Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day Fifth Group Style

Can you hear that? It's the sound of hearts aflutter, roses blooming and wallets opening. That's right V-day is right around the corner and tables are filling up fast. Want to wow your honey? Book now to avoid last minute heart ache or a romantic dinner at Waffle House. Or just use our trick and eat out the weekend before to avoid all the steep prix fixing!

But if you want the real deal February 14 experience, look no further than Fifth Group's family of restaurants.

Our go to spot for a romantic evening out or entertaining guests is La Tavola. The service is always impeccable and the food delicious, so what's not to love?

La Tavola Trattoria
Reservations at 404.873.5430 or
992 Virginia Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Dinner served from 5:30-10pm

(The regular dinner menu will not be available)

Choice of Antipasti
ARUGULA frisee, hazelnut vinaigrette, gorgonzola dolce, Georgia apples
BEET SALAD farro piccolo, mizuna, Pecorino Toscana, beet vinaigrette
GRILLED GEORGIA QUAIL butternut squash, fregola, pomegranate molasses
CARNE CRUDA OF BRASSTOWN BEEF caper berries, potatoes, chives
CALAMARI Gaeta olives, pickled onions, garlic roasted cauliflower

Choice of Secondi
LANGOUSTINE RISOTTO BIANCO tomato passata, basil, grilled lemon
DUCK TWO WAYS grilled breast, braised leg, polenta rustica and quince mostarda
CHESTNUT PAPPARDELLE red-wine braised wild boar, Parmigiano
ROASTED GOLDEN TILEFISH Sea Island red peas, Chanterelle mushrooms, spinach
SALTIMBOCCA ALLA ROMANA veal scallopine with prosciutto, frisee, anchovy vinaigrette
GRILLED RIB EYE celery root puree, Tuscan kale rosemary, Laudemio olive oil
RICOTTA GNOCCHI chive flowers, poached farm egg and black truffle sauce
GRILLED TROUT Castelluccio lentils, roasted baby carrots, cippolini agrodolce
ROASTED VEAL BREAST Brussels sprouts, potato puree and juniper sugo
TAGLIATELLE BOLOGNESE house made meat ragu, ribbon pasta

Choice of Dolce
COFFEE BUDINO cinnamon cream, hazelnut pizzelle
MEYER LEMON-OLIVE OIL CAKE stewed huckleberries, fresh cream
BURNT ORANGE RICOTTA CHEESECAKE streusel crust, balsamic, candied orange zest, basil
CHOCOLATE CAKE flourless with olive oil, sea salt and an almond tuille
SICILIAN CASSATA pistacios, candied lemon, cocoa, Limoncello gelato

South City Kitchen Midtown
Reservations at 404.873.7358
1144 Crescent Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Dinner served 5-10pm

$39.95 Valentine's Day 3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner
(The regular dinner menu will not be available)

Choice of Appetizer
Pimento Cheese cornmeal crackers, house pickles
Fried Green Tomatoes goat cheese, sweet red pepper coulis
Low and Slow Smoked Pork BBQ scallion-grits cake, house made BBQ sauce, cabbage slaw
Seared Scallops fresh bacon, turnip puree, pepper jelly
Caesar Salad garlic-grit croutons, fried okra, Parmesan, Caesar dressing
Shrimp and Scallop Crudo celery root royale, citrus, pickled Fresno chilies
Baked Gulf Oysters creamed greens, Pernod Bearnaise
Baby Arugula North Georgia apples, roasted turnips, Thomasville Tomme, sorghum vinaigrette
She-Crab Soup fresh cream, sherry

Choice of Entree
Buttermilk Fried Chicken smashed bliss potatoes,
garlic sautéed collard greens, honey-thyme jus
Seafood Jambalaya shrimp, crawfish, mussels, fish,
Carolina Plantation rice, andouille, spicy tomato broth
Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits poblano peppers, tasso, smoked tomato gravy
Grilled Lamb Leg pecan-arugula pesto, lacinato kale, polenta cheese grits
Smoked Pork Chop apple-fig mustard, fennel and Napa cabbage, roast sweet potatoes
Southern Surf and Turf smoke-braised brisket, crab and crawfish cake, potato puree, horseradish cream, watercress salad
Atlantic Wild Mahi Mahi roasted sun choke hash, baby spinach, hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, pomegranate butter
Vegetable Plate wild mushrooms, sun choke hash, lacinato kale, roasted sweet potatoes

Choice of Dessert
Cheesecake-Bread Pudding “put-up” spiced local blueberry compote
Chocolate Ganache Torte passion fruit-coconut jus
Sticky Toffee Pudding clabbered cream
Ice Cream or Sorbet ask your server for today’s selection

Reservations at 404.347.9555 or
40 7th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Dinner served 5:30-10pm

In addition to the regular dinner menu, the following specials well be offered on Valentine’s Day only:

Scallops and salmon roe with clemetine, fennel and tarragon 15
Celery root custard with black truffles, goat cheese espuma and winter pea tendrils 16
Wood roasted beef filet, marrow braised Vidalia onions, bordelaise sauce 32
Chocolate torte, lavender shortbread crust, rose water crème anglais 9

Not exactly the spot for a quiet little canoodle, but still a fun option for an evening out. Turns out Citysearch Atlanta calls it the best place for a date, El Taco is an option for V-day dining without the formatlity (or pricey special menu)

The Original El Taco
Reservations for 7 or more at 404.873.4656
1186 N. Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306
Dinner served 5-10pm

Warm things up with a couple of $4 pineapple-infused tequila shots; win a spin on the Wheel of Taco for free food, drinks and fun shwag; share a basket of tacos, a Mexican pizza or our come-to-your-table-sizzling fajitas; cheer on your favorite team on one of our multiple flat-screen TVs; and end the night with two straws in a deliciously sweet Mexican Coke float.

Alma Cocina
Reservations at 404.968.9662
191 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 (inside One Ninety One Peachtree Tower)
Lunch served 11am-3pm; dinner served 5-10pm

Ding at Alma Cocina for lunch or dinner on Tuesday, February 14 and they will donate 20% of your tab back to “Atlanta’s Table“—Atlanta Community Food Bank‘s prepared and perishable food rescue project.

Happy (almost) V-day!




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