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.
Bodegas Castano winery
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!

SOHO Raises a Glass to California Wines and Flavors

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of California on flight night, Wednesday, March 25. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 31.

Photo courtesy of Morgan winery

Photo courtesy of Morgan winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Byron Santa Maria Chardonnay from Santa Maria. The wine is described, “Our 2011 Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay displays fruit-forward citrus aromas, accented by hints of mineral and brown spice. On the palate, it is richly textured with stone fruit, fig, honey, spice and minerals.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Morgan Cotes du Crow’s from Monterey. The winemaker notes, “This Rhone-style blend has a rich ruby red color, highlighted with purple edges. Cherry pie, sweet spice and floral aromas jump out of the glass. The wine is medium-bodied with soft tannins; it offers a mouthful of blackberry, plum and coffee cake.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Of the wine, the winemaker says, “Rich deep dark berry color with creamy mocha- espresso flavors is the first impression of this wine. The tannins are well integrated with the fruit and create a long finish that keeps going. It’s full bodied with a saturated finish while accompanied by bright acidity and infused by black current and cooked blueberries fruit. Balanced and intense.”

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

2011 Byron Santa Maria Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Champagne risotto with sauteed Bay scallops

2012 Morgan Cotes du Crow’s
60% Grenache and 40% Syrah
Paired with: Braised pork cheeks with an apple & cherry slaw

2013 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon
88% Cabernet, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Espresso & cayenne rubbed petite filets with maple glazed carrots

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 Spotlight: The Golden State

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of California on flight night, Wednesday, March 18. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 24.

Constant sunshine and natural “air conditioning” in the form of fog and breezes ensure world class grape and wine quality. Photo credit:  “Wine Institute of California.”

Constant sunshine and natural “air conditioning” in the form of fog and breezes ensure world class grape and wine quality. Photo credit: “Wine Institute of California.”

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Hangtime Pinot Noir from Arroyo Seco. The winemaker says of the Pinot, “”A season that ensured slow and even fruit ripening produced a rich Pinot Noir with lovely rose petal aromas combined with supple blackberry and red raspberry flavors, and hints of chocolate, followed by a long, lingering finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Stephen Vincent Crimson from Monterey County. On the nose, the wine offers notes of mocha, licorice, salted caramel and boysenberry. On the palate, the wine has soft tannins with flavors of strawberry, vanilla, and maple.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Earthquake Zinfandel from Lodi. The wine is described, “Peppery and spicy with plenty of berry fruit (cherries and raspberries) intertwined
with dusty, loamy soil, incense and a Provencial garrigue-like note jump from the glass of this impressive wine.”

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

2011 Hangtime Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Herb grilled lamb chops, flash fried Rosemary polenta, and extra virgin olive oil

2012 Stephen Vincent Crimson
60% Monterey County Syrah, 25% Lake County Petit Syrah, 15% Monterey County Cabernet
Paired with: Penne pasta with spicy tomato sauce

2012 Earthquake Zinfandel
Paired with: Venison tenderloin with a berry demi glace

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!

Revel in Wines & Flavors from California at SOHO

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

Photo courtesy of Michael David winery.

Photo courtesy of Michael David winery.

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Deep Sea Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County. The winemaker says, “This Pinot Nair greets you with medium to light ruby color, and a wonderful smoky nose with vanilla and caramel notes. Barrel aged for 17 months in French Oak, this wine has a soft silky entry showing classic flavors of cherry, rose petal, and exotic spices. [The wine is] light and balanced with fruit and earthy tones.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Michael David Petite Petit from Lodi. The wine is described, “Offering a joyous explosion of color and fun, it is a substantial, dense, full-bodied,whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate. It reveals remarkable richness with a finish that is slightly dry and seems to linger.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Mettler “Epicenter” Zinfandel from Lodi. The winemaker notes, “deep, opaque garnet color. Enticing aromas of dried red currant, brambly blackberry and vanilla delight the senses. An impressive concentration of flavors offer waves of sweet raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry pie, enriched by notes of sweet tobacco, pepper and hints of cola. Silky, plush tannins float through the lingering finish, balanced by light touch of acidity. This wine has the elegance and balance of a fine Cabernet, yet retains the juicy, exuberant personality that is uniquely Zinfandel.”

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

2011 Deep Sea Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled salmon and pineapple with avocado dressing

2012 Michael David Petite Petit
85% Petite Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Bison sliders with pecorino ginepro and escarole

2012 Mettler “Epicenter” Zinfandel
85% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet
Paired with: Chicken curry with bananas and sweet 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 Journeys West

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Throughout the month of March, SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of California, focusing specifically on regions outside of Napa Valley. The tour of the golden state begins on flight night, Wednesday, March 4. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 10.

Photo courtesy of Sanford winery

Photo courtesy of Sanford winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Cambria Chardonnay from the Santa Maria Valley. The winemaker says of the wine, “Subtle tropical and citrus aromas with pineapple, stone fruit and apple ­flavors. Oak and vanilla balance out the ­flavors on the

 palate. Nicely balanced with weight on the mid-palate leading into a crisp, fresh finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Sanford Flor De Campo Pinot Noir from California’s Central Coast. The wine is described, “The wine is garnet with a ruby hue and is busting with bright red fruits like raspberry and bing cherry with a hint of cola, pepper and some earthiness. On the palate this medium bodied and balanced wine delivers bright fruit and spice.”

Finally, SOHO will  pour a 2012 Gunsight Rock Cabernet from Paso Robles. The winemaker notes, “[The wine is] garnet in color and features an aromatic nose filled with tiers of blackberry, sweet leather and a hint of smokiness. Beautiful notes of Belgian milk chocolate, nutmeg and black pepper add layers of complexity to the bold fruit profile. Flavors of black currants and fresh fig mingle effortlessly with mocha, which comes from the 12 months of American oak aging.”

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

2012 Cambria Chardonnay
Paired with: Butter poached shrimp over stone-ground grits with bacon

2013 Sanford Flor De Campo Pinot Noir
Paired with: Duck confit, wild mushroom ragout, and homemade pasta

2012 Gunsight Rock Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Braised lamb shanks with potato & root vegetable mash

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 Spotlight: Italy

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, February 25. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 3.
ItalyFirst, SOHO will pour 2010 Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico DOCG. The wine offers a bouquet that is full and intense, but at the same time sweet and fruity, with hints of black soft fruit. There are pleasant overtones of noble wood, vanilla and cocoa and a surprising cherry finish. On the palate, the wine is dry, firmly structured, austere and elegant; well-balanced.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Speri Ripasso Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore. The winemaker says of the wine, “Intense ruby red color with hints of fruit, spices an cocoa. Warm and smooth on the palate, well-balanced and with a well-rounded tannin.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia. Of the blend the winemaker notes, “The wine appears its classic rich hue, and boasts a bouquet that is generously fruity and subtly spiced. The elegant, silk-smooth tannins are immediately impressive, beautifully complemented by vibrant, refreshing acidity.”

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

2010 Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico DOCG
90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Colorino
Paired with: Mini grilled pizza with soppresata and arugula

2011 Speri Ripasso Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore
70% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rodinella, 10% Molinara & other
Paired with: Grilled Italian sausage with wilted greens and mustard demi

2012 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia
50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Herbed chicken en papillote

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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