RI RA IRISH PUB ELEVATES CUISINE TO REFLECT A CHEF-DRIVEN FLAIR
Midtown’s Favorite Irish Pub Revamps Menu with Authentic Gourmet Touches by Chef Kelly Sollinger,
Expanded Whiskey Offerings, “Bangin’ Brunch” Sundays and More
Ri Ra Irish Pub Atlanta is proud to present its updated menu, an expertly crafted collection of authentic Irish and Southern dishes, carefully concocted by executive chef Kelly Sollinger. From classic favorites with a twist to fresh and seasonal creations, the new dinner, lunch and brunch offerings are an integral part of maintaining the restaurant’s philosophy of staying true to its Irish roots while catering to 12th & Midtown’s growing eclectic and international dining scene.
“Our new menu is upscale enough to surprise and entice foodies but still includes our tried-and-true Irish and American dishes that keep our regulars coming back,” said executive chef Kelly Sollinger. “I took a lot of time carefully testing and blending gourmet ingredients in a creative way while making sure the overall feel of the menu adheres to the authenticity of an Irish pub in a Southern market.”
Exciting new gourmet options include revamped Irish dishes such as untraditional potato cakes with pan-seared pork belly and Irish-cheddar mustard sauce; the Dubliner, a ground lamb-and-rosemary patty with grilled red onion, goat cheese and curry aioli; the hooley kebab, a lamb burger with tzatziki and sriracha mayo and codology featuring crumbled cod, cucumber tomato and white bean salad topped with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette. Other delicious menu additions include hanger steak with bleu cheese potato gratin, wilted kale and bacon-peppercorn gravy and cedar-planked salmon, served with grilled baby artichokes and meyer lemon drizzle.
For dessert, a helping of Guinness-and-brown bread ice cream with ginger molasses tuile and Guinness caramel sauce or oaten raspberry cranachan with layered raspberry puree, white chocolate mousse and brown-sugar-toasted oats pairs perfectly with comforting Irish coffee assortments such as the nutty Irishman coffee with Frangelico and Bailey’s or a Dubliner Kahlua with crème de cacao.
Continually dedicated to a truly authentic Irish experience, Ri Ra Atlanta now offers an expanded selection of 24 “uisce beatha” options (also known as “whiskey” in Ireland). The expanded whiskey menu includes specially aged selections such as Bushmills 21 year-old whiskey, rare reserve Jameson selections, Connemara, The Irishman Cask Strength and many more.
Finally, Irish-inspired Sundays at Ri Ra Atlanta begin with a “Bangin’ Brunch” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring a “build-your-own bloody mary” bar and delicious selections such as Irish benedict with twin-pan-fried potato cakes, Irish rashers, poached eggs, hollandaise, home fries and grilled tomato. The day continues with plenty of sports action from EPL soccer, NFL, MLB and more, leading up to a traditional Irish session from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring a jam group of authentic Irish musicians and tunes.
For a complete list of lunch, brunch, dinner and other “craic”, visit www.RiRa.com/Atlanta.
About Rí Rá
Located at the intersection of 12th Street and Crescent Avenue at 1080 Peachtree Street, Suite 1, in Atlanta, Ri Ra epitomizes a truly authentic Irish pub experience, building a comfortable neighborhood environment with a line-up of live music, a comprehensive drink list and traditional Irish/Celtic fare that defies pub standards. The bar is open Monday until 12 a.m., Tuesday and Wednesday until 1 a.m., Thursday until 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday until 2:30 a.m. and on Sunday until 12 a.m. The restaurant is open daily for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 11 p.m. and offers a special Happy Hour menu Monday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. Rí Rá also serves weekend brunch from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and the bar menu is available nightly beginning at 10 p.m. For more information, please call 404.477.1700 or visit www.rira.com/atlanta.