By Teresa Tobat 
From a trunk show featuring a designer who creates gowns for A-list celebrities to wine tastings at the High Museum, here is a sampling of what our friends have to offer.

Aspens Signature Steaks’ Beer Dinner

For a night of fine cuisine, consider heading to Aspens Signature Steaks on March 7 for its Unibroue Beer Dinner on March 7. Diners can start the evening off with cider-charred octopus served with potatoes and stout-ale cheddar and goat cheese sweet tomato chow. Then, guests can enjoy chicharron and house sausage hunter, bison strip loin and finish the night off with raspberry tort toffee pot de crème.

Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person and $100 per couple. For more information, please visit sedgwickrestaurantgroup.com/aspens_west.html.

Aspens Signature Steaks East Cobb
2942 Shallowford Road 
Marietta, GA 30066
678/236.1400

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Bloomingdale’s Trunk Show

Enjoy a glamorous night out at Bloomingdale’s Trunk Show on March 8. Acclaimed designer Randolph Duke, who has created gowns worn by Angelina Jolie, Hilary Swank and other stars, will make an appearance, and attendees can also enjoy an exhibition featuring Duke’s red-carpet fashions.

The event starts at 6 p.m. Bloomingdale’s will donate 10 percent of tracked purchases to Share Our Strength—a nonprofit that seeks to end childhood hunger in the United States by 2015. To RSVP, email RSVP@eventologie.com or call 404/627.4630 x203. Dresses are on floor 3 of Bloomingdale’s. For more information about Share Our Strength, please visit strength.org.

Bloomingdale’s—Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road, N.E.   
Atlanta, GA 30326
404/495.2800
bloomingdales.com

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Wine Tasting at the High Museum

Guests can sample both fine art and wine at the High Museum’s Wine Tasting event on March 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Each ticket includes three wine tastes featuring blended wines from around the country and admission to the museum. The exhibitions “Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters” and “The Art of Golf” are currently on display.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for young patrons. Additional wine tastes and light appetizers will be available for purchase. To buy tickets, please visit high.org or call 404/733-5000.

1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309

 
 
By Teresa Tobat
From Alpharetta Restaurant Week to a colorful new theatrical performance, check out what our friends are hosting in the coming weeks.
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Alpharetta Restaurant Week

Starting the first week in March, diners can enjoy discounted cuisine at some of Alpharetta’s best and newest restaurants during Alpharetta Restaurant Week. Guests can head to La Casa Italian Grill for Italian cuisine, pay a visit to Pure Taqueria for authentic Mexican food, go to Firefly for seafood, pork chops, lamb chops, steaks, and burgers, eat at The Taco Stand for fresh Mexican fare, and feast on Japanese cuisine at Benihana. Other participating restaurants include Sage Woodfire Tavern, The Diner at North Point and Spice Brick Oven Kitchen.

Alpharetta Restaurant Week is from March 3 to 10. A two-course lunch is $10, $15 or $20. A three-course dinner is $20, $25 or $30. For a complete and updated list of participating restaurants, please visit awesomealpharetta.com, flavorsmagazine.com or call 770/698.9292. To go directly to the restaurant week page, click here

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“The Foreigner” Opens in Roswell

Georgia Ensemble Theater presents the comedy “The Foreigner” from February 23 to March 11. The play features shy Charlie, who isn’t the best carrying on conversations, and a friend who covers for him by telling other guests in a rural Georgia mountain lodge that he speaks no English. Hilarity ensues when Charlie overhears much more than the other guests ever intended.

Performances are at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Tickets range from $23 to $33 and are on sale now at the box office. Tickets may be purchased by calling 770/641.1260 or at get.org.

Roswell Cultural Arts Center
950 Forrest Street
Roswell, GA 30075

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La Grassa Menu at La Tavola Trattoria

La Tavola’s La Grassa (“the fat one” in Italian) menu is back and chock full of hearty Italian cuisine. Taking cues from Bologna, a city in Italy renowned for its cuisine, La Tavola’s special menu features appetizers that range from duck liver to grilled pears, entrees that include roasted pork shanks and lamb Bolognese and a dessert course featuring crumbly cake with preserved cherries and mascarpone cream. The La Grassa Menu is available from February 29 to March 10. The menu is available a la carte or $35 prix fix, plus tax and gratuity.

922 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
404/873.5430
latavolatrattoria.com

Jazz at Pastis Restaurant & Bar

Need a little more soothing music in your life? Then consider heading to Pastis Restaurant & Bar every Sunday for "Sunday Jazz” in the Grand Marnier Room. International recording artist and performer Jabari Grover hosts the event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  For more information, please visit pastisroswell.com. To make reservations, call 770/640.3870.

928 Canton Street
Roswell, GA 30075

 
 
By Jennifer Bradley Franklin


I read an article recently in one of my favorite Southern publications, Garden & Gun, about what sets Southern women apart from those originating from other regions. One excerpt from the piece struck me as particularly true. Author Allison Glock writes, “The reason we Southern women take care of ourselves is because, simply, Southern women are caretakers. An example: I have lived in the North off and on for fifteen years. In all that time, only once did another woman prepare me a home-cooked meal (and she was from Florida). I recently visited Tennessee for one week and was fed by no fewer than three women, one of whom baked homemade cupcakes in two different flavors because she remembered I loved them.”

In keeping with the theme of Southern women being natural nurturers, one of our Flavors editors recently gave birth to her second child and I’m pretty sure she’s not needed to cook a single meal in the the month since her son was born. An army of her friends have signed up on a very detailed calendar, offering to bring dishes - from casseroles to roast chicken and from homemade marinara to desserts - so that she can focus on being a mom.

This is a rather long-winded introduction to the purpose of this post: as Southerners, it seems to be in our blood to cook for others, relishing the opportunity to see someone else enjoy the fruits of our labor. It’s our way of saying, “I love you” or “I’m here for you.” With this in mind, here are some of my favorite “sharable” recipes from around the web (click the titles to view the whole recipe).
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Deep-Dish Apple Pie

This is my go-to recipe when I need a dessert - Ina Garten (a.k.a. Barefoot Contessa) never disappoints. Of course, the pie includes all of the spices you’d expect - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice (I sometimes add ginger too, even though it doesn’t call for it), but also incorporates citrus juice and zest for another layer of flavor. It’s delicious. If you don’t care to brave making your own crust, spring for the refrigerated variety from the grocery. I like to serve this with a simple homemade cinnamon whipped cream: ½ cup heavy cream, a few tablespoons of granulated sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon, whipped until fluffy. 

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Hearty Lentil Soup

I love this recipe because it makes a HUGE amount and it’s extremely healthy. The recipe above (via AllRecipes.com) doesn’t include meat. So, to make it a bit heartier, I add two bone-in, skinless chicken breasts and four thighs and then let it all simmer together for an hour. The chicken imparts a great, meaty flavor. Then, remove the chicken pieces and shred them with two forks, discarding the bones. Add the shredded chicken back into the soup before adding the spinach (it’s fine to use frozen, if that’s what you’ve got on hand).

Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie 

This recipe from Cooking Light offers a healthier twist on a classic recipe, which can be especially great for new moms who are watching their post-baby waistline. The use of ingredients like egg whites, white meat chicken, reduced fat milk and lots of veggies make this dish so hearty, you won't miss their fattier counterparts. Bonus: this dish is just as good the next day! 
 

Fresh Bites

02/15/2012

 
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By Teresa Tobat

From restaurant weeks to a chefs’ competition, check out what our friends in the community are hosting in the coming weeks.


2012 State of Buckhead Address

President of the Buckhead Coalition and former Mayor of Atlanta, Sam Massell, will deliver the 2012 State of Buckhead Address on Thursday, February 16 at the City Club of Buckhead.

The program runs from 7:20 to 9 a.m. and begins promptly at 7:50 a.m. Attendees can purchase tickets at the door. Tickets are $10 for BBA members and $20 for visitors and guests. No RSVP is necessary.

City Club of Buckhead 
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 1850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404/442.2600

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Buckhead Restaurant Week

From February 24 to March 4, Buckhead residents can feast on outstanding cuisine for a fraction of the cost at some of the area’s best restaurants. Each restaurant will offer a prix-fixe, three-course menu that includes choice of an appetizer, a main course and a dessert for $25 or $35 per person excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity.

Participating restaurants include Davio’s, Imperial Fez, MARKET Buckhead, and Southern Art (dining room pictured at left). For more information and to see menu selections, please visit www.brwatlanta.com.

Great Pinot! Wine Tasting at Kurt's Bistro

Kurt's Bistro presents another installment of their anticipated monthly wine tasting series. On Thursday, February 23 from 6 - 8 p.m., sommeliers will present a global tour of pinot noirs - from Chile, New Zealand, California, Germany and France. For $20 you can taste to your heart's content and sample chef selected hors d'oeuvres. 

3305 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Duluth, GA 30096
www.kurtsrestaurant.com 
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King of the Mountain Chef’s Challenge at Old Edwards Inn

Consider venturing up to the beautiful Old Edwards Inn in North Carolina on March 17 to watch as chefs battle it out for the title of King of the Mountain. In each of three cooking competitions, chefs will have 40 minutes to prepare a meal using three to five “mystery” ingredients revealed to them at the start of the competition.
Three judges will evaluate the chefs’ creations based on taste, use of ingredients, presentation and originality.  Flavors’ very own Managing Food Editor, Shelley Sawyer (pictured below) will provide colorful commentary throughout. 

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Following the cooking challenges, attendees will dine on a four-course dinner while listening to live entertainment. Tickets are $165 for stage seating and $135 for general seating and may be purchased at www.samcallproductions.com.

Old Edwards Inn 
120 Main Street  
Highlands, NC 28741
866/526.8008
www.oldedwardsinn.com

 
 
By Laura Carson Miller

Ah, Valentine's Day. It’s known for hearts and candy and "smoochy" stuff, by and large. What’s more, it’s fast approaching, so what should you do? If you aren’t in a love-type relationship, you might be wondering how you can whip up a fun celebration for family or friends without breaking the bank. Don’t fret: we've got you covered.

To get a handle on designing festive and inspiring non- traditional Valentine's Day décor, I consulted local designer Erika Ward, Owner/Principal Designer of Erika Ward Interiors (Check out her gorgeous blog, BluLabel Bungalow).  She suggests hosting a restaurant dinner party, an idea I found fresh and fascinating. “Head over to the city of Decatur," Ward Southern Living ranked it in the Top Ten Tastiest Towns! No matter your budget you can make any diner or dive feel like a swanky establishment.”  Erika recommends sites like Pinterest (follow Flavors' pin boards for our favorites) to offer inspiration with tablescapes covering everything from showers to retirement parties. "Incorporate a few of your favorite ideas for creating a special table décor for your occasion," she adds.

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 Here are a few of Erika’s recommendations for making your non-traditional Valentine’s Day dinner party a hit.

1. Brand Your Event

Set the tone for the evening with printed party menu for each guest. Be sure to include your party’s theme on the header. Provide printed place cards or use handwritten ones for a more casual feel. Ask if the restaurant would do this as a courtesy. The one pictured at left is from Sparrow Nest Script on Etsy


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2. Candlelight

Everyone looks great when illuminated by the flicker of a candle’s flame. Gather candlesticks from your home and purchase unscented pillars or votive candles from your local discount store. Depending on the length of your table, choose anywhere between 6-12 candles. Or, for a fancier look, place votives in lanterns like the one pictured at right, from I.O. Metro. 


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3. Floral Accents

Fresh cut flowers in a simple glass vase are a floral arrangement that can make even an amateur look like a pro. Be sure not to use flowers with a heavy fragrance, as it may compete with the aromas from the food. Succulents (like the one pictured at left) are another great option and favorite of those looking for a more modern aesthetic.


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4. Favors

Send your guests home with a treat, which will keep them talking about your event long after they say goodbye. A particular favorite is a sweet and salty confection like the P2C2 bar from PureFections, pictured at right. It’s a chocolate, caramel, peanut and potato concoction that will further the love/hate relationship with your treadmill, but it's worth every bite. Locally in Atlanta, Cacao makes some wonderful, bespoke truffles and chocolate bars. 


Happy Valentines Day, one and all!

Laura Carson Miller is a freelance lifestyle writer for magazines and the web. Learn more here.  
 
 
By Teresa Tobat

From French wine  to Valentine’s Day celebrations, see what our friends have to offer you in the coming weeks.

Domestic Wines Face Off Against Burgundy In Wine Tasting
Aspens Signature Steaks West Cobb will present a “USA vs Burgundy” wine tasting on February 8 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Quality Wine & Spirits and Wine and Spirits Consultant at Quality Brian Keenan, participants will sample a variety of domestic and international wines. Tickets are $25 per person. To make reservations, call 770/419.1744. Wine tasters will receive 20 percent off dinner at Aspens Signature Steaks.

2942 Shallowford Road
Marietta, GA 30066
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Feast on Moroccan Cuisine at Imperial Fez for Valentine’s Day
Add some spice to your Valentine’s Day dinner by heading to Imperial Fez to enjoy its special prix-fix menu. For $45 per person, enjoy a five-course dinner complete with soup, salad, an appetizer, a choice of a main course including Cornish hen, roasted lamb and tilapia, couscous with seven vegetables, and a dessert featuring a pastry and Moroccan mint tea. For $65 per person, enjoy an “Welcome Drink Shot to the Heart,” soup, salad, an appetizer, choice of baked quail, baby lamb chops or baked tilapia served with a side of vegetable couscous. For dessert, feast on a pastry, mint tea and one glass of Champagne.

For more information, please visit www.imperialfez.com.

2285 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404/351.0870

High Museum’s Valentine’s Day Fete
Art lovers and their significant others can head to the High Museum for a romantic, art-filled night. Attendees can view the museum’s exhibitions “Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters” and “The Art of Golf,” while sipping Champagne and enjoying music and dancing. Additional activities include a couples’ photo booth, swing dancing and more.

The event is from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and $40 per couple. For more information, please visit high.org or call 404/733.5000.

1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Israeli Chef Brings Taste of Jerusalem to Atlanta
Israeli master chef Uri Navon of the famed Machneyuda Restaurant in Jerusalem will share his culinary expertise with the Atlanta public. Navon will be a guest chef at this year’s Atlanta Jewish Film Festival opening night on Feburary 8. Navon also will teach two cooking classes at Hal’s Kitchen in Sandy Springs on February 9 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information about Hal’s Kitchen, please visit www.halskitchen.com.

Hal’s Kitchen
206B Johnson Ferry Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
404/847.6991

MARKET’S Brunch With Benefits
Celebrate the joys of being single at MARKET’s Brunch With Benefits. Attendees can head to the restaurant on February 12 to enjoy MARKET’s brunch menu, $14 bottomless Bloody Mary’s and mimosas as well as music by DJ Hakim. The event is from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended.

3377 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
404/523.3600
www.marketbuckhead.com

Nancy G’s Leap Year Wine Dinner
Consider celebrating this leap year with an all-Italian wine dinner Nancy G’s on February 29. Attendees will enjoy a Pinot Grigio reception wine, followed by white-bean minestrone soup served with a Chianti. Then, participants will feast on a chicken cacciatore entrée paired with a Ottone 1 Barbera wine and can finish off the night with a cannoli paired with a Moscato. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

For more information about Nancy G’s, visit http://nancygscafe.com.

4290 Roswell Road, Suite 55
Atlanta, GA 30342
404/705.8444

 
 
Raise a Stein:  Serving Up Supreme Super Bowl Beers
A guest post by Matt Youhess, Beer Ambassador for Legacy Restaurant Partners and general manager at Der Biergarten


Whether you’re a casual sports fan, a die-hard football enthusiast or simply joining the party and checking out great commercials, everyone will be gathered around the big screen on Feb. 5 to celebrate America’s beloved tradition – Super Bowl Sunday.     

Nothing complements the grid iron action better than a frothy stein of beer – preferably paired with tasty, football-friendly food. Below are some inspired choices hand-selected specifically for the Super Bowl:
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Krombacher made its national debut on tap at Der Biergarten this fall, and Krombacher Pilsner (pictured at left) is an ideal beer for football’s biggest night. The best-selling premium pilsner in Germany, it boasts a warm golden color, aromas of malts and hops and a crisp clean finish. The Krombacher Pilsner is a great session beer to drink – it’s light enough to enjoy throughout the game without filling you up too quickly. This beer also tastes great with sausage dishes, always popular for Super Bowl. We cook all of our brats in this beer at Der Biergarten.

Another good beer to drink during the game is Spaten Mӓrzen, a popular choice among Der Biergarten’s Stein Club members. This medium bodied brew pours a nice amber color with a taste of roasted malts and the perfect amount of hops – great for cooler seasons and football gatherings.         


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Adding a different flavor to the party, we suggest Erdinger Hefeweizen (pictured at right). With a light taste, this beer’s aroma has notes of malt, wheat, banana and floral hops, giving it a truly distinct flavor. It pairs well with all German food dishes.     

Paulaner Salvator is another great addition – perfect with football fare and cold winter weather.  This double bock beer is bottom-fermented and has been brewed the same way for more than 200 years.   It has light hops with dark rich barley malts, which provide a strong malty taste and its vibrant copper color. Der Biergarten was the first in Georgia to serve this tasty brew.      

Lastly, a good crowd-pleaser is always SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale, which we have on draft at STATS. A great local beer for football fans, this pale ale is light and extremely drinkable with a stimulating hop character and a crisp finish.    

** The top four selections are brewed under the German Purity Law, which states you can only use water, hops, malts and yeast to make beer. This unique characteristic makes German beer better for you than any other country’s brew. German beer is rich in important vitamins – most are delivered to you by the beer's yeast – including B1, B2, B6 and H. They improve your ability to concentrate, support the production of red blood cells, have a positive effect on your blood circulation and can stimulate your metabolism. **  

Join us for Super Bowl festivities at STATS and Der Biergarten!  STATS was recently named the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Top Pick for “Best place to watch the Super Bowl” and among Travel + Leisure’s “Best Super Bowl Sports Bars.”  USA Today named Der Biergarten among “Ten great places to dig in at a beer garden.”  For more information, visit Legacy Restaurant Partners’ Der Biergarten, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria and STATS at 300 Marietta Street in the Luckie Marietta District downtown.  www.legacyrestaurantpartners.com   


 
 
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By Teresa Tobat

The most romantic holiday of the year is less than two weeks away, and maybe you’ve got the flowers and cards under control, but might not know what local restaurants are serving the best cuisine for your and your significant other. For a truly memorable night filled with fine food and a cozy setting, consider dining at one of the choices below. Tune in to Flavors NOW next week for part two of this list, featuring additional restaurants that will be hosting special dinners for Valentine’s Day.

Alma Cocina
Head to Alma Cocina on February 14 for lunch or dinner and enjoy your Mexican food knowing that 20 percent of your bill goes toward Atlanta’s Table—Atlanta Community Food Bank’s prepared and perishable food rescue project. Atlanta’s Table has been collecting prepared perishable food from Atlanta’s hospitality industry and delivering this food to more than 40 metro Atlanta nonprofit partner agencies since 1987.

191 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta 30303
404.968.9662
www.alma-atlanta.com

Aqua Bistro
For Pan-Asian cuisine and a tropical-themed dinner, consider heading to Aqua Bistro for a five-course fixed meal. Pick a soup, salad, and enjoy appetizers including crab cake with mango salsa and teriyaki beef stick. You'll have a choice of salmon, pineapple chicken or coconut shrimp as your entrée and top the night off with a choice of butterscotch banana run cake or flame-fried coconut ice cream. The fixed menu is $80 per couple or $40 per person. The regular menu also will be offered.

264 Pharr Road NE
Atlanta 30305
404.816.7332
www.aquabistroatl.com

The Cook's Warehouse
If you’re thinking about crafting a tasty treat (or even an entire meal) for your special someone, consider brushing up on your cooking skills at The Cook’s Warehouse. Starting on February 4, the school's various locations around town will be offering a variety of courses ranging from how to make macaroons to courses for couples looking to cook a meal together. For more information, please visit www.cookswarehouse.com.

The Feed Store
The Feed Store will be serving its regular menu featuring stand-out Southern plates like sweet grass gouda grits and sweet potato waffles along with special dishes including oyster gratin, whole lobster and lamb.

3841 Main Street
College Park 30337
404.209.7979
www.thefeedstorerestaurant.com

Hal's Kitchen
For those looking to improve their cooking skills and show off for a loved one, consider taking Hal’s Kitchen’s Valentine’s Food and Wine Feast class, offered on both February 13 and 14. During this session, you’ll learn how to make dishes ranging from lobster brandy risotto to death by chocolate. The Valentine’s class is $99 per person. This cooking school also is offering a variety of other romantic-themed courses. For more information, please visit www.halskitchen.com.

206B Johnson Ferry Road
Sandy Springs 30328
404.847.6991
www.halskitchen.com

Ecco
Ecco will be serving its regular seasonal menu with specials including scallops and salmon roe, wood-roasted beef filet, celery root custard with black truffles and chocolate torte with lavender shortbread crust.

40 7th Street NE
Atlanta 30308
404.347.9555
www.ecco-atlanta.com

La Tavola Trattoria
Enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner featuring Italian cuisine for $49 per person. Pick an appetizer with options including calamari and quail. Next, select an entrée with dishes ranging from roasted golden tilefish to ricotta gnocchi. Finish you night with dessert choices ranging from brunt orange ricotta cheesecake to lemon olive oil cake.

992 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta 30306
404.873.5430
www.latavolatrattoria.com

Market Buckhead
Market is serving a five-course prix fixe dinner menu for $65 per person from February 11 to 14. Diners will start the evening by feasting on tuna tartare, a choice of warm oysters or salad. Next, they can enjoy entrées range from slowly cooked salmon to grilled lamb chop. Dessert options include warm chocolate cake or rose macaroon with vanilla parfait. Wine pairings are available for an additional charge.  

3377 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta 30326
404/523-3600
www.marketbuckhead.com

Nancy G.'s
This café will be serving a special menu with starters like lobster bisque and endive and spinach salad. Main courses include Maine lobster served with a loaded baked potato and vegetable medley as well as grilled lamb chop accompanied by root mashed potatoes. To top off the evening, consider coffee cheesecake or white chocolate bread pudding—and you can even pair your meal with a Valentine’s-themed cocktail like a chocolate-covered cherry martini.

4920 Roswell Road, Suite 55
Atlanta 30342
404.705.8444
http://nancygscafe.com

Ray's at Killer Creek
February 10 through 14, Ray’s at Killer Creek is offering a special prix-fixe menu for couples, as well as their regular dinner menu. Guests will each choose a starter, salad and soup and share the entrée course of red wine braised Wagyu short rib with porcini sauce, jumbo shrimp and scallops, lobster mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, as well as chocolate truffles for dessert. The featured cocktail is “Your Kiss on My List,” made with Finlandia Wild Fruit Vodka and cranberry juice shaken over ice and served in a martini glass with a dollop of raspberry sorbet. The cost is $120 per couple.

1700 Mansell Road
Alpharetta 30004
770.649.0064
www.raysrestaurants.com/raysatkillercreek/

Southern Art
Nosh on a four-course prix fixe menu featuring Southern-inspired cuisine for $55 per person. Enjoy a cauliflower bisque or garden green salad, and then dig into your choice of fried green tomatoes or clams. Next, feast on grilled beef tenderloin or pecan fried catfish. Finish the night off with buttermilk chocolate cake and a complimentary Champagne toast. Add wine pairings for an additional $25. All female diners receive a rose. Southern Art also will be serving its a la carte menu.

3315 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta 30326
404/946-9070
www.southernart.com


South City Kitchen Midtown
Feast on a three-course prix fixe dinner for $39.95 per person with a variety of plates to choose from. Appetizers include pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, seared scallops, and more. Main dishes range from buttermilk fried chicken to seafood Jambalaya. Finish your meal with a choice of pudding, cheesecake-bread pudding, chocolate ganache torte, ice cream, or sorbet.

1144 Crescent Avenue NE
Atlanta 30309
404.873.7358
www.southcitykitchen.com/midtown

South City Kitchen Vinings
Enjoy a three-course fixed menu for $39.95 per person at South City’s Vinings location. Pick from a variety of appetizers including she-crab soup, grilled oysters and smoked fresh bacon. Entrees include Atlantic red grouper, Low Country shrimp and grits, as well as smoked duck breast. To conclude your night, choose from apple red velvet cake, chocolate sticky toffee pudding and strawberry shortcake.

1675 Cumberland Parkway SE
Atlanta 30080
770.435.0700
www.southcitykitchen.com/vinings

Tantra
Give your taste buds a true treat with entrée options like chili seared yellow fin tuna and pomegranate braised beef short rib. Finish the night off with a dessert choice of panna cotta, crème brulee or warm white chocolate cake. The three-course menu is $55 per person.

404.228.7963
2285 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
http://www.tantraatlanta.com/

The Original El Taco
Thinking you might want to add some spice to your Valentine’s Day dinner? Then considering going to this restaurant. You and your date can enjoy $4 pineapple- infused tequila shots, share a basket of tacos, sip on a Mexican Coke float, and more at this Mexican haunt.

1186 N. Highland Avenue
Atlanta 30306
404.873.4656
www.eltaco-atlanta.com