Savor Sips from Washington and Oregon at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Washington and Oregon on flight night, Wednesday, October 22. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, October 28.

Photo courtesy of Northstar winery

Photo courtesy of Northstar winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Van Duzer Pinot Gris from Willamette Valley, Oregon. The winemaker describes the white wine, “On the nose, Asian pears, peaches and a hint of dried apricots swing with guava characters. A lightened and refreshing attack leads to a savory mid-palate where subtle hints of tropical fruits, guava and passion fruits move forward with a nice structure and a refined layer of creaminess. The finish highlights a sensation of minerality that leaves a slight granular sensation to please the palate.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 La Crema Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon. The winemaker says, “For our first Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, we chose a blend that we felt best displayed the classic elegance, focused acidity, earthiness and vibrant fruit of the Willamette Valley while honoring the La Crema style, which emphasizes balance and supple texture. The nose is complex with hints of violets, star anise, marionberry (an Oregon native) and bay leaf, while the palate displays more brambly fruit, coffee bean, pomegranate and candied orange zest.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Northstar Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington. The winemaker says of the wine, “The 2010 vintage has rich concentrated aromas of black cherry, raspberry and cream that lead into flavors of clove, cinnamon and maple. It is a subtle and soft with a lingering toasted oak finish.”

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

2013 Van Duzer Willamette Valley Pinot Gris
Paired with: Salmon sliders with lemon caper aioli

2012 La Crema Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Paired with: Paella with shrimp, clams and chorizo

2010 Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot
Paired with: Grilled lamb chops with red bliss 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!

SOHO Soars West for Flight Night

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Washington and Oregon on flight night, Wednesday, October 15. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, October 21.

Photo courtesy of Milbrant Vineyards

Photo courtesy of Milbrandt Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Milbrandt Columbia Valley Riesling. The winemaker says of the Washington wine, “This wine is bright with a pronounced minerality, reminiscent of wet stone on the mid-palate and a crisp fruit-driven finish.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon. International Wine Cellar said of the Pinot, “Musky aromas of raspberry, cola and orange peel.  Focused and linear in the mouth, with a firm acid spine adding structure to the bitter cherry and raspberry flavors.  Finishes with solid grip, dusty tannins and good length.  I’d like a bit more give but some bottle age may loosen things up.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Revelry Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington. The wine is described as, “Magnificently layered French oak and spice with deep berry undertones.”

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

2012 Milbrandt Columbia Valley Reisling
Paired with: Grilled Columbia River Salmon with Lime Butter

2009 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast with Mayhaw & Fig Compote

2011 Revelry Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Rosemary Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Gratin

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 Spotlights the Flavors of Washington and Oregon

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Washington and Oregon on flight night, Wednesday, October 8. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, October 14.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Charles Smith “Eve” Chardonnay from Washington state. Wine Advocate says of the Chardonnay, “A juicy, lively effort, the 2012 Charles Smith Chardonnay Eve is another superb value from this team. Citrus blossom, mineral and hints of lime emerge from the glass, and this medium-bodied, refreshing white will drink nicely for a year or three.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Left Coast Cellars “Cali’s Cuvee” Pinot Noir from  Willamette Valley, Oregon. The winemaker says of the red, “Supple and open in texture this wine offers a mouthful of ripe plum and cherry flavors that mingle with floral and spicy notes.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 “Sharecroppers” Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington. The winemaker says of the wine, “Spicy aromas of jalapeno and cassis lead to flavors of plum, blackberry, olive and brioche. The mouth-feel is balanced with bright acidity, tart berry fruit notes and firm tannins.”

2012 Charles Smith “Eve” Chardonnay
Paired with: Buttery lump crab bread pudding

2012 Left Coast Cellars “Cali Cuvee” Pinot Noir
Paired with: Braised lamb shank cassoulet

2012 “Sharecroppers” Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Painted hills beef sliders with bacon, Fontina & 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!

SOHO Showcases Wines & Tapas of the American West

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and tapas of Washington and Oregon throughout the month of October. The tour of the American west begins on flight night Wednesday, October 1. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Wednesday, October 8.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Anne Amie Cuvee A Muller Thurgau. This Oregon wine offers aromas of honeysuckle, casaba melon, confectioner’s sugar, starfruit, kumquat. On the palate it offers flavors of key lime, pink grapefruit, yellow plum, gala apple, citrus pith. The finish is dry and rich.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Witness Tree “Chainsaw” Pinot Noir. The winemaker says of this Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, “This wine presents aromas of fresh berries, dried herbs and barnyard and maintains a pure, clean mouth feel with a core of fresh red fruits.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Columbia Valley, Washington, Gordon Estate 2010 Estate Grown Merlot. Wine Enthusiast says of the wine, “This round, rich and spicy estate-grown Merlot greets you with all the right stuff (and stuffing) from the first sniff. Clean berry and cherry fruit, with a light touch of peppery herb, rolls into silky tannins and pretty baking spices.”

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

2013 Anne Amie Cuvee A Muller Thurgau
100% Muller-Thurgau
Paired with: Moules Frites

2013 Witness Tree “Chainsaw” Pinot Noir
Paired with: Roast Quail Breast with Apricot Risotto and Cumberland Sauce

Gordon Estate 2010 Estate Grown Merlot
93% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Veal Saltimbocca. Escalopes wrapped with prosciutto, sage and lemon.

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 Hosts Prime Rib Sundays

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The arrival of fall brings the start of SOHO’s Prime Rib Sundays!

Beginning Sunday, October 5, and running throughout the fall and winter, SOHO will host Prime Rib Dinner every Sunday from 5:30 to 9:30pm.

For $28, each guest receives succulent, slow roasted prime rib, chopped salad, and choice of side.

For more information or reservations, call 770.801.0069 or visit SOHOatlanta.com.

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Spanish Wine & Tapas Take Flight at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, September 24. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 30.

Photo courtesy of Juan Gil winery

Photo courtesy of Juan Gil winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2009 Marques de Grinon Caliza. The winemaker says of the Syrah/Petit Verdot blend, “Deep purple in color with ruby reflections, this wine shows alluring notes of blackberries and cassis 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.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Palacios Remondo La Montesa Rioja. The wine is a blend of 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo. International Wine Cellar says of the wine, “Expressive red fruit and floral scents are complemented by deeper-pitched notes of licorice and dark chocolate. Lively, open-knit cherry and black raspberry flavors show good energy and gain a smoky nuance with air. Finishes sweet and long, with supple tannins and a hint of bitter chocolate.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla. The winemaker describes, the wine, “Intense deep red cherry colour. Powerful in nose, clean and complex. Very attractive fruity aromas, touches of ripe fruit and reminds of new wood. Well-constituted in mouth, well-structured, lively and tasty, taking shape, well-balanced and very good in presence.”

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

2009 Marques de Grinon Caliza
Paired with: Sirloin steak with stewed onions and sweet mustard

2010 Palacios Remondo La Montesa Rioja
Paired with: Lamb chops with garlic potatoes

2010 Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla
Paired with: Stewed pork cheeks

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 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!

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