Bar Margot, located inside Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, is a Ford Fry concept restaurant led by Executive Chef Edgar Kano. Bar Margot’s menu injects traditional American cuisine with European and Asian influences. Guests can sample handmade pasta, charcuterie and cheeses, craft espressos and high-quality coffee selections, with a curated beverage program shaken and stirred by some of the city’s top bartenders. Since the opening in fall 2015, Bar Margot has quickly become one of Midtown’s most revered and awarded destinations.
Kano found his passion for the culinary arts in sixth grade when he decided to dress up as a chef for Halloween and, ever since, has been seeking out cooking opportunities leading him to stints at Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts in Newport Beach, Calif.; Mexico City and Punta Mita, Mexico. He’s also lived and worked in Singapore; Germany and French Polynesia.
Kano draws inspiration from his grandmother who taught him how to master Japanese culinary techniques while incorporating Mexican ingredients, which created his fusion-focused skillset.
EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF ERICA LEE brings creative flair to the kitchen to execute several exciting ventures including seasonal menus, a contemporary room service menu, a Porsche partnership amenity and much more. Lee keeps her team at top of mind so the kitchen can function as one, which goes hand-in-hand with her philosophy of always going back to the basics. With her imagination always being exuded through her numerous delectable, quality ingredient driven creations, what is Lee’s favorite dessert to both make and eat? Classic cheesecake with blueberry compote will always take the cake.
Bar Margot’s Lead Bartender Thandi Walton spearheads the bar’s popular cocktail program with classic sips to monthly ‘off-menu’ cocktails, referred to as the ‘Missing Digit’ that are available upon request and announced only on Bar Margot’s Instagram channel [@BarMargotATL]. A founding member of the all-female cocktail collective, “Drinking with the Girls” and “Thandi Tuesdays,” Walton celebrates the fusion of creative cocktails and flavourful culinary bites. Walton has been featured in national and local media outlets such as Food & Wine Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, Thrillist, Eater Atlanta and is a regularly featured expert on Liquor.com.