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Great Spaces: Mojitos Cuban American Bistro



Mojitos at the Forum

One of Fourteen included in Our Great Spaces for Your Corporate & Holiday Events

Mojitos Cuban American Bistro
5161 Peachtree Parkway #630
Peachtree Corners 30092

For authentic Cuban cuisine, live music every night, dancing, and a laidback, festive atmosphere, invite your holiday party guests to Mojitos. This family-owned and operated, Cuban restaurant boasts a splendidly friendly staff, and dedicates a tremendous amount of time and resources to daily prep-work in order to deliver only the freshest family recipes that are subject to quality control by the head chef and creator of said recipes herself, the matriarch of the family.

Her son, Alexander Cortes, General Manager of Operations, allowed me to pick his brain about hosting a unique holiday party there. His dad is a chef. His parents, sister, and brother-in-law co-own the restaurant. His sister, Yanin Fernandez, and her husband also play with the band on Friday and Saturday; she sings, he plays several instruments. It’s really all in the family here! And they love to share their heritage with you through their food and music.

Feliz Mojitos

No shocker there, it’s in the name, after all. They’re serving up the best Mojitos in town! The lime juice is freshly squeezed, and the mint is picked fresh, daily. There are no drinks made with pre-mixers at this bar.

Your Cuban Christmas party could be as small as 15 people, and as large as 200. Inside, 100 can be comfortably seated. Outside on the all-season patio, you can seat 50.

Either the bar area or the patio would be an ideal place to host a cocktail hour for a maximum of 60-80 guests. If you had a larger-scale happy hour in mind, you could use the whole restaurant and fit 200 inside, up to 300 if you also make use of the patio.

How About a Holiday Party at Mojitos?

Enjoy different musicians every night. See performances from a Flamenco guitarist, an R&B cover band, and Abe Parker, an acoustic cover singer. If you wish to be part of the entertainment from the patio, large garage doors open allowing you to enjoy the acts from outside. If you’d rather have a more intimate gathering, the doors remain shut.

“Our food is all fresh and seasoned here. Our roast pork leg cooks for 4 hrs. We season it the night before. It takes a lot of prep work every day. We have four to five people coming in every morning just for prep, that doesn’t include the chefs,” emphasized Cortes.

Custom menus for parties are planned in advance upon your request. “It really depends on what type of party you’re looking to organize. We can offer a limited menu. We can do a buffet. No two parties are the same. If you have a vision for your event, we want to make that vision happen.”

In terms of dietary restrictions, they can make gluten free suggestions. Vegetarian options are available. Although more limited, there are some vegan selections too. Most of their dishes are nut free. “We’re very careful about paying attention to any May Contain warnings,” shared Cortes.

Good News! Mojitos Caters! If you can’t make it to Mojitos, they’ll take the Cuban cuisine to you! Within a 10-mile radius, they can cater the food and provide full service at your holiday party, if you need it.

Fun Fact: The family is very involved with Atlanta United. “We took it seriously when they asked us to be a sponsor,” confided Cortes. “We go to some games as one of the affiliates, and we bring precooked Cuban sandwiches and make paella on site – we basically tailgate the restaurant… in the parking lot. It’s fun, and we get to see the game.”

Book it!

They try to be flexible but recommend booking a party at least a week in advance. Parties are normally limited to 3-hour blocks but if you have something else in mind, they can work with you up to 4 hours.

They are open seven days a week: Monday to Thursday, from 11a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Every other Saturday, there’s a serious party going on in the suburbs. They host Havana Night with a DJ, starting at 11 p.m., and patrons take on the night life until 2 a.m. “Havana Nights are announced on Instagram and Facebook,” Cortes pointed-out. You could host a party on those evenings, but it would have to be on the patio. “We can cook paella outside on the patio for 30 people on the weekend, it depends on the night.

Because of the volume of regulars, parties after dark are a little more restricted.

The size of your group is also a factor. You can always start earlier in the day or choose a more open day of the week. However, if it’s small enough, the patio is always a good location for a private event on busy nights.

Party Packages are based on needs and everything is customizable. “We’ll have suggested foods in each package but if there is something you really want, we can always add it, even if it’s a higher-end item. Then we’ll rework the rest of the menu to fit… [your desired price range]” said Cortes.

  • Lower: $14 – $20 Soft drinks, beer and house wine can be included in the $20 range.
  • Drink Tickets are available as well. You can limit the alcohol to two drinks per guest for example, and you’d pay $7 for each ticket.  
  • Mid: $30-$35 per person. This tier offers a broader selection of food, higher end choices, Mojitos, and well drinks. There is a two-hour maximum for the open bar.
  • High: $40 – $45 per person. All drinks are included, open bar style. Appetizers and desserts are included as well.

For an unforgettable, Cuban Christmas party that will not soon be forgotten, call General Manager, Alex Cortes at 770-686-3254.

Disclaimer: Pricing is meant as a guide and is subject to change, please check with the individual facilities directly.

Patrizia hails from Toronto, Canada where she earned an Honors B.A. in French and Italian studies at York University, and a B.Ed. at the University of Toronto. This trilingual former French teacher has called Georgia home since 1998. She and her family have enjoyed living, working and playing in Peachtree Corners since 2013.

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Sucré: New Orleans-Style Luxury Pastry Shop Opening in Peachtree Corners



Opening this fall at The Forum Peachtree Corners

Abney Harper, co-owner of the luxury New Orleans brand Sucré, shares her journey into the culinary world. Sucré recently opened its first location outside of New Orleans in Woodstock, Atlanta, marking an exciting expansion. Abney hopes to create a beautiful, magical experience showcasing handcrafted, complex pastries while ensuring quality and consistency. The Forum Peachtree Corners will open this fall, 2024. This interview by Rico Figliolini

Podcast Timestamp (where to find it in the podcast):
00:00:00 – Abney Harper’s Journey
00:01:44 – Sucré: New Orleans-Style Luxury Pastry Shop
00:03:37 – From Law to Pastry: A Serendipitous Journey
00:06:16 – Expanding Sucré’s Presence in Georgia
00:08:09 – From Restaurants to Pastries
00:12:47 – Navigating the Challenges of Scaling a Business Across States
00:15:18 – Navigating Regulations and Expansion Plans
00:17:22 – Expanding Sucré Brand Beyond New Orleans
00:20:08 – Discovering A New Orleans Passion
00:21:24 – Bringing the Essence of New Orleans to Atlanta

Podcast Transcript:

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New dining experience opens at Hilton Hotel



Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch // Photo by Bruce Johnson

Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch offers southern-style fare and easy entertainment

Just in time for the summer season, Hilton Atlanta Northeast has launched a new dining option, Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch.

The casual dining experience brings understated luxury to an easy, breezy setting with comfortable patio furniture on a spacious outdoor deck, a full bar with top-shelf spirits and an impressive wine collection. The cuisine is Southern style and utilizes regionally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients.

“You really can’t ask for an easier setting or a more comfortable way to unwind,” said Andrew Stegen, executive vice president of operations for FullG Capital, the hotel operator. “In the old days, hotels had restaurants for the travelers, and the locals came occasionally. Now, it’s the other way around. You have to appeal to the people who live here.”

At a press preview on May 15, Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch was unveiled for the first time.

Dahlia’s plans to offer weekend buffets, sports viewing on the patio and family-friendly cookouts.

Photo by Bruce Johnson

“Dahlia’s is a great addition for our hotel guests but also for the local community! We are most excited about our new porch, which is the perfect place for happy hour spritz, outdoor dining and future programming,” said Mike Roling, general manager of Hilton Atlanta Northeast. 

The food is led by executive chef Robert Chafflin, who said he likes to bring an approachable yet flavorful take on southern culinary staples. For the preview, guests were wowed with shrimp and grits, braised beef short ribs, mushroom risotto, shrimp po’boys, cheesecake with caramelized peaches and a whole lot more. 

The beverages were just as tantalizing – from the signature Black Dahlia to the unexpected Southern Dandie to an array of seasonal spritzes. 

“We are excited to bring a newly renovated restaurant space, brand new porch, and refreshed menu to our property,” said Roling. “We welcome the public, both locals and hotel guests alike, to come join us for a dining experience elevated by our southern hospitality.”

Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch also has a private dining area and a lounge area—perfect for relaxing after a busy day, grabbing a sumptuous meal with the family or meeting friends for lunch or dinner and drinks. Dahlia’s also provides catering for hotel events. For more information, visit dahliasrestaurant.com.

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U&ME Coffee Bakery & Wine Celebrates Grand Opening In Peachtree Corners



Mayor Mike Mason and members of the Peachtree Corners Business Association (PCBA), business professionals, and community well-wishers recently celebrated the opening of U&ME Coffee Bakery Wine, a new establishment in Peachtree Corners.

The event was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by friends, family members of the owners, Paula Gil and Pablo Vicens, who are married, and their dedicated staff.

Left to right:  Paula Gil & Pablo Gil, Owners

U&ME Coffee Bakery Wine, a local family-owned business, focuses on creating a welcoming space where families can gather, students can study, and friends can hang out.

This establishment offers free high-speed Wi-Fi, weekly specials and a cozy environment for all.

Paula Gil emphasized the importance of offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that cater to various tastes and needs.

Family and Friends, Staff, Pablo Gil, Paula Gil, Mayor Mike Mason, Lisa Proctor PCBA Board, Suzanna Martinez PCBA Board, Donna Linden PCBA Board, and Audrey Boyce PCBA Outreach.

The goal is to deliver the highest quality specialty items at fair prices.

“We are excited to bring our blend of coffee shop, wine bar, bakery, and diner spot to Peachtree Corners,” stated Paula.

U&ME Coffee prides itself on using 100% Colombian Medellin Coffee and ensuring all baking is done on-premises to guarantee freshness and quality.

Further distinguishing themselves, Paula and Pablo have incorporated homemade empanadas, pizzas, and pastries into their menu, all made from scratch to offer a unique taste experience.

In addition to their dine-in services, U&ME Coffee caters to those on the go with their to-go orders and provides catering services for special events.

Mayor Mason, alongside PCBA Board Members Lisa Proctor, Donna Linden, Allison Reinert, Suzanna Martinez, and numerous local business supporters, expressed their delight in welcoming U&ME Coffee Bakery Wine to the city.

“The city council and I are delighted you chose Peachtree Corners for your business location. We are pleased to have this new specialty restaurant available as part of our business-friendly city,” Mayor Mason remarked.

Contact:  U&ME Coffee Bakery & Wine
Telephone: 470-359-6972
Facebook:  Facebook U&ME Coffee Bakery Wine
Located at 3433 Medlock Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners

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