American cuisine

Madame will serve a “new version” of American cuisine

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Birmingham is opening a new restaurant next month. Madame, based in the soon-to-open Daxton Hotel on Old Woodward Avenue, will serve a seasonal selection of American dishes with a sophisticated twist.

The hotel’s flagship restaurant will focus on vegetable dishes. The menu includes Venere black rice with wild prawns, melted leeks and egg yolk, roast saddle of lamb with black maitake and smoked pine tea, and Creamsicle Mille Feuille dessert. Executive chef Garrison Price — a Midwestern native with 20 years of culinary experience who most recently worked at Italian restaurants Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria and Il Fiorista in New York City — aims to create playful dishes rooted in fine dining techniques.

“Madame will showcase a new take on American cuisine,” Price said in a press release. “My goal is to marry the classic technique I’ve developed over the years working alongside luminaries in the culinary world with a focus on sustainability, seasonality and creating a minimal footprint.”

The dining room of the restaurant can accommodate up to 80 guests. The space features a large custom chandelier, oversized windows, curated artwork by Saatchi Art, and tri-color wood floors. An adjacent bar and lounge will also offer food and beverages from the restaurant.

“Madame’s menu and space speaks of an effortless ability to balance whimsy and fun with a refined sensibility and worldly upbringing,” owner Mark Mitchell says in a press release. “From art on the walls to art on the plate, we took inspiration from around the world as well as our backyard here in Birmingham. Madame is a world-class dining destination where you can stop for wine and a burger or host a celebration for a special occasion.

The restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Monday through Sunday, and weekend brunch. Reservations are available and can be booked by phone or email.

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