RestaurantNews.com ) The proprietor teams of Bilboquet, led by Rick Wahlstedt, and Umi, led by Farshid Arshid, teamed as much as convey the Vietnamese restaurant Le Colonial, essentially the most elegant and complicated of New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston Buckhead Atlanta shops within the spring of 2019. Evoking the tropical magnificence and French Colonial design of Saigon within the 1920s, The Colonial will likely be a singular Atlanta restaurant.The historic influences of Southeast Asia and the excessive French tradition mix to create a delicacies and an incomparable environment, commerce through the years of success.
"I'm so excited to affix Farshid in bringing Colonial, a restaurant near my coronary heart, to Buckhead," mentioned Wahlstedt. "I couldn’t be happier to introduce this very particular and dramatic idea at Atlantans. Our menu will characteristic mild and delicate dishes, which we consider to be precisely what southerners need, however in a romantic tropical surroundings from the start of the century. "
"We met Mr. Wahlstedt three years in the past throughout the development of Bilboquet," mentioned Arshid. "It was then clear to me that Mr. Wahlstedt and his group represented the excellence within the culinary world and the class of the shopper expertise. My accomplice Charlie Hendon and I have been invited to take part on this collaboration – we felt it was apparent. The Asian menu objects are completely aligned with our course at Umi and within the Atlanta culinary scene. "
Though this would be the first location for The Colonial in Atlanta, he has been a mainstay in Manhattan for 25 years, Chicago for 23, San Francisco for 20 and Houston for 2. The Colonial Atlanta would be the most trendy interpretation of the idea. Beneath the culinary course of Nicole Routhier, first creator of Vietnamese cookbooks, the menu, identical to the decor, will reinvent Le Colonial for the Atlanta market, skilfully balancing traditional touches and trendy touches.
"The Colonial is famend for its masterly interpretations of French-Vietnamese dishes in a wide ranging environment that takes you to a different place and place," mentioned Anneliese Reid, advertising and marketing supervisor for The Buckhead Outlets Atlanta. "We’re excited to be working with Rick on his third restaurant at OliverMcMillan. The Colonial represents one other top quality restaurant in our ever-growing record of excellent eating decisions. "
The partnership is complemented by Le Colonial's deputy basic supervisor and managing director, Joseph King, and government chef Hassan Obaye, who will work carefully with Routhier to convey the perfect of their menu to Atlanta.