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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/24

Executive Chef Banks White Crafts a Specially Curated Multi-Course Dinner with Pairings from Renowned Kentucky Distillery             

The Southern Gentleman is delighted to announce an exclusive bourbon dinner in collaboration with Kentucky distillery Maker’s Mark on Wednesday, Feb. 21. From 6:30-8:30 p.m., guests will indulge in a unique bourbon and food pairing experience.

The evening begins with a welcome reception featuring passed hors d’oeuvres and a specialty welcome cocktail. Following the reception, guests will be seated for a three-course dinner from executive chef Banks White, paired with selections from the renowned Maker’s Mark Distillery. Throughout the evening, knowledgeable representatives will guide guests through each course and bourbon pairing.

Priced at $120 per person (plus tax), tickets include the welcome reception, three-course dinner, and gratuity. Each guest will also receive a gift bag, and raffle tickets will be available for purchase for grand prizes. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Giving Kitchen, an Atlanta-based nonprofit aiding food service workers through financial support and resources. View more information and purchase tickets via Eventbrite.


Southern Welcome

Amuse bouche

Maker’s Mark taster

First Course

Pork tenderloin carpaccio with shaved Brussels sprouts, tonnato sauce, and crispy capers

Makers Mark sea salt-infused Manhattan

Second Course

Duck leg confit with bourbon honey pomegranate glaze, French lentils, butternut squash and, pumpkin seed crumble

Maker’s 46 duck fat washed pomegranate Old Fashioned

Third Course

Decadent chocolate layer cake with orange crème anglaise and Filthy bourbon black cherries

Maker’s Mark Cask, served neat


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/18/23

Buckhead Village Eatery Celebrates the 149th Run for the Roses with Derby-Inspired Fare, Cocktails and Contests

May 6 4-7pm

Everyone makes it to the winner’s circle when The Southern Gentleman hosts its annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 6. From 4-7 p.m., fans can cheer on their favorite horses with viewing on multiple screens while enjoying Derby-inspired passed bites and beverages including mint juleps. Guests also can join the competition for chances to win prizes in the Derby Day Hat and Best Dressed contests plus other giveaways. 

The party takes place on The Southern Gentleman’s covered patio. Tickets are $65 per person and include passed bites, two Derby-inspired beverages and a branded julep cup to take home. View more details and purchase tickets via Eventbrite. Tickets cannot be refunded within 48 hours of the event.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/3/23

Buckhead Village Eatery Tees Up Tournament Viewing Party with Masters-Inspired Menu and Cocktails

Bag the two-hour drive to Augusta: The Southern Gentleman executive chef Banks White and his team are tournament-ready with a Masters viewing party April 5-9. From the first drive until the final putt sinks, televisions at the Buckhead Village eatery will be tuned to tournament action while golf fans enjoy menu items and specially curated cocktails inspired by the flavors and traditions of the Masters.

                           On the menu leaderboard are:

  • Black truffle patty melt with bread and butter pickles ($15)
  • A Masterful Taste with pimento cheese, truffle egg salad and chicken salad sandwiches, served with chips ($11)
  • Poached jumbo shrimp with horseradish cocktail sauce and butter lettuce ($12)
  • Pork rinds and chips with caramelized Vidalia onion dip ($8)

For perfect menu pairings, the cocktail menu boasts:

  • Azalea Ace mixing Ford’s gin, white cranberry, honey and lemon ($16)
  • Flowering Peach with Woodford Reserve, lemon, tea and peach liquor ($16)
  • Peach State light lager (16-ounce can $10)

Before the coveted green jacket is awarded on Sunday, April 9, The Southern Gentleman presents the grand finale raffle with prizes drawn during the final holes starting at 6 p.m. Prizes include golf-inspired gift bags from Woodford Reserve and a grand prize of a Titleist golf bag. Guests must purchase a featured food or drink item to qualify for the raffle.

Viewing parties and specials will be served throughout the restaurant Wednesday through Friday and in the bar on Saturday and Sunday. Make reservations online.

The Southern Gentleman

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/7/21

Holding every door for you. Greet you with a genuine smile. Dressed to impress. Asking politely to hold your hand. With all that southern authenticity and charm, you’ll get this vibe from The Southern Gentleman in Buckhead!  From southern-inspired fancy fried chicken, divine duck, spicy shishito peppers, some fantastic signature cocktails, creamy potato gnocchi and a fun dessert, expect to be charmed by this one. Let’s not waste another minute. Who’s hungry?

Starting with the sips, we sampled the Nick’s Garden and The Upside Down. The favorite of the two was the Nick’s Garden because it was a vegetable forward cocktail with a ton of tasty flavor. With the earthiness of beets combining with the lemon, earthy gin, blackberry for tartness and honey for sweetness, this cocktail created a balanced sip from start to finish. Plus, it’s gorgeous! The Upside Down pays homage to the classic pina colada or pineapple upside down cake, take your pick. With pineapple the star of this cocktail, it combines lemon rhubarb bitters for some earthiness and tart that pairs well with the rum and pineapple. This one drinks like a tiki pineapple drink with a nice froth that is reminiscent of the beach.

To begin our meal, we tried three small plates that included the Homemade Buttermilk Rolls, Potato Gnocchi, and Blistered Shishito Peppers. Something you must get for your table are the Homemade Buttermilk Rolls because they’re not just any ordinary roll! They add bacon fat to them on top of the tender and buttery rolls, so that the bacon flavor lingers on the back of the bite. They’re something that you have to try, buttery, warm, meaty. Then, the potato gnocchi, tastes spot on to a loaded baked potato! With creamy, sharp sauce that is so rich and deep it engulfs the tender potato pillows. It ends up being sharp, creamy, yet soft and fluffy. All-around yum. Our favorite bite had to be the Blistered Shishito Peppers. We’ve never been a big fan of these peppers because they’re either bland or just not cooked right, but this dish changed our minds. Actually, our minds were blown how much this dish brought a hint of spice, the savory of the Bahn Mi vinaigrette broth, and the meatiness of the ham. We couldn’t stop eating because it started with a pop of the pepper skin, a slight earthiness, followed by spiciness, then cooled and brightened by the flavorful broth and ham. Must try.

Of the main dishes, the Honey-Glazed Duck and Buttermilk Fried Chicken stood out as the most interesting. Duck is an acquired taste for some but it’s divine for others, and we love our duck. The Honey-Glazed Duck didn’t disappoint with tender and slightly sweet duck perfectly paired with lemony forward sauce that brightened the savory of the jus. On the side, the creamed turnips were creamy, earthy and they hide the best surprise, the most amazing duck sausage we’ve ever put in our mouths! It was salty, hearty, and whatever you do we recommend you mix it with the creamed turnips and sauce. Divine duck IS RIGHT. As for the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, this beauty was pretty to behold, but also was fantastic to eat. The crunchy shell is glazed with a hot honey, all while masking a tender piece of white meat inside. Crunchy, spicy, sweet, and tender. Then, creamy, and mellow leaks accompany the heartiness and spice of the meat. Complex and good.

Staying for dessert, we decided that Pumpkin Spiced Donuts sounded like the perfect way to end our meal. They house make these donuts, fry them up, and top them with tons of cinnamon. On the side, coffee ice cream goes well with the crunch and cinnamon flavor of the donuts and is reminiscent of coffee and donuts in the morning. What a great way to end this meal. I do declare if this wasn’t a fantastic, well-round food adventure.