More often than not, the interior atmosphere of a restaurant should reflect the creative output of the kitchen. In this way, the restaurant experience is holistic and the guest is given an introduction to the culinary experience through the design of the space.
It was during a 3-day research trip to Venice Beach, California that the design and creative identity for La Palma was born. An early observation drawing parallels between Venice Beach and the Trinity-Bellwoods neighbourhood where the restaurant would be located noted a similar artistic spirit between the two seemingly disparate places. As such, La Palma’s design aesthetic and atmosphere celebrates the art-centric nature of the community and includes a large mural designed in collaboration with a Toronto-based artist. La Palma is welcoming in its lively spiritedness and in its expression of the locale.