Atlanta native and “Top Chef: Las Vegas” contestant Eli Kirshtein is Chef/partner of The Luminary at Krog Street Market. Equal parts avid sports fan and accomplished chef, Eli is a proud Atlantan and food anthropologist. Eli first tested his culinary chops at the age of 16, working as a protégé in the kitchens of Chefs Kevin Rathbun and Richard Blais. After spending time in kitchens in New York and Miami, he returned home to Atlanta, Georgia as the Executive Chef at Eno Restaurant and Wine Bar, from which he would take a brief hiatus to participate as a contestant on “Top Chef: Las Vegas.”
In August 2014, Eli opened his highly anticipated restaurant, The Luminary. An American brasserie with regional influences, The Luminary features a classically inspired menu, large raw bar, craft beer and cocktail program, and 400-square-foot patio space.
Accolades and Publications
- Bravo “Top Chef: Las Vegas”(Season 6)
- Eater.com Atlanta – “So Hot Right Now” Restaurant (2014)