To recreate the meal-time experiences the head chef had growing up in Australia was the challenge when it came to designing restaurant aboard the commercial cruise ship.
Authenticity was key, with little touches that added a personal flare and a feel of family and connection that complimented the food.
The venue meshes vintage and modern design with white marble dining tables with oil-rubbed brass bases interspersed with espresso-stained wood and blackened steel versions.
There is a single counter-height sharing table bordered by inset carpeting and custom glass-tiled screens. The effect is that of a glamorously lived-in residential atmosphere, not normally experienced in hospitality interiors. Friendly, cozy and unassuming without losing any of the luxury expected in a venue such as this.
Community is driven through design with low-backed banquettes, upholstered in luxe Chesterfield tufted leather, that allow guests to sling an arm over the top and casually converse with guests on other tables.
Hand-blown glass pendants, etched with some of the chef’s favorite recipes hang low over the sharing tables, inviting intimacy and warm conversation.
Decorative curios from the chef’s own home included family photographs and travel souvenirs are affectionately placed throughout the venue for a warm and authentic feel.
The ambiance is rich with layered history with furnishings collected from different eras, forming a sleek and elegant assortment whose overall effect is new and fresh yet somehow familiar at the same time.
Full of personal charm to ensure the activity of communicating and making shared memories could build naturally and effortlessly.