isn't much into reviews of restaurants unless they have some tie-back to the tabletop, but this Emirates Woman
review of SAFFRON
Asian restaurant in Dubai's Atlantis Hotel
caught our eye.
First of all, SAFFRON's
decor was designed by Adam Tihany
, which is always a reason for us to give it a more thorough lookover. With a design from Adam, we're not surprised the reviewer used words like "dining drama"
or described the "20 live theatrical cooking stations".
Pretty standard as any Tihany design is about more than just the good food and drink. Adam designs consider the entire experience. Adam's experience as a restaurateur himself insures that the practical operational issues are all completely addressed, as well.
But, what also caught our eye was the reviewer's description of the music of SAFFRON
:"Not only do the Saffron spin-doctors play the best music we’ve ever heard during a brunch, but they play the best we’ve ever heard in Dubai, full stop! Classic soul, funk and 1980s tunes ensure the party is constantly in full flow."
Talk about differentiating
the dining experience.
We always knew Adam was a party guy.
You can read the entire SAFFRON
review by going here:http://emirateswoman.com/2013/05/01/the-review-saffron-brunch-at-mall-of-the-emirates/#.UYFL5rWsiSo
the luxury lifestyle platform from Forbes
, has just named our friend Adam Tihany
Startle's Tastemakers are leaders in fields that range from food and wine to style, design, business and more, and as Tastemakers know a thing or two about travel, and so they are sharing with you their picks on what to see, do and experience on the road — and in their hometowns.AdamTihany
has been setting the standard for taste around the globe with his restaurant and hotel designs for a long time, so we are not surprised to see his selection. Pretty good company he is keeping in this group, as well with the likes of Drew Nieporent,
Tom Douglas, Barbara Lynch
, Thomas Keller, Shebnem Ince
, and more. Well Done. Startle
is part of the folks at Forbes Travel Guide
, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, which was the originator of the prestigious Five Star ratings and certifications.
New York at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, is Adam D. Tihany’s
eighth collaboration with the illustrious Maccioni Restaurant Group
. A nod to the high style aesthetic of 1960’s Italy, the restaurant recalls the classic Italian ristorante and casual elegance of Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita.” While its predecessor in Las Vegas borrows from modern and old world traditions on a grand scale, the Sirio Ristorante New York
was designed on a more intimate scale befitting its sophisticated urban setting.
The subdued interior exudes a palpable sense of history and warmth. The light palette and streamlined design of the walls evoke the limestone facades characteristic of Italian architecture. Refined, wood arches frame the walls giving the space an architectural structure. They also pay tribute to the classical arcades featured in the bespoke black-and-white photos of Italian streetscapes hanging below.
Captured by artist Bram Tihany
, this evocative photo installation transports the spacious plazas, expansive corridors and vast skies of the Old World landscape to this relaxed, contemporary interior. Carpeting inspired by classic marble floor design also also enhances the interior’s distinct sense of warmth and familiarity.
Photographer Bram Tihany utilizes black & white photography as his primary medium to help bring an Old World ambience and intimacy to new Sirio Ristorante New York.
Guests entering the space will encounter an elegant, finely-curated bar at the front of the restaurant complete with a vibrant sea food display. Opposite the bar, a Maccioni family photo gallery depicts Sirio, the eminent namesake, amongst the sophisticated and colorful company he has kept throughout his enviable career.
At Sirio Ristorante
, contemporary interpretations of traditional Italian dishes inspired by the Tuscan standards of Maccioni’s youth are served in a beautiful and engaging environment. The menu offers a variety of pastas and appetizers to simple and robust entrees. With its Fellini-esque décor, an emphasis on hospitality, and one of the most impressive selections of Italian vintages in New York, Sirio Ristorante
brings old-time Italy to New York City.
To learn more of Adam Tihany,
named one of the greatest American interior architects by The New York Times
in 2001, and his restaurant artistry around the globe, go here:http://www.tihanydesign.com/
has completed his redesign of Palm Beach, Florida resort The Breakers
bar and restaurant area with the opening of HMF
, the retro-modern destination drinking and dining establishment. “The nostalgia and the glamour of yesteryear are quite en vogue, while palates continue to become more sophisticated,”
Tihany told The Palm Beach Post
. “We conceived HMF to be an open, active arena for decadent delights, and to cultivate a distinctly social, dynamic and inviting environment for the resort’s savvy clientele.”
consulted with local Jupiter, Florida firm Peacock + Lewis Architects
on the project.
Named for founding father of Palm Beach, railroad and oil tycoon Henry Morrison Flagler, whose ancestors continue to own and operate The Breakers
, the 160-seat lounge-concept space, is on the north side of the hotel’s main building in the Florentine Room, the former site of the Tapestry Bar and L’Escalier restaurant.“It’s a sophisticated and versatile, day-into-night space that’s visually stimulating and experiential,”
said Nick Velardo, food and beverage director
at the resort. “There’s a real sense of place here, and we believe we’ve come up with a concept that is just what our guests have been looking for.”
New Executive Chef Joey Tuazon
was more to the point when he told the newspaper, “It’s all about sexy food and drinks here,”
You can read the entire article by going here:http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/news/national/high-style-lounge-opens-at-the-breakers/nTD5B/
To learn more about Adam Tihany
and his firm Tihany Design
, go here:http://www.tihanydesign.com/
....."In collaboration with famed hospitality designer, Adam Tihany, The Breakers Palm Beach is introducing an exciting new drinking and dining experience unlike any other on the island...."
, food and beverage director at the Five Diamond resort - "....we are passionate about delivering a variety of high quality dining experiences,”
Of course it will be unlike any other....if Adam is designing it. And, Mr. Velardo
, your passion is in good hands.
Our friend Adam Tihany
is in the news again....this time it's to "re-imagine" the fine dining space at the venerable Palm Beach resort The Breakers, according to the Palm Beach Daily News
. The re-opening is scheduled for late Fall of this year.Breakers President Paul Leone: “The Breakers strives to continually offer engaging new experiences and guest-feedback informed us that a new, distinctive bar is in great demand. With that in mind, we turned to Adam Tihany, the creative visionary behind the restaurant designs of New York’s Per Se, Jean Georges and Le Cirque 2000, and many of the best restaurant venues around the globe, to re-imagine the historic Florentine Loggia (formerly the Tapestry Bar and L’Escalier) as a captivating destination, stylish and sophisticated, reflecting the highest level of service, products and ambiance.”
You can read the entire Palm Beach Daily News article by going here:
You can learn more about Adam Tihany and other globe spanning projects by going here:
pool design for The Joule Hotel
in Dallas took top mention for Best Hotel Pool for Business Week
magazine's Best for Business Traveler
selections. We've written about Adam's designs for The Joule
and other properties before, but if there's a hotter hotel and restaurant designer in the world today, we cannot think of them.
Here are the comments about Adam's Joule pool design and the runners-up :Hotel Pool
The Joule, Dallas is currently undergoing a $78 million overhaul that’s scheduled to be completed by fall. One thing that should remain unchanged: the rooftop Joule Poule. Its canti-levered glass design, by Adam Tihany, makes you feel as if you’re swimming beyond the hotel’s edge, like a waterborne Wile E. Coyote, and the cabana beds are perfect for lounging with smoothies and snacks from chef Charlie Palmer.
Runners-up: In Beijing, the infinity pool at the China World Summit Wing stands out with views from floor-to-ceiling windows on the 78th floor of the China World Tower (the city’s tallest building), not to mention underwater music. In Paris, the subterranean pool at the Mandarin Oriental offers a Zen-like escape from the city above, with extra-high ceilings and a waterfall.
You can read the entire Business Week
article by going here:http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-08/the-best-for-business-travelers
You read more about Adam Tihany and his worldwide constellation of restaurant and hotel designs by going here: