Chef Micah Willix Opens Latitude
Chef Micah Willix announced a November open date for his new restaurant concept, Latitude, to be located in Phipps Plaza in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood.Â Willix was most recently the executive chef at Ecco, a Fifth Group restaurant.
Latitude will offer a flavor-driven menu with a wine selection of over 60 bottles selected to pair with Willixâ€™s offerings. Anticipated menu items include dishes such as spot prawn ceviche, toasted coriander, lime and Spanish chorizo; spicy pork sausage, roasted cherries and chicory; braised squid, ink, lemon, ginger and Thai basil grilled bitter greens, soft-poached egg, roasted green garlic and tarragon; and pan-roasted blade steak with smoked potato and horseradish.
â€œThis will definitely be a change from what Iâ€™ve been cooking for the past five years,â€ said Willix of the new concept. â€œLatitude will be an opportunity for me to explore more options of different cuisines and cultures, but I still want to cook and create dishes that are simple and close to the source – grassroots.â€
Willix is working with industry veterans and partners Kenny Perlman, formerly of Seasons 52 and Houstonâ€™s, and Emily Streib Marcil, formerly of Capital Grille and currently of Second Growth LLC.
The restaurant was designed by Brian Watford and includes a large 30-seat patio with a large water feature and urban garden design.