Wednesday, November 24, 2010
-Bring a bit of Aria to your Thanksgiving table this year with Chef Gerry’s Warm Wilted Arugula, Chanterelle, and Cranberry Salad recipe.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
But come this November 1, the tables will turn as Chef Gerry gets roasted himself at the Legends of Atlanta Roast, along with two other hospitality legends of Atlanta, Anne Quatrano and Kevin Rathbun! It’s all in the name of both good fun and fundraising for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
The industrial warehouse space of ACFB will be magically transformed into a red-carpet environment for guests to enjoy a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., as well as a three course meal and dessert reception, which will be prepared by each honorees’ restaurant.
This will definitely be a night to remember! For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.acfb.org/ROAST
Friday, September 10, 2010
Summer of 2010 has brought some of our favorite wineries to Aria for our wine dinners – with featured winemakers from Susana Balbo, Pio Cesare and Hugel & Fils gracing our tables.
We’re excited to kick off fall with our next wine dinner, in partnership with Perrine’s Wine Shop, featuring Martinelli Winery. This event will be held on September 22nd at 7 p.m. and we hope you can join us!
Juliana Martinelli will be our special guest at Aria as we feature several of Martinelli Estate’s finest wines. The Martinelli family has being producing wine in Sonoma County since 1896, through five generations; and their wines are legendary.
We look forward to a great evening of delicious food and wine as we learn more about Martinelli’s winemaking techniques and the legacy the family has created.
Some of the featured wines include:
Chardonnay, Zio Tony Ranch, Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir, Moonshine Ranch, Russian River Valley
Syrah, Terra Felice, Russian River Valley
Zinfandel, Giuseppe & Luisa, Russian River Valley
Muscat Alexandria, Jackass Hill, Russian River Valley
Five courses/Five Wines, $100 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
Please call us at 404-233-7673 for reservations; we look forward to seeing you!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
It wouldn’t be summer without
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Now those dreams have sprung to life with Dominio del Plata, which now exports to more than 36 countries all over the world, mostly here in the United States.
By focusing on a philosophy that includes sustainable agriculture, precision viticulture, superior winemaking skills as well as love and passion for the craft, she has been able to produce a variety of amazing high quality, high end wines. Susana Balbo is currently the most recognized and famous female enologist in Argentina and it will be a great opportunity to learn more about her experience with both the wine industry and these special wines that she has crafted.
Six Wines / Five Courses $100.00 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
Menu Update: from the evening of September 24th
Monday, July 12, 2010
Please join us on July 19 at 7 pm as we feature the wonderful wines of France’s Hugel & Fils. We will be joined by Ettiene Hugel from the winery, who will share first-hand the history of this winemaking family and the wines they create in the Alsace region of France. With winegrowing ancestors dating back to the early 1600s, there is a dynamic and noble story to both the region and to the family's development in the local wine industry.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
A taste of Italy will be venturing to Aria on July 8 as we welcome Pio Boffa of Pio Cesare Winery from Alba, Italy for our next wine dinner.
Pio Boffa is the great-grandson of winery founder Cesare Pio, who began producing traditional Piemontese wines five generations ago in 1881 in their ancient cellars. They combine modern winemaking techniques along with the traditional regional methods, ageing in large casks and barriques of different French oaks and bottle-aged before their release.
We are thrilled to experience these high quality wines with Pio Boffa present – it will be a pleasure to learn both about the legacy and philosophy that is behind the creation of these great Italian wines. The Cesare Winery Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and feature 6 wines paired with 5 courses. The dinner will be $100 (includes tax and gratuity) and reservations can be made by calling us at (404) 233-7673.
Reception: Cortese di Gavi DOCG, 2009
Summer Black Truffle Deviled Egg
Seared New Bedford Jumbo Sea Scallop
lady peas, heirloom tomatoes, tarragon
Chardonnay, L’Altro, Piemonte DOC 2007
Warm Capon Salad
black mission figs, thin beans, roasted red peppers, basil
Barbera d’Alba DOC, Fides, 2006
Breast of Duck
wild rice, bacon, toasted almonds, georgia blackberries
Barbaresco DOCG, 2005
Roasted Rack of Lamb
ragu of eggplant, celery, cipollini, natural jus
Barolo DOCG, 2005
Georgia Peach Tart
ginger brown butter and peach ice cream
Moscato D’Asti DOCG, 2007
- Next on our calendar: Ettiene Hugel from Alsace (July 19th at 7pm) and Susana Balbo from Argentina (August 24th at 7pm)
Thursday, April 8, 2010
This time, winemaker Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent Winery in Oregon will be joining us with a selection of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from terrific vineyards in the Willamette Valley.
Vlossak’s love for wine began as a young man, when he learned to taste and enjoy wines daily with his father, a wine importer. He started St. Innocent Winery in 1988 and has been producing small lot, handmade wines in the southeast corner of the Eola Hills in Salem, Oregon ever since.
St. Innocent’s philosophy is that the primary function of wine is to complement and extend the pleasure of a meal – a principle we couldn’t agree with more! Many of their wines tend toward higher acid levels with diverse and balanced flavors to enhance different food and flavor combinations, and we are excited to taste Chef Gerry Klaskala’s pairings with each one.
The St. Innocent Wine Dinner will begin at 7pm on April 22nd and will be $85 per person, five courses with wine pairings excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 404-233-7673.
Friday, March 12, 2010
For Jake's second visit to Aria, Chef Gerry Klaskala will be preparing a five-course dinner to complement the fantastic wines that Jake is bringing to the table. Specifically, the menu will feature three preparations centered around a whole spring lamb that Chef Klaskala is bringing in just for this event. Each of the three lamb courses, in turn, will be paired with a special '05 single vineyard Hawkes Cabernet brought to Georgia by Jake himself - again, only for this event. Along with dessert, we will taste a barrel sample of Jake's botrytis semillon.
Don't miss out on this perfect dovetailing of food and wine.
Call 404.233.7673 to make reservations - availability is limited!
Five courses with wine pairings: $90 per person (excludes tax and gratuity).
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
In March we will welcome Jake Hawkes from Hawkes Winery in Alexander Valley and in April Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent Winery in Oregon.
Here is a quick recap of our Sokol Blosser dinner menu:
All photography thanks to George Sanchez
apple gelee, green apple salad
Evolution NV, American White
roasted sweet red peppers, sugar snap peas, natural jus
2006 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Oregon
2007 Pinot Noir, Estate Cuvee, Dundee Hills, Oregon
oyster mushrooms, roasted shallots, celery & potato gratin
Meditrina NV, American Red
baby arugula, truffle vinaigrette
orange vanilla sauce
2007 Late Harvest Riesling, Columbia Valley
Monday, January 25, 2010
Aria is excited to welcome Alex Sokol Blosser for an intimate wine dinner on February 18th, featuring wines from his family’s Sokol Blosser Winery in Oregon.
Since the family planted their first grapevines there in 1971, they’ve become one of the pioneering wineries in the region and continue to play a key role in shaping the Oregon wine industry.
Sokol Blosser has set strong standards in keeping their wine making program green; including farming organically and building an underground cellar to US Green Building Council standards. That made them the first winery in the country to earn the prestigious LEED certification!
Sokol Blosser produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Evolution (a proprietary white wine blend of nine varieties) and Meditrina (proprietary red blend), along with small quantities of Single Block Pinot Noirs in selected vintages. We are thrilled to welcome Alex and his excellent wines to Aria.
Six Wines/Six Courses $80.00 per person (excludes tax and gratuity).
Friday, January 22, 2010
We will be offering a special four-course prix-fixe menu for $85 per person (excludes tax and gratuity). A draft of the menu is available here and the final copy will be available the week of Feb 8th.
For reservations, please call 404.233.7673, See you then!