When the time got here so as to add a foyer bar and renovate three bars on the Chateau Elan Vineyard and Resort, the design group’s pointers had been easy: flexibility, performance and aesthetics.
The bars, created by Norcross, Ga.-based Camacho Foodservice Design and Consulting, make up one a part of a $25 million, nine-month renovation on the 300-key resort in Braselton, Ga. The bar renovations alone included simply over $200,000 in new tools.
“The purchasers needed beverage flexibility in any respect places,” says Camacho’s Mission Supervisor Emalee Austerman, whose group collaborated with architects from Atlanta-based Blur Workshop on the undertaking. “Chateau Elan’s house owners and F&B administrators needed to have the ability to change up their draft picks frequently, even switching from draft beer to draft wine at some places.” Since there have been no current beer strains at many of the bars, the group used dual-temperature direct draw draft coolers at a number of the again bars together with 304-gauge stainless draft towers able to dealing with wine’s acidity with out tarnishing.
Two bars particularly posed distinctive challenges when it got here to integrating tools into the aesthetics: the brand new foyer bar, referred to as Le Petit Cafe & Boutique, and the renovated Louis’ Home of Bourbon.
Le Petit Cafe options espresso drinks, grab-and-go menu gadgets and draft beer and wine by the glass or bottle. The problem in planning the 130-sq.-ft. bar lay in creating a up to date, upscale look whereas discreetly equipping the area to satisfy its menu wants. A window over the cafe’s again counter framing the reward store immediately behind additional restricted workspace.
The biggest piece of kit—the grab-and-go case—set the stage. “We steered constructing the unit into the millwork, so it seemed prefer it was a customized, built-in function,” Austerman says. The ensuing case, clad with premium wooden laminate end, matches the remainder of the cafe millwork. The design consists of enough louvers so the unit can breathe, plus entry panels for upkeep.
Le Petit Cafe’s again counter, situated beneath the show window, wanted “to be stored clear to take care of sightlines into the reward store,” Austerman says. Accordingly, the counter showcases a easy three-tap tower for draft beer and infrequently, draft wine. The faucets depend on a direct draw setup and hook up with kegs held undercounter in dual-temperature coolers. On the 15½-ft.-long entrance counter, a low marble wall hides an espresso machine and dump sink. Chilly storage, shelving, an ice bin and a glass washer sit under deck.
Louis’ Home of Bourbon, a mezzanine-level, 70-seat cocktail bar with a late-night lounge ambiance and a large bourbon choice, had its personal back-wall problem. On this case, designers envisioned the focus as a line of gold-color beer faucets popping out of a virtually 6-ft.-wide hammer-finish steel show piece that includes the bar’s identify.
Appreciable behind-scenes logistics accompanied the request. “Louis’ is the one bar to have a satellite tv for pc walk-in keg cooler, situated within the close by wait station,” says Austerman, whose group coordinated the routing of beer strains to return down behind the ornamental signal with all the suitable conduit radius and bends.
“We labored with the architect, signal fabricators and the bar tools producer to make sure the beer shanks had been lengthy sufficient to achieve via the signal and had been put in with silicone gaskets to attenuate any condensation the place the faucets intersect the signal,” Austerman provides.
The consequence: a show-stopping, deceptively simple-looking, draft beer centerpiece framed on each side by an array of glowing liquor bottles.
PROJECT: Chateau Elan Vineyard and Resort, Braselton, Ga.
CONSULTANT/DESIGN FIRM: Camacho Foodservice Design and Consulting, Norcross, Ga.
EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHT: Gold-color beer faucets popping out of a hammer-finish steel show piece.