Dining + Design: A Conversation with Andrew Carmellini and Architects, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch

6:00 p.m.

Although we often focus on the food and the service, restaurant dining is really the combination of food, service and environment. That's where architecture and design come in. Design sets expectations, influences moods, engenders feelings that are as much the part of the restaurant experience as where the ingredients are sourced and how the wine pairs. Good design adds to the comfort, satiety, and overall excitement of a great restaurant experience in a synergistic way.

The Food Studies Program of the New School for Public Engagement is partnering with The James Beard Foundation (JBF) to launch a series of panel discussions titled Dining + Design: Conversations with Chefs and Architects on Creating the Ideal Dining Experience. This unique series will feature conversations with top toques and architects, highlighting the critical relationship between a restaurant’s culinary concepts and physical design in creating the ideal dining experience.

This is the second panel discussion of the Dining + Design series. Speakers include:

  • Chef Andrew Carmellini, The Dutch, Locanda Verde and Lafayette (coming soon)
  • Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, Roman + Williams
  • Moderated by Fabio Parasecoli, Coordinator, Food Studies program

Image: Rendering of Lafayette. Illustration courtesy of Roman and Williams


    Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

    $10; free to all students, New School faculty staff, and alumni and James Beard Foundation members (must show ID at the door or at the Box Office)

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