Whole Foods Market taps chef Hugh Acheson for winter dish at Roast restaurant

Slow-Roasted Annatto Pork Bowl by Georgia chef Hugh Acheson will debut at Whole Foods Market’s The Roast restaurant Jan. 16. / Photo credit: Whole Foods Market

By Becca Godwin

The Roast’s winter menu will feature a signature dish from celebrity chef Hugh Acheson.

The fast-casual eatery adjoining Whole Foods Market in Midtown focuses on the Brazilian style of grilled meat known as churrasco. It always features a bowl created by an influential chef on its seasonal menus. The latest features Acheson’s creation, Slow-Roasted Annatto Pork Bowl, which debuts Monday. The dish, priced at $13, includes parsley farro with roasted annatto pork, a 63-degree egg, butternut squash, pickled green tomato, tahini sauce and toasted peanuts.

Acheson will appear at the Midtown restaurant on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at noon to prepare his dish and speak with customers.

“I’m excited to partner with Whole Foods Market to offer customers an exclusive new menu item at The Roast,” said Chef Hugh Acheson in a press release. “This quick-serve Brazilian Churrasco-inspired restaurant proves that delicious, high quality food can also be fast and casual.”

The Roast winter menu also includes items such as spicy chorizo sausage, garlic herb shrimp and chimichurri tri tip steak and herb-crusted cauliflower.

Acheson’s bowl succeeds “Flavors of the Andes,” an offering from Atlanta chef and restaurateur Kevin Gillespie. That bowl is available through this weekend.

The Roast is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Roast. 650 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. 404-853-1681. wholefoodsmarket.com.

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