Saltyard chef and owner Nick Leahy is expanding into West Midtown with two new restaurants set to open later this year.
Aix, a Provençal restaurant, and Tin Tin, a wine bar, will offer lunch and dinner and neighbor each other in Stockyards, an adaptive reuse property at 976 Brady Ave.
Aix (pronounced “ex”) is named for Aix-en-Provence, the city in the South of France where Leahy’s family is from and where’s he’s spent a significant amount of time. Serving mostly French wines, Tin Tin is named for the matriarch of Leahy’s French family and will showcase stencils of her handwritten recipe book on the walls.
The two restaurants will share a kitchen but operate independently with their own menus. Aix’s menu will feature dishes including bouillabaisse with local seafood; crudo of skuna bay salmon with preserved lemon, dill, crispy capers and crème fraîche; roasted tomato gazpacho with lump crab and English pea salad; and tarte tropézienne, the iconic dessert named for St. Tropez.
Highlights from Tin Tin’s lunch menu will include Provençal classics like pissaladière, vegetable tarts, stuffed baguettes and rotisserie chicken. At night, Tin Tin will serve cheeses, crudo and olives.
Laurie and Marc Skalla, who are partners with Leahy on Saltyard, will also serve as partners in the new concepts. Saltyard opened in 2013 at 1820 Peachtree Road NW in the Brookwood building.