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Mother's Day brunch at Livingston restaurant located at Georgia Terrace Hotel
Enjoy The Reopening Of The Livingston Bar At The Historic Georgian Terrace Hotel
Experience the newest menu at one of Atlanta’s cutest bars is re-opening just in time for spring
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After almost three years of being closed, guests will be able to enjoy all the vibes that The Livingston has to offer this Wednesday February 1. The menu alone will make it worth the wait. The new menu at this swanky bar is curated by executive Chef Steven Meese. Guests will enjoy a new world of contemporary fare as well as European cuisine inspired by Stevens t create a unique cuisine of its own.
Meese hopes to win a James Beard Award as the best restaurant in the city! The new menu will show case a mixture of local and European influences. Meese said guests can expect to experience “a mixture of a mixture of French, Italian and Spanish along with the flavors of Georgia.” Appetizer dishes include tuna crudo with ponzu, pickled cucumber and matcha crisp. Entrees will include entrees such as White Oak Pastures braised short ribs with cipollini onions, fingerlings and heirloom carrots, Maine diver sea scallops with truffled Parmesan risotto.
Make sure you mark your calendars and check out this reopening ASAP.
Livingston Restaurant + Bar Reopens in the Historic Georgian Terrace
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“It’s a real honor to be entrusted with reopening a restaurant like Livingston after the pandemic,” says Meese. “Atlanta is a beautiful city with a vibrant culture and a competitive culinary scene, and my goal is to create an extraordinary experience that honors all of that. We want to be the best restaurant in Atlanta and win a James Beard Award. There are a lot of incredible restaurants and chefs here, so we know we have our work cut out for us. That’s the challenge that has me excited to get out of bed in the morning.”
Meese’s menu showcases a mixture of local and European influences, a style he calls European Southern modern cuisine. “My background is Mediterranean and European,” says the Greek-born chef. “So there’s a mixture of French, Italian and Spanish along with the flavors of Georgia. I’m using a lot of locally sourced ingredients and many techniques like foams, fermentation, smoking and more.”
Highlights of the menu include appetizers such as tuna crudo with ponzu, pickled cucumber and matcha crisp and Baker Family Farms baby beets with Satsuma orange segments, goat cheese, egg emulsion and rye crumble; entrees such as White Oak Pastures braised short ribs with cipollini onions, fingerlings and heirloom carrots, Maine diver sea scallops with truffled Parmesan risotto and smoked chorizo hollandaise sauce, and winter squash ravioli with brown butter foam and fried sage leaves; sides such as Brussels sprouts with pancetta and Parmesan and ham hock collard greens; and desserts such as Meyer lemon meringue tart and seasonal fruit cobbler with buttermilk ice cream.
While preparing for the restaurant’s reopening, Meese immersed himself in Atlanta’s dining scene and met local farmers and providers with the assistance of The Georgian Terrace’s executive chef Fred Gilbert.
“Fred was executive chef for Wolfgang Puck,” Meese says. “He’s fantastic. He’s world-class. And that’s exactly the kind of team and the kind of experience I’m hoping to build at Livingston. To come to Atlanta and be competitive, every dish has to be on point, and every person has to be hungry, every day. What I tell everyone on my team is, ‘Whatever you did yesterday, I don’t care. It’s what you do today that matters.’ Every guest experience has to be amazing.”
Livingston is located inside the historic landmark The Georgian Terrace hotel, the oldest operating hotel in Atlanta, at 659 Peachtree St. NE. For more information, call 866-976-34878 or visit thegeorgianterrace.com.
Burgers with Buck visits Midtown's The Livingston
The Georgian Terrace in Midtown turns 112 and it has been home to many incredible events throughout the years. Now Burgers with Buck has stopped in to get a bite at The Livingston Restaurant and Bar.
Wedding Spot: The Georgian Terrace
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Host your wedding day at the perfect venue. The Georgian Terrace is a luxury Midtown Atlanta hotel offering modern amenities in a historic location at the cultural and financial center of Atlanta. This venue provides a signature brand of southern hospitality unlike any other Atlanta hotel. Located across from the historic Fox Theatre, they offer 3 classic ballrooms to host both your wedding and reception. Featuring dim lighting, large chandeliers, large windows, traditional design and elegant decor, this Atlanta location is romantic and memorable. Whether you have in mind something big or small, extravagant or intimate, the possibilities are practically endless. They will help you with everything from the big beautiful picture, to the smallest detail. to make your wedding day unforgettable. Combined with modern amenities and stellar service, The Georgian Terrace has everything you need to make your Midtown Atlanta wedding event the most romantic day of your life.
Event Center, Ballrooms
Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 225 guests
Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:00AM.
There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony ranges from $500 to $1,500 with reception rental and ranges from $1,750 to $6,000 for a ceremony only wedding. Wedding Spot pricing is based off of Saturday evening wedding packages, please inquire for specific pricing for other days of the week.
The average wedding cost at The Georgian Terrace is estimated at between $19,908 and $25,864 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
Sotherly Hotels Inc. Launches Boutique Collection With Georgian Terrace
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Other parts of the Georgian Terrace guest experience will receive a makeover as well. Each signature Sotherly Hotels property, beginning with the Georgian Terrace, will hire a “Sothern Host,” a combination of concierge and brand ambassador who is an expert on his or her given city. At The Georgian Terrace, Sothern Host Eric Woodward will update guests on the very best places to eat, drink, and explore in Atlanta.
The hotel’s main food and beverage outlet Livingston Restaurant + Bar will update its menu to include winning items from the first-annual Sotherly Chef Showdown that was held in February 2015. The overall winner, Southern Fried Stuffed Chicken filled with macaroni and cheese and served with Dr. Pepper bacon jam and vinegar kale slaw, created by Chef Sylvia Richmond of Sotherly’s Houston property, will make an appearance at Livingston soon.
Award-winning basement bar Edgar’s Proof & Provision (formerly Proof & Provision) was renamed to honor Edgar Sims Jr., the father of Sotherly CEO Drew Sims, who in 1957 founded Maryland Hospitality, Inc., the company which would become Sotherly Hotels, Inc. Edgar, remembered as a bourbon lover, will be honored both in the name of the bar and with Edgar’s Truth, Sotherly Hotels’ own bourbon which will be served at Edgar’s Proof & Provision. Café Mims, The Georgian Terrace’s lobby café, has been replaced by Buffalo Bayou Coffee, a specialty coffee shop that will feature Dancing Goats Coffee, roasted locally by Batdorf + Bronson.
Sotherly Hotels Inc. is led by Drew Sims, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Sims has served in this capacity since leading the company’s initial public offering in 2004 as MHI Hospitality Corporation. Mr. Sims’ association with Sotherly Hotels and MHI Hotels Services continues a family tradition in the hotel industry which began with his father, Edgar Sims Jr., who founded MHI Hotels Services as Maryland Hospitality, Inc. in 1957.
For more information on Sotherly Hotels Inc. please visit www.sotherlyhotels.com. For more information on The Georgian Terrace Hotel please visit www.thegeorgianterrace.com. The Georgian Terrace Hotel is located at 659 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30308.
SOTHERLY HOTELS, INC – WILLIAMSBURG, VA.
Sotherly Hotels Inc. is a self-managed and self-administered lodging REIT focused on the acquisition, renovation, upbranding and repositioning of upscale and upper upscale full-service hotels in the Southern United States. Currently, the Company’s portfolio consists of investments in twelve hotel properties and comprises 3,010 rooms. Most of the Company’s properties operate under the Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group and Starwood Hotels and Resorts brands. Sotherly Hotels Inc. was organized in 2004 and is headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.sotherlyhotels.com.
THE GEORGIAN TERRACE HOTEL – ATLANTA, GA
A Midtown icon, The Georgian Terrace Hotel is located in the heart of Atlanta’s business and cultural district, across from the Fox Theatre. The hotel delivers a brand of service rarely found, even in the South. We’re set to please with everything from big modern suites to versatile event and meeting spaces. Our business facilities are state of the art. We offer a world-class conference center, an impressive boardroom, classic ballrooms and secure onsite parking. Just off our lobby, Livingston Restaurant + Bar and our newest eatery, Proof and Provision, located downstairs serves award-winning American cuisine and signature drinks. The Georgian Terrace Hotel is located at 659 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Ga, 30308. For reservations and more information, visit thegeorgianterrace.com.
LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT + BAR – ATLANTA, GA
Within the walls of Atlanta’s historic Georgian Terrace Hotel lies the stunningly modern yet intimately glamorous Livingston Restaurant + Bar, known for its inventive contemporary American cuisine as well as its pioneering, barrel-aged, classic cocktail program. Executive chef Michael Semancik’s internationally influenced plates strike the palate with unique twists and unparalleled flavors that stimulate the senses and compliment the atmosphere. Livingston Restaurant + Bar is located at 659 Peachtree St. NE, across from The Fox Theatre. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. as well as Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Breakfast is served daily from 6:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. with Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parking is available, with three hours of complimentary valet to restaurant guests. For reservations, please call (404) 897-1991 or visit livingstonatlanta.com. For the latest news on all things Livingston, follow us on Twitter and on like us on Facebook!
EDGAR’S PROOF AND PROVISION – ATLANTA, GA
Atlanta’s favorite community drinkery, Edgar’s Proof and Provision, features a menu with flavors that are bold but identifiable paired with masterfully crafted drinks from bar manager Nate Shuman. These pairings along with the subterranean, industrial atmosphere accentuated by exposed brick, metals and a sleek aesthetic provide fun, yet intimate, experience. All offerings are designed to create a balance that focuses on what is current in mixology and cuisine. Edgar’s Proof and Provision is located in the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel, at 659 Peachtree St. NE, across from The Fox Theatre. Parking is available, with three hours of complimentary valet to restaurant guests. For more information, visit proofandprovision.com. Show your love and get social on Twitter and Facebook