Porsche opens fine dining restaurant at new Experience Center in Atlanta.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. has officially opened the doors of its new fine dining “Restaurant 356.” The restaurant is on the complex of the Company’s new $100 million Porsche Experience Center and headquarters. With panoramic views of the world-class, 1.6-mile driver development track, 356 is sure to become a premier dining destination for local patrons and for visitors to Atlanta.
“Atlanta is a city known for its diverse tapestry and international cuisine,” says Andre Oosthuizen, vice president of marketing for Porsche Cars North America, Inc. “At Restaurant 356, our guests will enjoy elegant dishes that honor Atlanta’s global flavors, while culminating a unique Porsche experience.”
Located on the second level of the Porsche Experience Center, 356 offers a distinct, quiet view of aircraft taking off and landing at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Innovative dishes are served inside a dining room featuring a contemporary décor, designed with the luxury of the 356 model Porsche.
Executive Chef Kyle Forson is known for walking through local forests to collect mushrooms and herbs, giving his food a truly Georgian flair. Former executive sous chef at The Spence, Forson is at the helm of Restaurant 356’s purist approach to food. He focuses on carefully hand-crafted dishes that let the quality of seasonal ingredients shine through. Forson’s own Polish heritage and experiences with French, Californian and Southern fare ensure that no single type of cuisine will dominate the menu. The seasonal menu showcases a refined world cuisine made with locally farmed and foraged ingredients. His style is not just farm-to-table but rather forest to table. A vast wine selection pays tribute to the great winegrowing regions of the world with classically-focused cocktails available for those favoring tradition.
“I want guests to enjoy food that enhances the Porsche experience and fuses it with a sense of place,” says Chef Forson. From the kale salad elegantly displayed in a crescent in the bowl, playing with positive and negative space, to the perfectly seared scallops served with broccolini, the chef accomplishes his goal. And please plan to save room for dessert. The sweet corn and peach panna cotta was light and not too sweet, accompanied by an almond crumble and a sorghum drizzle. Pastry Chef Danielle Smathers creates the best macaroon I’ve ever tasted. Be sure to try one or two during your visit.
The Restaurant 356 experience, when paired with a spin around the track, makes the perfect business lunch, date night, anniversary or birthday dinner, bachelor’s or bachelorette’s party or even a unique rehearsal dinner. Restaurant 356 has all the makings of a destination restaurant right here in South Fulton.