Where diners select their own chopsticks, review menu cards redesigned for each season, and eat from custom bowls crafted by different artists.
By Junghyun and Ellia Park as told to Zagat Stories
Following on the success of their Korean prix fixe Atoboy in the neighborhood of New York’s Madison Square Park, married partners Junghyun and Ellia Park wasted little time opening a second venue nearby. Atomix also serves innovative Korean cuisine, but this time via 10-course tasting menu in a two-story townhouse, with a bar above and theatrical stage kitchen below. Seated at a U-shaped table around the chefs, guests choose from a bandolier of individually crafted chopsticks. Each course begins with a striking menu card representing and explaining the next dish. And the bowls and dishes were custom-designed by a range of different Korean artists in collaboration with the Parks’ vision.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on their restaurants’ workforce, the Parks have established a crowdfund to help alleviate the financial burdens on their staff.