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The Butcher's Den chain will offer 'earthy' interiors
Thomas Klein International has come up with an ‘earthy’ concept for The Butcher’s Den
Kuwait may not be the first place that you’d look for ‘earthy and sexy’ interiors but that is exactly what Thomas Klein International has in mind for the new Butcher’s Den chain of steak houses. Kuwait-based Epicure Group, which is investing $1.5 million into developing the new chain, has appointed Thomas Klein International to create the interior concept for the brand.
“We have an aggressive expansion plan within the region, and the focus of our restaurants will be on providing customers with quality and simplicity,” said Ahmed Al Bader, director of culinary development, Epicure Group.
The Butcher’s Den’s flagship outlet will open in Kuwait later this year. It will cover an area of 266m², with a seating capacity of 70. Set across two levels, the restaurant will also include a show kitchen and two private dining rooms, each featuring a private in-room kitchen with a private chef.
The dining area will also offer full views into a special ‘ageing room’ for the meat, which will be built into the restaurant’s kitchen.
“To truly reflect on the name of the new chain of restaurants, the design will incorporate mainly natural materials such as leather, wood and natural stone, marrying together elements of the wild and the traditional butcher’s block.
“It will be like ‘lion meets butcher’, and we promise that the new restaurant will be a true ‘altar’ to the meat lover,” stated Daniel During, international managing partner, Thomas Klein International. “Thomas Klein International will be working closely with its associate office, PS Studio in Chicago, to create an interior concept that is earthy and sexy.
“It is a challenge dictated by the owners, and the design team is thrilled about unveiling the final result,” he added.
Thomas Klein International specialises in restaurants, kitchens and hotels, with a scope of work that involves space analysis, maximisation of revenue per square foot, conceptualisation and design presentation, followed by recommendation on fit-out materials, tender evaluation and project supervision.
The company has been operating in the Middle East region since 2001 and has worked on projects such as Qanat Al Qasbah in Sharjah and Spazio restaurant at Prince Walid bin Talal’s Kingdom Tower.
“As a true F&B consultant, Thomas Klein International starts a concept by looking at the core product – the food and beverage. The menus are always the starting point, followed by the design and layout of the restaurant and the interior to complement the menu style, the theme and the service element. The interior, in effect, is the stage where the food ‘act’ is performed,” said During.
“We are very excited about this new project and we look forward to working with the Epicure Group to create a very unique and functional restaurant concept for The Butcher’s Den,” said During.