Food & Forest park restaurant
Food & Forest park restaurant

location: Poltava region, Sosnovka 1
function: restaurant
area: 600 m2
status: realization 2014
design studio: YOD Dеsign Lab
graphic designer: PRAVDA design
photo: Andrey Avdeenko

The restaurant is a part of the hotel recreation complex Relax park «VERHOLY».  The location of the complex and functional purpose of the restaurant itself became crucial in the choice of concept of a future outlet. The complex is placed at the very heart of a picturesque pine forest in Poltava province. And the restaurant serves as a public catering facility both for guests living in the complex and for visitors who have made up their mind just to have a good time al fresco, breaking away from hustle and bustle of the city. For this purpose the complex offers a whole variety of services: beginning from strolls in the woods and finishing with swimming in the pool or horse rides.
The cuisine represented in the restaurant is hefty and plain, with emphasis on game.
All recipes have been originally developed by a renowned Kiev chef Stefano Antoniolli. Peculiar and artistic serving, alongside with uncanny palatability, makes the restaurant an attractive place not only for guests of the complex but also for true gourmets of the region and the whole Ukraine. And the emphasis on natural local product is not a bad bid for origination of such a phenomenon as Ukrainian haute cuisine.
Idea underlying the concept of the whole outlet and its interior in particular is integration into the surrounding nature space.
This idea dominates over all interior solutions. Architectural space is clear; it is not overwrought, with big shop windows with a view of pine forest. In interior design an architectonical technique is used of unification of façade and interior at the expense of utilizing similar materials, such as, Gabro stone and corten metal. This is used in order to weld the exterior space with the interior to the utmost.
All materials used in the finishing have natural basis. Basically, they are as follows: stone, wood, copper, corten, leather, slate, etc.
The restaurant is located on the ground floor of a freestanding building (a conference hall is located on the first floor). Functional zoning of engineering spaces of the restaurant is accomplished with account for all high technology peculiarities of the production processes.
Zoning of guest areas of the restaurant has been elaborated in such a way so as to satisfy needs of all groups of visitors. The restaurant room is designed to seat over 100 people.
Main hall is zoned with a big gas fire 4 meters in length, it includes four basic areas:
the first area – an area of low-slung lunge seating – is located along the shop windows with a view of the forest, it is intended for companies comprised of 4 to 6 people each;
the second area – is located on both sides of the fire – is intended for the guests who seek romance and warm snug atmosphere;
the third area – an area with big comfortable armchairs is located near the pastry shop, it is intended for sweet tooth guests and simply for ones who are fond of watching the work process of confectioneries manufacturing. The pastry shop and the showcase with ready confectioneries are situated behind a glass partition;
the fourth area of high seating is located in two places at once – bar area and area of communal storage shelf with exhibition of the restaurant’s products.
A private hall for 12 persons is also provided, with opportunity of personal kitchen service. The major focus in this hall is a big table with one-piece table-board made of oak. The walls are veneered with an African stone brought from Artesia factory.
Glory to Ukraine! 
Food & Forest park restaurant