Fresh Seafood and Modern Mediterranean Fare Await at Olives Atlantis 

PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS (February 6, 2013) – Renowned Chef Todd English introduces his famed Olives restaurant to Atlantis, Paradise Island, opening mid-July, 2013. Featuring his signature open kitchen and Mediterranean cuisine, Olives Atlantis will provide a social and interactive dining experience for guests in the bustling Atlantis Casino. Designed by world-renowned interior architect and designer Jeffrey Beers, the restaurant is Olives’ first in the Caribbean.

“We are thrilled to welcome yet another celebrity chef to the Atlantis dining experience – Todd English’s Olives,” says George Markantonis, President and Managing Director of Atlantis, Paradise Island. “Olives will provide our guests with a taste of the Mediterranean in paradise.  We are proud to add a restaurant of this calibre to our current world-class culinary roster.”

Olives Atlantis will offer a warm, casual dining experience with a three-meal-a-day menu, featuring world-renowned chef Todd English’s signature interpretive Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a variety of coastal dishes, each prepared using fresh, seasonal and high-quality ingredients.  Olives Atlantis will feature an expansive open kitchen where English’s team will be preparing dishes from a rotisserie grill where guests can enjoy made-to-order cuts of meat and grilled fish such as the fresh catch–of-the-day.  The Raw Bar will offer a large fresh seafood display with daily offerings of shellfish, clams and oysters, and a wood-burning oven will showcase English’s infamous thin-crust flatbread pizzas.  Our one-of-a-kind Italian-made SuperNova pasta machine will produce a selection of fresh, handmade pasta dishes daily that will entice and delight patrons.  Guests can also sit and sip on Olives’ award-winning wines and delicious cocktails, as they take in the energy and excitement of the Atlantis Casino. The restaurant will also be opened until 3:00AM to satisfy late-night dining requests for those guests in the Casino or Atlantis’ adult nightclub, Aura.

“I’m excited to be collaborating with Atlantis to bring my Olives brand to the islands, and to capture a brand new dining audience,” said Chef Todd English. “I always look forward to collaborating with Jeffrey Beers who has designed many of my restaurants across the U.S.  Together, with his design inspiration, I look to create a casual, yet exciting dining experience suitable for everyone– whether you’re seeking a quick and delicious lunch, an intimate and elegant couples dinner, or a leisurely and fun meal with family and friends.”

Olives Atlantis will feature a remarkable 6,850 square-foot interior with large vaulted ceilings and a rustic décor by Jeffrey Beers.  From the buzzing social bar entrance with slot machine gaming to the private dining section, Olives Atlantis is designed to provide a rich, comfortable experience for all guests including families, late-night diners and casino patrons. The custom, oversized candelabras and wall sconces deliver glimmering elegance with the soft twinkling of lights while rich wood beams and textured brick ceilings bring a sense of Mediterranean style; these materials are complemented by custom carpet inspired by ceramic tile designs and decorative limestone floor tile.  Guests can enjoy scenic views of the Atlantis Marina on the outdoor terrace while waiting before being shown to one of the restaurant’s 268-seats.  Warm tones carry throughout the space, especially in the private dining rooms, where the walls are pumpkin-colored Venetian plaster detailed with antique mirrors.  It was important to the design that every seat in the main dining room has a view of the open expo kitchen, a Todd English signature element.

“I love working with Todd, and on this collaboration at Atlantis we had an immediate boost from our excellent experience – and mutual respect – working on other Todd English projects,” says Jeffery Beers. Olives Atlantis captures the essence of the original Olive’s restaurant in Boston, blending a rustic Mediterranean aesthetic with a Caribbean sensibility and the excitement of being at a casino. It’s thrilling to see a fresh interpretation of Olives at the Atlantis resort; I am really proud of the design, and of the entire team. ”

Olives Atlantis joins the ranks of some of Atlantis’ favorite dining outposts from around the world including Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s famed restaurant, Nobu, to the vibrant Southwestern cuisine of Bobby Flay’s nationally-acclaimed Mesa Grill or 3-starred Michelin Chef Jean Georges-Vongerichten’s Café Martinique. 

About Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, The Bahamas

Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique, ocean-themed destination located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats.  Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis.  Atlantis is home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges, and never-before-seen special effects.  Dolphin Cay, the resort’s interaction and education center, was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants.

The Cove Atlantis, a 600-room resort, features oversized rooms with a step down living space, spectacular designs by acclaimed interior architects Jeffrey Beers and David Rockwell, unprecedented services and amenities, private all-adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of the ocean.  Atlantis is also known as THE culinary destination in The Caribbean with a collection of restaurants from world-renowned chefs including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Bobby Flay.  The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops, casino, and the largest conference center, meeting and convention facilities in The Caribbean.

For further information about Atlantis, Paradise Island; call 954-809-2000 or visit Atlantis.com.  For reservations, call your travel agent or 800-ATLANTIS.

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About Todd English’s Olives

Todd English is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, entrepreneur, and television star based in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City.  Chef and owner of Olives in Charlestown, Massachusetts since 1989, English has gone on to establish Olives as one of the most prestigious names in the nation by opening other locations around the world: Olives New York in the W Hotel in Union Square and Olives Las Vegas at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. A four-time James Beard Award winner and inductee into the James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who in Food and Beverage in America,” English was also named one of “People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.”  Todd has authored the critically acclaimed cookbooks, The Olives Table, The Figs Table, The Olives Dessert Table, and Cooking In Everyday English.  In 2005 his line of cookware and lifestyle products, The Todd English Collection, debuted on HSN, breaking electronic retail records in the house ware category.  Todd English Enterprises includes over twenty innovative restaurants spanning the country and abroad. Most recently, Todd opened his fifth location of his pizza restaurant Figs overseas in the Middle East at the 360 Mall in Kuwait.  May 2012 revealed the highly anticipated renovation of English’s flagship restaurants- Olives Boston and Olives New York.  Both restaurants just reopened with fresh new interior designs and menu offerings to complement English’s signature Olives classics.  2010 brought the opening of two new restaurants in New York City, his European-inspired Todd English Food Hall at the iconic Plaza Hotel, as well as his French-inspired Brasserie Ça Va, located in the heart of the theater district. Also that year, English opened his first pub concept – Todd English P.U.B. at Las Vegas’ CityCenter. For more information on chef Todd English and his restaurants please visit our website at www.toddenglish.com.  Facebook – www.facebook.com/ChefToddEnglish and on Twitter- @ChefToddEnglish

Jeffrey Beers International: Creating iconic gathering places in cities around the world.

Jeffrey Beers International (JBI) brings experience, vision, and architectural precision to the creation of vibrant social spaces. Internationally recognized as a leader in architecture and design, JBI is a full-service studio founded by Jeffrey Beers in 1986. JBI’s team of talented and highly trained designers have collaborated with exceptional clients to push the boundaries of design, advancing the hospitality industry through a portfolio of award-winning of projects, including The Cove at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, The 40/40 Club and The Plaza Food Hall in New York City; the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami; and the historic Gloria Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

 

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