Team behind il Giallo to open New Orleans-inspired Lagarde in Chamblee

The owners of popular Sandy Springs Italian restaurant il Giallo are launching a new restaurant concept in Sandy Springs.

Leonardo Moura and chef Jamie Adams are slated to open Lagarde in April in the Parkview on Peachtree development at 5090 Peachtree Blvd. in Chamblee.

Lagarde, Adams’ middle name, will pay homage to the his parents, who were born and raised in New Orleans. The menu will reflect “a bird’s eye view of Americana through the culinary lens of New Orleans,” according to a press release.

Many of the restaurant’s menu items will be based on Adams’ family recipes that Adams enjoyed while visiting New Orleans during his childhood, including gumbo, barbecue shrimp, red beans, rice and ham and grits and grillade gravy. Several dishes will be made with products sourced from Louisiana including Leidenheimer bread brought in daily for po’boys, Camilla beans, Abita Beer and gulf seafood and oysters.

“There is and always has been such a rich diversity of cultures that make up New Orleans’ culinary landscape, and in creating the concept of Lagarde, we wanted to reflect all of those wonderful flavors and their varied heritage,” Adams said in a prepared statement. “Since I became a chef, I’ve always wanted to open a restaurant that paid respect to the past and future of this multi-cultural cuisine that has had such an impact on my palate and my life. It’s such an exciting time to see this life-long dream coming to fruition.”

Pastry chef Libby Muldawer, who also serves as the pastry chef at il Giallo, will offer dishes such as pecan pie and a riff on a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich.

The space will be designed by Atlanta-based interior designer Vivien Patrie. Patrie, who owns Vivien Leigh Interiors and also designed il Giallo, will create a “casual and whimsical,” according to the press release.

Lagarde will be open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner and will serve brunch and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Adams and Moura opened il Giallo in 2015.


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