Dinner and a Diva--Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Dinner and a Diva--Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

October's Dinner and a Diva brings back to our Capitol City Opera friends highlights from the Company's 2014 season opener, Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This chilling and suspenseful masterpiece of murderous barbarism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves to taste her mysterious new meat pie recipe. 

The dinner includes a sampling of premium hors d’ oeuvres, fresh salad, choice of two gourmet entrees, decadent dessert, hot coffee/tea, and two glasses of fine wine, for only $65 per person (tax included; gratuity separate). The performers from the Capitol City Opera Company sing between each course. The evening begins at 6:15 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres reception; dinner and performance start promptly at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call 404-634-6268.

Capitol City Opera cast members and the roles they will be singing are: Sweeney Todd - Gus Godbee, Beadle Bamford/Pirelli - Will Green, Mrs. Lovett - Heather Witt, Johanna/Beggar Woman - Abigail Halon, Anthony/Toby - Daniel Weisman, and Judge Turpin - Stephen McCool. They will be accompanied by the Company's music director Catherine Giel. 

Oktoberfest Party

Oktoberfest Party

Nothing says Oktoberfest like a Party full of unlimited German food, some draft beer, live music, tons of fun, and, hopefully, dancing! We will offer exactly that on Saturday, October 13, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The party will feature a buffet with all-you-can-eat traditional German and Bavarian cuisine (served until 9 p.m.). Items on the buffet include: Bavarian pork roast, German sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, knackwurst, bratwurst, fried trout, potato pancakes, dumplings, sauerkraut, spaetzle, wurst salad, red cabbage, homemade apple strudel, and coffee and tea.

The event also boasts a cash bar with three select German draft beers: Paulaner Octoberfest Marzen Beer (an amber malty Lager Beer), Paulaner Hefeweizen (a classic wheat beer), and Warsteiner Lager, plus a selection of German wines. In addition, there will be traditional “oompah” music by the famous polka party band Bavarian Express (which may even encourage the chicken dance, as in past years).

The lively event takes place in our banquet rooms, which are transformed into a Bavarian-style festival hall, and all seating is open (not reserved), at large tables. The party costs only $50 per person and includes one draft beer, tax, and gratuity. Reservations requested by calling 404-634-6268.

Oktoberfest Dinner Menu

Oktoberfest Dinner Menu

From Saturday, September 29 through Saturday, November 3, we will offer a special holiday dinner menu, in addition to the regular dinner menu. The special menu will feature traditional German and Bavarian appetizers, entrees, sides, and dessert, ranging in price from $7.95 to $29.95.

Menu items will include, but are not limited to, things like: Bavarian Pork Roast, German Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel, Jaegerschnitzel, Bratwurst, Knackwurst, Spaetzle, Bavarian Dumpling, Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut, and Homemade Apple Strudel. The menu will be offered during dinner hours only, and entrees will each come accompanied by two sides. There will also be three select German beers on the menu: Paulaner Octoberfest Marzen Beer (an amber malty Lager Beer), Paulaner Hefeweizen (a classic wheat beer), and Warsteiner Lager.

Closed On Labor Day

Closed On Labor Day

To allow our staff some time off to celebrate the holiday with family and friends, we will be closed for lunch and dinner on Labor Day, Monday, September 3. We will reopen for lunch on Tuesday, September 4. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and appreciate your understanding!

44th Anniversary Specials

44th Anniversary Specials

To celebrate 44 years of serving Atlantans as "Petite" (Petite Auberge and Petite Violette), we are offering some Anniversary Specials this month. From Monday, August 27th, through Thursday, August 30th, join us at dinner for buy one full price, get one 44% off any dinner entree*. And for lunch or dinner, enjoy 44% off select bottles of wine*. The selected bottles of wine include a Château la France White Bordeaux and an Achaval Ferrer Malbec.

*These specials are not available with any other offers. Dine in only.

Our Founder, Chef Wolfgang "Wolf" Joseph Gropp, Has Passed Away

Our Founder, Chef Wolfgang "Wolf" Joseph Gropp, Has Passed Away

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our restaurant’s founder and our patriarch, Chef and Owner Wolfgang Joseph Gropp. He passed away on July 22nd, surrounded by his family, at his home in Sandy Springs. Born June 9, 1937, in Coburg, Germany, he went by the nickname “Wolf”.  Wolf trained in many prestigious restaurants all over Europe and America, including the Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva, Switzerland; the Grand Hotel St. Helier, Jersey-Channel Islands; The Savoy Hotel, London, England; and Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Canada.  One of the highlights in his life was preparing food for the Queen of England.    

In August of 1974, Wolf opened the popular Petite Auberge Restaurant, in Toco Hills. The legendary restaurant remained in that location for 42 years and recently was relocated to Clairmont Road and renamed Petite Violette.

Today, Petite Violette, owned by his sons Michael and Anthony, still serves his world-class recipes and is an all-time favorite restaurant in Atlanta. The talented, spirited, and warm-hearted Wolfgang Gropp will be greatly missed by family, friends, and customers, alike. A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.