SOHO’s Love Affair With Italian Wines Continues…

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Italy’s wines are taking the forefront of February at SOHO! And what a love affair it is….three beautiful red wines and some savory, delicious tapas paired perfectly with them on cold rainy days in Atlanta. These wines are some of our favorites, and we are so happy to share them with our guests, so come see us!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, February 20th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through February 26th.

bkwine-bm12-503-0397

First, SOHO will pour a Zaccagnini Montepulciano d Abruzzo ‘14 from Abruzzo, Italy .  The winemaker offers,

“Intense ruby red with purplish reflections; intense nose, characteristic of the primary aromas of the grape variety; a fruity element, robust and full-bodied, well-balanced with its tannins.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Varvaglione Vigne & Vini Primitivo 2013 from Primitivo di Manduria, Puglia. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Primitivo grapes are harvested from old free standing vineyards. Its colour is deep red with very nice violet hints. Its bouquet is really intense and reminiscent of fruit jam, blackcurrants, cherries, mulberries, cocoa and liquorice. With its round, smooth taste with fruity notes and an aromatic aftertaste, Papale is ideal with all dishes, in particular braised and red stewed meat.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni 2016 from Montespertoli, Tuscany. Notes on the wine,

“The color is a very deep, intense rubyred color. The bouquet is intriguing and
varied, combining blackcurrant and cherry aromas with spicy flavors of black pepper and vanilla. In the mouth it is fullbodied and enveloping, with elegant toasted notes that create an intense and harmonious finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

Zaccagnini Montepulciano d Abruzzo ‘14 
Montepulciano, Sangiovese
Paired with: Proscuitto Arancini, Raspberry-Basil Marmelleta

Varvaglione Vigne & Vini Primitivo 2013
100% Primitivo
Paired with: Finocchiona & Arugula Flatbread, Blackberry Jam, Pickled Shallot

Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni 2016 
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc and Sangiovese
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Sundried Tomato Risotto Cake, Pink Peppercorn-Cherry Reduction

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas)

We can’t wait to see you!

Viva l’Italia e vini italiani!🍇🇮🇹

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s the stuff red wine drinkers’ dreams are made of: Italian reds are here at SOHO! We aim to bring you some delightful little gems that you wouldn’t otherwise find in Atlanta, without actually having to travel to Italy. Our paired savory tapas are to die for, so make sure you’re good and hungry when you show up!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, February 13th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through February 19th.

download

First, SOHO will pour a Monchiero Carbone Pelisa Barbera d’Alba D.O.C. 2015 from Alba, Piedmont.  The winemaker offers,

“Color: deep ruby red with bright highlights. Nose: forthrightly and fruitily intense, initial sensations of sour black cherry and cherry giving way to pleasantly earthy notes of damp soil. Bouquet: despite a lack of structure and persistence, its characteristic fruity freshness makes Pelisa eminently quaffable.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Vigneti Del Vulture Aglianico Pipoli D.O.C. ‘16 from Basilicata, Italy. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Bright red with violet reflections. This wine has a strong aromatic integrity with hints of cherry and sour black cherry mixed with spice and vanilla. Good structure, long, balsamic finish, mature tannins and persisting aftertaste.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Tenuta di Ghizzano “Nambrot” 2015 from Peccioli, Tuscany. Notes on the wine,

“It was first made in 1996, using Merlot grapes, and has evolved over the years into a blend together with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, demonstrating the potency, warmth and character that our territory can express. It is named after the founder of the Venerosi family, whose name was Nambrot and who lived in 830.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

Monchiero Carbone Pelisa Barbera d’Alba D.O.C. 2015
100% Barbera
Paired with: Prime Beef Carpaccio, Shaved Fiore Sardo, Limoncello-Cherry Reduction, Toast

Vigneti Del Vulture Aglianico Pipoli D.O.C. ‘16
100% Aglianico
Paired with: Linguini, Red Wine Steamed Mussels

Tenuta di Ghizzano “Nambrot” 2015
60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Grilled Sirloin, Mushroom-Basil Polenta, Red Wine Tomato Sauce

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas)

We can’t wait to see you!

A Trip to Italia 🇮🇹 for Flight Night is up next!

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you’re like us, you have a soft spot for Italy. Mainly, its food, wine, people, gorgeous views, etc….I mean, we could on, but let’s focus on the food and wine, shall we?

For the month of February, we’ll be sharing our favorite Italian wines for Flight Night and the following weeks! We think you’ll love our weekly picks, and the tapas that our Chef Joey has paired with them are perfect, and delicious. Since everyone needs a little getaway this time of year, a virtual vino trip through Italy’s vineyards are just you need!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, February 6th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through February 12th.

download

First, SOHO will pour a Feudo di San Gregorio Falanghina 2017 from Falanghina del Sannio DOC.  The winemaker offers,

“The color is straw yellow that contains brilliant green reflections. The perfume is intense and persistent with sensations of delicate white flowers and fruit. The taste offers freshness and balance, with a clean finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Castello Colle Massari Rigoleto 2014 from Montecucco, Tuscany. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“An accessible red wine, with youthful energy. It is light in body with hints of soft but dense and meaty forest berry flavours. Hints of pepper, black cherry, thyme and cold smoke are also discernible. Is a quiescent and very balancing wine. Once poured, its fruity, enticing character is revealed. Best enjoyed young.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Antinori Il Bruciato 2016 from Bolgheri, Tuscany. Notes on the wine,

“The 2016 Bruciato offers an intense ruby red color. On the nose, the aromas of ripe red berry fruit, sweet spices, and a light and fresh minty note are the most prominent sensations. The palate is well structured, persistent, and very pleasurable in its fruity finish and aftertaste.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

Feudo di San Gregorio Falanghina 2017
100% Falanghina
Paired with: Tuna Carpaccio, Orange, Basil

Castello Colle Massari Rigoleto 2014
70% Sangiovese 15% Ciliegiolo, 15% Montepulciano
Paired with: Braised Short Rib & Tagliatelle, Roasted Peppers and Onion, Caciocavallo

Antinori Il Bruciato 2016
Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah
Paired with: Lamb Meatballs, Mint Risotto, Red Wine-Cherry Sauce

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas)

We can’t wait to see you!

💘Celebrate Your Love, & Your Love Of Food At SOHO!

Tags

, , , , , , , , ,

Have you made your Valentine’s reservations with us yet? 💘 Here’s our delicious special menu crafted by Chef Joey Zelinka.  Our 2019 Valentine’s specials are available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 14th-16th.

Chef’s Menu

Sweet Potato Soup, Chocolate, Crème Fraiche $7

 Crab and Endive Salad, Orange, Bacon $12

 Flash Fried Oysters, Red Chile Aioli, Hoisin, Daikon Salad $7

 ♥♥♥♥

 Grilled Rack of Lamb, Roasted Baby Carrots & Pearl Onions, Sautéed Swiss Chard, Orange- Mint Lamb Demi $42

Cast Iron Seared Duck Breast, Butternut Squash Risotto, Sautéed Spinach & Mushrooms, Thyme-Maple Reduction $34

 ♥♥♥♥

 Flourless Chocolate Cake, Raspberry Ganache, White Chocolate $8

Our regular menu will also be available, so please call us at 770-801-0069 to reserve your table, or book on opentable.com! 

8NNBMc2tQ5yU8ub493t1_Vday 2019-page-001.jpg

🙌 3 Cheers for 3 Cabs for Flight Night at SOHO!

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

With the temps in Atlanta dipping down into the twenties, is there a better time to be drinking a lovely, robust Cabernet? Not in our opinion; you’ve got to do something to keep warm! We’ve picked three AMAZING ones for Flight Night and this week, and some hearty tapas that compliment the wines as well. You can’t go outside, so you may as well come sit with us, eat, and enjoy some good conversation in the warmth of our cheery little restaurant!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, January 30th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through February 4th.

januaryweek5-page-001

First, SOHO will pour a Trefethen Oak Knoll Cabernet 2015 from Oak Knoll, Napa Valley.  The winemaker offers,

“Deep ruby in color, this exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon opens with fragrant notes of blackberry, bay leaf, coffee and chocolate. The palate is supported by velvety tannins and features flavors that tend more towards red cherries and baking spices.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Knuttel Family Cabernet Sauvignon “Infinite Limits” 2016 from Dry Creek Valley. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Aromas of black cherry and ripe plum mesh with blackberry spice and violets. Flavors explode on the palate, with velvety tannins and elegant acidity seamlessly integrated into the finish. The balance of the wine makes it extremely versatile, pairing equally well with salads and cheeses as well as grilled vegetables and roasted red meats.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 from Napa Valley. Notes on the wine,

“Vivid garnet in color with perfumed and inviting aromas of rich dark cherry, plum, chocolate, and layered undertones of vanilla, clove, black pepper, and sage. A well-balanced expression of fruit and oak elements fills the palate with cassis, bright cherry, dark berry, toast, cedar, and a hint of vanilla. Round but structured, with well-knit tannins that impart texture and length on the finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

Trefethen Oak Knoll Cabernet 2015
85% Cabernet, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 4% Malbec
Paired with: Coffee Rubbed Prime Sirloin, Creamy Polenta, Red Wine-Cherry Reduction

Knuttel Family Cabernet Sauvignon “Infinite Limits” 2016 
Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec
Paired with: Beef Meatballs and Spaghetti, Spiced Tomato Sauce

Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
87% Cabernet, 9% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Mole Grilled Chicken Skewers

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas)

We can’t wait to see you!

SOHO Has A Tasting Of Sangiovese Plus Tapas Too!

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , ,

Sangiovese lovers are going to be so excited! This week’s features are a delightful threesome of Italian wines that really illustrate the richness of the region’s grapes.  Paired with three different tapas that are slightly richer in palatability, our guests will find respite from the cold Atlanta weather within our little restaurant. We look forward to enjoying this week’s Flight Night with you!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, January 16th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through January 26th.

january week 3-page-001

First, SOHO will pour a Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri 2016 from Tuscany, Italy.  The winemaker offers,

“Deep ruby red in color, with aromas of black fruits, namely blackberries, plums and ripe black cherries over more subtle notes of cocoa, licorice and sweet spice. On the palate, the wine is smooth, with silky tannins and bracing acidity, showing structural balance long into the finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Pietro Beconcini Maurleo 2014 from Tuscany, Italy. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Color: purple-edged deep ruby Nose: Rich, berry fruit and subtle vanilla Palate: lovely velvety texture, supported by expressive tannins, and exhibiting all the smoothness typical of the Malvasia grape.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 from Chianti Classico, Tuscany. Notes on the wine,

“Cherry and violet aromas, persistent and rounded flavors of spices and mushroom. Great structure with elegant finesse.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri 2016
50% Sangiovese, 50% Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah
Paired with: Lamb Meatballs, Fennel Rice, Red Wine Demi

Pietro Beconcini Maurleo 2014
50% Sangiovese, 50% Black Malvasia
Paired with: Smoked Duck Croquettes, Red Wine Berry Jam

Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
100% Sangiovese
Paired with: Grilled Prime Sirloin, Red Wine Mushroom Risotto

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas)

We can’t wait to see you!

It’s All About The Malbec At SOHO!

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Happy New Year! Just for something a little different this week, we’ve decided to feature three different glorious types of Malbec. Since it’s pretty cold and gloomy in Atlanta, these red wines from South American and France will cheer you up! (Honestly, it’s hard to be grouchy when you’re enjoying good wine, no?) So kick off your new year with us and plan to come by to experience our Flight Nights on Wednesdays, or the flights and tapas themselves the rest of the week.  Let’s make 2019 the year of good food, wine, and people!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, January 9th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through January 15th.

jan week 2-page-001 (1)

First, SOHO will pour a Finca Decero Malbec 2016 from Mendoza, Argentina.  The winemaker offers,

“2016 Decero Malbec continues with the style that characterizes our Remolinos Vineyard, displaying intense violet aromas over a core of red fruits with notes of cherries and raspberries. A medium-bodied, very well balanced wine with fresh acidity.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Dona Paula Malbec 2017 from Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Deep violet red color. Intense, spicy, sweet aromas, with notes of red fruit and floral hints such as violets. In the mouth, it is soft, velvety, fresh, and well balanced.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Chateau Du Cedre Cahors 2014 from Cahors, France. Notes on the wine,

“This wine has sworn eternal fidelity and it sticks to it! Each year, it presents itself with a friendly handshake and a few attentive words. After that, it can’t wait to show off the full range of its ripe and juicy fruits, spices and herbs accompanied by precise tannins, refreshing acidity and a little sweetness.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

Finca Decero Malbec 2016
100% Malbec
Paired with: Shaved Prime Beef Carpaccio, Barely Buzzed Cheese, Red Wine-Cherry Reduction

Donna Paula Malbec 2017
100% Malbec
Paired with: Braised Short Rib Stuffed Piquillo, Red Wine Demi

Chateau Du Cedre Cahors 2014
90% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 5% Tannat
Paired with: Red Wine Moules Frites, Herbs

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas)

We can’t wait to see you!

SOHO’s Special New Year’s Eve 2018 Menu!

Tags

, , , , , ,

Round out a fantastic year with an exceptional meal at SOHO! Chef Joey Zelinka has crafted a special a la carte menu to be featured on New Years Eve for you enjoyment.  We will be busy, so please make reservations by calling 770-801-0069, or on Opentable at https://www.opentable.com/r/soho-atlanta, so that we can save you a seat!

We look forward to celebrating with you, and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

 

SOHO NYE 2018

Soup & Salad

Shrimp & Lobster Bisque, Brioche Croutons, Sherry Reduction $10
Smoked Caeser, Baby Gem Lettuce, Shaved Hickory Grove Cheese, Pickled Shallot, Vadouvan Breadcrumbs, Herbs $9

Appetizers

Blue Pointe Oysters on the Half Shell, Champagne Mignonette, House Cocktail $15/half dozen
Fried Shrimp Appetizer, Sesame Oil, Lemon, Serrano $12
Braised Pork Belly Tacos, Garlic Dulce de Leche, Shaved Onion, Cilantro and Lime $10

NYE Entrees:

Grilled 8oz Filet, Truffle-Potato Gratin, Sauteed Spinach, Lemon Hollandaise $42
Seared Sea Scallops, Herb Polenta Cake, Carmelized Tuscan Kale $36

Last Chance to Enjoy Your Favorite Wines of 2018 at SOHO!

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

This is it, Atlanta. The final two weeks of 2018! We hope that you all aren’t running around too much, and that you’re able to enjoy the holiday season with loved ones.

For the remainder of the month, we’re featuring the wines that were your favorites this year, so you can come back to see us and enjoy them one last time.  Make sure to take some time to slow down and savor the season with us. We’re always here for a fantastic meal, special bottle of wine, and good company.  Happy holidays from SOHO!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, December 19th, and the wines and their tapas will be available for two weeks through December 31st.

48387825_10156085085365784_1835039487478988800_o

First, SOHO will pour a Cuvelier Los Andes – Colección 2011 from Valle de Uco, Argentina.  The winemaker offers,

“The Colección is a blend of varietals. Purple in color, with a brooding bouquet, it is a dense, structured, rich wine with impeccable balance, volume, and length. It has the structure to evolve for 2-3 years but can be approached now. It is a great value.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Four Vines “The Biker” Zinfandel, Paso Robles 2016 from Paso Robles. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Dark berry and spicy notes aromas lead to a palate rich with jammy, ripe plum and blackberry flavors bolstered by a touch of black pepper and sweet, toasted oak. The 2016 offers a plush mouthfeel and a long, velvety finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Piccini Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 from Montalcino, Tuscany. Notes on the wine,

“This wine plays its cards close to its chest and reveals characteristics aromas of wild berry, cherry cola, grilled herb and toasted almond. The bouquet is not too intense. The wine is refined in large oak casks for two years. The quality of the tannins is not totally smooth, but this is acommon trait in the Brunello’s from this vintage.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

Cuvelier Los Andes – Colección 2011
58% Malbec, 18% Cabernet, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Syrah, 4% Merlot
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Mushroom Risotto, Red Wine-Cherry Reduction

Four Vines “The Biker” Zinfandel, Paso Robles 2016
94% Zinfandel, 4% Petit Sirah, 2% Syrah
Paired with: Prime Sirloin Skewers, Blackberry BBQ

Piccini Brunello Di Montalcino 2012
100% Sangiovese
Paired with: Short Rib and Tagliatelle, Roasted Mushrooms, Shaved Calvander Cheese

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas)

We can’t wait to see you!

You Loved These Wines So Much, We’ve Brought Them Back For A Second Chance!

Tags

, , , , , , , , , ,

As we wrap up another amazing year at SOHO, we would like to thank our guests, friends, and family who dined with us and allowed us to be a part of their day to day, and also milestone moments. As a thank you, for the month of December, we bring back the guests’ favorite wines for an encore performance as we close out the end of the year! Will your favorite be a feature?

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, December 12th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through December 18th.

December Week 2-page-001.jpg

First, SOHO will pour a Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2014 from Willamette Valley, OR.  The winemaker offers,

“Our 2014 Estate Pinot Noir is there. The aromatics are smoky cedar and floral notes. They are delicate and not over powering. There is rich, black cherry flavors,  candied fruit sweetness, a slight hint of black licorice, and rose petals. The wine is amazing in its balance. You really have to taste it to get it. I have no idea why some wines are balanced and some not. I do know that this one is…..enjoy.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Piatelli Premium Reserve Malbec 2016 from Mendoza, Argentina. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Intensely aromatic on the nose. Aromas of blueberries, plums, & blackberries. Extremely well balanced fruit to acidity balance. This is a medium to heavy weight wine. Mouth-filling, and smooth finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 from Paso Robles. Notes on the wine,

“Full bodied with bright black cherry, blackcurrant and berry fruit with an underpinning of oak barrel accents on entry. The mid palate shows continued fruit with savory herbal notes, mint and a hint of violet. The finish is clean, long and layered with lingering dark fruit surrounded by soft chewy tannins balanced by crisp acidity and subtle floral notes.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2014
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled Prime Sirloin, Smoked Polenta, Beurre Rouge

Piatelli Premium Reserve Malbec 2016
100% Malbec
Paired with: Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini, Plum Jam

Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: BBQ Lamb & Veal Meatballs, Mint Jasmine Rice

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas)

We can’t wait to see you!