The idea for the "Baltique Deli," a Pankúka restaurant with French sophistication, originated from travels to France and the Baltic countries. We found a space in which the uniqueness of the cuisine could be experienced in a historic building from the Wilhelminian period right in the middle of Frankfurt. The existing elements and surfaces were restored and extended; with their own history, they enrich the atmosphere - just like the concept of front cooking, which could be implemented in the existing floor plan with only a few interventions.
Two entrances were created to organize the sale of delicacies in the front area. The menu, specially developed as part of the entire brand concept, is integrated into the picture collage on the front wall. The large counter is located in front of the adjacent room where dough and dishes are prepared. It extends along the shop window and reaches into the dining area, allowing the preparation of Pankúkas to be showcased here. The monolithic piece of furniture with a concrete look and linoleum surface deliberately contrasts with the two exposed cast-iron columns.
In the dining area, which adjoins on the side and is inspired by the existing wooden parquet, the chairs and tables are also made of oak. To create a special connection with the guests, the wall shelf becomes a frame for the window that provides glimpses into the kitchen. The blue upholstery of the bench evokes the Baltic Sea and emphasizes the off-white and light gray of the walls.
In the small back room, the ratio is reversed, with blue becoming the predominant wall color. Named after the French-descendant ancestors of the property owner, the Salon de Neufville creates a very familiar atmosphere - yet it allows one’s mind to wander into the distance.
Frankfurt am Main
Kerstin Just Grafikdesign