Tuesday, December 28, 2010

5 & 10 Prix Fixe December 30th to January 5th

Menu A


mache with soft boiled egg, boiled dressing, shaved pecorino, pickled red onion, and fried shallots

Pinot Gris, Villa Wolf, Pfalz, Germany, 2009


braised beef shortribs with natural jus, onion jam, horseradish mashed potatoes, and sautéed swiss chard

Montagne-St.-Emilion, Chateau Tour Bayard, Bordeaux, France, 2006


Chocolate mousse cake with orange anglaise and cocoa nibs

Menu B


fried green tomatoes with roasted cherry tomatoes, buttermilk dressing, arugula, and crisp bacon bits

Gruner Veltliner, Schwarzbock, Austria, 2009


crisp arctic char, vermouth emulsion, roasted fingerling potato salad with grain mustard, and butter braised nappa cabbage

Macon la Roche-Vineuse, Alain Normand, Burgundy, France, 2008


"apple pie" with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


$65 food

$40 wine pairings


Kumamoto oysters on the half shell with cucumber-chile mignonette and preserved lemon

Sparkling Chenin Blanc, Louis de Grenelle, Loire, NV


Cauliflower soup with Georgia sturgeon caviar cream and tiny croutons

Aligoté, A&P de Villaine, Bouzeron ‘Les Clous’, France, 2007


Beef tartare with traditional accompaniments

Rosé, Chateau Musar, ‘Jeune’, Lebanon, 2009


Roasted baby carrots and beets with feta, cumin vinaigrette, and pulled parsley

Sauvignon Blanc, Le Claux Delorme, Valançay, France, 2009


Torchon of foie gras with onion jam, bread and butter pickles, and brioche

Sauternes, Chateau Laribotte, France, 2005


Salad of local lettuces, braised bacon, roasted tomato, avocado, and buttermilk dressing

Lirac Blanc, Domaine Lafond, Rhone, France, 2008


Butter poached Maine lobster risotto with tarragon crema

Chardonnay, Lioco, Carneros, CA, 2009


Roasted maitake mushrooms with poached local egg and truffled red mule grits

Bourgogne rouge, Jean-Claude Boisset, France, 2006


Roasted squab breast with confit leg, lemon-thyme jus, mascarpone polenta, and braised lacinato kale

Chianti Classico, Castello di Rampolla, Tuscany, Italy, 2005


Grilled prime filet of beef and braised short rib with pommes anna, roasted asparagus, and rosemary jus

Cabernet Sauvignon, Branham, Napa, CA, 2006


Braised halibut with orange emulsion, rouille, leek whipped potatoes, and saffron braised fennel

Rioja Blanco, R. Lopez de Heredia, ‘Viña Gravonia’, Spain, 2000


Collard greens spanakopita with French feta, spicy cucumber-chile dressing, roasted hakurei turnips, haricots vert and shiitake slaw

Riesling Trocken, Dr. F. Weins-Prüm, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese, Mosel, Germany, 2009


Grapefruit pudding cakes with whipped cream, champagne poppy seed reduction, and cashews

Moscato D’Asti, Vietti, ‘Cascinetta’, Piedmont, Italy, 2009


Dark chocolate mousse with coconut macaroon and passion fruit reduction

Port, Taylor-Fladgate, LBV, Portugal, 2005


Apple pie with juniper ice cream and candied kumquats

Pineau des Charantes, Daniel Bouju, Cognac, France


Vanilla bean crème brulee with cookies and seasonal fruit

Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Alvear, Spain, 2008

Please call 5 & 10 at 706-546-7300 for reservations.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

5 & 10 Prix Fixe December 16th to December 22nd

Menu A


wilted dandelion greens with soft poached egg and bacon vinaigrette

Rioja Blanco, Cune, ‘Monopole’, Spain, 2009


deviled chicken thighs with braised leeks and lemon pan jus

Barbera D’Alba, Bruno Giacosa, Piedmont, Italy, 2007


Pineapple-maple upside down cake with caramel, whipped cream and fresh mint

Menu B


Woodland Gardens arugula with buttermilk dressing, smoked trout, kumquats, and shaved radish

Pinot Grigio, Borgo M, Veneto, Italy, 2008


Georgia shrimp n grits, mustard greens, Andouille sausage, leeks, tomato, and roasted pepper

Vermentino, San Felice, Maremma, Italy, 2009


Passion fruit meringue tart with orange anglaise and cocoa nibs

Monday, December 13, 2010

New Year's Eve Dinner at Empire State South

$80 food/ $55 wine

Amuses bouche:: Cauliflower capers and caviar

Blanc de Blancs, Schramsberg, Napa, CA, 2006


duck ham and shaved torchon with breadcrumbed egg, & sugarloaf endive

Marsannay Rosé, Bruno Clair, Burgundy, France, 2008


seared scallops with meyer lemon, radish, mache, fennel and fennel pollen

Vouvray, Clos le Vigneau, Loire, France, 2008


kushi oysters with kimchi mignonette and champagne

Riesling, Merkelbach, Erdener Treppchen Kabinett, Mosel, Germany, 2009


potato gnocchi with guanciale, matsutakes, sorrel and rich pork dashi

Bianco, Coenobium, Lazio, Italy, 2008


terrine of foie gras with kumquat conserve, sauternes gelee, brioche

Sauternes, Chateau Laribotte, Bordeaux, France, 2005


coastal shrimp: lardo, crisp potato, romesco

Verdejo, Jose Pariente, Rueda, Spain, 2008


roasted guinea hen with confit of leg: Brussels, whipped parsnips and roasted jus

Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, Jean-Jacques Girard, ‘Les Serpentieres’, Burgundy, France, 2008


Strauss Family veal chop with sweetbreads, blacktrumpet mushrooms and leek grits

Nebbiolo-Barbera, Rocche dei Manzoni, ‘Bricco Manzoni’, Piedmont, Italy, 1996


Stew of charred octopus, lobster and cockles with green chickpeas, yams and harissa

Friulano, Schiopetto, Friuli, Italy, 2008


Optional cheese course (supplemental $20 per person)

Madeira, Rare Wine Co., Savannah Verdehlo, NV


Pineapple upside-down cake with warm caramel

Tokaji, Royal Tokaji Co., ‘Mad Cuvee’, Hungary, 2008


Vanilla & bourbon panna cotta with citrus compote

Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Alvear, Spain, 2008


Chocolate espresso tart with bruleed bananas

Colheita Port, Smith-Woodhouse, Portugal, 1986

*We can easily accommodate vegetarian requests

Reservations Required

call ESS at 404-541-1105

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

5 & 10 Prix Fixe December 9th to December 15th

for 5:30, 5:45 and 6:00 reservations

Menu A


Roasted broccoli with radicchio, anchovies, chile flake, lemon and garlic

Rioja Blanco, Cune, ‘Monopole’, Spain, 2009


Pan roasted Scottish salmon with celery root puree, brussels sprouts, and a mustard emulsion

Chardonnay, Windsor-Sonoma, Russian River Valley, 2009


Lemon Chess pie with vanilla bean whipped cream, sorghum and seasonal fruit

Menu B


Local Woodland Gardens lettuces with radish, hard boiled egg, crisped country ham and boiled dressing

Sauvignon Blanc, Mount Nelson, Marlborough, NZ, 2009


Roasted duck breast with sugarloaf endive, green tomato chutney, thyme and red orange gastrique jus

Pinot Noir, Au Bon Climat, Santa Barbera Co., CA 2008


Valbreso Feta with lavender honey, pistachios, and toasted baguettes

$25 for food

$15 for wine

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

L'Angevin/ Pierson-Meyer Wine Dinner at ESS on December 28th

I can’t think of a more apt holiday treat than to have a wine dinner a couple of days after Christmas. Just when the boxes are out and the turkey leftovers are waning you can walk out the front door announcing to your in-laws that you are going to have a nice dinner at that fun new midtown restaurant run by that guy with one eyebrow.

It will be a great night with great food and great wine. Two Yountville wineries will be featured and both are very highly regarded. L’Angevin is a lauded outfit with Burgundian focus showing some stellar chardonnays and wonderful pinot noirs. Pierson Meyer has a wonderful array of wines and we’ll be featuring their pinot noir, chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon. The really wonderful kicker is that the co-owner and winemaker for both wineries is Robbie Meyer, a lauded cellar master who spent years at Peter Michael Winery and is a native of Marietta, GA.

Come on by. It’ll be a great dinner to showcase some very sought-after wines from two wonderful wineries.


hamachi sashimi with pineapple, pickled sunchoke, mizuna and ponzu

2008 l’Angevin Chardonnay, Russian River

2008 Pierson Meyer Chardonnay, “Charles Heintz Vineyard”, Sonoma


frisee with pulled and crisped duck confit, pullet egg, persimmon and verjus vinaigrette

2008 l’Angevin Pinot Noir, Russian River


poached skate with pinot emulsion, cabbage, capers and pinenuts

2008 Pierson Meyer Pinot Noir, “Sonoma State”, Sonoma


Jamison Farm lamb leg with saffron stewed chickpeas, tomatoes and olives

2007 Pierson Meyer Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa


Banana Pudding

Empire State South Wine Dinner

L’Angevin Wines/ Pierson-Meyer

December 28th, 2010

6:30 PM beginning

with winemaker Robbie Meyer in attendance

$120 per person plus tax and tip

call ESS at 404-541-1105 for Reservations

Friday, December 3, 2010

Champagne Brunch at Empire State South

Saturday, December 11th

Brunch begins at noon

Esprit Brut, Henri Giraud, NV poured upon reception

1. Oyster Stew with Fried Egg and Toasted Brioche

Henri Giraud Champagne, Esprit Blanc de Blanc

2. Poached Breast of Poulet Rouge with Dumpling, Winter Vegetables and Escarole

Henri Giraud Champagne, Homage a Francois, Ay Grand Cru

3. Carolina Moon Cow's Milk Camembert with Star Anise Poached Apricots and toasted Semolina Bread

Henri Giraud Champagne, Esprit Rose

4. Passion Fruit Pavlova with Vanilla Soft Serve Ice

$60 per person (not including tax & gratuity)

Reserve your spot now, call ESS at 404-541-1105

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

5 & 10 Prix Fixe December 2nd thru 8th

$25 Prix Fixe

Menu A


tatsoi salad with mixed herbs, blood orange, toasted pinenuts, shaved pecorino and a simple bistro vinaigrette

Gruner Veltliner, Schwarzbock, Austria, 2009


crisp flounder with stewed salsify, Brussels sprouts and butternut squash, meyer lemon vinaigrette and toasted poppyseed

Riesling, Hiedler, Kamptal, Austria, 2002


Grapefruit pudding cake with whipped cream and toasted cashews

Menu B


fried duck egg with grits, oyster mushrooms, feta and pickled red Anaheim chiles

Macon la Roche-Vineuse, Alain Patriarche, Burgundy, France, 2008


braised pork belly with confit of shoulder, cabbage with caraway, & roasted celery, carrot and leek

St. Laurent, Sattler, Burgenland, Austria, 2008


Coconut panna cotta with dark chocolate and passion fruit reduction

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