Chef Santiago Gomez is opening Palo Santo this summer

mexican chef Santiago Gomez A planned dinner club-style restaurant and rooftop will open Palo Santo Later this summer, the restaurant announced this week.

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early targeting August 2022 Opening, Gomez – along with partners Eduardo Rivera And the Felipe Rivera — “Preparing to debut on the Atlanta restaurant scene after years of transforming a Miami restaurant with its lavish, polished, modern Mexican cuisine,” according to a press release. Palo Santo will be the flagship restaurant of the Botanico Hospitality Group, taking root at 955 West Marietta Street, next to King Plow Center for the Arts.

Supposed to feel like you’re on the streets of Mexico City, the restaurant’s wood-fired kitchen will offer “emotional touches” to modern Mexican creations, while celebrating local ingredients for Georgia – think mushroom tetila (corn masa, plum peaches, pink oyster mushroom on wood, flor de calabaza), Healing Hamachi Tostada (charred serrano citric mayonnaise, burnt avocado, dry miso, uni & earth corn tostada) & Firewood or the King of Salmon Al-Qass (adobo, pineapple-vanilla sauce, sauerkraut), complemented by an agave mixology bar, offers tequila- and mezcal-centric spirits and a curated wine list with natural and skin-to-skin wines.

Four kitchen venues will serve an omakase-style version of the menu (on select evenings), while the 10-seater chef’s table will share family offerings for special occasions.

Other elements include custom stucco walls by Super Delicious, paintings by Truett Diestz, a grand staircase to the roof offering unobstructed views of the city and floor-to-ceiling retractable glass windows, along with outdoor seating and a canopy-bar serving A separate Japanese-Mexican fusion-style menu focuses on snackable options such as Nori taco, tostada, cruodos and oystersplus handcrafted cocktails and hand-selected wines, an experience complete on its own.

Passionate about honoring Mexican heritage and supporting family-owned farms, the restaurant’s corn, beans, chilies and cocoa – among other ingredients – will be sourced exclusively from Mexican farmers and producers working directly with heirloom corn supplier Tamoa.

Palo Santo will be open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, with extended rooftop hours on Friday and Saturday.

Photo: official
Photo: official
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