Located adjacent to the Kimpton Shane Hotel, our sun-soaked indoor-outdoor setting is a stunning backdrop for artful cocktails and shareable small plates. Join us at sunset, in the dining room or on our patio, as the space begins to glow. Linger throughout the night with a group of friends — or just one special someone. If you’re feeling adventurous in Midtown Atlanta, this is the place to be.
Mark Alba, Executive ChefExecutive Chef Mark Alba is obsessed with fine ingredients and the ongoing evolution of cooking techniques. With more than 2 decades of experience in the kitchen, he is an enthusiastic and thoughtful leader who approaches each dish with curiosity, working to emphasize fresh, local flavors and giving his careful attention to every detail. This focus makes him exceptionally well-suited to cooking for all of our guests, but particularly those with dietary restrictions, as he shapes their dishes to accommodate their needs while still satisfying their hunger for a memorable meal.Before joining us, Chef Alba served as executive chef of some of Atlanta’s most beloved and noteworthy restaurants, including 5Church, The Optimist, STK, and JCT Kitchen. He also brings a wealth of experience working on private and semi-private events, thanks to stints leading the kitchens at The St. Regis Hotel and Legendary Events. He earned his degree in Criminal Justice at Louisiana State University, but ultimately, he couldn’t resist the call of the kitchen, and returned to the city of his birth to study Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of Atlanta. After graduation, he steadily climbed the ladder of the city’s dining scene, including roles as sous chef at the Hotel Nikko (now The Grand Hyatt) and James Beard Award winner Canoe.Chef Alba grew up in Baton Rouge, where his love for cooking took hold while helping his mother in the kitchen. Today, he also enjoys cooking for his wife and kids and spending time with them both in and out of the kitchen. A lover of smooth jazz, he is also an avid fan of Formula One racing and fascinated by exotic cars. He is proud to bring his lifetime of cooking experience and his love of ingredients to AVeline.
Born to Jamaican and Norwegian immigrants, Chef Brandon developed his worldly palate early on. But whether the menu featured ackee or herring, the most important part of any family meal was its ability to bring people together. Brandon has carried those values with him throughout his culinary career, which he forged in some of New York City’s top restaurants: April Bloomfield's John Dory, Bar Boulud, the Standard Grill, and the Russian Tea Room. In 2011, he returned to his native Atlanta; locals will remember his cooking from such city mainstays as Lure, Marcel, King + Duke and most recently Ford Fry’s St. Cecilia, where he was executive chef. Outside of work, you can find Brandon at his homestead, foraging with his dogs, working in the garden or playing drums.