Saturday, November 8, 2008

Vongerichten's Second Atlanta Restaurant Coming Soon

Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges Vongerichten will open the chef's second Atlanta restaurant, Market, in the new W Buckhead in November. "With Atlanta's expanding gastronomic scene," says Vongerichten, "I am excited to open a restaurant in Buckhead's vibrant and energetic neighborhood." The market will open it's doors to the public this month.

Market will become a destination for hotel guests and Atlantans, alike, who value simple elegance and contemporary dining. Emphasizing comfort and creativity, the menu will reinvent classic dishes with eclectic flair, allowing guests to try new flavor combinations and explore spices from other regions, all while remaining close to home. Traditional dishes crafted with seasonal market ingredients, from truffle fontina pizza to glazed beef short ribs, carrot puree and honshimeji mushrooms will enliven the senses and satisfy any craving.

Ian Winslade joins Market as Chef de Cuisine. Prior to his current work at Spice Market, Winslade was at the helm of Atlanta restaurants including BluePointe and Shout. His work with Culinary Concepts restaurants Market and Spice Market melds his beliefs with those of Vongerichten's, bringing full circle their shared interest in world-class inspired cuisine.

Market is designed to emulate stepping into the chic kitchen of a friend's house. "Hotel guests and locals will feel as if they are at home in Market," says Winslade. Designer Karim Rashid is the driving force behind the casual, yet sophisticated dining space. Upon entering the restaurant, guests are greeted by a vibrant chandelier of mirrored Murano glass, which reflects teardrops of light on bamboo backdrops. Intimate nooks are throughout, and hidden lights cast a calming glow through ornate wall cut outs. The ovular-shaped foyer offers a glimpse into the cosmopolitan dining room, reflecting the charm of Buckhead's vibrant personality. The outdoor patio will be an ode to al fresco luxury, with its skyline views and tranquil d├ęcor. Market proves that food and design can fuse into an approachable, local concept with a sophisticated appeal.

The multicultural menu features French, Asian and Italian inspirations coupled with alluringly familiar cuisine. From Maine lobster with crispy potatoes and spicy aioli, to bacon wrapped shrimp with avocado and passion fruit mustard, every appetizer and entree on the menu is an old-fashioned favorite with a modern twist.

Market is located in the W Buckhead at 3377 Peachtree Road NE. For reservations, please call 404.523.3600 .Dinner is served daily; Sunday Thursday, 5:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 5:30 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Lunch is served Monday Friday, 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Breakfast is served Monday Friday, 7:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Market seats 202; 132 indoors and 70 on the patio. Semi - Private dining is available.

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