The restaurant opening at forthcoming culinary-themed hotel Epicurean Atlanta in Midtown now has name: Reverence. And Scottish-born chef Ewart Wardhaugh has been tapped to lead the restaurant and the overall food programming at the hotel.
Wardhaugh’s previous work includes stints at Lanesborough Hotel in London, the Raffles Hotel and Resort in Singapore, and Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Reverence will use ingredients from local food producers and produce, seafood, and meats from farmers throughout the Southeast for dishes on the menu (think Sapelo Island razor clam ceviche, Heron Farms sea bean salad, and steak frites with dry-aged ribeye from Bern’s Steakhouse in Tampa.)
Opening later this year for dinner and weekend brunch, the design for the ground-floor restaurant features an open show kitchen with bar seating, a lounge overlooking West Peachtree Street, and seating in the dining room and on the patio.
Part of Marriott’s Autograph collection of boutique hotels, the 178-room Epicurean Atlanta resides in one of three towers under construction at the 1105 West Peachtree development, which also includes a 31-story office complex and luxury apartments.
A nod to Greek philosopher Epicurus, who believed reducing anxiety derived from the pleasures of eating and drinking, the hotel also offers a cafe and bar with skyline views on the ninth floor and an events space with a high-tech kitchen classroom. Epicurean Atlanta plans to regularly host chefs, bartenders, and winemakers for events in the a state-of-the-art kitchen-classroom space.
1105 West Peachtree Street. Atlanta. epicureanhotelatlanta.com.