The renowned Peruvian Chef Martin Morales and his team, Ceviche Family, contact EL EQUIPO CREATIVO because they wanted to celebrate the uniqueness of Per. in their new restaurant. The Spanish motto “con mucho cari.o”, with loving care, and the tradition of producing things and cooking with dedication and love is the core of Andina Restaurant and Bakery.
Photos by Adri. Goula
The creative process started with a trip to Per. with the client to dive into the Andean culture and get inspired by colors, flavors, traditions and most of all by Picanterias, the restaurant at the heart of communities across the Andes. EL EQUIPO CREATIVO was impressed by the sense of family, the careful attention to details and the passionate craftsmanship of these people. Picanterias indeed played a key role in the development of the design. With this heritage in mind, the architects were committed to creating a design that embodies the real values of these places, and that could transport the guests of Andina to a journey to the Chef grandmother’s kitchen. The design team tried to mix discretion, simplicity and the handmade with London’s creative style. The project, located in the neighborhood of Notting Hill in London, consists of two main gastronomic spaces. On one side, the Restaurant and on the other the Caf.-Bakery.
The clean design focuses on traditional materials like wood, ceramics, and stone and creates a unique and warm atmosphere where the delicious and vivid food is the main character. Just a few touches of bright and vivid cherry, green and mustard yellow can be found in the upholstery of the lounge banquettes. The interiors of the Caf., as well as the Restaurant, are filled with light and visible to the passers-by thanks to the large bright windows.