Banner Butter is Our Favorite Hyper-Local Ingredient

The Editors | June 24, 2019 | Food & Drink

Three dishes using the exquisite butter


AG at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
After executive chef Gilles Schreiber of AG at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta found out that Banner Butter was made just 15 miles from the hotel, he knew he had to find a way to work it into the spot's heavily local and regional menu. Schreiber says it reminds him of French butter, and that’s certainly a compliment, as he hails from Mutzig, a small town in Alsace, France. You can find it in everything from AG’s smoked butter sauce—such as atop the pan-seared salmon with a smoked butter emulsion—to a garnish on steaks. 181 Peachtree St. NE, 404.221.6550


Proof Bakeshop
Kristin and Billy Allin’s Proof Bakeshop supplies many places in town, including their own Bread & Butterfly (, with the most sumptuous baked goods. Head baker Diane Reiten and assistant head baker Jamaal Nettles actually use Banner Butter’s whey in a variety of their offerings, including everything biscuits and buckwheat and cocoa nib muffins. 100 Hurt St. NE, 678.705.3905


Pancake Social
Anne Quatrano has been a big supporter of Atlanta-based creamery Banner Butter, even selling its butters (look for the compound butters, like balsamic fig and caramelized onion, or cinnamon, cardamom and ginger) at her Star Provisions. There might not be a more apropos place to consume it, though, than Quatrano’s new Pancake Social at Ponce City Market. The chocolate and buckwheat stack is quickly becoming a crowd favorite. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Ste. 185, 678.609.8696


Photography by: Ritz-Carlton photo courtesy of the ritz-carlton | Pancake Social by heidi geldhauser harris | Proof Bakeshop photo by Amy Sinclair