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A Blend of International Inspiration: Spice Market- Atlanta W Hotel in Midtown

**Note: Spice Market has been replaced with a new restaurant called TRACE since Fall 2014.


Spice Market is a hidden gem within Midtown. Unless you frequent the W Hotel or visit Atlanta and stay at the hotel as a guest, Spice Market isn't usually on your radar for places to eat in Midtown Atlanta... however, it should be!

I had a working lunch at Spice Market in the middle of the W Hotel hosting auditions for American Idol 2014. Somewhat a crazy environment if you can imagine.  I sat on their plateau lounge away from the restaurant but it was great because it was like a private section just for me!

The sirloin salad was good.  The meat was tender and nicely charred.  The mixed greens were lightly tossed in a vinaigrette with all the fixings I like in my salad: goat cheese, grape tomatoes, and candied pecans. The dessert was a nice touch too! Honey ice cream that was perfectly sweetened with real honey, caramelized banana over a fudge bar and a chocolate ganache spread with candied pieces sprinkled in.  That dessert with a nice cup of coffee completed my meal and made me completely satisfied.

The ambiance is nice too! Southeast Asian inspired colors and textures cover the entire restaurant... from the pillows to the artwork.

Spice Market gets 5 diamonds for great service, great food and an atmosphere that everyone can appreciate!


{PLEASE NOTE: Spice Market has just transitioned to TRACE at the W hotel-Midtown as of June 19th, 2014.  Their full review will be published soon.}


Science fact:

Herbs and spices are used to flavor food. Herbs are plants lacking permanent woody stems and are valued for qualities such as medicinal properties, flavor and scent. Spices are made from vegetative substances such as seeds, roots and barks.


spice is a dried seedfruitrootbark, or vegetable substance primarily used for flavoring, coloring or preserving food. Sometimes a spice is used to hide other flavors.

Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are parts of leafy green plants also used for flavoring or as garnish.

Many spices have antimicrobial properties. This may explain why spices are more commonly used in warmer climates, which have more infectious disease, and why use of spices is especially prominent in meat, which is particularly susceptible to spoiling.

A spice may have other uses, including medicinalreligious ritualcosmetics or perfume production, or as a vegetable. For example, turmeric roots are consumed as a vegetable and garlic as an antibiotic.


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  • Comment Link The Classy Critic Thursday, 03 July 2014 21:14 posted by The Classy Critic

    The Spice Market is NO LONGER in operation. TRACE has taken it's place and is a Farm 2 Table concept. Full review on TRACE coming soon....

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