Rathbun’s Restaurants released a tidbit today about their newest project, KR Steakbar. Chef Chris McDade has been appointed chef de cuisine of this new neighborhood restaurant and bar in the Peachtree Hills/Peachtree Battle area.
McDade, originally from Gwinnett county, once worked as sous chef at Rathbun’s. For the last two years, he’s served as sous chef at Danny Meyer’s Italian restaurant Maialino in New York City. There, he has been responsible for the restaurant’s pasta, cheese and sauce programs.
McDade’s experience with Italian cuisine makes him well suited to KR Steakbar, which will serve both Italian fare and small plates of prime steak.
Kevin Rathbun has also been honing his skills in Italian cuisine, having recently returned to Atlanta from New York City after working a stage at Del Posto, the Italian restaurant owned by Mario Batali and Joe and Lidia Bastianich.
KR Steakbar, slated to open late January 2013, is owned by Kevin Rathbun, Cliff Bramble, Kirk Parks and Melissa Rathbun.
349 Peachtree Hills Ave., Atlanta.