Conveniently located just OTP, Parkwoods brings bold flavors and a timeless atmosphere to Perimeter Center. At the soul of what we do is our team lead by beverage manager Darius Naderi, who crafts culinary-inspired cocktails that change with the seasons.
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Naderi moved west to attend San Francisco State University, where he graduated with a degree in Communications. Knowing little about cuisine and spirits before moving, he soon found himself immersed in San Francisco's gastronomical explosion of the early 2000s and began dabbling in the bartending arena. Working his way up, Naderi was presented with the opportunity to open the Ame bar in the St. Regis hotel in 2005; he credits Ame as the place where he acquired much of his food and beverage education and training. He then became a mixologist at Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak at the St. Francis hotel before later becoming Lead Bartender and Trainer at A16 in Oakland in 2013.
Georgia beckoned him back home in 2017. He spent a year at King + Duke before taking on this new opportunity. Here, Naderi leads an elevated bar program that offers guests fresh and inventive cocktails, regional craft brews, and a wine list focused on American-made wines. When he's not behind the bar, he can be found traveling or exploring Atlanta's new restaurants and many neighborhoods.