At 9th of July, the new project of Tom Douglas called the Carlile Room, saw the daylight. It is named after T. Douglas favorite performer’s rock/folk/country singer because apparently it has long been a theater enthusiast.
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Tom Douglas was inspired by the style of 1968 and there was some features that he’d promised before the opening of Carlile, such as a larger-than-life cutout of Bob Dylan sets the tone in the southeast corner of 120-seat restaurant (immediately to the left upon entering) and the bar menu includes different sections for the likes of Joan Baez and June Cleaver.
The Carlile room should be reminiscent of the brass and fern bars where he first worked in this city. And as well it is an homage to a turning point in America “when the shit hit the fan”.
Talking about the food The Carlile Room ideas to change the way people thing about vegetables. Tom Douglas says that it would be the center of the plate. All the menu is full of fresh options, what was Tom Douglas one of the personal directions. He wasn’t fooling that products will be ecological and dishes veggie centric: save the list of cheeses, “Plants” is the longest section on Chef Dezi Bonow’s dinner menu. Dishes varies from marinated Tokyo turnips, to creamed corn or chickpea-fava fritters and many others that are made mainly out of plants. Although meats are not forgotten, there are duckfat hush puppies or corned beef tongue.
And the last but not the least, let’s talk more about interior. About the vintage perception of cafeteria style Tom Douglas didn’t lie, it comes up with a soft color furniture, wooden details and some modern vivid art of popularities of that time.
Nevertheless, the finishing touches of interior are made by lightning. The lighting of the restaurant counts with some of DelightFULL’s pendant lighting options. This luxurious Portuguese design brand placed its pieces at the entrance of the restaurant (Norah Suspension Lamp) and also inside of the main room (Neil Suspension Lamp).
The Carlile Restaurant is opened from 11 a.m. to 1 a. m. daily, and food can be served until midnight. So don’t miss the chance to visit this spectacular retro-spirit restaurant!