LA Food Show makes its debut in Beverly Hills

12/19/08 at 03:41 PM

California Pizza Kitchen’s LA Food Show concept is a celebration of the ever-evolving international culinary world.

Los Angeles’ “spirit of innovation and cross-cultural experimentation” is at the heart of the LA Food Show's menu, which includes diverse offerings such as their Show Burger, Szchuan Dan Dan Noodles, Pub Style Fish & Chips and Adobe Chicken Enchiladas.

Aria Group Architects, Inc. became involved with LA Food Show starting with the location in Beverly Hills, CA, which opened in October 2008. Our task was to create a high energy space that reflects the creative quality of the cuisine and the theatrical spirit of Los Angeles.

Some distinctive features of Aria Group’s design include the use of exotic, floating rosewood ceilings, vertical grained zebra wood and rich, Bolivian rosewood walls highlighting a glowing stair.  Diners in the mezzanine seating area overlook a dramatic view of the first floor.  Rich fabrics, textured wall surfaces, theatrical lighting, sleek furniture, and abstract photographs of Los Angeles add to LA Food Show’s ambiance.

The design incorporates the heritage of the existing building; unifying existing brick walls, wood decking and beams with contemporary elements. The design explores materials in their non-traditional form, such as installing flooring on curved, vertical planes and adding back-lit red polymer stair risers and blue resin bar shelves. The open exhibition kitchen allows patrons to watch the “show” put on by the chefs preparing an eclectic menu of delicious meals.

 Photography by: Anthony Gomez © 2008