Tavistock Group and Atlanta's famed chef and restaurateur Gerry Klaskala announce that Christopher Grossman, formerly of Napa Valley's The French Laundry, has been tapped as chef de cuisine for Atlas, the highly anticipated new restaurant located in the heart of Buckhead at The St. Regis Atlanta.
Chef Grossman served as chef de cuisine at Atlanta's Aria for four years prior to his move to The French Laundry, known as one of the world's top restaurants.
Set to open in January 2015, Atlas will excite diners with its classic American menu, tinged with European influences and emphasis on seasonality, using farm-fresh, local ingredients.
"I'm thrilled to be back in Atlanta and to have this special opportunity to work in this perfect location, collaborating with the visionary team of Chef Klaskala and the Tavistock Group," Chef Grossman says. "Together, we're crafting a sensational culinary experience that will be enjoyed by local Atlantans, as well as by visitors to this great city."
Atlas will have a separate entrance for visitors, as well as one through The St. Regis Atlanta. The restaurant, with its open kitchen, highly styled spaces and its outdoor terraced garden, will draw locals, visitors, and residents living in the stately homes situated above the hotel at The Residences at The St. Regis Atlanta.
"We are very excited to welcome Christopher to our team," says Chef Klaskala, consulting chef at Atlas and founder of Aria and Canoe, two of the city's most vibrant and popular eateries. "I am confident that his unrivaled culinary skills, coupled with a fresh approach to traditional dishes will establish Atlas as one of the premier destination restaurants in the South."
Chef Grossman began his career working under James Beard-nominated Chef Craig Common at The Common Grill in Chelsea, Michigan, and has held senior positions at Otsego Club and Resort and alongside rising star chef Jeremy Grandon at Jeremy Restaurant.
Atlas is located at The St. Regis Atlanta, situated within the shopping and financial district of Buckhead.