Above, exposed timber beams add an element of the casual, even the primitive to an otherwise purely city-sophisticated gourmet centre. Millwork is richly grained, vertical wood accented by sleek, simple pulls. Appliances, including slim-profile suspended hood fan, are gleaming stainless steel. Bridging the gap between, a backsplash of light grey subway tile adds an intriguing historical reference and texture to the predominantly contemporary minimalism.
Still, guests aren't the only ones with a great view. From the other side of the burners, colorful vertical banners flanking the floor-to-ceiling windows echo an Asian-inspired runner spanning the eating bar from side to side. Bowls and plates are simple black with bold, white stripe - nothing to distract from the pure pleasure of taste and texture.