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Gunter Seeger

Chef Günter Seeger returns to Atlanta from New York—with a plan for a new style of restaurant

Chef Günter Seeger discusses his decision to leave New York, the future of restaurants, and his resurrected role as an Atlanta chef.
Whitley Hotel Buckhead Atlanta

At the Whitley Hotel, the former Buckhead Ritz trades dark paneling for light and whimsy

The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead was once an epicenter of Atlanta's social scene, a mainstay for gossip and celebrity sightings, but on Wednesday, Marriott officially reintroduced the renovated and rebranded property, now named the Whitley Hotel Atlanta Buckhead, by hosting a lavish cocktail party for city dignitaries, media, and neighbors.
Christiane Chronicles

The Christiane Chronicles: Homemade butter, begone!

Why are chefs milling their own flour, fermenting yogurt, and churning butter as if they lived in a little house on the prairie? Butter is easy to make—but hard to make well. Chefs shouldn’t waste their energy playing dairymaid.
Ritz-Carlton Buckhead

Goodbye to the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead and the celebrity gossip I used to uncover there

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Buckhead was ground zero for gossip, celebrity sightings, and the city’s social scene. And when you were responsible for banging out 30 inches of Atlanta’s bold-faced names for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s popular "Peach Buzz" column, you scoured for scoop 24/7.
Atlanta Botanical Garden holiday

5 holiday-themed foodie festivities in Atlanta

Roast marshmallows at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, drink hot cocoa at the St. Regis's skating rink, and more.

October Market Minis: Washi Tape Crafts, Ponce City Market additions, and more

Buckhead Atlanta and Ponce City Market announce new shops, Atlantan Amy Anderson releases Washi Tape Crafts book, and the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead gets an upgrade.

Christophe’s To Go now open in Brookhaven and Sandy Springs

With new locations in Brookhaven and Sandy Springs and a recently rebranded spot in John’s Creek (formerly Christophe’s Kitchen), Le Metayer has a goal of eventually serving healthy and tasty meals to go for 10,000 people.

The American Cancer Society celebrates centennial in style

There were opportunities to ride in a NASCAR pace car, getaway to wine country and dine in style at master chef Franck Steigerwald’s private table Saturday night at the American Cancer Society’s Birthdays Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. But dollar for dollar, nothing beat the rare opportunity to paint with the African elephants at Zoo Atlanta during the evening’s spirited live auction. The private painting session for you and five of your closest animal and art aficionados ended up pulling in $5,000 for the charity, retaining 100 percent of the experience’s estimated value (given that the pricey pachyderms each eat about 300 pounds of food a day, the five grand should just about cover the painting session’s catering bill). The black tie fundraiser, presented by Delta, Georgia Power and Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia was an evening dedicated to raising money and to raising awareness about the iconic cancer nonprofit celebrating its centennial birthday in 2013.

Q&A with Ritz-Carlton Buckhead’s Todd Richards

ATL Food Chatter: October 3, 2011 (To receive the Chatter and other culinary tidbits directly in your inbox, sign up for our weekly dining newsletter)Chef Todd Richards appeared on NBC’s Today Show last week, highlighting three of the new dishes he is featuring on the fall menu at the Cafe at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. Since joining the Ritz’s team as chef de cuisine in late 2010, Richards has devised a menu that divides Southern flavors into two camps: “traditional” and “modern.” Richards, a native Chicago, first arrived in Atlanta 20 years ago to work at the Four Seasons under chef Darryl Evens. After a stint at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta Downtown, he departed Atlanta in 2003 to work at other prestigious properties like the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach and the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville. Richards returned to Atlanta in 2008, where he has earned kudos for his work at One Flew South and Rolling Bones BBQ.

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