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Daxton restaurant Madam opening in March

By Lisa Brody


The Aparium Hotel Group announced Madam, the flagship restaurant in Birmingham's upcoming Daxton Hotel, 298 S. Old Woodward, will open in March 2021 with noted New York chef Garrison Price at the helm.


Price, a native of the midwest, brings over 20 years of culinary experience to Madam, which will showcase his approach to creative, vegetable-forward seasonal fare with an appreciation for elegance and the simplicity of impeccable ingredients. Madam's menu will continually evolve and focus on seasonality and freshness “emblematic of California cuisine with a playful sensibility rooted in fine technique,” said a release.


“Madam’s menu and space speak to an effortless ability to balance whimsy and fun with a refined sensibility and worldly education,” said Daxton owner Mark Mitchell. “From the art on the walls to the art on the plate, we’ve drawn inspiration from across the globe as well as our backyard here in Birmingham. Madam is a world-class dining destination where you can stop in for wine and a burger or host a blowout special occasion celebration.”


“Madam is going to present a fresh take on American cuisine,” said Price. “My goal is to marry the classic technique I have developed over the years working alongside luminaries in the culinary world with a focus on sustainability, seasonality and creating a minimal footprint.”


Price began his career at the Peninsula Chicago before spending four years with noted chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, serving as head chef of China Poblano from Jose Andres’ ThinkFoodGroup and chef de cuisine at the Mandarin Oriental’s Asiate in New York City. More recently, Price held the position of executive chef of The New York Times three-star reviewed Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria and earned five stars from Time Out New York as executive chef and culinary director of Il Fiorista.


Examples of upcoming dishes include Venere Black Rice with wild shrimp, melted leeks and egg yolk and Roasted Lamb Saddle served alongside black maitake and pine-smoked tea. For dessert, look forward to creative high-low meldings that will include a Creamsicle Mille Feuille.


Madam will seat up to 80 guests in its dining room with an adjacent bar and lounge featuring a stunning geodesic dome. In the dining room, guests will be seated on oversized custom banquettes beneath a soaring ceiling in a room illuminated by an expansive custom-made chandelier, oversized windows and striking paintings curated by Saatchi Art.


Madam will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The Daxton Hotel is the first hotel by local entrepreneur Mark Mitchell in partnership with Aparium Hotel Group of Chicago. The 151-room Daxton Hotel intends to bring a modern vision of Birmingham luxury incorporating some of the finest art, wellness, dining, and retail that hospitality can offer.


For reservations at Madam, call 248.283.4200 or email madam@daxtonhotel.com.

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