The kids are in school, and spring break is still a couple of months away, but there’s a way for parents to travel without having to pack their bags.
Winter Chalet on the Green by Citizens Market, located in the heart of Buckhead, is a way to mix exclusivity and outdoor dining. The chalet bubble zips open and inside are four chairs, comfy blankets, small tables, and, on one Friday night, a board game to play.
The express purpose of the chalets is to get away without having to go far. Starting on Feb. 1 and running through Feb. 25, the chalets are available to book for a $50 rental fee on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. There is a $100 per person (with a minimum of two people per reservation) cost, but a 90-minute reservation includes food, drinks, and most uniquely a private dinner despite being stationed outside of Citizens Market and next door to the Nobu Hotel Atlanta, one of the city’s newest luxury hotels.
The menu inside the chalet includes a choice of a bottle of wine (Veuve Clicquot, Orin Swift Abstract, or Davis Bynum Chardonnay) or a carafe of a cocktail. There are also non-alcoholic options available upon request. On Friday night the meal began with a cheese and charcuterie board, including jams, nuts, and peppers. The servings are portioned according to the number of guests in a party.
Following the opening course a Just Krispy Rice Box, a combination of spicy tuna, yellow tail, salmon, and truffle avocado sushis, was served. Along with the sushi, shrimp tempura and four (two per person) umami beef sliders were served.
The menu of the vast food options inside Citizens Market is also available to order, including Sam’s Crispy Chicken, Firebelly Wings, and El Pollo Verde, for a separate fee.
Citizens Market general manager Wintana Mehari says the combination of outdoor dining in the city and the privacy of the chalets is what has been keeping the reservations booked through the first nine days of business.
“It’s very exclusive, and you’re not interrupted by servers, and crowds,” Mehari said. “But we’re right here in the middle of Atlanta.”
The chalets are non-smoking and spacious enough for two or four people to relax and enjoy a board game (the chalet we inhabited had a Sorry board game). Plan on keeping the bubble closed for maximum heat.
To be able to isolate oneself in the heart of the city, particularly at night, and enjoy a meal and a small slice of peace is worth the effort. Winter Chalet on the Green is a perfect way to explore Atlanta, enjoy good food and drinks, without the hassles of long lines and large crowds.
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