Fine dining institution Aria in Buckhead might carry one of the most comprehensive wine lists in Atlanta, and now that 380-plus deep list is available for curbside pickup, and at half price.
Aria’s bottle list “bible” reads like a wine lover’s “best of”, and includes everything from chablis from Francois Raveneau, to tempranillo from Lopez de Heredia. There’s even a few back-vintages and hard-to-find magnums in the restaurant’s cellar, too.
Resident wine director, Andres Loaiza, also plans to create mystery selections for adventurous wine connoisseurs. Each bottle selected by Loaiza ranges between $35 and $55.
Eater Atlanta reached out to Loaiza for more information.
After laying off much of the staff in March due to novel coronavirus-related dine-in suspensions at Atlanta restaurants, Aria owner chef Gerry Klaskala chose to pivot to takeout. Aria’s takeout menu features family-style dinners with dishes like braised short ribs, comforting soups, and bagels with smoked salmon.
Aria is open for curbside pick-up of meals and wine, Tuesday through Saturday. Orders can be placed and paid for online, or by calling 404-233-7673 before 3 p.m. Pick-up is between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The menu features family meals, ranging from $24 to $45.
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