A Taste of the West at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and tapas of Napa Valley, California, on flight night, Wednesday, May 20. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 26.

Photo courtesy of Miner Vineyards

Photo courtesy of Miner Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Miner Viogner Simpson Vineyard. The winemaker notes, “Grower John Simpson’s sustainably-farmed vineyard in the warm, sunny Madera region of Central California has been our Viognier source since 1997. Whole cluster-pressed and then fermented in stainless steel tanks, this vibrant Viognier displays tropical and stone fruit characteristics with a consistent balance of natural acidity and intense concentration.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Charles Krug Merlot. Wine Enthusiast gave this wine 89 points and said, “A finely made Merlot with smaller amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Malbec and Petit Verdot blended in. It offers soft red currant fruit, with a nice integration of tannins on the palate. There’s a long grip of black pepper and clove on the finish, and the wine is balanced in weight and alcohol.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Cabernet. From the winery: “The aromas are rich, ripe and enticing, with sweet fruit layers of plum, Bing cherry and cassis, as well as notes of mocha, roasted coffee, cedar and baking spices, all supported by delicious hints of French oak. On the palate, this wine is supple and round, with balanced tannins, weighty texture and a smooth, mouthfilling structure. Though there are abundant ripe red and black fruit flavors, there is also an elegant complexity to this wine that comes from artful blending.”

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

2013 Miner Viognier Simpson Vineyard
100% Viognier
Paired with: Grilled shrimp and vegetable avocado salsa

2011 Chrales Krug Merlot 150
84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Sirah, 3% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Seared NY strip with watermelon zucchini salad

2012 Chappelleet Mountain Cuvee Cabernet
39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah
Paired with: Crispy braised beef rib, apricot glaze and carmelized onions

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 Voyage to Napa Valley with SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and tapas of Napa Valley on flight night, Wednesday, May 13. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 19.

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Stags Leap “Hands of Time” Chardonnay. The winemaker describes the wine, “Created for restaurants only, this rare offering commemorates the winemakers and viticulturalists responsible for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars impressive history. Spiced apple and vanilla aromas that meet citrus zest on the palate – it’s another for the history books.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Elizabeth Rose Yountville Pinot Noir. Of the wine the winemaker notes, “The Pinot Noir goes straight to barrel after press, giving the wine a slight wisp of smoke from the oak influence. Also present are pretty raspberry and strawberry aromas with generous flavors of cherry and plum. Light in color but bright in flavor and most importantly is easy to drink now.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Cultivar Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker states, “Our 2012 Napa Cabernet strikes that wonderful balance of intense, dark fruit with sweet tannins and refined structure. A touch of new oak comes through on the nose with hints of vanilla, violets and warm spices. The wine is dark and rich with ripe blackcurrant, plum and dark cherry flavors, complemented by an elegant finish that will leave you wanting more.”

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

2012 Stags Leap “Hands of Time” Chardonnay
Paired with: Seared scallops and roasted corn succotash

2012 Elizabeth Rose Yountville Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled chicken thighs, warm truffle mushroom salad

2012 Cultivar Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Grilled lamb chops, mole and jasmine 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!

California Dreaming: SOHO Explores Napa Valley

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Throughout the month of May, SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will explore the wines and flavors of Napa Valley, California. The tour of Napa Valley begins on flight night, Wednesday, May 6. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 12.

Photo courtesy of BV winery.

Photo courtesy of BV winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Cultivar Sauvignon Blanc. Of the wine, the winemaker states: “This Sauvignon Blanc and Musque clone is very aromatic, with peach and nectarine fruit complemented by distinctive floral aromas. Stainless steel fermentation allows the wine to remain crisp and refreshing yet still having length on the palate.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Truchard Pinot Noir. The winemaker describes the wine: “A complex nose of plum, rhubarb, and wild strawberry; with hints of citrus blossom, tea, and earth. The mouth is silky; with bright flavors of cherry jam, cranberry, and sweet vanilla. Firm acidity and delicate tannins focus the palate and provide a lingering finish of spice and red fruit.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is described, “Our 2012 Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon captures this area with briary blackberry, dark plum, black cherry, chocolate and tobacco leaf. The famous Rutherford Dust gives the wine cocoa-powder tannins and texture, while well-integrated oak adds toasty mocha notes to the generous aromas and expansive flavors.”

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

2013 Cultivar Sauvignon Blanc
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2012 Truchard Pinot Noir
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2012 BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
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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!

Celebrate Mother’s Day at SOHO

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Treat Mom to a lobster this Mother’s Day!

SOHO’s weekly All-American Lobster Boil will be held from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day.

SOHO Atlanta restaurant will serve up an indulgent lobster dinner sure to win Mom – and the rest of the family – over. For $29 guests receive 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 5:00 PM Friday to guarantee your lobster.mom's day2014

Savor a Taste of Spain at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and tapas of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, April 29. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 5.

Photo courtesy of Paco & Lola winery

Photo courtesy of Paco & Lola winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Paco & Lola Albarino from Rias Baixas, Spain. The winemakers describe the wine: “Nose: very expressive and harmonious nose. Fine notes of white fruit (green apples, pear) and lemony aromas. Hints of herbs (basil) and flower blossom base notes. Surprising aromatic intensity.Palate: Fresh with good structure and the same fruit characters as found on the nose. Slightly balsamic finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Triton Tinta de Toro from Toro, Spain. The wine is described: “This lush red, made of from Tinta de Toro (the local name for Tempranillo) opens with dark chocolate, cherry pie, Morrocan spice, toast and date aromas.  It is fuller bodied and concentrated, but not the least bit heavy.  On the palate, there is a dark fruitiness (think creme de cassis), dark chocolate, fig, violet and vanilla flavors.  Buy a few of these as the appealing set of flavors and balance will please just about any drinker.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Bodegas Enrique Mendoza Monastrell “Le Tremenda.” The winemaker says of the wine: “Bright ruby-red in color, this wine shows expressive notes of fresh black cherries and red berries mingled with hints of sweet spice, toast and cocoa. On the palate, this accessible red shows silky texture, liveliness and long length.”

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

2013 Paco & Lola Albarino
100% Albarino
Paired with: Grilled Octopus, Fried Idaho Potatoes, Shaved Celery and Red Onions

2012 Triton Tinta de Toro
Paired with: Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Roasted Radish and Mushrooms

2009 Bodegas Enrique Mendoza Monastrell “Le Tremenda”
100% Monastrell
Paired with: Roasted Quail, Beet Reduction, Arugula

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!

Raise a Glass to Spain at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to feature wines and flavors from Spain on flight night, Wednesday, April 22. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 28.

Photo courtesy of  Josep Grau Winegrowers

Photo courtesy of Josep Grau Winegrowers

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Josep Grau Winegrowers Vespres Red. The International Wine Review said of the wine: “The 2013 Vespres displays a dark ruby color and aromas of dark red fruit, minerals and spice. A blend of 80% Garnacha and 20% Carignan, it is fresh, soft and elegant on the palate with ripe fruit flavors, good structure and more depth than the Volador. The tannins are soft but firm and the finish long and pure. The grapes for this beauty are sourced from 50 to 70 year old vines. ”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Venta La Ossa Crianza. The wine is described: “On the palate, it shows a freshness. It has abundant notes of fruit, a good and highly integrated acidity, and firm tannins. A structured and deep wine. Long and persistent finish which leaves nice smoked and mineral nuances.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Artardi Vinas de Gain Rioja. Wine Enthusiast said of the wine: “Inky, minerally aromas of blackberry, black plum and coconut filter into a round, fluffy palate that’s friendly and pure but not very dense or structured. Baked flavors of molasses and gamy berry finish mild and easy.”

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

2013 Josep Grau Winegrowers Vespres Red
Paired with: Roasted Brussel Sprouts tossed with bacon, carmelized onions, lemon & garlic

2010 Venta La Ossa Crianza
Paired with: Eggplant caponata with tomato, basil & chili

2011 Artadi Vinas de Gain Rioja
Paired with: Roasted pork butt with smoked pepper aioli and gremolata

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!

All-American Lobster Boil Returns to SOHO!

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The arrival of spring brings the return of the All-American Lobster Boil to SOHO Atlanta Restaurant. This popular event is the perfect way to finish the week – enjoying time with family, friends, and great food.

The All-American Lobster Boil takes place during the spring and summer each Sunday from 5:30 to 9:30pm.

For $29, each guest receives Maine lobster (1.5 lbs.), Andouille sausage, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes and a Cobb salad.

Reservations are recommended and can be made here or by calling 770-801-0069. Lobsters are limited, so those reservations placed by Friday at 5:00 pm for Sunday dinner will be assured their lobster.

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Indulge in a Taste of Spain at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to feature the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, April 15. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 21.
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First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Peza do Rei Mencia from Ribeira Sacra. The International Wine Cellar’s Josh Raynolds says, “Bright purple. Spicy, mineral-accented aromas of cherry pit and cassis, with anise and cracked pepper nuances and a hint of cola. Juicy, penetrating dark berry flavors show a refreshingly bitter edge and gain sweetness with air. Closes with firm tannic grip and very good clarity, leaving spice and licorice notes behind. 90 Points.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Bodegas Castano Solanera from Yecla. The winemaker notes, “Dark cherry-red color. Ripe fruit, pleasant wooden notes. Complex nose, spiced and elegant. On the palate is rich, balanced, with elegant sweet round tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Torres Altos Ibericos Rioja Tempranillo from Alto Otero. The winemaker describes the wine, “Cherry red in color. A deep, clean nose displaying white floral and red fruit aromas, which combine harmoniously with oak-imparted notes of spices and toast. Fresh and velvety upon entry, it gradually unfolds across the palate to reveal fine, soft tannins.”

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

2011 Peza do Rei Mencia
100% Mencia
Paired with: Grilled steak paillard, bell peppers, garlic, and onion strings

2012 Bodegas Castano Solanera
65% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Garnacha Tintorera
Paired with: Burgundy braised rabbit, mushrooms, olives and tomatoes

2010 Torres Altos Ibericos Rioja Tempranillo
Paired with: Roasted venison, sunchoke puree, bacon & onion jam

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!

Soak Up the Wines & Flavors 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, April 8. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 14.

Photo courtesy of Ramon Bilbao winery

Photo courtesy of Ramon Bilbao winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Artazuri Rosado from Navarra. The wine is described, “Translucent pink in color with an alluring nose that contains nuances of fresh strawberries, raspberries, rose petals and orange rind. The palate is bright and fruity with a fresh acidity.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Pasanau Ceps Nous from Priorat. International Wine Cellar said of the wine: “Vivid purple. Smoky, spicy aromas of cherry pit, dark berries and licorice, with a zesty mineral overtone. Juicy and precise, offering bitter cherry and black currant flavors and a hint of white pepper. Shows very good clarity and lift on the finish, which is firmed by silky harmonious tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Ramon Bilbao Limited Edition. Of the wine, the winemaker says, “On the nose it shows suggestive fine fruit aromas, floral tones and white wood tinged with notes of well-measured aging. On the palate, it is fluid and balanced, flavorful.”

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

2013 Artazuri Rosado
100% Granacha
Paired with: Scallop crudo, pepper flakes, lemon oil, ground almonds & parsley leaves

2011 Pasanau Ceps Nous
82% Granacha, 18% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled lamb T-bone, walnut romesco and dressed arugula

2010 Ramon Bilbao Limited Edition
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Smoked duck leg confit, anchovy pesto and pickled mushrooms

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!

Soar to Spain with SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Spain throughout the month of April. The Spanish tour begins on flight night, Wednesday, April 1. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 7. 701px-Spain_topo First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Rioja Vega Rioja. Of the wine, the winemaker says, “”The palate is rich with ripe yet refined stone fruits. The finish shows great structure, but with slightly lighter and more balanced tannins than traditional red Rioja wines.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Castillo del Baron Monastrell from Yecla. The wine is described, “Castillo de Baron Monastrell is an explosion of fresh, ripe red and black fruit, with a warm Mediterranean spicy/earthy twist. On the palate, the wine is soft and fruity, and very well-framed by crisp natural acidity. The finish is clean, harmonious, and more-ish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2005 Rioja Bordon Rioja Gran Reserva. The winemakers says of the wine, “Ruby upper middle layer color, highlights on the nose for its marked balsamic tones and elegant spices and tobacco leaves tones. The smoothness on mouth gives great elegance and persistence.”

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

2013 Rioja Vega Rioja
90% Tempranillo, 10% Grenache
Paired with: Chorizo & Fig La Plancha

2012 Castillo del Baron Monastrell
100% Montastrell
Paired with: Citrus Cured Duck Breast with Pickled Peppers

2005 Rioja Bordon Rioja Gran Reserva
Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano
Paired with: Cana de Oveja, Raspberry Glaze and Toast Points

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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