They’re every describing the Atmos Immersive Eating, a brand new eating idea thought-about by its founders to be the world’s first — and solely — totally immersive restaurant.
For the previous ten months, the reservation-only restaurant has grown by phrase of mouth through social media, with varied cameos on TikTok and 15,000 Instagram followers since its January debut.
A night with Atmos begins on the restaurant’s secret entrance inside Fort Lauderdale’s Sistrunk Market. Earlier than the non-public night begins, a welcome host presents friends a glass of bubbly and an amuse-bouche. From there, friends are dropped at a non-public eating room and seated at a communal eating desk, the partitions and even the desk itself doubling as an immersive theater display screen.
The expertise involves life due to the usage of 360-degree projection mapping know-how, Atmos’ proprietary audio-visual narration, and a chef-driven, prix fixe pairing menu geared toward providing diners a feast for all of the senses.
In line with the Atmos workforce — South Florida audio/visible professional Adrian Vargas, chef/hospitality veteran Tommy Catolico Pires, and hospitality publicist and companion Michelle Soudry — Atmos is the primary restaurant within the U.S. to supply such a uniquely immersive expertise.
At the moment, the trio says their aim is to pioneer a brand new class for eating leisure.
In January, they launched the primary South Florida Atmos location as a pop-up inside Sistrunk Market.
Steve D’Apuzzo tells New Occasions Atmos was the right match for his meals corridor imaginative and prescient.
“We noticed a possibility to take the area beforehand constructed for the Collective and create one thing, particularly for Atmos,” says D’Apuzzo. “They are surely forward of the curve. It is thrilling to see one thing like Atmos get its begin in South Florida. For us, it is yet one more success story for an incubator idea.”
The 800-square-foot area features a lobby-style ready space and 14-seat eating room the place friends can expertise Atmos’ “Passport to Europe,” a six-course pairing dinner meant to move friends to a few of Europe’s most traditional locations through a two-hour visible and auditory voyage.
As diners expertise the rolling hills of Italy or fly over the waterside surroundings of Greece, the journey is ready to the tunes of assorted native songs and academic narration as movies stream throughout the partitions and eating tables. All of the whereas, servers current diners with dishes and wine representing every nation.
“We would like individuals to neglect the place they’re for 90 minutes,” says Vargas.
For now, the theme features a seafood-heavy menu consultant of Europe’s coastal cities, however on November 10, Atmos will launch “Passport to South America,” with dishes that provide a culinary exploration of nations like Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Venezuela. Early subsequent 12 months, a “Passport East Asia” will current an identical expertise for international locations like Japan, China, and Korea.
Company could make reservations for a two-hour dinner or go for the newly launched weekend brunch, a modified “Passport to Europe” menu with breakfast and lunch-themed dishes paired with bottomless mimosas.
Atmos diners can also contact the workforce to customise the audio-visual journey for personal dinners to rejoice birthdays, anniversaries, and different particular occasions. To this point, Soudry lists rappers CeeLo and Ace Hood, TV present host Nick Cannon, and Miami Dolphins’ John Jenkins to have hosted non-public dinners within the area.
At the moment, Boca Raton-based Atmos is in growth mode and is seeking to open a number of pop-ups and brick-and-mortar areas. Plans are to develop throughout South Florida, in addition to main cities throughout the U.S. and globally, with pop-ups in luxurious motels and modern venue areas.
“In South Florida, we thrive on eating and going out as a part of our tradition,” sums up Soudry. “We’re redefining your night time out expertise, taking you on an audio-visual culinary journey in an intimate communal eating area that is far more modern and memorable than a standard, one-dimensional restaurant.”
Atmos Immersive Eating. 115 NW Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; atmosdining.com. Wednesday via Friday 5 to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11:45 a.m.