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Spice Market | W Atlanta Midtown

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Spiced Chicken Samosas, Cilantro Yogurt

Spice Market

W Atlanta Midtown

188 14th St. NE Atlanta, GA 30361

404.724.2550

www.spicemarketatlanta.com (link)

What’s in a name really?  I’m just the son of an electrician, so for those (like me) who have nary an inkling who Jean-Georges Vongerichten is, then all one need to do is check out the most reliable source for factual biographies and information…wikipedia.  Ok, that may be a stretch but really, it’s as good a place as any to gain some ground in your Jean-Georges knowledge building.  Here’s the gist:  He is big-time. French chef, studied at the Auberge de l’ill under yadda, yadda, opened this restaurant and that restaurant, teamed with so and so to write this book and that book, touted by bliggity-blah as the “sha-bang-shazam, bomb-diggity.”  The list goes on and on about his ventures across the globe, partnering and teaming with many, to position his knowledge, influence, culinary proficiency, and name to (it may seem) as many outlets as he can.  His reach is vast as it spans the globe.  And yet I wonder…How does a man, whose name covers a Brobdingnagian jurisdiction rest assured knowing that the quality of product is living up to that name?  And is it possible to spread yourself so thin and to have your name so used that it dilutes into just a phrasing, stripped of clout, countering all that was once worked for?  I don’t know.  What do you think Wolfgang?

Spice Market has the honor of being connected with the original offering, Jean-Georges’ New York restaurant.  It is based on influences of Asian street food yet the luxury and style of the restaurant, smack-dab in the middle of a W Hotel mind you, has little reminiscence to anything ‘street’.  The space is impressive and tasteful with Asian accents but still obviously upscale.  Upon mentioning my recent shoot here at Spice Market, my sister-in-law and her soon to be husband mentioned having dined here and raved about the Samosas (pictured above), seconded by Meridith Ford’s review from just after it’s opening.  Check out some more recent reviews (here) and (here).

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Written by Mark Petko

October 8th, 2010 at 8:19 am