SOHO Shines a Spotlight on Spain

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, September 17. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 23.

Photo courtesy of Muga Winery

Photo courtesy of Muga Winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Muga Blanco Rioja. This white blend – 90% Viura and 10% Malvasia – is described by the winemaker: “Complex and toasted aromas with fresh, vibrant fruits give way to zesty lime, spicy and vanillin toasted oak flavors, fresh acidity, and a refreshing spicy finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Artadi Vinas de Gain Rioja Alavesa. This wine, 100% Tempranillo, was described by International Wine Cellar: “Assertive red fruit and floral scents are brightened by a minerally nuance. Spicy, penetrating and gently sweet, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors and a touch of rose. The long finish features gentle tannic grip and very good spicy lift, leaving a cherry pit note behind.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Avante Ribera del Duero. This wine, 100% Tinto Fino, was reviewed described by The Wine Advocate: “It offers plenty of charcoal, graphite, black currant, licorice and forest floor notes in a rich, full-throttle format.”

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

2013 Muga Blanco Rioja
90% Viura; 10% Malvasia
Paired with: Spanish chorizo pizza topped with manchego, onions & peppers

2010 Artadi Vinas de Gain Rioja Alavesa
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Roast pork with grilled vegetable pisto

2010 Avante Ribera del Duero.
100% Tinto Fino
Paired with: Bacon wrapped scallops with white truffle honey & red chili flakes

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 Participates in Cobb Restaurant Week

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It’s Cobb Restaurant Week! The event runs through September 20. SOHO is participating and offering guests a taste of the good life! For $25 guests can enjoy three tasty courses and savor time with family and friends.

Here is the menu SOHO is serving up:

Starters (choice of)
TEMPURA CALAMARI
ginger-soy glaze, red bell and serrano peppers
CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP
tomatoes, corn, avocado, chillies, mozzarella, cilantro, lime, corn chips
CHOPPED SALAD
romaine, tomatoes, avocado, carrots, blue cheese, prosciutto, scallions and egg
with cucumber dill dressing
GAMBAS al AJILLO
pan-seared shrimp, shaved garlic, serrano pepper, thyme, sherry broth, grilled bread

Entrees (choice of)
HERB GRILLED CHICKEN
purple “Forbidden” rice, seasonal vegetable, roasted lemon jus
APPLE & SAUSAGE RAVIOLI
browned butter, crisped sausage, sage, apple cider drizzle
GRILLED SCOTTISH SALMON
sun-dried cherry and pistachio risotto, garlic broccoli, lemon-dill beurre blanc
BURGUNDY BRAISED SHORT RIBS
horseradish mashed potatoes, Burgundy jus, spinach and tomato

Dessert (choice of)
WHITE CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING
strawberry coulis, white chocolate rum sauce
BANANAS FOSTER BELGIAN WAFFLE
walnut dust and house made banana ice cream
VANILLA BEAN CRÈME BRÛLÉE

Reservations at SOHO can be made here. Hope to see you soon!

SOHO Explores the Wines & Flavors of Spain

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, September 10. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 16.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Bviento Aliseo Tempranillo/Petit Verdot from La Mancha, Spain. This bold red is made using organic and biodynamic farming techniques.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Castillo de Monseran Garnacha from Carineña, Spain. The winemaker says of the wine, “Easy drinking, fruit driven wine. Herbal overtones, bursting ripe berry and plum fruit of the Garnacha. Soft and round on the palate, this wine has limited extraction and tannin to enhance youthful consumption. Lingering fruit flavors.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Mas d’en Compte “Black Slate” Porrera Priorat from Catalonia, Spain. A reviewer from International Wine Cellar describes the wine,” Opaque ruby. Red currant, dried cherry, minerals and licorice on the nose. Rich and supple on entry, then more taut and linear in the mid-palate, with nicely delineated flavors of bitter cherry, cassis, dark chocolate and anise. The finish is focused, smoky and persistent, with fine-grained tannins adding grip.”

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

2013 Viento Aliseo Tempranillo/Petit Verdot
Paired with: 3 cheese cavatappi with crispy panchetta

2012 Castillo de Monseran Garnacha
Paired with: Seared boneless chicken thighs with Catalan picada

2011 Mas d’en Compte “Black Slate” Porrera Priorat
Paired with: Beef empanadillas gallegas with Spanish sofrito

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 Serves Up a Taste of Spain

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Spain throughout the month of September. The Spanish tour begins on flight night Wednesday, September 3. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 9.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Roman Bilbao Albarino from Riax-Bias, Spain. The wine is described as “Bright yellow with golden and greenish hues. Typical tropical fruit background of pineapple and mango. Fresh and juicy on the palate with citric notes and a long lingering finish with a nice acidity.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Navarro Lopez Gran Rojo Garnacha from La Mancha, Spain. One reviewer says of the wine, “Bright and earthy at once, a nice radish edge counters any candy tendency – it’s a direct, appealing and quite subtle wine, considerably charming. Simple, fleshy-earthy wine with terrific poise in the mouth, a nice lick of crisp-correct fruit tannin and acid.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Vall Llach Embruix Priorat from Priorat, Spain. Of the red blend it is said, “On the nose, it is a powerful and concentrated wine of high intensity with a clear predominance of aromas of juicy very ripe red fruit, over pleasant toasted and balsamic hints and nuances of herbs from Mediterranean mountains. Mineral and spiced background. In the mouth, it follows the same pattern than in the nose: it is a powerful, concentrated and fleshy wine. Very well-structured wine, with a high tannic sensation.”

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

2013 Ramon Bilbao Albarino
100% Albarino
Paired with: Paella with shrimp, mussels and clams

2010 Navarro Lopez Gran Rojo Garnacha
100% Garnacha
Paired with: Manchego cheese wrapped with Serrano ham

2011 Vall Llach Embruix Priorat
Garnacha Tinta, Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah & Merlot
Paired with: Braised lamb with wild mushrooms and charred green 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!

Sonoma Shines at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma county on flight night, Wednesday, August 27. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 2.

Photo courtesy of Hartford winery

Photo courtesy of Hartford winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Hartford Court Russian River Chardonnay. The winemaker describes the wine: “subtle aromas of jasmine flower, citrus oil, ripe apple and pear. The elegant aromatics are complemented by fresh kiwi, lemon drop, and Pippin apple flavors. The fruit focused mid-palate is followed by subtle mineral notes and a hint of crystalized ginger in the finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir. The winemaker says: “First produced in 1978, our Estate Pinot Noir has classic style with silky texture. There are aromas of black cherry, strawberry, vanilla, oak, dark fruits and floral stone fruits. Flavors of fresh cherry, red-black fruits, plum and slight pomegranate fill the glass. This wine has good acidity with a structured finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2008 Martinelli “Terra Felice” Syrah. The wine is described: “The ‘Terra Felice’ Syrah is a proprietary blend of some of our best Syrah vineyards. It has aromas of vanilla, sweet tobacco, and bacon, and is laden with flavors of raspberry and currants.”

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

2012 Hartford Court Russian River Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Monkfish piccata with lemon beurre blanc and fried capers

2012 Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Tomato pesto linguine with oven-roasted chicken

2008 Martinelli “Terra Felice” Syrah
100% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled New York strip with caramelized 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!

Explore the Wines of Sonoma with SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma on flight night, Wednesday, August 20. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 26.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Iron Horse Unoaked Chardonnay. The wine is described, “[The nose offers] a complex blend of stone fruit, green pear and pineapple. [On the palate the wine offers] balanced acidity, grapefruit, Gravenstein apple and minerality.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Franc. Says the winemaker, “The 2011 Cabernet Franc has aromas of cassis, black cherry, blueberry, menthol and vanilla with flavors of plum, black cherry, vanilla, blueberry and cassis. This is not a heavy wine, but there is a broad mouthfeel with a rich texture and structured finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker says, “As with previous vintages our 2009 Sonoma County Cabernet shines aromatically with rich, dark fruit and beautifully integrated notes of oak. As it opens up, there are layers of red berries, rose petals, black cherries, leather, mocha and mint. The palate is sleek and concentrated with dark fruit, spice, cola and cedar. The finish is framed by bright acids and big, juicy tannins.”

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

2012 Iron Horse Unoaked Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Crab fritters with sriracha aioli and heirloom tomatoes

2011 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Franc
100% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Grilled lamb chops with Moroccan barbecue sauce

2009 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon
96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Asian duck seasoned with Chinese 5 spice

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!

Westward Bound: Sip Wines from Sonoma at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma County on flight night, Wednesday, August 13. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 12.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Decoy Chardonnay by Duckham from Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California. The wine is described: “This vibrant Chardonnay offers enticing aromas of lemon meringue, honeysuckle and vanilla cream. On the palate, bright citrus flavors dominate with hints of rich tropical fruit contributing weight and texture. Excellent acidity adds length and focus to a crisp, lingering finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Selby Sonoma Coast Syrah from the Sonoma Coast. According to the winemaker, “This rich, dark and deep wine enjoyed 20 months of barrel aging  to soften the tannins and extract as much fruit and spice as possible. Flavors of cassis, plum and black cherry are combined with spicy overtones of nutmeg, clove and tobacco.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Trig Point Diamond Dust Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley. The winemaker notes the Cabernet is a “Bright, deep garnet. [The wine] offers and impressive mix of red cherry, blackberry, and espresso notes fanning out to dried herb and tobacco accents. The mid-palate is soft and expansive with roasted coffee and ripe blackberry flavors. Finishes with soft, supple tannins.”

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

2013 Duckhorn Decoy Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Cajun Shrimp Alfredo with Fettucine Pasta

2009 Selby Sonoma Coast Syrah
100% Syrah
Paired with: Turkey burger sliders with Bacon, Fontina, and Homemade Guacamole

2012 Trip Point Diamond Dust Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Hot Smoked Salmon with Watermelon & Watercress Salad

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 Spotlights Sonoma County

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma County throughout the month of August. Wines and tapas from Sonoma will debut on flight night, Wednesday, August 6. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 12.

Photo courtesy of Chalk Hill Vineyards

Photo courtesy of Chalk Hill Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Chalk Hill Estates Sauvignon Blanc from Chalk Hill, Sonoma County. According to the winemaker, the wine offers “aromas of nectarine, lime, mango and lemon blossoms echo its palate, round in texture yet refreshingly crisp.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Roth Estate Pinot Noir from Sonoma County. The wine is described: “[This wine] shows Pinot’s elegance and silkiness, with raspberry and rhubarb pie flavors. The texture is light and there is a lot of mouth-watering acidity.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Bradford Mountain Dry Creek Zinfandel from Dry Creek, Sonoma County. The Zinfandel is described: “Black raspberry and spice leap from the glass, and on the palate, the concentration and richness of that raspberry fruit is stunning. Add layers of blackberry, currant, and Easter spice and all of a sudden, you need to have a second glass of this wine.”

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

2012 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc
85% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Sauvignon Gris, 4% Sauvignon Musque
Paired with: Arctic char and Shiitake cakes with Dijon aioli

2011 Roth Estate Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Seared duck breast, sautéed turnips and pomegranate citrus glaze

2012 Bradford Mountain Dry Creek Zinfandel
82% Zinfandel, 15% Syrah, 2%Petite Sirah
Paired with: Glazed lamb shanks, flash fried polenta and gremolata

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!

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.

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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!

 

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