Cooper Miller is in as executive chef at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Credit: Bob Townsend

Credit: Bob Townsend

According to a press release this afternoon, Cooper Miller will serve as the new executive chef at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, the the Atlanta Beltline restaurant and bar serving "campfire-inspired cuisine."

A Le Cordon Bleu grad, Miller previously served as executive sous chef at JCT Kitchen and served in other Atlanta kitchens including The Feed Store Restaurant, Holeman & Finch, and Livingston Restaurant at the Georgian Terrace Hotel.

The announcement comes after the recent opening of Ladybird's new "Grove" outdoor space , featuring a bar inside a vintage, painted camper, hangout-friendly Adirondack chairs, communal, beer garden-style tables, string lights, Ping-Pong tables, and more.

More details from the release:

Chef Miller will be rotating new items onto the menu over the next few months. Expect a stronger emphasis on seasonal, vegetable-driven fare, with simple dishes made from the highest quality ingredients. Highlights from Cooper’s menu will include Navajo fry bread topped with oxtail marmalade, Taleggio Fonduta, and micro greens; “base camp” shared items like smoked and braised bone-in beef short rib, and produce-driven plates rolling out soon. At Ladybird’s popular weekend brunch, guests can dine on the Woodsman breakfast with house brisket, smoked potato-chorizo hash, green chile rajas, fried egg, and biscuit; House smoked oxtail, blue corn grits, sous vide egg, and marrow jus; and Avocado toast with Lion Tamer bread, avocado, roasted grapefruit, Calabrese peppers, and 6-minute egg.

In addition, Ladybird’s charcuterie program will come out of the restaurant’s very own smokehouse, with items like duck prosciutto, lomo, nduja, and lots of pickled vegetables (ramps, morels, asparagus, etc.).

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