Chef Micah Willix, who recently vacated his position as executive chef at Ecco, will open his own restaurant, Latitude, at Phipps Plaza early this November. The new restaurant will be globally inspired, reflective of his style at Ecco.
Willix says Latitude will be about “good service, good cocktails and good food.” The food will be “simple, straightforward, grassroots food with no limitations” and the menu will be seasonal and ingredient driven. You’ll be tempted with items such as ceviches, Jonah crab bisque, spicy pork sausage with roasted cherries and more.
According to Willix, he and partner Kenny Pearlman, of Seasons 52, place great emphasis on sourcing. Latitude will use “the best farmers, sustainable fish, natural meats and all-natural produce and dairy products.”
The restaurant will take over he spot that housed The Grape at Phipps. There will be about 80 seats inside and about 30 on the patio. Willix says they are working with a designer to finalize the restaurant’s decor but that they want it to be “comfortable yet sophisticated.”
Looks like Latitude will be open just in time to benefit from the holiday shopping rush at Phipps Plaza.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog