May 6, 2011
La Bonne Bouche Bucharest
It seems somewhat appropriate that a capital city, so immensely distant and distinct from the country it principals, is a city of intense contrasts.
When one thinks of Romania, wealth, prosperity, vibrancy, sophistication and cosmopolitanism, rivalled only by the likes of New York, Tokyo and London, do not immediately spring to mind.
Although when one stands in University Square in the city of Bucharest, surrounded by four statues of some of the greatest men the city has nurtured you may have a re think.
Bucharest has a lot to be proud of.
A national theatre proudly designed as an iconic blend of modernisation and tradition, and the expansive InterContinental Bucharest, which stands 77 metres tall, spellbinding locals and visitors alike.
It is the captivating mix of creative modern design, interwoven between enchanting antediluvian buildings, such as Melik House, the oldest civilian building in Bucharest that date backs to the mid-1700s, which gives Bucharest its inimitable identity and magnetism.
Naturally such a pluralistic and pulsating city, with an emphasis on design so acute that it is envied all over the world, boasts a thriving restaurant scene.
In-keeping with the Bucharest accent of combining modernity with antiquatedness in its design culture, is La Bonne Bouche Bucharest.
Located in the heart of Bucharest Old Town, this delectable bistro’s interior design of ingeniously merging traditional bistro features, such as tables made sturdy with cast iron legs and floral floor tiles, with modern touches, including Navy chairs lit up by halogen spot lights and sophisticated modern wall lamps.
The Bistro really epitomises Bucharest’s unique flair of combining eclectic design styles that span across the decades, with an uncanny ability of resisting the negative effects of age.
To experience a Bucharest Hotel like no other, which really encapsulates Bucharest’s proficiency of leading the way in contemporary design, is the .
The Dorobanti Tower’s vertical qualities inventively invoke the city’s devotion to modern living without limits.
Situated in the heart of Bucharest, this immense structure comprises of a 34,000 square metre five-star hotel and 35,000 square metres of luxury apartments, has naturally become one of Bucharest’s landmark structures.
From skyscrapers to archaic yet tenderly restored architecture, Bucharest is a city of contrasts, contrasts which are crying out to be explored.