Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco is opening June 3, its new restaurant, the MKT, featuring custom made uniforms and hosting brunch fashion shows and “battle of the bloggers” bar nights. Formerly known as The Seasons, the MKT brings a fresh new interior design concept as well as new facilities such as a large communal table by the bar.
The restaurant and bar itself, designed by avant-garde New York design firm AvroKo, has antique ink bottles lining the walls and iron rods separating sections. The name MKT pays homage to farmers’ markets and Market Street, which the restaurant looks onto. One of the two new private dining rooms is PD3, “a private dining den” with a pass code (three knocks). Cocktail menus come on clipboards with vintage brass tacks.
The designs of the uniforms of the staff at the new MKT Restaurant and Bar have been chosen through a contest organized together with the Academy of Art. Among the three winners was ShanShan Bai, a 27-year-old MFA student living in Nob Hill who won for her server, bartender and buser pants. The others were Linglu Jiang and Qian Bao. The samples were sent to a manufacturer in Italy selected for its expertise in small-batch production and custom cuttings.
The first brunches (June 28 and 29) will showcase designs from the three winners of the Academy of Art contest, which will be followed by other major designer fashion brands.
adapted from http://www.sfchronicle.com
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