For this project, Andres Escobar was inspired by the New York City dining experiences and sought to bring an urban style to the countryside. This resulted in a design which creates a visual awareness in the venue with a timeless and eclectic French-American style that pairs classic and mid century with modern design.
The venue includes a large rectangular bar and lounge, a main dining area with booths and tables, a chef’s table, a wine room accommodating 30 guests with Burke’s signature illuminated pink Himalayan salt brick wall, and an elegant outdoor dining terrace for the warmer seasons. All the architecture opens up in a straight trajectory to the view of the surrounding pastoral landscape.
My goal was to design an American brasserie with a European feel. David and I wanted people to feel welcome and comfortable like in France, whether you are wearing jeans or you are dressed up. The open kitchen lends to that as well.
Andres Escobar curated every detail, from the material to the colour of the space, and the result is a balmy venue where guests can thrive in ease and elegance.
Rounded, small tables covered in black marble are alternated to square ones in white marble finish, upholstered chairs in athacitrite colours are paired with hazelnut clue ones, and walnut and mosaic tiles floors are counterpart to metal-framed charcoal ceiling. At the centre of the room a marble column partitions the space and is at the same time the envelope of the wine cellar.