Chef Ian Winslade is set to debut his new Buckhead restaurant Mission + Market for lunch and dinner service beginning Monday, April 9, according to a press release Wednesday.
The 5,000-square-foot, midcentury modern space opens in partnership with Jonathan Akly, a hospitality attorney, and partner at Three Sheets.
Accompanying the duo will be Chef Ricky Navas, formerly of Storico Fresco, who will serve as chef de cuisine and Stephen Racheff who will serve as General Manager.
“We’re so excited to welcome the Atlanta community to Mission + Market. We’re ready to create a neighborhood staple,” Winslade said.
“From our style of cuisine to our design, décor and overall experience, we’re hoping to make a mark while continuing to push the Atlanta culinary scene to another level.”
Tony Akly of Restaurants Consulting Group used “timeless architectural and interior design” on the space “including clean lines, geometric décor, black leather, pops of vibrant teal, crushed velvet-wrapped upholstery, and greenery including a stunning, living moss wall and two fifteen-year-old ficus trees that surround the 8-seat chef’s counter adjacent to the kitchen.”
Mission + Market’s spring menu includes eats like pickled oysters with lemon, cucu, ber and Szechuan peppers, as well as grilled Spanish octopus with hazelnut romesco and shaved vegetables on the small plate menu.
There will also be a brick oven for making 12-inch, thin crust pizzas, including the tomato, mozzarella and basil classic and an apricot and tomato pie topped with charred eggplant, rocket, mint and parmesan.
The entrée selection is comprised of plates like seared steelhead trout with pea scented rice grits, handmade pasta, and the self-titled Mission + Market Steak with fries and pesto chimichurri.
The bar program, accompanied by lounge area close-at-hand to a 16-seat bar, will feature cocktails rooted in the classics, and Eddie Meyers of Brookhaven Wines has worked to curate a wine program.
As for beer, there will be local, hand-crafted beers on tap and in bottles. It is expected that the restaurant will be “wine-driven”, while the bar will be cocktail-driven.
Located inside the new Three Alliance Center building near Phipps Plaza, Mission + Market will hold a dining room that seats up to 140 guests, and a private event space that seats up to 60 guests.
The patio, which will feature loungers, fire pits, ceiling mounted fans and heaters and vegetation, and the brunch menu will launch at a later date.
Complimentary valet is located in front of the restaurant and validated lunch and dinner self-parking is available.