E-Gift Cards Now Available!

eGiftCard-Set3We’re excited to announce that Fifth Group Restaurants now offers electronic gift cards in addition to the traditional plastic cards. E-cards can be purchased and then immediately sent to the recipient by email. He or she can instantaneously view and print the e-gift card for use that day!

The new e-cards can be customized to suit any occasion and come in an array of designs all of which may be personalized.  Just like our plastic gift cards, these e-cards may be redeemed at any Fifth Group Restaurants location.

To purchase a gift card, or to learn more about our new program, click here.

The holidays are just around the corner!  Gift cards and e-gift cards make the perfect gift, and starting next month, we’ll again be offering the extra 20% promotion when you purchase a gift card of $100 or more.  Be on the lookout starting in November for more information about this offer.

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Dinner at @LureATL and @SCKMidtown and A Show at @AtlantaSymphony

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra‘s 2013-2014 season is underway! We’ve partnered together to offer you the perfect dinner and a show combination for several upcoming shows.

Dinner at Lure followed by Cirque de la Symphonie
November 29-30, 2013
 The magic of Cirque comes to the Symphony! Marvel at high flying aerialists, daredevil cyclists, and acrobatic feats of wonder set to classical masterpieces and contemporary hits. The price of tickets and dinner combo starts at $43.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Dinner at South City Kitchen Midtown followed by Gospel Christmas
December 8, 2013
The powerhouse Atlanta Gospel Singers lift your spirit and rock your soul in an inspiring program of modern and traditional selections. Tickets to this show with dinner pairing starts at $50. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Dinner at Lure followed by A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch
March 28-29, 2014 The ASO celebrates the tremendous musical legacy of Marvin Hamlisch, winner of numerous major awards (three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes), writer of more than 40 movie scores, and one of the longest running Broadway shows, A Chorus Line. Conductor Larry Blank and show- stopping vocalists Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque and Donna McKechnie present the best of this legendary composer. Tickets to the show with dinner pairing is $50.  For more information on this show or to purchase tickets, click here.

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Experience Poland at @EccoATL’s Next Sunday Share

eccopolandEcco continues its communal, family-style Sunday Share dinners on October 13 with a culinary exploration of Polish food and culture.

Ecco’s Executive Chef, Jonathan Beatty, and his culinary team have created this unique and memorable menu which includes several classic dishes of Poland, including:

KIELBASA & PICKLED VEGETABLES BOARDS
PLACKI ZIEMNIACZANE potato pancake with sweet corn, crème fraiche, pickled apple
JEWISH CAVIAR chicken liver spread with hard boiled eggs, gerkins, wood fired sourdough
SUROWKA apple and carrot dip, sultanas, caraway seed
BORSCHT SALAD salt-roasted beet root, marinated potato, Brussels sprout slaw, crème fraiche dressing
BIGOS autumn game stew with pickled chantrelle mushrooms, kraut sprouts, celeriac, local cabbage
PIEROGI housemade polish dumplings stuffed with fresh cheese, potato, sauerkraut and sweet onion butter sauce
KREMOWKA cream pie, puff pastry, sweet egg cream, winter citrus salad
MAKOWEIC sweet poppy seed roll with walnut, rum and raisins

 The price is $52 per person which includes tax and gratuity.  Space is limited, so purchase tickets today!

Here are some of the dishes that Ecco will interpret for the next Sunday Share.  The plates that will be served will be inspired from these traditional Polish plates.

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Experience Abbondanza at @LaTavolaATL

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Not what we have but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance. – Epicurus

La Tavola is celebrating its 6th annual Abbondanza menu from October 10-20 as they celebrate the Abundance of Central Italy.

Italy’s fruitful heartland is a cornucopia of abundance, and Executive Chef Brent Banda and his culinary team have created this special limited-time-only three-course prix fixe menu that celebrates the flavors found only in this unique culinary region of Italy. The menu is available a la carte or $35 prix fixe.

First Course

ESCAROLE Georgia apples, taleggio due latte, arugula, pecans 9
VEAL SWEETBREADS pumpkin crema, Brussels sprouts, apple mostarda, thyme 11
GRILLED HANGER STEAK farro antica, grilled radicchio, beets, Gorgonzola vinaigrette 12
GRILLED LAMB SAUSAGE rye berry gnocchi, juniper sugo, chive flowers 12
CELERY ROOT SFROMATO pea tendrils, guanciale and black truffle sauce 11
BRUSCHETTA African squash, house made ricotta, walnuts and Pecorino Toscano 9

Second Course

GRILLED DUCK BREAST polenta bianco, Brussels sprouts, frisee, pumpkin seed vinaigrette 23
PUMPKIN TORTELLINI hazelnuts, brown butter and smoked ricotta 17
RABBIT CACCIATORE chanterelle mushrooms, oregano, garlic, roasted fingerling potatoes 22
RISOTTO MILANESE carnaroli rice, saffron, braised veal breast, marrow butter 18
CHESTNUT GNOCCHI braised wild boar, chive flowers and cacio tartufo 18
GRILLED TROUT  Casteluccio lentils, roasted fall squash, cippoline agrodolce 21

Dessert

TORTE DI NONA ricotta, pine nuts, muscadine marmalata 7

To make reservations, call 404.873.5430 or make them online. Buon appetito!

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@Boldeventsatl Named @cl_atlanta Best of Atlanta!

Best_of_Creative_Loafing_2013Bold American Events has once again been named as Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta: Caterer. Bold American has won this award 5 out of the last 8 years.

Bold American Events was established in 1996 by Fifth Group Restaurants and specializes in creating impressive events and lasting impressions. They’ll customized innovative, chef-inspired menus specifically for your event to tempt and arouse your senses; design award-winning décor and breathtaking florals featuring layers of color, texture, sights and sounds; and offer you dazzling event spaces perfect for a social or corporate occasions.

For more information about Bold American Events, click here or call 404.815.1178.

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Go Hog-Wild as Hogtoberfest Returns to @SCKVinings

sckvhogIt’s time to pig out at South City Kitchen Vinings’ third annual Hogtoberfest celebration running October 10-19.

Executive Chef Chip Ulbrich and his culinary team have created a delicious pork-centric menu that features a variety of dishes from nose to tail. These dishes are sure to make you happier than a dead pig in the sunshine!

The following special items will be available in addition to the regular dinner menu:

SMALL PLATES (ranging from $6-15)
TASTING OF SURRAYANO COUNTRY HAM red eye mayonnaise, pickled mustard seeds, biscuit toast
BOILED PEANUT HUMMUS bacon jam, BBQ peanuts, benne seed corn crackers
HICKORY SMOKED PORK BELLY sweet potato dumplings, lacinato kale salad, Valbreso Feta, brown butter
PEI MUSSELS spicy chorizo, thyme cream, smoked paprika-dusted crispy fried potatoes
GEORGES BANK SCALLOPS parsnip puree, house-cured bacon, hazelnuts, cider vinegar syrup, preserved lemon oil
‘PORK FATTY’ bacon-wrapped country sausage, yellow grits, easy egg, ‘salsa verde’
BABY KALE SALAD celery leaves, Asher blue cheese, pickled onion, chili dusted pork rinds, Tupelo honey vinaigrette

LARGE PLATES ($22-30)
BRAISED PORK OSSO BUCCO fennel, Castelvetrano olives, Mills Farm Red Mule grits, Moro orange reduction
COUNTRY HAM-WRAPPED STUFFED FLOUNDER grilled broccolini, braised tomatoes, tarragon lemon crème
PAN-ROASTED GEORGIA TROUT roasted cauliflower, fresno chilis, lacinato kale, house made pancetta vinaigrette
BONE-IN SMOKE ROASTED PORK CHOP mustard greens, andouille cornbread dressing, Creole mustard glaze
FULL RACK OF BABY BACK RIBS horseradish dill potato salad, Monday Night Blind Pirate BBQ sauce

For reservations, call 770.435.0700 or visit us online today!

For more information about SweetWater Brewery, check out their Facebook page!

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And the Winner is…

1 man

7,891 followers

48,707 tweets

Who is he?

He’s @fifthgrouper. 4608f4670642c90c64e4c6939516ef6e

Our own Director of Marketing, Michael Erickson, has just been named to Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta 2013! @Fifthgrouper and @savoryexposure tied this year under the Oral Pleasures- Best Foodie Tweeter.

Michael has been tweeting since October 2007, and he hasn’t looked back since.  Glance at his timeline, and you’ll see tweets that run the gamut from recipes to food photos to ‘thank yous’ for new followers.  His profile is the one-stop shop for all news and info regarding Fifth Group Restaurants. He regularly updates his followers on upcoming events, recent celebrity sightings, menu changes and general foodie facts just to name a few.

So what are you waiting for…? Follow @fifthgrouper today and see why readers of Creative Loafing love him so much!

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