Today we present you one of the most luxurious and beautiful restaurants in London: Le Coucou Restaurant by Roman & Williams. Come with us and let yourself be inspired by this world of luxury and glamour!
Rose from Roman & Williams is an American, born in Chicago, though he’s never cooked in the States. He cut his teeth on the art of French fare in the cuisine’s native country, and opened his restaurant, Spring, in Paris to rave reviews. While Le Coucou is his first U.S. kitchen, a menu chock-full of French classics means it isn’t too far from Rose’s bread and butter.
For Alesch, the stripping-down process is a good way to get to know the soul of a place. “See what emerges when everything superficial falls away; then when you’re adding things back, if you’re really listening, you’ll see if it feels true,” he says.
One of the key elements they introduced to the space is a hand-painted mural by New York–based painter Dean Barger. For four months, Alesch and Sandefer researched and incubated the idea before stumbling upon the works of 18th-century French landscape painter Hubert Robert, whose moody, expressive art proved the perfect jumping-off point. From there, it was just three short weeks from the first brushstroke to dried paint.
The decorative elements, Alesch explains, were all chosen to evoke emotion and “create a dreamscape that is not overly specific about a place and time in history. It’s our own reintegration of what we see and feel is grown-up and beautiful.”