Top Chef judge, cookbook author, and local restaurateur Hugh Acheson is opening another restaurant at the Battery development that lies adjacent to the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park. Achie’s will take up space inside the forthcoming Omni Hotel, serving Southern fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
“Achie’s will offer two things very dear to my heart — delicious coffee and spectacular views of some fine baseball, so fans will feel like they are right in the action,” Acheson said in a prepared statement on Monday. This appears to be the project that he vaguely referenced in a recent call for an executive chef.
Dishes that diners can expect to find at Achie’s, according to a press release:
- French omelet with Boursin, chives, and leeks
- Buttermilk biscuits with Benton’s country ham, poached eggs, and béarnaise
- Pate de campagne with grilled bread, mustard, and pickles
- Superfood plate with hanger steak, edamame salsa verde, charred green onions, pickled collard greens, lentils, shaved radish, sauerkraut, and quinoa fritter
- Flounder crudo with peanuts, cucumber, pickled chiles, and watercress
- Georgia shrimp and grits
- Poached salmon with crisp skin, Brussels, and whipped celery root
- Spatchcocked local chicken with pickled raisins and lemon-herb gravy
- Double bone-in pork chop with thyme and apple butter
Acheson says the restaurant’s menus will be seasonal and feature “high-quality” ingredients.
Acheson’s Georgia dining empire includes Empire State South in Midtown, and he operates First & Third Hot Dog & Sausage Shack at SunTrust Park. He’s also involved as “culinary partner” at the Battery development’s forthcoming Punch Bowl Social. In Athens, his portfolio includes Five & Ten and The National. Acheson is a partner at Ponce City Market’s Spiller Park Coffee, which is expanding with a second, standalone location in Toco Hills. He previously ran The Florence in Savannah, but that restaurant closed in June.
“Chef Acheson is one of the best in the business and we know his storied career, inventive mix of culinary style and fresh approach to Southern food will produce an unforgettable dining experience at Achie’s,” Ramon Reyes, general manager of the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta, said in a prepared statement. “Together, we worked to purposefully develop a restaurant that we know our guests will enjoy — a fine dining culinary feast that still feels decidedly down-home, served with the sophistication and Southern hospitality both Hugh and Omni are known for.”
Achie’s is expected to open at the Cobb County development early next year.
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