Thursday, November 17, 2016

Marlow’s Tavern Celebrates the Season with Creative Cocktails and New Fall Dishes

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Classic Cocktail Techniques Made Modern at Atlanta’s Favorite Tavern

ATLANTA (Nov. 17, 2015) – To help guests drink in every moment of the fall and holiday seasons, Marlow’s Tavern is introducing new features on both the food and drink menus beginning Nov. 15. Rick Blumberg, Marlow’s manager of adult beverages, research, development and purchasing, has taken classic cocktail techniques from some of the first taverns in the world and given them a modern twist to create a cocktail lineup that combines one part creative, one part classic and one part seasonal.

One example is the house-made sour mix in Marlow’s new house margarita. “Historically, citrus was limited, so bartenders used the rinds to magnify the flavor,” informs Blumberg. “We’ve gone back to their technique of combining citrus rinds with sugar to craft the citrus oil used in our house-made sour mix. We’re also using fresh, seasonal blood oranges in our blood orange margarita.”

While Blumberg is eager to pay tribute to the good ol’ days, he’s equally excited to mix it up with contemporary trends. “Fortified wines like sherry, madeira and port have gained popularity as cocktail ingredients,” he says. “The Victorian features Michter’s Rye, Fonseca Bin 27 Port as well as Plantation Pineapple Rum, which has only recently become available for sale in the U.S. This drink is based on The Suburban, a classic cocktail popular in the 1860s.”

Additional sips new to the menu include:
  • The Barrel Aged Scrappy Old Timer – Old  Forester, Suze Apéritif, Cocchi Torino Vermouth and Scrappy’s Orange Bitters
  • The Orchard Conformist – St. George Straight Vodka, apple cardamom shrub, Bar-Keep Apple Bitters and simple syrup
  • The Southern Crush – Aviation Gin, fresh lemon, Jack Rudy Grenadine topped with a splash of club soda and fresh pineapple
  • Three Hour Tour – Clément Select Barrel Rhum, Coopers Craft Bourbon, agricole, Velvet Falernum and fresh lime

Blumberg has built strong relationships with local wine distributors like Ali Banks of Terroir Life and Boo Beckstoffer of Tuck Beckstoffer Wines to feature some unique wines from their portfolios. These include The Seventy Five Wine Company’s Sum Red Blend and Mulderbosch’s Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé.

Meanwhile, Marlow’s executive chef and co-founder John C. Metz is bringing the robust flavors of fall to the food menu as well. “Our Rustic Grilled Cheese with Havarti, Swiss, classic Mornay sauce and applewood smoked bacon on chili-slathered sourdough will warm guests through and through,” he assures.

The new menu also features:
  • Scallion Crusted Salmon – grilled Atlantic salmon, blazed with poke sauce, roasted sweet potato, shitake, kale, squash and miso broth
  • Porterhouse Pork Chop – barley Parmesan risotto, mirepoix, kale, grilled jumbo asparagus, grainy mustard and apple cider reduction
  • Grilled Chicken Pappardelle – Prestige Farms bone-in chicken, Joseph’s fresh egg noodles, caramelized onion, shaved asparagus, tomato, shitake and cremini mushroom cream sauce and parslied olive oil
  • Grilled Center Cut Filet- filet mignon grilled and seasoned perfectly, cauliflower rice, French green beans, shitake mushroom, caramelized onion, fines herbes and cognac peppercorn sauce
  • Naked Chicken Burger – all-natural Joyce Farms ground chicken, mozzarella, provolone, baby arugula, Roma tomato, red onion on toasted sesame seed brioche roll
  • Crispy Trout- rainbow trout, sautéed farro, tiny green beans, parsnip, buerre blanc and apple shallot gastrique
  • Crushed Burrata - red and golden beets, quinoa, baby arugula, olive oil, pickled red onion and house-made lemonette
  • Asian Chicken Salad – grilled chicken, mixed greens, Roma tomato, fresh avocado, cucumber, scallion, carrot, miso-soy vinaigrette, crispy wonton and candied spiced nuts
  • Sweet Potato Bread Pudding - sweet potatoes and ciabatta bread baked to order and served with maple crème anglaise

For more information on the new menus, visit

About Marlow’s Tavern
Marlow’s Tavern was established in November of 2004 with the opening of its first location in Alpharetta, Ga., and has continued to grow over the years, adding several Atlanta-area and Florida taverns. In 2013, Nation’s Restaurant News named Marlow’s Tavern one of its “NRN 50 Breakout Brands” for the year. The neighborhood restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner daily, offering guests classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist. For more information and location addresses, visit  

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