The Restaurant: four conceptual kitchens by Tom Dixon and Caesarstone

Engagement with architects and interior design is a major growth channel for Caesarstone. We need to create opportunities for them to experience and use the product in new and creative ways.
— Yos Shiran, Caesarstone Brand CEO. W*206

The Restaurant, four conceptual kitchens inspired by the four elements took us to the unique experience, delivering an innovative food concept in Milan Children’s Museum (MUBA) in the historical Rotonda della Besana during the 2016 design festival in Milan.

The Restaurant. FuoriSalone2016. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant. FuoriSalone2016. image©Futurecrafter

Leading quartz manufacturer Caesarstone, in collaboration with British designer Tom Dixon, unveil new images from The RESTAURANT by Caesarstone & Tom Dixon, a multi-sensory creation consisting of four conceptual kitchens and dining halls inspired by the elements – Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. 

The Restaurant: FIRE. FuoriSalone2016. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant: FIRE. FuoriSalone2016. image©Futurecrafter

Presented in four corners, designed by Tom Dixon and decorated with Caesarstone surfaces.

Plan sketch of "The Restaurant" by ©Futurecrafter

Plan sketch of "The Restaurant" by ©Futurecrafter

The installation provides a unique interpretation of food and surfaces. Creating the difference intakes between tastes, smells, and visuals within each fine-designed kitchen. Reflecting the
individual element through color and texture.

The Restaurant. FuoriSalone2016.

The Restaurant. FuoriSalone2016.

image©Futurecrafter

image©Futurecrafter

In the Restaurant, the food concept was curated by Italian food design studio Arabeschi, exposing the power of nature’s elements in the menu which combined traditional ingredients with modern techniques. The four dishes were instant cooked and freshly served through
Tom-Dixon designed Caesarstone surfaces, creating the multi-sensory dining experience in the Restaurant exhibition space.

The Restaurant: Water Ktchen. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant: Water Ktchen. image©Futurecrafter

 

Four elements menu are:

 

AIR: Skyfruit

Ingredients: cream, meringue, the fruit of the air, egg, and aromatic herbs.

The Restaurant: Skyfruit of Air Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant: Skyfruit of Air Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

Described as "a landscape of aromatic clouds and void". The Skyfruit served the aromatic herbal creamy meringue as an introduction dish to the Air area. 

The Restaurant: Air Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant: Air Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

Note: This is our favorite menu thanks to the lavender seed on the airy whipped cream. We felt like the breezy summer moment in the lavender field.

 

EARTH: The root box

Ingredients: roots, mushrooms, terracotta, hay, and brown sugar

The Restaurant: The Root Box of Earth Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant: The Root Box of Earth Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

The combination of the ingredients that pulled from the ground, The root box delivered to us the feel of barns, soil, and its surrounding.

Made by the traditional cooking method of the hay box which uses hay in the long-cooking process.

The Restaurant: Earth Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant: Earth Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

Note: The root box was served in the terracotta tableware and decorated by the oven, make us felt like dining in the stylish country-barn with the taste of earth.

 

FIRE: Black Flat

Ingredients:  layered dough, spices, cheese, and smoke.

The Restaurant: Black Flat of Fire Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant: Black Flat of Fire Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

The fire was presented by "Black Flat" hot mixture, layering on by "fire" in various definitions. Combining crispy bread surfaces with the exquisite softness of cheese and spice.

The Restaurant: the making of Black Flat in Fire Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant: the making of Black Flat in Fire Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

Cooked on the heatable metal square, make it able to "roast like the sun or heat as a fire that just dwindled" as described by the creators. Perfectly presented with Tom Dixon well-known collection lamps.

The Restaurant: dining in Fire Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant: dining in Fire Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

 

WATER - Floating Garden

(aromatic stock with frozen leaves)

Ingredients: frozen herbs and vegetables and vegetable stock..

The Restaurant: Water Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant: Water Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant: The making of Floaing Garden in Water Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

The Restaurant: The making of Floaing Garden in Water Kitchen. image©Futurecrafter

Floating garden presented a twist on the traditional “stock“. Hot steaming aromatic broth (soup) transformed frozen leaves into the showcase of green and warm antipasto.

 

Information on dining rates:

- One dish of one kitchen —10 Euros

- Four dishes: the whole experience — 25 Euros