News for Restaurants in Atlanta
Bantam + Biddy has debuted a monthly wine tasting series, co-hosted by nearby Ansley Wine Merchants. The tastings will take place at the restaurant from 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m., when the wine store will pour six different wines for guests to sample. Cost is $10 per person, and includes complimentary appetizers by Bantam + Biddy. Guests who stay for dinner will have the wine tasting fee applied to the cost of their meals. The wines will be available for purchase that evening at Ansley Wine Merchants, and special discounts will be offered. For more information, call Ansley Wine Merchants at 404-876-6790. Bantam + Biddy, Ansley Mall, 1544 Piedmont Rd. NE, Ste. 301, Atlanta, GA 30324, 404-907-3469.
The annual Buckhead Restaurant Week runs from March 9 through March 17, 2013. Each participating restaurant will offer a prix-fixe, three-course menu consisting of an appetizer, a main course and a dessert for $25 or $35 per person excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity. Some restaurants will also be offering lunch menus for $15 or $25. For menus, participating restaurants and additional information, visit www.brwatlanta.com.
Tim Young of Nature's Harmony Farm, a farmstead cheesemaker near Elberton, Ga., is offering a limited number of two-day events to help you decide if the life of a farmer/cheesemaker is right for you. Each day will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. On day one, participants will get to know the herd. Young will instruct on such subjects as animal husbandry, milking procedures, how to set up a Grade-A dairy plant and many other basics of cheesemaking including marketing and other aspects of the business of farmstead cheesemaking. On day two, participants will learn the nuts and bolts of cheesemaking. Price is $750 per person, and Young is offering a 25 percent discount for a second registration for a spouse or partner. Farm lunch and dinner with the cheesemaker on the first night is included, but lodging is not included. Visit naturesharmonyfarm.com for more information. Nature's Harmony Farm, 1978 Bakers Ferry Rd., Elberton, GA 30635, no phone.
Founded in 1985, Joli Kobe, known for breads and pastries, rebranded the popular bakery into a full-service, seasonally driven restaurant called Joli Kobe Kitchen. Mihoko Obunai, former co-owner of Repast, had been named executive chef, but she has left the operation. The menu is influenced by Japanese and French cooking techniques and uses local ingredients. Joli Kobe Kitchen serves lunch daily, but has stopped serving dinner. The bakery continues to operate as a bakery, and the café is located at 1545 Peachtree St. NE, 404-870-0640. Lunch Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sun. Joli Kobe Kitchen, The Prado, 5600 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-843-3257.
On Sunday, March 3, Cibo e Beve launches the restaurant's first "Disco Brunch," beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Going forward, "Disco Brunch" will take place on the first Sunday of every month at the same hours. Transforming the Italian restaurant's setting into a club-going atmosphere, the décor will feature a disco ball, costumes, 60s and 70s music and a balloon prize drop where every table will have a chance to win a discount on its bill. Executive chef Linda Harrell will prepare special dishes for the brunch, including the "Disco Inferno," a pizza with ghost pepper salami and Calabrese peppers. Mixologist Justin Hadaway has concocted unique drinks for the brunch, including a "Disco Punch," with peach shrub, house-made red bush vermouth, Prosecco and seasonal fruit. Cibo e Beve, Belle Isle Shopping Center, 4969 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-250-8988.
New craft brewery Monday Night Brewing was fêted at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland on Thursday, January 31. Monday Night Brewing, 670 Trabert Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, no phone.
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