After finding success with Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours, chef Deborah VanTrece is set to open her second Atlanta restaurant later this month. Named for VanTrece’s mother, Oreatha’s at the Point opens March 31 in the Cascade Heights neighborhood with a menu inspired by home-cooked meals from moms from around the globe
“As a mom, I’ve always appreciated the special dishes that mothers make to comfort and nurture their families,” VanTrece says in a press release. “When I traveled around the world as a flight attendant, I discovered that the popular tourist food wasn’t the same as what the locals enjoyed at home. I’m fascinated by the latter.”
Located where Cascade Road meets Benjamin E. Mays Drive in southwest Atlanta, the opening of Oreatha’s is part of ongoing revitalization efforts happening in the Cascade Heights neighborhood.
Leading the kitchen at Oreatha’s is chef Christian “Lucke” Bell, formerly of Rock Steady. Expect dishes from Bell drawing from VanTrece’s global travels, including tempura miso fried artichokes, fried duck ravioli with aglio e olio and bechamel sauce, and Thai-seasoned catfish with tamarind hot sauce served with coconut grits and curry coleslaw. The menu also features a hat tip to the restaurant’s namesake in the smoked duck pot pie.
Look for sandwiches and a turkey burger as well as a selection of salads like the panzanella burrata collards and a nori-crusted salmon niçoise, along with bread service featuring hot water cornbread, focaccia, and naan. For dessert, there’s chocolate chai tiramisu, pecan pie bakalva, and pastries from chef Sade McMullen of Sam and Izzy’s Sweets and chef Briana Riddock, the pastry chef at Rock Steady.
Wine, beer, and cocktails from beverage director Kursten Berry round out the bar menu here.
VanTrece also plans to open a second restaurant at the Point later this year called Serenidad, with a menu centered on Latin soul food.
Eater reached out for more details, including a menu for Oreatha’s and an opening ETA for Serenidad. Check back for updates.
2287 Cascade Road, Atlanta. oreathasatthepoint.com.