New Spot – The Ivy Soho Brasserie

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My friend and I hand the chance to stop by at The Ivy Soho Brasserie,and I must say we were not disappointed!

After hearing the restaurant was designed by one of my favorite interior designers Martin Brudnizki, we had no choice but to book dinner table for two. The restaurant is apparently set to be one of the new hot spots in Central London, the location at Broadwick Street, Soho cannot be any perfect for Central London busy bees such as myself.

The beautiful interior space pays attention to detail throughout, not one corner has been left out! The restaurant, bar, private dining room are all decorated throughout with colorful framed art prints inspired by Soho’s music scene and the famous poet, William Blake.

Food:

I was blown away with the number of egg dishes that were on the menu, I guess since the restaurant specializes in contemporary British cuisine it should not come as a surprise! Also as an egg lover, I was definitively not complaining. I stared off my meal with salt crusted sourdough bread for my appetizer, wild mushrooms on toasted brioche for my starter and steak, egg & chips for my main.

I was stuffed by the time dessert came calling but my friend on the other hand was not leaving until she had tried the chocolate bombe. The presentation for the dessert was stunning, we both had our phones ready to witness the hot salted caramel sauce fall on the melting chocolate bombe!  The chocolate bombe slowly opened up exposing the milk foam, vanilla ice cream and honeycomb that was hiding inside. I took a really crappy video but click on here to watch a similar video. Although I had no room for my own desert, I couldn’t go home without having my usual latte.

 

 

 

 

 

HIMITSU, ATLANTA

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Designers: www.tomdixon.net/uk/  tom dixon , ww.designresearchstudio.net

Design Research Studio, Tom Dixon’s architectural and interior arm, unveil their first State-side hospitality project in the form of Himitsu, a cocktail lounge-bar in Atlanta.

Inspired by Japanese mixology and American prohibition, Himitsu is a darkly theatrical speak-easy, peppered with the rich colours and textures inspired by the emotion and drama captured in Todd Murphy’s painting King of Birds. Himitsu (meaning Secret in Japanese) is the sister bar to popular Atlanta sushi haunt, Umi Sushi.

Bar Raval

Designers: partisans

Location: bar raval  Canada Toronto

Dive into an idiosyncratic fusion of spanish art nouveau with contemporary digital tools: think Gaudi with computers, tattoos and a love for the wu-tang clan…
images courtesy of partisans

The design references the art nouveau histories of Barcelona’s famed pinxto bars. open from breakfast through to last call, it serves coffee, breakfast, tapas and cocktails.

Mott 32

Located in the basement of an office building, the Mott 32 restaurant is divided up into different themed areas.

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