I simply love, LOVE! And I love a great meal. Combine the two and you have one of the greatest passions in my life… my love for a fantastic food experience.
Over the past few weeks we have been scouring the city to find the best Atlanta has to offer for Valentine’s Day, and I think we made some decadently delicious discoveries! Today we are excited to bring you part one of the best options for Valentine’s Day dining Atlanta has to offer!
Celebrate the most romantic time of the year at Atlas this valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Whether lovebirds or friends, diners are invited to enjoy a spectacular for-course prix fixe menu for $150 per person created just for the occasion by Executive chef Christopher Grossman and Pastry Chef Christian Castillo.
Showcasing the freshest, seasonal ingredients, the Valentine’s Day menu will feature unforgettable options for all tastes that promise not to disappoint, including Chef Castillo’s “All You Need is Love” dessert – Chocolate Cremeux, Passion Fruit Coulis, Passion Fruit Whipped Ganache, Raspberry Sable, and Pistachio Sponge Cake. Wine pairings, the Classic for $75 and Legendary for $150 per person, will also be available from Atlas’ wide, yet carefully curated selection from vineyards around the world.
Located within the St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead, Atlas celebrates the very best in seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences. With a focus on curating fresh ingredients from local farms, this chef-driven restaurant brings unparalleled culinary experiences to the capital of the South. The full dinner menu, which changes daily, will also be available. For more information or to make a reservation, visit atlasrestaurant.com.
Located within the St. Regis Atlanta, Atlas celebrates the very best in seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences. Revel in a fine dining experience in the dining room or join us at The Tavern featuring an all-new, chef-driven small plates menu and hand-shaken cocktails. With a focus on curating fresh ingredients from local farms, this chef-driven restaurant brings unparalleled culinary experiences to the capital of the South. For more information, visit atlasrestaurant.com. Stay connected on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter at @AtlasBuckhead.
Celebrating the flavors of Italy, guests are invited to slip into ALLORA where the art of dining and drinking is rediscovered. Blending Italian classics with modern techniques and seasonal ingredients, Executive Chef Chris Maher offers an impressive menu filled with house made pastas, specialty pizzas, creative insalatas, small plates and more. Located in TWELVE Hotel Midtown, ALLORA welcomes guests to sit and stay awhile in an inviting environment that showcases industrial design, warm leathers and woods, and rustic touches including an expansive central bar, chef’s tables overlooking an open kitchen, comfortable booths, and a spacious, covered outdoor patio.
With a wealth of culinary experience that includes The Ritz Carlton Buckhead, 4Th & Swift, and ONE. midtown kitchen, Chef Maher is best known for his outstanding handmade pastas and taking classic dishes and ingredients and reinterpreting them with a modern, and sometimes playful, approach. Highlights from the menu include a range of antipasto like Charred Octopus, Barlotto Bean Hummus, Peperonata, and Castelvetrano olives; Veal and Ricotta Meatballs with Parmesan Grits, San Marzano tomatoes and Grana Padano; and Whole Roasted Artichoke with Bagna Cauda and bread crumbs. Perfectly cooked specialty pizzas such as the Carbonara with Pancetta, Cracked Pepper, Mozzarella, Pecorino Romano and a Farm Egg; Fennel Sausage featuring San Marzano Passata, Calabrian Chiles, Cherry Tomatoes, Sicilian Oregano; and a traditional Margherita pie are ideal for sharing. House made Cacio e Pepe; Porcini Agnolotti; and Lemon Saffron Campanelle are among the pasta offerings while sumptuous entrees like the Roasted Branzini; Grilled Wagyu Flank Steak; and Pork Milanese are sure to please. Those looking to imbibe can explore a carefully curated wine list created by Todd Rushing, signature and classic cocktails, and craft beers in cans, bottles and on draft.
Stay connected online via Twitter and Instagram @alloraatl and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/alloraatl.com.
ALLORA is located in the TWELVE Hotel Midtown at 361 17th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30363. Complimentary valet up to three hours and two hours free parking in the parking deck are available. ALLORA will be serving breakfast Monday to Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; dinner and brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dinner Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; and weekend brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 404.961.7370 or visit www.alloraatl.com.
St. Cecilia, from Atlanta chef-owner Ford Fry, serves coastal European food—simple and thoughtful dishes inspired by the coastlines of Italy, Spain, and France—in Buckhead’s Pinnacle Building.
With an old-world, ingredient-driven approach, Executive Chef Craig Richards displays the Italian trademarks that have always stood the test of time, but with versatile and local Southern ingredients. Richards’ simplicity met with sophistication catapulted the position of St. Cecilia in Atlanta’s dining scene since opening in January 2014.
Richards’ food is rooted in tradition, with a sense of place: “I appreciate that Italians are so fervent about their culinary traditions – borderline prideful of it,” he says. “So once you know those traditions, you can make a riff off of it. You have leeway to modernize but pay respect to the ingredients.”
The menu has plenty of options, but seafood and pasta lovers will be especially delighted. Start with small plates like fresh crudo, cured meats, hearth roasted octopus, and burrata. Then move on to seasonal entrées, like Maine sea scallops and wood roasted branzino. Or choose from a rotating selection of handmade pasta dishes, from squid ink spaghetti with tomato-uni ragu, to rich gnudi with house ricotta and brown butter. And after dinner, sample a few of pastry chef Chrysta Poulos’ Italian-inspired desserts, like chocolate torta al tartufo and loukoumades with honey-cinnamon syrup.
Especially created for romance, let the sirens of St. Cecilia draw you in to enjoy executive chef Craig Richards’ special, four-course coastal European Valentine’s Day menu. Start your romantic meal with a choice of cauliflowers soup, wagyu beef tartare, late winter lettuces or hamachi crudo, followed by an assortment of pasta dishes and a selection of main courses including Georges Bank scallops, NY strip, Ora King salmon or crispy dover sole. The meal will conclude with a curated dessert menu from pastry chef Chrysta Poulous. $85 per person, coursed wine pairings available for an additional $120 per person.
For Reservations: 404.554.9995
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ABOUT ST. CECILIA:
Every Sunday, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PMSt. Cecilia offers an Italian-inspired Sunday brunch service, featuring a seasonally-driven antipasti and dolci display.
FIVE-COURSE PASTA TASTING
Grab your cocktails and enjoy a crudo or two, then take a tour around our pasta program. Try five a la carte pasta dishes including long and short extruded pasta with seafood, agnolotti, and some surprises. Available Sunday — Thursday, $55 per person.
Gluten-Free Pasta Available! All pasta dishes are available to order gluten-free, made in-house with separate dough.
OUR ST. CECILIA EXPERIENCE: https://wp.me/p3Rexv-1pJ
Guests yearning for a night on the town in Atlanta this Valentine’s Day can visit STK in the heart of Midtown for an unforgettable evening on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Lovebirds are invited to celebrate the sweetest time of the year with a special menu created by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio, paired with STK’s wide selection of champagnes.
STK’s full dinner menu featuring re-imagined classic American cuisine featuring signature dishes like bite-sized STK’s Lil’ BRGs made with Waygu beef, Lobster Mac N Cheese, and of course the highest quality steak will also be available.
For more information, or to make a reservation, visit http://www.stkhouse.com, or call 404-793-0144.
STK Atlanta is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets, in the 12th & Midtown development.
Stay connected on Twitter & Instagram @eatstk #stkatlanta
Not Your Daddy’s Steakhouse. STK artfully blends the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge into one offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse.
STK offers fresh, seasonal signature craft cocktails and a fantastic happy hour every weekday from 5-7pm in the bar & lounge.
OUR STK EXPERIENCE: https://wp.me/p3Rexv-2mu
DEL FRISCO’s GRILLE
Located in the bustling Buckhead neighborhood, Del Frisco’s Grille one of the the best places to eat in Atlanta and offers guests a stylish destination on one of the city’s most vibrant thoroughfares, Peachtree Road. Within walking distance to luxury shopping at Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, Del Frisco’s Grille boasts Atlanta’s only double-decker patio, which has become a standout feature and focal point of the Buckhead curve. Here, guests are able to dine overlooking the energetic neighborhood.
*Reservations are accepted for indoor dining only. Patio seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
3376 Peachtree Road NE,
Atlanta, GA 30326
OUR DEL FRISCO’s EXPERIENCE: https://wp.me/p3Rexv-2uT
Nakato Japanese Restaurant is an authentic Japanese family owned restaurant serving dinner-both traditional and hibachi/teppanyaki style favorites, along with the freshest selection of sushi in Atlanta.
We have a unique ability to provide a fine dining experience as well as a great group dining atmosphere in our high energy hibachi area.
Please join us to enjoy the Nakato tradition, in Atlanta since 1972.
OUR NAKATO EXPERIENCE:
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