A new concept from Kevin Gillespie, a restaurateur and acclaimed chef, is coming into focus.
Nàdair will be opening in a space formerly occupied by Floataway Cafe, according to a statement shared with What Now Atlanta.
“We are looking forward to opening Nàdair (from the Scots Gaelic ‘Dòigh Nàdair’ meaning ‘the way of nature’ and pronounced ‘nuh-DARE’), the next chapter in a story we began many years ago at Woodfire Grill,” the statement said. “For many years we have hoped to one day be able to return to the rustic elegance of live fire cooking, paired with a service style marked by intentionality and humility.”
Gillespie is the president of hospitality company Red Beard Restaurants, which includes his flagship restaurant Gunshow in Glenwood Park. Gillespie also operated the Southern comfort food restaurant Revival, which closed earlier this year after storm damage and a burglary. Gillespie was also a contestant on “Top Chef.”
“It will be an honor to steward the next generation of restaurants in Asana Partners’ former Floataway Cafe space, a restaurant we admired and one that helped develop the Atlanta dining scene we see today,” the statement continued.
Floataway Cafe closed about a year ago after 25 years in business.
Renderings and more details about Nàdair will be released next year.
It was reported earlier this year that Gillespie was cooking up a new concept to be opened in 2024. Red Beard Restaurants recently posted an ad seeking general managers and assistant managers for a new high-end restaurant, Atlanta Business Chronicle reports.