Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Annual Valentine’s Day Dining Guide: Part 1

STK is doing an Earth & Sea three-course meal!
How about something lovely to eat and sip on to celebrate V -Day? Boom! Here it is!

Okay, so I have the Annual Valentine's Day Gift Guide which I keep adding to here. Now it’s the time to treat your mouth—and maybe a lucky someone—to one of these dining destinations in the city of Atlanta in Part 1 of my Annual Valentine's Day Dining Guide
Make your reservations soon and keep in mind of the dates. For instance, Cypress Street Pint and Plate starts things off with a special event tonight as well as one on V-Day cleverly for single folks! The following are straight from the source besides my jump-ins here and there. Part 2 is up next. (Duh!)
Nom, nom, nom!
Your homey,
Valentine’s Day Blackout Edition of Beer Geek Tuesday, February 10, at 7 p.m.

I say: Now you know Cypress is my jam! Come see why…
They say: Join Cypress Street Pint and Plate for a special Valentine’s Day edition of their weekly Beer Geek series on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. As an ode to their annual Valentine’s Day Blackout party, Cypress is turning out the lights (literally) for this special edition of Beer Geek Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m.  Guests are invited to experience craft beer and Sublime Doughnut pairings hand-picked by resident Beer Geek, Rob “BrewRu” Merrick, half priced bottles of wine and more. For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com or call 404-815-9243

Valentine’s Day Eve with Yacht Rock Schooner, Friday, February 13, 7 p.m.

I say: Park Tavern is always a classy destination, plus the fact that they have their own brewery and feature those Yacht Rock cats on the tunes, you should be good to go!
They say: Enjoy an evening of silly love songs at Park Tavern in The Piedmont Room this Valentine’s Day Eve.  Performing a selection of their favorite love songs from the 70s and 80s, revelers can enjoy cocktails, great tunes, and the picturesque Midtown skyline.  Of course, the Southwest Porch at Park Tavern will also be open for dinner, cold brews and cocktails prior to the concert. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for ages 21 and up only.  Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404.249.0001.  

Valentine’s Day Specials, Live Music and a Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner, Saturday, February 14, 2015

I say: The creative and enterprising minds behind Cypress Street have juuuuust opened this chic destination, so show them some love. The martini apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! I even included the menu for this one!
The say: For those looking to go all out for that special someone this Valentine’s Day, head to GRAIN, Midtown’s hottest new drink shop and eatery for a cocktail-infused evening featuring live music by Deb Bowman. Offering a selection of fresh, always rotating oysters daily, diners can enjoy a dozen along with two of renowned barman Kevin Bragg’s signature cocktails for just $20. Executive Chef and Co-Owner Drew Van Leuvan has also created a three-course prix fixe dinner for $55 per person just for the occasion. The full menu will also be available and live music will be from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.grain-bar.com or call (404) 881-5377.

GRAIN’s Three-Course Valentine’s Day Menu:
First Course:
choice of:
Wild Arugula Salad
Ruby Grapefruit, Roasted Dates, and Dried Figs and Served
with Rupert’s Cheese and Yogurt Dressing
Southern Fried Quail Salad
Marinated Peas and Celery Root
with a Smoked Vinaigrette

Second Course:
choice of:
Bramlett Farms Trout
Warm Butternut Squash, Calabrian Chili, Marinated Mushrooms, Speck,
and Pumpkin Seed Butter
Beef Tenderloin
Baby Fingerling Potato Salad, Red Onion Confit
and Blue Cheese Aigre-Doux

Third Course:
Crème Brûlée
Roasted Milk Chocolate, Caramel, Banana,
and Nitro Marshmallow

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Special Earth & Sea Three-Course Dinner, Saturday, February 14, 2015

I say: Swanky, upbeat and posh all describe STK. The food is no joke as well. The free valet is the cherry on top in bustling Midtown. The four-course menu is below which includes vegetarian options as well. Enjoy!
They say: This Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a night they’ll never forget at Midtown’s favorite upscale steakhouse, STK Atlanta. Known for its high-energy atmosphere, sleek and sexy décor, and delicious food and cocktails, STK is offering a special four-course prix fixe dinner that celebrates the best of earth and sea for $85 per person. With several choices per course, guests are invited to enjoy a selection of spectacular, dynamic surf and turf dishes created by Executive Chef Mark Alba along with wine and champagne pairings chosen by Geno Dew, The ONE Group Atlanta’s General Manager and sommelier, that will enhance the flavors of each dish for $150.  Guests can take advantage of three dinner seating blocks - from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., with reservations required for each. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.stkhouse.com or call 404-793-0144.

STK Atlanta’s Earth & Sea Valentine’s Day Menu:
First Course:
choice of:
Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare
Avocado / Citrus – Soy Emulsion / Taro Chips

Celery Root Soup
Brioche / Truffle Oil / Micro Celery

Gem Lettuce and Frisee Salad
Poached Apple / Goat Cheese / Coppa / Radish

Classic Shrimp Cocktail
Poached Shrimp / Cocktail Sauce

Second Course:
choice of:
Lobster Risotto
Fennel Cream / Tempura Asparagus

Smoked Chicken / Black Trumpet Mushrooms / Vintage Gouda

Rock Shrimp / Tomato / Capers / Lemon Cream

Smoked Bacon and Swiss Chard Ravioli
Roasted Parsnips / Sherry & Maple Gastrique

Third Course:
choice of:
Duo of Petite Filet of Beef and Scallops
Whipped Potatoes / Hericot Verts / Cabernet Reduction / Verjus Butter / Crispy Shallots

Braised Beef Short Rib
Carrot Butterscotch Puree / Cippolini Onions / Celery

Pasture Raised Chicken Breast
Parsnip Bread Pudding / Grilled Pears / Chicken Jus

Seared Arctic Char
Eggplant Miso Puree / Roasted Baby Leeks / Heirloom Carrots / Miso Powder

Fourth Course:
(serves 2 guests)

Red Velvet Love Cake
White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting / Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Almond Fudge Brownie
Chocolate Cream / Almond Brittle / Vanilla Ice Cream
*Vegetarian options available upon request*

Valentine’s Day Solo Party, Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8 p.m.

Single and ready to mingle this Valentine’s Day? This year, the crew at Cypress Street Pint and Plate invites guests to join them as they celebrate singlehood during their inaugural Valentine’s Day Solo Party. Kicking off at 8 p.m., guests will enjoy $1 PBR’s and $2 SweetWater IPAs served in classic red Solo Cups, while a DJ sets the mood for this anti-love affair. Doors open at 8 p.m. and there is no cost to attend. For more information, please visit Cypress Street Pint and Plate at cypressbar.com or call 404-815-9243.


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