Juana la Loca — Bogotá, Colombia
With new restaurant Juana la Loca already being hailed as Bogotá’s most beautiful, it comes as no surprise to hear architect Isay Weinfeld’s work is as enthusiastically received in Colombia as it is in his home country of Brazil. Centrally located on a main strip between two of the city’s most buzzing districts – Zona T and Parque 93 – the restaurant can be found on the third floor of a an upscale mixed-use complex, which also houses a host of shops, a hotel and a sports club. The eatery is set over a series of rooms, where an intimate wood-clad bar with marble detailing and a feature chandelier by lighting designer Lindsey Adelman, gracefully unfolds into a splendid stainless-steel show kitchen, two dining rooms and a leafy outdoor terrace. Signature Weinfeld, the venue’s clean modern lines are articulated in rich, natural materials which are a subtle juxtaposition to the collection of vintage mid-century floor lamps and furniture pieces. Food by fashionable Madrid-based enterprise The Company of Wolves is modern tapas; expect fancy versions of classic dishes such as jamón ibérico con pan con tomate or gambas al ajillo.