New Restaurant & Brewery for the Northsiders
Embers Grill Opens In Alpharetta
Restaurant Features Grilled Cuisine with Georgian Twist, Handcrafted Beer Recipes
Alpharetta, Ga. (August 28, 2006) – Embers Grill, a new restaurant concept featuring all-fresh grilled cuisine using native Georgia products and ingredients recently opened in Alpharetta.
Specializing in innovative grilled dishes and original beers brewed on-site at the restaurant’s own brewery, Embers Grill offers a welcoming dining atmosphere at affordable prices. The unique and masterful menu offers only fresh ingredients, many of which are grown and produced in the state of Georgia. Brewmaster Julie Baggett has also integrated her art into the menu and is featuring many menu items flavored by Embers own specialty beer.
“My lifelong dream is finally coming true, and I couldn’t be more impressed with the team we have assembled at Embers Grill,” said owner Gilles Maillet. “We are committed to offering our customers a higher standard of personal service – a level of service they cannot experience at traditional chain restaurants. This is the goal of our entire team – from the kitchen to our service staff.”
Gilles Maillet knows what it takes to run a successful restaurant, as a seasoned restaurant veteran who has had extensive international experience in the industry. After training in France and Switzerland, Maillet was responsible for the successful operation of various chain restaurant divisions in South America including Pizza Hut and TGI Friday’s. After moving to Atlanta he oversaw multiple Panera Bread locations through the metro area. His wife, Cynthia, is also involved with the operations at Embers Grill.
Embers Grill features fresh grilled dishes throughout its lunch, dinner and bar menus, many of which utilize their own in-house brewed beer and native Georgia ingredients. House specialties include grilled meats, including various cuts of steak, pork chops, poultry and seafood. Appetizers range from $5.99 – $10.99 and main entrees range from $12.99 - $24.99.
Menu highlights include:
· Warm Ale House Cheese Fondue
· Georgian Seafood Chowder
· Embers House Salad with a Georgia Peach Vinaigrette
· Embers Peppercorn House Angus
· A Variety of Grilled Meats accompanied by your choice of sauces including: Peppercorn, Black Cherry Ginger, Thai Chili, Mango Ginger, and Hollandaise
· Homemade Gelato
Beer highlights include:
· Ka-Chung Kölsch – the lightest selection, a light German ale
· Dunkfest – a German-style brown ale, with specialty German malts
· Embers Pale Ale – a British-based malt, dry-hopped with Willamette and Horizon hops
· Disorder Porter – an imperial honey-oat porter
The newly renovated restaurant interior gives off an upscale “ski lodge” ambiance, with heavy wooden décor highlighted by contemporary accents, including a fireplace centerpiece. The décor creates a welcoming dining atmosphere throughout its large dining room and bar area. The in-house brewery has also been upgraded to a 15 barrel pub system. Wireless Internet service will be available in the restaurant.