Bites: global food finds for design-minded diners

Bites: global food finds for design-minded diners

Calling all culinary creators – we’re hot on the scent of rare and exquisite treats, from far-flung corners and urban haunts. Here lies your list of the latest in global cuisine news. Tuck in…

The Architecture of a Tea Ceremony, by Nels Verbeke

The Architecture of a Tea Ceremony, by Nels Verbeke

21 designers including conceptual Belgian designer Nels Verbeke researched into the ceremonial rituals and practices of the dinner table for an exhibition at the Schloss Hollenegg. Verbeke designed The Architecture of a Tea Ceremony, an installation about the physical design and performative significance of gestures. The space is made to make the viewer be in tune with their emotions. Verbeke created a dome-shaped sculptural structure which emulates some of the Austrian castle’s arched ceilings. The four alcoves represent the seasonal changes and cycles of life, while the altar-like centrepiece is where the ‘ritual, a point of concentration and interconnection’, occurs.

Writer: Emi Eleode

Hotel Post Bezau, by Susanne Kaufmann

Hotel Post Bezau, by Susanne Kaufmann

Holistic beauty expert Susanne Kaufmann has revamped the Hotel Post Bezau in the Bregenz forest to fully exemplify the lifestyle she purports. The hotel now boasts a reinvigorated program that includes a new sleeping system in each room that optimises one’s sleep, a new line of eco-friendly detergents and cleaners, a reduction in food waste and bottling its water from the local on-site spring. In addition to new treatment areas and retreat spaces, the hotel’s culinary offering has been rebuilt around traditional Chinese medicine, detox and herbal medicine traditions. The entire experience is easily as indulgent as it is efficacious.

Pictured, Bodenseefelchen, accompanied by additional warm, marinated spring vegetables.

Writer: Pei-Ru Keh

Liv Salad Bar, Queens New York

Liv Salad Bar, Queens New York

Plant-based diets have never been more in vogue. In Queens’ Astoria neighborhood in New York, Liv makes healthy eating especially palatable with its serene mélange of white marble, whitewashed brick, bleached blonde wood and accents of fresh green that impart a clean, organic feel. Designed by The New Design Project, the salad stop’s good looks are matched by a wholesome menu that includes sweet potato toast, wild rice or quinoa salad bowls as well as a simple selection of salads. All homemade using locally sourced ingredients, the outpost exclusively uses compostable utensils, straws and cups to up its green credentials.

Writer: Pei-Ru Keh

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