What does one really want when you go out to dine, obviously to be delighted with excellent food that you are not capable of creating yourself but much more than that. Dining out is an occasion, from the moment you decide to do for a meal the fun starts. Which restaurant do you opt for? What type of cuisine are you tempted by? What clothes you should wear? It is a combination of many things that are all pleasurable.
The restaurant also plays a big part, what the service is like and the ambiance of the whole place. There are many fine dining restaurants around the world, but there are not many that have amazing architecture, in this blog we look at some of the most delightful.
Biko – Mexico City
Biko Restaurant and Bar is in the heart of Mexico City and is a modern delight of a building, the design of the restaurant is inspired by the two chefs, Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso. The restaurant specializes in Basque cuisine and the architecture and inner decor try to reflect this. It is amazingly symmetrical with polished dark floor tiles contrasting with stark walls, the concept is based on opposites tones of light and dark, with the furniture reflecting this with the hardness of their materials.
Yellow Treehouse – Auckland
When you think of New Zealand, the great outdoors comes to mind. Wildernesses that stretch out as far as the eye can see, and the Yellow Treehouse reflects nature in it most awesome form. What could be more awesome than a restaurant perched high up above a redwood tree forest. The challenge to the architects was to create something that captured people’s imagination, a taste of fairy tales. So, they took the concept of a child’s treehouse and created an inspired contemporary restaurant. The comprehensive use of wood and natural material encapsulates the environment, and being 40 meters high it certainly grabs the attention.
Tsujita – Los Angeles
If your other half suggested dining out on Japanese noodles, you may think of a small cafe dispensing steaming bowls of hot noodles. Well Tsujita is far from that, although the furniture and compact booths are simplistic in design and comfort, it is the amazing ceiling that is the showcase of design. There are twenty-five thousand carefully positioned wooden stick meticulously placed to replicate a cloudy sky. It really is impressive, and the diners cannot prevent themselves staring at the contemporary design in awe.
Mojo – Taipei
An ultra-modern building that changes as the diners interact with it, the Mojo has an interactive dining table that is the main design feature of this fabulous fun place. The table is equipped with touch sensors and a visual interface projected from above, so it can be viewed from two opposite perspectives. The touch sensors enable diners to choose their menu and order directly from the kitchen, they can also play games, change the tablecloth and even pay the bill.
These highly modern buildings bring a new fun sense of occasion to diners and certainly add an extra element to the overall dining experience.