Opening in March 2021 Madam, the flagship restaurant within the soon to open Daxton Hotel, debuts with acclaimed chef Garrison Price at the helm. The restaurant and hotel reflect the vibrant city of Birmingham, a locale just 30 minutes north of Detroit and long tied to luxury with its high-end shopping, dynamic art scene and exquisite dining. Serving as a new cultural standard in hospitality, and as a local hub for the community, Madam showcases Chef Price’s approach to enlightened American fare. The ever-evolving menu focuses on the seasonality and freshness emblematic of California cuisine with a playful sensibility rooted in fine technique.
“Madam’s menu and space speak to an effortless ability to balance whimsy and fun with a refined sensibility and worldly education,” says owner Mark Mitchell. “From the art on the walls to the art on the plate, we’ve drawn inspiration from across the globe as well as our backyard here in Birmingham. Madam is a world-class dining destination where you can stop in for wine and a burger or host a blowout special occasion celebration.”
An eye for the appreciation of the elegance and simplicity of impeccable ingredients is apparent in Chef Price’s dishes. The Venere Black Rice with wild shrimp, melted leeks and egg yolk and Roasted Lamb Saddle served alongside black maitake and pine-smoked tea celebrate the individual components while also evoking a sense of playfulness and whimsy. For dessert, guests can expect delightful plays on classic flavors and thoughtful technique such as the Creamsicle Mille Feuille.
“Madam is going to present a fresh take on American cuisine,” says Executive Chef Garrison Price. “My goal is to marry the classic technique I have developed over the years working alongside luminaries in the culinary world with a focus on sustainability, seasonality and creating a minimal footprint.”
Chef Price, a Midwest native, brings to Madam over 20 years of culinary experience. Having helmed the kitchens of leading restaurants across the country his impressive pedigree began in his hometown at the Peninsula Chicago. Work includes more than four years under iconic chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, serving as Head Chef of China Poblano from Jose Andres’ ThinkFoodGroup and Chef de Cuisine at the Mandarin Oriental’s Asiate. More recently, Price held the position of Executive Chef of The New York Times three-star reviewed Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria and earned five stars from Time Out New York as Executive Chef and Culinary Director of Il Fiorista.
As an eye-catching venue for Chef Price’s fare, Madam seats up to 80 guests in its dining room. The adjacent bar and lounge feature a stunning geodesic dome and offers food and drink as an extension of Madam. In the dining room, guests are seated beneath a soaring ceiling in a room illuminated by an expansive custom-made chandelier and oversized windows. Accents include a 10’ x 12’ paintings series in a striking, feminine motif curated by the celebrated Saatchi Art, oversized custom banquettes, and a three-toned wood floor in the airy, vibrant space serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Madam serves breakfast Monday – Friday beginning at 6:30 – 11 a.m., Saturday and Sunday 7 – 11 a.m. and lunch Monday – Friday is offered 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dinner is served starting at 5 p.m. each day until 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday. Weekend brunch is available 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Lounge opens daily at 11 a.m. and continues service until one hour after the close of the dining room.