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Restaurant news: tango & tapas, vampire-inspired package

courtesy of puravidatapas.com

courtesy of puravidatapas.com

Looking for something different? Try a Tango and Tapas night or a Cena Latina (Sunday Supper) at Pura Vida.

Tango and Tapas

On the second and fourth Thursday of every month hosts a Tango and Tapas night. Argentinean dancers, evoking the spirit of Buenos Aires, take to the dance floor to perform this traditional Latin dance. Guests may watch or join in the dancing. During the performance, enjoy one of Pura Vida’s Spain and Latin-American inspired tapas.

Cena Latina

On Sunday evenings, Pura Vida offers a prix-frixe menu ($19) featuring Chef Hector Santiago’s selection of Latin rice dishes. Rice dishes include selections such as the Moros y Cristianos (pan-fried black beans and white rice with cumin-oregano lamb and pork belly). Guests will also share side dishes for the table such as the tostones mayas (twice-fried plantains). The meal will conclude with a traditional Latino dessert.

656 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta. 404-870-9797. $-$$.

In other news:

Fans of Twilight and the True Blood series will enjoy the vampire-inspired valentine drinks and desserts at the Living Room bar and at Savu Restaurant, both located within the W Atlanta – Perimeter. For the ‘Vampy Valentine’ package, couples may select one dessert and two cocktails. Dessert selections include a blood-orange-chocolate parfait and the white-chocolate-raspberry devil cake. This package will be available the entire month of February.

4-10 p.m. daily, 111 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta. 770-396-6800. $38.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog

– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.

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