Brought in especially for the renovations, New York designer Mark Zeff and Bastille Metal Works handcrafted two cast zinc bar tops to serve as a main focal point for the Red Owl Tavern’s “farmer’s market” aesthetic. In keeping with the theme, Chef Guillermo Tellez Cruz, who oversees operation for both Red Owl Tavern and Stratus, will source all meats locally and butcher the cuts on-site. In addition to dinner, the Red Owl Tavern will also serve breakfast favorites, Belgian waffles and smoked salmon folded on a bagel with tomatoes, onions and cream cheese, as well as gourmet sandwiches during lunch.
In contrast to Red Owl’s simple approach, Stratus’ décor is edgy and contemporary. A Japanese maple and enclosed pavilions decorate the space while imprinted concrete and a bar backed by steel-made wings create an industrial feel. A Kimpton hotel, the Philadelphia-based Hotel Monaco is located in the Center City just blocks away from Independence Hall amidst a bevy of historical landmarks.
Sara graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia with a degree in creative writing. As a military child she spent her childhood living and travelling overseas which shaped her passion for travel, language, food, and intercultural exchange. She has recently joined the JustLuxe editorial team....(Read More)