Owner groups of Le Bilboquet and Umi are collaborating to bring the Vietnamese concept to Buckhead.
The ownership groups behind Le Bilboquet, led by Rick Wahlstedt, and Umi, led by Farshid Arshid have partnered to bring Le Colonial to The Shops Buckhead Atlanta in Spring 2019.
The Vietnamese restaurant has locations in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston (storefront pictured below).
“...Our menu will be about light and subtle fare, which we believe is just what Southerners want, but in a romantic, turn-of-the-century, tropical environment,” Wahlstedt said in a press release Thursday.
Le Colonial Atlanta will be the "most modern interpretation of the concept," according to the release.
Under the culinary direction of Vietnamese cookbook author Nicole Routhier, the menu, much like the décor, will reimagine Le Colonial for the Atlanta market.
The partnership is rounded out by the addition of Le Colonial’s senior executive and managing partner, Joseph King, and Executive Chef Hassan Obaye, who will work closely with Routhier.
The menu will feature Le Colonial specialties such as Bo Luc Lac Shaking Beef (Valverdi farm greens, caramelized filet mignon, sweet onions and watercress), Ca Chien Saigon (crispy wild-caught red snapper from the Gulf of Mexico with a spicy garlic glaze with Nuoc Cham and Siracha), and Ca Song (spicy yellowfin tuna tartare with avocado, sweet chili, cucumber, red shiso, soy caviar and taro chips).
Le Colonial at The Shops Buckhead will be located at the corner of Buckhead Avenue and Bolling Way.