A Un-Holy Communion
The concept is based on “Le Comptoir”, a famous Parisian “bar-a-vins“ (“comptoir” means counter in French). The restaurant offers exquisite small plates of french bistro-brasserie interpretation, paired with fantastic wines from around the world. The lovely Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, California is decorated with whimsy by Jonathan Adler. We wanted to extend the upscale, desert sensibility to the restaurant and create a tongue-in-cheek experience, where your wine is sacred but the trappings are not. Catholic imagery informs the baroque splendor of the logo, the illuminated manuscript placemat, the gold murals on the outside walls, and the “holy wafer” coaster. After your meal, you will receive a hollow red hymnal with your check and a few of the 14 different cards describing the lives of actual catholic patron saints for vintners, alcoholics and everyday sinners.
Client: The Parker Meridian