design et al are delighted to announce further shortlist success for Lotte Hotel Moscow, shortlisted for the Restaurant within a Hotel Award in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014.
Located on the second floor of the luxurious Lotte Hotel Moscow, a French restaurant Les Menus presents classic French delicacies with a modern twist by Michelin three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire, culinary innovator and artistic creator.
The whole layout can be separated in three different zones but is flexible enough to be combined into one consolidated place whenever required. The guest is invited to first enter through a gallery housing a Bar-Lounge and wine shelves. The reception is placed centrally between the bar and the restaurant itself. The wine cellar leads into either fine-dining hall on the left or breakfast area on the right. Those two can be closed off in classic style, by collapsible folding screens with an open residential in style food counter in between.
Moulding profiles on the walls and tin ceiling have been super-scaled and twisted by applying modern technique – high gloss finishing mixed with gold-silver leaf. Patterns on the top rise above chic oversized furniture featuring chrome and gold, rather than traditional wooden frames. Modern silkscreens on the back of sleek slipper chairs promote the idea of ‘old meets new’. Lighting is also oversized, representing traditional European lantern forms with crystals integrated into fabric shades. The marriage of crystal chandelier and lampshade within one lighting asset is the first candidate to enter a newly-born design vocabulary. Each table is also granted with a lamp to reinforce the message of luxury and personalised dining. Les Menus previews private dining rooms along the side with a semi-transparent wall giving a comfortable feeling embraced by floral patterns.
Les Menus par Pierre Gagnaire in Moscow pleases guests with habitual French cuisine. The overall space of 720 sq. m with 100 seats will be embraced by luxurious and elegant interiors created by Wilson & Associates who have been featured in the top three design companies worldwide. Massive furniture with golden and silk decorations reminds of medieval France and forms an impressive alliance with Russian ornaments on the walls and the ceiling. Seekers of peace and quiet will find three private rooms equipped with semi-transparent partitions for 6-8 guests. Refinement of serving is wholly supported by natural Korean textile, elite Limoges Bernardaud porcelain, French silverware by Guy Degrenne and Sambonet, as well glassware from internationally reputed brands – Riedel and Schott-Zwiesel.