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Concentrics Restaurants Opens Allora at Twelve Hotel Midtown

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New Italian Restaurant Concept Now Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch

Celebrating the flavors of Italy, guests are invited to slip into ALLORA where the art of dining and drinking is rediscovered. Blending Italian classics with modern techniques and seasonal ingredients, Executive Chef Chris Maher offers an impressive menu filled with house made pastas, specialty pizzas, creative insalatas, small plates and more.

Located in TWELVE Hotel Midtown, ALLORA welcomes guests to sit and stay awhile in an inviting environment that showcases industrial design, warm leathers and woods, and rustic touches including an expansive central bar, chef’s tables overlooking an open kitchen, comfortable booths, and a spacious, covered outdoor patio.

With a wealth of culinary experience that includes The Ritz Carlton Buckhead, 4th & Swift, and ONE. midtown kitchen, Chef Maher is best known for his outstanding handmade pastas and taking classic dishes and ingredients and reinterpreting them with a modern, and sometimes playful, approach. Highlights from the menu include a range of antipasto like Charred Octopus with Barlotto bean hummus, peperonata, and Castelvetrano olives; Veal and Ricotta Meatballs with parmesan grits, San Marzano tomatoes and Grana Padano; and Whole Roasted Artichoke with bagna cauda and bread crumbs.

Perfectly cooked specialty pizzas such as the Carbonara with pancetta, cracked pepper, mozzarella, Pecorino Romano and a farm egg; Fennel Sausage featuring San Marzano passata, Calabrian chiles, cherry tomatoes, Sicilian oregano; and a traditional Margherita pie are ideal for sharing. House made Cacio e Pepe, Porcini Agnolotti, and Lemon Saffron Campanelle are among the pasta offerings while sumptuous entrees like the Roasted Branzini, Grilled Wagyu Flank Steak, and Pork Milanese are sure to please.

Those looking to imbibe can explore a carefully curated wine list created by Todd Rushing, signature and classic cocktails, and craft beers in cans, bottles and on draft. (press release courtesy of Lauren at Caren West PR)

361 17th Street NW 404-961-7370

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