When Barcelona Wine Bar opens its second Atlanta location in the Westside Ironworks development, Benjamin Meyer will run the kitchen as executive chef. Meyer is leaving his post as chef de cuisine at Iridescence in Detroit, reports the Detroit Free Press. Until Barcelona opens, Meyer will cook at various restaurants in the Barteca Restaurant Group, Barcelona's parent company.
In addition to his work in the kitchen, Meyer has served as a twice-weekly food columnist for the Free Press since April 2013.
"I'm leaving because my wife and I looked at each other this winter and realized we were both content. 'Content' scares me," he said Wednesday. "I don't want to be content. Life is about experiences, and we want to make some new ones."
Barcelona is on track to open in Westside Ironworks later this year.