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The Luminary's Eli Kirshtein talks about Top Chef, the Falcons, and what he learned from Kevin Rathbun.
Consciously or not, the design of the Luminary—a mix of fin de siècle elegance and postindustrial minimalism—mirrors the inherent tension between tradition and progress that characterizes Inman Park, a historic neighborhood facing a tidal wave of new construction and its corollary traffic.
The Luminary, an updated and regionalized American brasserie by former Top Chef contestant Eli Kirshtein, will be the first restaurant to open in Krog Street Market this year. Though Kirshtein is hesitant to name an opening date, sources say May is likely.
At a media preview Tuesday afternoon, Kevin Ouzts of Spotted Trotter announced that his first restaurant, The Cockentrice, will open in the KSM market.
Former Top Chef contestant Eli Kirshtein is bringing bistro fare to Inman Park this spring with the opening of the Luminary, an American brasserie with regional influences. The 3,400-square-foot restaurant in the forthcoming Krog Street Market will feature a 400-square-foot patio, plus a large raw bar. Though Kirshtein—formerly executive chef at Eno and a protégé of both Richard Blais and Kevin Rathbun—is still working out many of the details, he took the time to share his plans.