The Third Space Offers New Culinary Experience

Atlanta restaurant openings are certainly nothing new in the city, however every now and then an ambitious culinary venture comes along to the surprise of diners citywide. The latest innovative idea comes from successful Chef Asha Gomez and her idea for The Third Space, which is described as a "culinary complex." Let's take a closer look and see just how this new development plans to turn the Atlanta food scene upside down.

When Chef Asha Gomez announced the initial concept of The Third Space, the culinary community was intrigued. They were interested in Asha's plans to bring the idea to fruition, with many quickly reaching out to get a spot on the initial roster. Gomez sees The Third Space as a partnership with chefs and cookbook authors - a place to nurture community in a professional yet intimate environment. The open kitchen, 10-seat counter and 12-seat dining table bridge the gap between home and workshop. Here, experts will share their delicious knowledge. Visiting culinarians are invited to stay in the studio's elegantly furnished loft. Housed in the Inman Park/Old 4 th Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, The Third Space is nestled in the Studioplex development adjacent to Serpas Restaurant.

Featuring top-of-the-line, industry-leading bells and whistles from Miele and cabinetry from Artcraft, the 1500-square-foot space is decorated through a partnership with ReDefined Home Boutique. In The Third Space's first months, Gomez will focus on presenting Atlanta's finest chefs in small, focused classes. Away from their harried restaurant kitchens, chefs can "break the fourth wall," feeding guests and speaking on the subjects that matters most to them. Gomez herself will moderate many of the classes, exploring the chefs' backgrounds, facilitating questions and encouraging spontaneity. "I am giddy when I think about all of the chefs that have already committed to join us here at The Third Space.

Incredibly talented chefs including: Steven Satterfield of Miller Union, David Sweeney from Cakes & Ale, Todd Richards of The Shed, Jennifer Levison of Souper Jenny/Cafe Jonah, Storico Pasta's Michael Patrick, Woodfire Grill's Tyler Williams, Holly Chute from the Governor's Mansion, Watershed's Joe Truex, my Chef de Cuisine at Cardamom Hill Omar Powell and coffee guru Jason Dominy to name a few," explains Gomez. "On the sweet side we have Pastry Chefs Eric Wolitzky of Cakes & Ale and Bacchanalia's Carla Tomasko.

This truly has been a labor of love for me and to get this response is incredible." "We really want this to feel like a home kitchen," adds Gomez. "Between the decor that will change out quarterly and the personal touches I have added, The Third Space should always be warm and inviting and a space that one could envision in his or her own home." From dining enthusiasts and home cooks, to award-winning chefs and corporations, to the inquisitive guest venturing into the world of food, The Third Space is a place for everyone.

If you are interested in booking a private event at The Third Space, please contact via email at info@thethirdspaceatl.com or via phone at 404-793-7963. Online class reservations can be made at http://thethirdspaceatl. eventbrite.com For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.