Winsome — Los Angeles, USA
An ultra-cool east-side LA diner, when you first step into Winsome, you might mistake the retro booths and long counter with stools for a Quentin Tarantino film set.
The quirky design is the result of a team effort between co-owners Marc Rose and Med Abrous and local outfit Wendy Haworth Studio, whose first move was to create custom wallpaper from Californian artist Phil Dike’s 1938 watercolour ‘Sunshine in Echo Park’, which now covers the back wall of the restaurant.
When you are ready for a bite, your food will be served in deep green Heath Ceramics bowls and plates, while the actual dishes are equally elevated to include duck egg toast, fennel crusted branzino and crispy tofu. The Kennebec potato chips are doused with chilli, kaffir and a side of creme fraiche- which goes well with a selection of aguas frescas that range from quinoa, wild rice and toasted almond horchata that drinks more like a liquid dessert.