atlas-logoWe’re chomping at the bit for Napa’s Atlas Social, slated for an early January opening.

Headed by Michael and Christina Gyetvan of Azzurro Pizzeria & Enoteca and Norman Rose Tavern, the kitchen will be in the hands of Nick Ritchie (named Rising Star Chef in 2009 and Chef de Cuisine at Michael Chiarello’s Bottega. Industry veteran Pat Jeffries will run the front of house.

Opening menu items will include Chef’s Crispy Fried Farm Egg with Bacon Jam; Salad of Winter Greens, Apple and Persimmon with a Grilled Sweet Onion-Macadamia Nut Dressing; a Jar of Smoked Trout Rillettes with Caraway-Rye Crostini and Onion-Crème Fraiche; and Citrus Braised Pork Belly Tacos with Avocado, Vegetable Escabeche, and Salsa Roja. Atlas Social will also feature family style platters, including a Garlic and Chili Pepper Roasted Dungeness Crab with Grilled Bread and Spicy Aioli, and an Ale Braised Boneless Beef Rib with Root Vegetable Gratin and 5-Onion Kale.

1124 First St., Napa.