Alpharetta City Center will expand its restaurant offerings with a new seafood focused eatery

Lapeer Seafood Market is anticipated to serve “fresh, coastal cuisine” upon opening on April 1.

Inspiration is drawn from “relaxed beach towns along the East Coast, like surfer favorite Montauk,” according to a news release.

Lapeer is a concept from Maven Restaurant Group Co-Owner Louis Soon and Culinary Director Andy Long.

The team also oversees neighboring Alpharetta eateries; South Main Kitchen and Butcher & Brew.

Initial plans include opening daily for dinner service with plans to expand to lunch and weekend brunch service in the future.

The menu will feature “a hyper-seasonal seafood menu of day-boat fish, including East Coast and Gulf oysters, wild-caught fish and shrimp from along the Gulf of Mexico, crabmeat from Bayou la Batre and tuna from Louisiana.”

Lapeer will also source produce directly from farms in Georgia, including Levity Farms, Tucker Farms, AJ Stonehaven Farms, Martin’s Garden, Crystal Organics, Ashland Farms and Grant Wallace Farm.

Guests can anticipate “family-style shared plates and daily specials” and a raw bar.

The raw bar will highlight classics like oysters, crudo and seafood towers.

Food offerings will be accompanied by a selection from Lapeer’s “refreshing beverage program,” with “mezcal” as a key ingredient.

Laper is anticipated to have “over 100 different mezcal varieties” available for one and two-ounce pours.

The drink program will also deliver a “seasonally driven lineup of craft cocktails designed to spotlight different expressions of ‘mezcal,’ based on terroir and agave varieties.

One cocktail offering, “La Protagonista,” has already been revealed. The “playful drink” will feature “a mix of Vida Mezcal, Meyers’s Dark Rum, mango, banana, Rich Demerara Syrup, Orinoco Bitters, egg white and black lava salt,” said a news release.

Lapeer’s space was designed by Curious Yellow Design studio in New York.

Within the 3,000-square-foot restaurant are tall 15-foot ceilings with a “clean and relaxed interior.”

Custom white and matte green tiles, white slat walls and brass finishes are intended to be throughout the restaurant.

Guests will have a “front-row view into the restaurant’s kitchen,” which will feature a “state-of-the-art Hestan Suite.”

Lapeer is “one of the few restaurants in Georgia to house the award-winning culinary equipment.”

Diners can utilize the “greenhouse-inspired, 840-square-foot outdoor patio” that overlooks the Alpharetta City Center courtyard for year-round outdoor dining.

A glass ceiling and walls will encompass the patio space.

“The expansive and airy patio will be temperature controlled and allow guests to dine comfortably no matter the season,” said a release.

Several existing members of the Maven Restaurant Group team will run the food and beverage program at Lapeer.

South Main Kitchen Sous Chef Blake Hartley will serve as Lapeer Executive Chef.

South Main Kitchen Beverage Director Cody Brown will run the cocktail program and mezcal bar.

South Main Kitchen and Butcher & Brew Pastry Chef Elise Vitale will add Lapeer to her repertoire for sweet treat offerings.

Owner Louis Soon is planning to oversee the wine program and Andy Long will continue to serve as Culinary Director for all concepts under the Maven Restaurant Group umbrella.

Lepeer Seafood Market will be within Alpharetta City Center at 12 North Broad Street.

The eatery will be open Monday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 5 to 9:30 p.m.

More information is available at www.lapeerseafoodmarket.com.

Maven Restaurant Group, founded by Louis Soon, is a hospitality company that includes Alpharetta restaurants South Main Kitchen and Butcher & Brew.

The group is also behind another forthcoming concept, Handlebar also planned for Alpharetta; plus Butcher & Brew 2 and Tocayo in Forsyth County.

More information is available at www.mavenrestaurantgroup.com.

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