How can architects set the stage for theatrical dining experiences?
As the main attraction of the Funk Zone, an arts and entertainment destination designed by AB design studio, The Lark is a high-end restaurant with a private banquet room and open kitchen designed to allow guests to observe the chef’s preparations. The architects carefully created a window system around the commercial kitchen to allow the food preparation activities of the chef to be viewed on full display. The well-appointed kitchen environment became a signature feature of the restaurant, further solidifying its place as the main attraction of the Funk Zone. All of the tables in the restaurant, including an impressive 18-foot-long communal table, are made from a single fallen tree from Portland, OR. Most of the other items furnishing the restaurant, such as 100-year-old church confessional, along with custom-designed ceiling lighting fixtures, were made with salvaged materials from California.