The long awaited book Restaurant & Bar Design (Taschen) has been published this spring. Featuring many of the stunning hospitality projects that have been entered into the over the last five years, author Julius Wiedemann has selected 100 architectural and interior designs that are deserving of a wider audience.
Thanks, Silvan, for sharing with the world your photos and views about my city of Porto. But I’d like to point out a little mistake you made when you wrote the address of the very nice “book restaurant”: in fact, its address is: RUA DE AVIZ, 10 and not Rua Tenente Valadim. I´m sorry but I thought I should tell you this. Please, come again to this wonderful place that Porto is, because there’s still a lot to see.
Speaking of books, Book Restaurant (which is next door to hotel) is designed as a library as well and reflects the connection between literature and gastronomy in a very contemporary way. The architect is Pedro Trindade and the chef is John Mendes serving Mediterranean cuisine. I first saw the restaurant from the outside and was curious to see the decor. When I got in and sat down, the waiter handed me the menu inside The Historia da Filosofia book. I knew my dinner couldn’t be better than that!