Fifth Group Restaurants released details today about its new restaurant, Alma Cocina. The restaurant, slated to open around November 1, will be located in One Ninety One Peachtree Tower and will serve contemporary Mexican fare. Here are more details from the press release:
“We originally thought we would do authentic Tex-Mex and Mexican-inspired dishes,” said Robby Kukler [of Fifth Group Restaurants]. “But after our travels and discussions with the creative leadership within Fifth Group Restaurants as well as with those who would be our regular guests, we decided to focus more on contemporary Mexican cuisine infused with the many flavors of Latin America. Then we found Chef Chad Clevenger and knew for sure this was the right direction.”
Clevenger has 14 impressive years of culinary experience that include work with famed chefs Rene Ortiz, Jesse Perez, Rick Bayless and Tim Love. He was executive chef at Coyote Café in Sante Fe, New Mexico and owned award-winning restaurants and a street cart focusing on global pork dishes in Denver. He moved to Atlanta in mid-July to begin training with the Fifth Group team as well as to focus on Alma menu development.
Fifth Group Restaurants also include South City Kitchen, La Tavola Trattoria, Ecco and The Original El Taco, as well as Bold American, a catering and events company.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog
– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.