STG Trattoria, which opened in April, announced early this week that the Buckhead restaurant will open for Sunday brunch on September 9, 2012. Beginning each week at 10:30 am, Chef Josh Hopkins will utilize the restaurant’s two wood-fired Acunto ovens, imported from Naples, to develop dishes defined by Italian essentials like cured meats and scratch-made cheeses accented by locally sourced produce.
The brunch menu with Italian influences artistically woven into each item will feature an Eggs Benedict Pizza with prosciutto, arugula, poached quail eggs and warm aioli as well as Shrimp & Calamari atop polenta with pancetta, cherry tomatoes and basil with a squid ink vinaigrette. STG’s renowned ovens will also be the destination for their artisan bread presented in the Italian Sandwich with layers of sopressata,capicola, prosciutto and olive giardiniera, and a Sautéed Zucchini Bread with candied pancetta and mascarpone.
Continuing with their established Amaro Bar, which introduced Atlanta to the light, food-friendly flavors present in the aperitif-based cocktail program directed by mixologist David Durnell, STG Trattoria will pour brunch cocktails like The Reviver with Beefeater gin, Cocchi Americano, Suze, lemon, celery and Herbsaint, STG Bloody Mary with cold-smoked Tito’s vodka, Amaro Zucca and house-made bloody mary mix, Mimoso with Amaro Nonino, Aperol, orange bitters, Prosecco and orange zest, and El Palido with El Espolón tequila, orange juice, chillies and mescal.
Named after owner Brian Lewis’ three sons – Sebastian, Tristan and Gabriel – STG Trattoria places emphasis on the heritage of Italian cuisine united with a distinct, progressive touch of seasonal, pure flavors in a communal space characteristic of Italy’s timeless trattorias. STG is opens for dinner at 5:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday and at 10:30 am for Sunday brunch. Situated in the heart of Buckhead and bordered by Flywheel and Drybar, the restaurant is located at 102 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest Atlanta, GA 30305. For further information, call 404.844.2879 or visit www.stgtrattoria.com.