Otto Infinito has opened its doors in Mumbai. Here is a little bit more about the creation of the restaurant concept.
The restaurant concept was designed and created by Architecture BRIO together with the team of KA Hospitality Pvt.Ltd. Seven Mediterranean countries, plus the addition of the ancestor, India; have served as an endless and infinite inspiration to more and more cuisines worldwide, and hence the name of the restaurant was born: Otto Infinito. Otto = “Eight” and Infinito = "Infinite"; the Infinite Eight great culinary countries." - Concept Chef Gianfranco Chiarini
With innovation and healthiness as the basis of the menu, Otto Infinito promises to become the ultimate Mediterranean culinary experience in Mumbai.
The interior of Otto Infinito has a calm and serene ambience with earthiness and an honesty of materials (much like the ingredients of the food). Its main purpose is to support the quality and freshness of the food. A semi-vaulted interior gives a sense of enclosure and introverted-ness. A centrally positioned bar and food display counter creates intimacy in the otherwise large space and a variation in scenes. The two flanks of the restaurant are recessed into the wall and allow for a variety of seating types.
The material palette comprises primarily of yellow travertine, teak wood and copper. The yellow came from the colour of mediterranean spices. Travertine is a quintessential building material in the mediterranean region and seemed a natural choice for the interior. Tables and chairs were conceptualized in natural teak wood to add warmth and earthiness to the restaurant interior. Copper being a material used in actual cooking and storing in mediterranean kitchens became the choice for the architectural accents such as light fittings and details running along the restaurant interior. The colour blue became a bold compliment to the yellow travertine and its inclusion in the interior was inspired by mediterranean ceramics.
In addition to the main restaurant is an alfresco dining area. This is conceptualized to be an outdoor terrace dotted with mediterranean palms and umbrella canopies.
The restaurant interior aims to offer a relaxed chic ambience. The clean lines permit a neutral space which support the quality and freshness of food and allow for the food to be King.