Friday, November 2, 2012

Appetizing Aperture: Gobble Go-Time at White Oak Pastures

Gobble, gobble goodness can be yours when you order your Thanksgiving turkey from White Oak Pastures. These pasture-raised, heritage breed turkeys are thankful to have spent their days on the range roaming freely, pecking and scratching the grounds on the farm's 1,000-acre Certified Organic farm in Bluffton, Ga. No cage, no crate, these turkeys sure taste great! 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Serenbe on Sunday: Be There

Few food festivals live up to the deliciousness and fun of the
LDEI Afternoon in the Country at Serenbe. We're talking cake raffles with creations like this Bold American pumpkin (above), bluegrass music, hayrides, a silent auction and so much food and wine! Members of the Les Dames d'Escoffier International Atlanta Chapter are gathering more than 124 participants for this year's spread, including American Spirit Whiskey, Bantam + Biddy, Bold American Catering, Chicken and the Egg, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, La Tavola Trattoria, Lure, Marlow's Tavern, No. 246, Seven Lamps, The Cook's Warehouse, The Optimist, White Oak Pastures and Woodfire Grill. Chefs and caterers will join with some of our area's best farms and pair fine wines, premium micro-brews and spirited drinks for tastings in the roomy big-top tents dotting the colorful gardens of The Inn at Serenbe near Palmetto, Ga. The catch is this event sells out every year so hit the link now to buy tickets ($95 adults, $35 ages 13-20, FREE under age 12).

What's New on Pinterest: Crowd-pleasing Pies

Scrumptious Pies at Bantam + Biddy

Eating a healthier turkey gives you a little more wiggle room for Thanksgiving dessert. So what's it going to be? One crust, two or one of those lattice tops? Meringue or whipped cream? A sliver of each or a wholesome wedge? We'll pin the pie board spread; you'll have to make those choices on your own.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Let Chef Gerry Klaskala Serve You a Winning Dish at the Falcons Game this Sunday

The undefeated Falcons are flying high, and the Dallas Cowboys are their next prey at this weekend's Georgia Dome showdown, Sunday, November 4 at 8:20 p.m. Why should the players have all the kicks at this big game? Upstairs at the 2View Restaurant, Aria Owner/Executive Chef Gerry Klaskala adds to the rivalry by pitting the Georgia jumbo lump crab cake sandwich with lettuce slaw and mustard sauce against the Texas BBQ'd beef short rib padded with spicy jalapeño mac n' cheese. Keep the ball in view at all times on the restaurant's wall-flanking screens. 2View Restaurant is located near Gate F in the Georgia Dome's east end zone executive concourse. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Atlanta Eats Chomps its Way to No. 246 in Decatur

Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee
The cool thing about the new CBS local-eater show "Atlanta Eats" is that we can watch it and try out the restaurants because they are right here in our city. This Saturday's "Atlanta Eats" chows down on Decatur's No. 246 at noon. You know the chefs involved:  Owner/Chef Ford Fry and Co-owner/Executive Chef Drew Belline. Will show host Steak Shapiro step out back for some Ping-Pong on the patio?  We wouldn't put it past him. The show will surely leave you salivating. Thankfully, No. 246 serves its Italian-inspired and locally driven menu at lunch daily from noon until 3 p.m. and dinner beginning at 5 p.m. each night. Click this link or call 678-399-8246 to make your reservation.

Catch Our Howling Good Halloween Happenings and More in this Week's Dish

Still not sure where you're celebrating Halloween? Do not fret! We have all of your haunting options lined up for you and more in this week's Dish.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Releases Limited-Edition Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon November 1

The hottest item at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar this week may be the restaurant’s newest boutique private-label wine, Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, available at Fleming’s restaurants nationwide beginning November 1. We say that because each year Fleming’s limited-edition boutique wine sells out quickly, and those in the know watch the calendar for its release. This year’s Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a collaboration between Fleming’s Director of Wine Maeve Pesquera and Hall Winery President Mike Reynolds, Director of Winemaking Steve Leveque and Assistant Winemaker Megan Gunderson. Hall Winery’s perfection is a Bordeaux-style blend of 75 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 1 percent Petit Verdot sourced from the Hardester Ranch Vineyard in Napa’s Pope Valley, a few miles northeast of Hall’s state-of-the-art winemaking facility in Rutherford. The balance contains 12 percent each of Merlot and Syrah from Hall’s Napa River Ranch Vineyard that straddles the famous Oak Knoll and Yountville AVAs. Leveque tells us, “The velvety Cab blend has rich and opulent aromas of black cherry, spice and toasty oak. The full red fruit palate is vivid and focused and gives way to supple tannins and a long, balanced finish.” Blending a food-friendly, harmonious wine with distinctive origins is a goal for the annual program, which began with the 2004 vintage. Let the kids have October 31 and all its treats – you’re treating yourself to Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at Fleming’s come November 1.