Madam opens in Birmingham Daxton Hotel
By Lisa Brody
Madam, the restaurant in the new Daxton Hotel in downtown Birmingham, opened on Thursday, April 1, along with a soft opening of the hotel.
The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, as well as for brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and lunch Monday through Friday. Dinner is served daily starting at 5 p.m.
“Our goal with Madam is to express the best qualities of simple, beautiful products while also encouraging a sense of spontaneity and playfulness,” says Executive Chef Garrison Price. “Meals here are created with a great deal of attention and thought, from the sourcing to the preparation. We want our guests to come in knowing that we’ve put the utmost care into who we collaborate with so they can sit back and enjoy.”
Madam showcases Price’s approach to enlightened American fare, with locally sourced ingredients where available.
Entree selections include cedar roasted Steelhead Trout with grilled leeks and charred lemon, the soon-to-be-signature large format dry aged Duck for Two presented with lettuce wraps, house pickles and smoked chili nuoc cham. Superbly executed desserts include Gianduja Tart devised of chocolate custard, hazelnut praline, hazelnut sorbet, and buckwheat shortbread or final courses meant to be shared like the Rhubarb Layer Cake for Two with its poached rhubarb, puff pastry, candied ginger and ginger ice cream.
Multiple options allow for Madam to act as a local hub for the community suitable for quick meals as well as grand celebratory occasions set in a dynamic and stunning setting.
Madam can seat up to 80 guests in its dining room. An adjacent bar and lounge feature a unique geodesic dome, and opens daily at 11 a.m. and continues service until one hour after the close of the dining room.