Monday, December 14, 2009

Concentrics Restaurants brings Bakeshop to Midtown

Jonathan St. Hilaire, one of Atlanta’s foremost pastry chefs, has emerged from behind the scenes at Concentrics Restaurants to open "Bakeshop" in the former Goldstar Cafe & Bakery space at Peachtree Street & 8th Street in Midtown. Positioned on an endcap next to Little Azio and Noodles, the space shares an outside eating area with the other concepts.

Created through a partnership between St. Hilaire, Bob Amick and Todd Rushing, Bakeshop serves an array of pastries, sandwiches, soups, quiches, gourmet coffees, ice cream and sorbets, and salads made with organic and locally sourced ingredients. The space features an open kitchen that will allow customers to observe the chefs and bakers while they work. In addition, Bakeshop plans to provide baked goods to all of Concentrics Restaurants’ ventures, as well as several upscale hotels and restaurants.

St. Hilaire has hired Abigail Swain (Craft) as his sous chef and Susan Rex (H& F Bread Company) to manage the baking operations.
Initially, Bakeshop will operate from 7:00am until 7:00 pm - by 2010 St. Hilaire plans to expand Bakeshop’s menu and hours of operation to include offering a full dessert menu with wine and beer pairings. The dessert bar will be modeled after
Chikalicious, a Manhattan hotspot operated by two former Atlantans whose three-course prix fixe menu solely features creative desserts along with wine pairings.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post. I walk by this place just about everyday, but I had yet to figure out what it was "all about." I'll check it out...thanks!