Joe Schafer, who served as executive chef at Abattoir before it shuttered last month, will stick with Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison for his next gig. Schafer is on board as executive chef at Little Bacch, which should open in late spring or early summer. Quatrano confirmed the move in a text message Monday afternoon.
Little Bacch will take over the former Quinones Room below Quatrano's Bacchanalia at Westside Provisions District. In an interview with Eater Atlanta last month, she shared details on what to expect from Little Bacch.
"We have plans on renovating the space slightly and opening a cafe — I hate to say 'cafe,' because that implies things — a small restaurant, a bit of a throwback" Quatrano said. "We're thinking continental cuisine, so a very limited menu; classic, high-end ingredients; but a la carte. We're looking forward to getting that on the way. We're not exactly sure what comes first, Dub's or our little restaurant, or maybe concurrent, but they're both in the works.
"We're going to put in a small bar there too, so we'll have a full beverage service. We're going to concentrate on classic cocktails and classic cuisine. Really, every time we start taking the pen to the paper, it's always continental. I know it sounds crazy, but we want it to be that kind of old world, comfortable cuisine."
In addition to Little Bacch, Quatrano will open Dub's Fish Camp at Ponce City Market in the coming months. Quatrano will serve up a Dub's preview dinner at Old Fourth Ward's 4th & Swift on April 28.