Porsche Whets Car Shoppers' Appetites With New Fine Dining Restaurant | Edmunds

Porsche Whets Car Shoppers' Appetites With New Fine Dining Restaurant

ATLANTA Porsche Cars North America opened its new fine dining "Restaurant 356 " here on Thursday, intending to immerse car shoppers in an experience that appeals to all of the senses.

It is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, and on Sunday for brunch and dinner.

The restaurant's interior is inspired by the design of the legendary Porsche 356 vehicle.

"At Restaurant 356, our guests will enjoy elegant dishes that honor Atlanta's global flavors, while culminating (sic) a unique Porsche experience," the automaker said in a statement.

The restaurant is part of the company's new $100-million Porsche Experience Center and headquarters. The center features a classic-car gallery, restoration center and driving-simulator lab.

The restaurant, led by Executive Chef Kyle Forson, has a view of the Porsche driver development track.

The cuisine taps into the trend for locally sourced organic ingredients and global cuisine.

"If we use blue cheese, I want to have met the goat that gave the milk for it," said Forson, who is the former executive sous chef at The Spence. "I want guests to experience food that distills the Porsche brand and fuses it with a sense of place."

Menu items include fried octopus, Carolina heritage pork loin and saffron risotto.

An extensive catering list, with wraps, sandwiches and barbecue, takes its cues from the Porsche lineup. It includes boxed lunches named for the Porsche Cayman coupe and Porsche Macan SUV.

Edmunds says: This is sure to become a popular tourist destination for those with a taste for the best in cars and cuisine.

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