilliant red purple inked color. [On the nose it has] spices, ripe red and black fruit with light tobacco and chocolate hints. [On the palate the wine is] juicy and round, with a velvety texture, red fruit and spicy flavors aftertaste.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Sierra Batuca ‘Lone Rider’ from Maule Valley, Chile. Of the red blend, the winemaker says, “This wine presents rich dark fruit flavors of prunes, blackberry and blueberries that go on developing in the mouth from red fruit to dark fruit to notes of chocolate and spice, finally finishing with lingering notes of graphite and spices.”

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

2011 De Martino Reserva Legado Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Pan seared trout with chipotle rice

2010 Casa Lapostelle ‘Canto de Apalta’
Carmenere, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah
Paired with: Bacon blue cheese bison sliders with fried shallots

2010 Sierra Batuca ‘Lone Rider’
Cabernet, Syrah, Carmenere
Paired with: Grilled pizza with dry-aged chorizo

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!

Treat Dad to a Lobster Dinner This Father’s Day

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This year, why not celebrate Dad with a lobster dinner?

SOHO’s weekly All-American Lobster Boil will be held from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Sunday, June 15, Father’s Day.

SOHO will serve up a delicious lobster dinner sure to make Dad smile. For $28 per person, each guest receives a 1 & 1/2 pound Maine Lobster, Andouille sausage, fresh corn, potatoes, and a Cobb salad.

Quantities are limited. Please call 770-801-0069 by 5:00PM, Friday, June 13, to guarantee your lobster.

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Travel to South America with SOHO

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This June, SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of South America. The South American tour begins on flight night Wednesday, June 4. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, June 10.

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Cueva de los Manos vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Cueva de los Manos White Blend from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker says of the blend, “It exhibits copious notes of honeysuckle, orange marmalade, sweet corn and crushed rocks in its medium-bodied, well-delineated,
dry, pure style.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Ruca Malen Reserva Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Of the Malbec, the winemaker notes, ““The layered bouquet opens with ripe red and black fruit, particularly cherries and plums, and is backed by floral notes of violets. It is lush on the palate with elegantly concentrated flavors and sweet, velvety tannins. A pleasant acidity keeps it fresh through
the lingering, persistent finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 MontGras Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah from the Colchagua Valley, Chile. The winemaker describes the wine, ““Deep ruby red with dark purple tones. Intense black fruit aromas with a hint of cedar and nuances of white
pepper. Ripe, juicy and Round. Flavors of blackberry and blueberry fill the mouth, leading to a beautiful, lingering finish of cedar and toast. “

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

2012 Cueva de los Manos White Blend
80% Chardonnay, 20% Viognier
Paired with: Tuna carpaccio with fresh citrus and Chilean extra virgin olive oil

2011 Ruca Malen Reserva Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Grilled hanger steak with chimmi churri

2012 MontGras Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah
60% Cabernet, 40% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled baby back ribs with honey BBQ glaze

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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