Andres Escobar Crafts Chef David Burke’s New Restaurant In The New Jersey Countryside

Designer Andres Escobar and awarded chef David Burke marvelously teamed up in delivering Orchard Park, the restaurant that just opened in the fabulous new Chateau Grand Hotel on the 15-acre campus of Park Chateau Estate and Gardens.

Escobar, the co-founder of Lemay + Escobar Architecture, was tapped by the award-winning chef to aesthetically bring to life the fine dining experience. This project, which marks the second collaboration for the renowned duo, can attest to how restaurateurs are optimistic for their suburban locations in 2021.

For this project, Escobar was inspired by the New York City dining experiences and sought to bring an urban style to the countryside. This resulted in a visual awareness in the venue with a timeless and eclectic French-American style that pairs classic and midcentury with modern design.

The venue includes a large rectangular bar and lounge, a main dining area with booths and tables, a chef’s table, a wine room accommodating 30 guests with Burke’s signature illuminated pink Himalayan salt brick wall, and an elegant outdoor dining terrace for the warmer seasons. All of the architecture opens up in a straight trajectory to the view of the surrounding pastoral landscape.

“My goal was to design an American brasserie with an European feel,” explained Escobar. “David and I wanted people to feel welcome and comfortable like in France, whether you are wearing jeans or you are dressed up. The open kitchen lends to that as well. In the end, David does things that please him and as a result, people love it too. He’s whimsical, creative and fun, with amazing culinary talent.”

Photos courtesy of DLuxCreative.

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