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StarChefs

    The Spence

    EAT

    75 Fifth Street Northwest
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    (404) 892-9111
    www.thespenceatl.com

    Everyone in Atlanta is anxiously waiting for The Spence to open. While 2012 Atlanta Rising Star Concept Chef Richard Blais has made a name for himself in the city with modern burgers and dogs at Flip Burgers and HD1 respectively, The Spence harkens Blais’ return to fine dining. At press time, it was only days away from opening, but Blais gave us a sneak peek preview of his menu the last time we were in town. And there’s reason to be excited. Blais is focusing on wood-fired cuisine, combining elements of his childhood (a play on fish and chips) with the kind of upscale modern interpretations he made his name on (meat-glue magically combines Salisbury steak with a lamb rack bone for an elegant presentation). And Pastry Chef Andrea Litvin combines nostalgia, modern technique, and artful style into a dessert menu that seamlessly flows with Blais’ cuisine.

    Recommended Dishes:
  • Raw Spanish Mackerel, Fried Clams, Pickled Radish, and Smoked Mayonnaise
  • Smoked Veal Cheek, Celery, Carrots, and Candied Horseradish
  • Sunflower Cake, Cucumber-Cilantro-Mint Sorbet, and Sunflower Tuile

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