The interior of Halsa at Serenbe Serenbe
Photo: Serenbe
Photo: Serenbe

Swedish-influenced restaurant Halsa set to open at Serenbe next week

Chattahoochee Hills mixed-use development Serenbe is slated to open its latest restaurant next weekend. 

Swedish-inpsired Halsa will be open for dinner from 5-9 p.m. starting March 22. Breakfast and lunch service will follow in the coming weeks. 

The “polished casual” restaurant will be housed on the bottom floor of the One Mado building, part of Serenbe’s new Mado commercial building, home to a spa, yoga studio, gym and other health and wellness practitioners. 

Designed to be part of a wellness community, Halsa’s menu will be healthy with salads, build your own bowls, smoothies and coffee drinks — and a cocktail bar.

The eatery will be overseen by Nicolas Bour, who recently returned to Serenbe as executive chef and vice president of food and beverage. He previously served as the chef at The Farmhouse at Serenbe for two years, and has also worked at Ocean House in Rhode Island, Lowes Coronado Bay Resort, Humphrey’s in San Diego and the now-shuttered Atlanta restaurant Iris Restaurant.

Most recently he opened a restaurant at Alohilani Resort in Hawaii and competed in Season 13 of Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay”.

In addition to Halsa, Bour will oversee The Farmhouse, the Blue Eyed Daisy, the Hill and a to-be-named forthcoming Italian restaurant.

“Here I feel like I can probably just cook until the day I die,” Bour told AJC food writer Bob Townsend in January. “That’s really all I want to do. I get up in the morning, and I can’t wait to get here. I couldn’t wait to go to the farmers market this morning. That’s just something I’ve been looking for since I left here, and it’s very elusive.”

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