The Laurel Brasserie and Bar opened in February 2022 inside The Grand America Lodge, a palatial constructing on South Foremost Avenue within the coronary heart of downtown Salt Lake Metropolis.
The resort was inbuilt 2001 with interiors primarily based on traditional European types. Dwelling Studios retained these influences for the brasserie, however with a up to date spin to create shiny and vibrant areas for informal family-style eating.
“The menu is fueled by the shopper’s love for European meals, tradition and design, filtered by means of a decidedly American sensibility,” stated Dwelling Studios founder Oliver Haslegrave.
“So we sought out to create that surroundings and deal with it like an extension of the shopper’s dwelling, the place a set of European heirlooms and treasures have been handed down from era to era,” he added.
The institution is break up into a number of rooms, every of which has a definite design and color scheme.
For grab-and-go espresso and pastries, Bonne Vie options duck-egg-blue millwork, a checkerboard marble ground, and crushed velvet chairs in pastel tones.
Opal globe lights mounted on brass fixtures proceed from the patisserie into the primary eating room, the place cherry-red leather-based covers banquette seating that varieties a strip down the centre.
A symmetrical procession of columns with chamfered corners are wrapped in reclaimed tile and join with sculptural ceiling beams.
The wood-panelled bar faces each the restaurant and an adjoining seating space for having fun with cocktails, surrounded by tall arched home windows framed with inexperienced marble.
“Laurel is grounded within the current however stuffed with historical past — and totally distinctive,” Haslegrave stated.
“We integrated a wealth of supplies to elicit an upscale brasserie with approachable heat.”
A further eating area is adorned in a spectrum of blue hues. A daring floral-patterned carpet and illustrated wall coverings are joined by velvet chairs and walnut-topped tables.
This room additionally includes a inexperienced blown-glass chandelier and olive timber positioned between the home windows.
Antiques and classic items are additionally scattered by means of the interiors, general making a “transportive visitor expertise that feels proper at dwelling throughout the context of the Grand America Lodge”.
“We sought to create a distinctly trendy and American spin on the traditional all-day brasserie, constructed to thrill and encourage locals and vacationers alike,” stated Haslegrave, who arrange Dwelling Studios in 2009.
The agency has a rising portfolio of hospitality initiatives throughout the US, with current additions together with the Alsace LA resort with Mediterranean influences and The Harvey Home restaurant in a Wisconsin practice station.
The images is by Brian W Ferry.