Taste of Monterey
When local wine tasting and sales room Taste of Monterey wanted to open late and begin serving dinner, they engaged Wald, Ruhnke & Dost Architects to build them a new commercial kitchen for food service, presented by catering company Aqua Terra. WR&D also made changes to the interior to accommodate different dining styles: a couple's lounge to serve small bites, dining tables for larger groups, and bar tables for parties and family events.
The tasting bar's counters were inspired by the Pacific ocean, which dominates the view and sets the mood, and the pendant lights were made from bottles of wines poured at the tasting room. A re-organized retail sales area and local wine display complete the scene.