Twelve Eighty Dining Plays Pitch-Perfect Prelude to Woodruff Arts Center Visit
Enhance an afternoon exploring High Museum of Art exhibits or a stunning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert with another kind of art appreciation -- savoring the fine culinary arts of Twelve Eighty in the heart of Midtown’s Woodruff Arts Center. John C. Metz, executive chef, CEO and co-founder of Sterling Spoon Culinary Management (which operates Twelve Eighty), along with chef de cuisine Andreas Georgakopoulos, source the best local ingredients for a seasonal menu that makes Twelve Eighty a memorable dining destination for arts aficionados and foodies alike. Fall menu showstoppers include starters of roasted beet and burrata ($10) or shrimp and andouille skillet with Logan Turnpike grits ($11); lunch sandwiches like “High Museum” pastrami with house-made slaw, Gruyère cheese and Thousand Island dressing on marble rye ($13.50) or roasted Golden Farms organic turkey topped with pepper Jack, Applewood-smoked bacon, sun-dried tomato aioli and arugula on ciabatta bread ($12). Among dinner’s all-star cast are seared jumbo sea scallops with spaghetti squash, tiny green beans, candied pecans, cranberry fresh sage and blood orange beurre blanc ($25.50); 24-hour braised boneless short rib with creamy Gorgonzola polenta, shaved asparagus, parsnips, Brussels sprouts, carrots and rich, demi-glace jus ($23); and an autumnal side of cumin-roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash ($4). View lunch, dinner, lounge menus and more here and find upcoming events at facebook.com/TwelveEighty. Open 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday.