Oyster Bar at The Optimist celebrates Summer Of Riesling | Restaurants
ATLANTA -- Oyster Bar at The Optimist, the oyster bar adjacent to Ford Fry’s new seafood restaurant on Atlanta’s west side, is celebrating the Summer of Riesling and the debut of the restaurant’s new three-hole putt-putt course on Wednesday, July 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Summer of Riesling is a nationwide celebration featuring 500 restaurants and wine bars and 100 retailers that are paying homage to and increasing awareness of this German grape.
The evening begins with a Riesling tasting from 5 p.m. to 7 pm. featuring six different Rieslings from various regions of the world. The cost of the tasting is $15 per person, which also includes some light bites from Chef Adam Evans designed to pair with each of the featured wines. Guests who make a reservation for dinner after the tasting and enjoy a featured Riesling during their meal will receive a credit in the amount of the ticket cost.
From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Tui Anderson Duo will be performing live island music on the restaurant’s patio where guests can also test their skills at The Optimist’s new putt-putt course. Riesling punch will also be offered in the Oyster Bar throughout the evening.
For those who would like to celebrate Riesling all summer long, both The Optimist and sister restaurant JCT. Kitchen & Bar will be offering four Rieslings by the glass every day throughout the season.
The Optimist and Oyster Bar at The Optimist are located at 914 Howell Mill Road in Atlanta; 404-477-6260. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly and lunch on weekdays. For more information, visit theoptimistrestaurant.com or the restaurant’s Facebook page.