Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sneak Peek: Double Standard San Diego

With full remodel in swing, LID interiors has hand selected random No. 1 California redwoods for the library wall and 15-year Italian lime plastered finishes to surround the used Chicago brick which has been installed by Old World Artisans in the dining areas. Look for a custom “Campari" bar with hand-made fixtures from designed Ingo Mauer to complement the vast boutique wine selection. Custom banquettes are being fabricated in a yellow hand-stitched leather - think Restoration Hardware meets Phillipe Starck at 6th and G in Downtown SD! The glamorous food and interior/exterior design has been conceived to excite all of the five senses.

A 'Faema Legend E-61" vintage espresso machine is due to arrive any day to compliment Double Standard’s after-sips. A recent shipment from Naples, Italy, also included the specialized dough mixing machine which delicately fluffs the proprietary starter dough very lightly as it mixes with Napa Valley’s premier first-press olive oil and Sicilian sea salts. Final Health inspections are scheduled for this month’s end and the sounds and scents of the kitchen will begin to hum!

Below is a "secret shot" of the craftsman installing the California Redwoods in the South library wall.

Stay tuned for more previews and menu sneak peeks!