eat + drink + party eat + drink + party eat + drink + party 90 Comeback Kid Legendary chef Tom Catherall returns from semiretirement, ushering in the resurrection of an Atlanta institution. By Kate Abney Photography by Heidi Geldhauser TomTom has returned ladies and gents. No, not that nifty GPS device; we’re talking about the resurrected Tom Catherall hot spot, now in the digs of his former restaurant Noche in Virginia-Highland. Embodying the spirit of the old Azalea and TomTom your parents adored, it has a modernity that makes it the must-visit of spring. After the 2015 dissolution of his Here to Serve restaurant empire, the Culinary Institute of America-certified master chef came out of semiretirement to do what he loves most, working at-least-10-hour days and even launching a Sunday brunch program this May—so you can TomTom all day every day. What you’ll get here is global cuisine (Catherall hails from Newcastle, England after all), with deep French, Italian, Japanese, Greek and Southern influences. International ’80s hits waft through a sun-drenched, whitewashed renovation by Dillard Pierce Design Associates, the residential firm Catherall convinced to take on its first restaurant project. And, boy, have Christy Dillard Kratzer and Heidi Pierce created Virginia-Highland’s newest see-and-be-seen. And the food, of course, is what keeps them coming. When Catherall re-entered the restaurant industry, he brought with him many loyal employees from Here to Serve, including Pastry Chef Joanie Trotochaud (known for daily-changing desserts like berry cobbler and banana-bread pudding) and Raul Hernandez, who was the chef at Noche’s Brookhaven location. Also in the kitchen is Catherall’s son, Ryan, a 30-year-old chef (and craft-beer guru to boot) who studied at the Brew Lab at the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom. A notable habitué of Buford Highway, he brings a hip, youthful energy to the menu. You’ll see his mark on dishes like the grilled shrimp, with deglazed white wine sauce with herb butter and garlic, served with bread for dipping. Like all TomTom entrees, these top out at $18, which means they won’t break the bank, while eat + drink + party eat + drink + party eat + drink + party The restaurant was renovated with the help of primarily residential design firm Dillard Pierce, which gave it a whitewashed, boho-global vibe.