Restaurateur Ron Rosa brought Connecticut’s popular Italian restaurant Greenwich Polpo south of Florida. Polpo Palm Beach will soon open its doors as part of the F&B programming of the Water Palm Beach Resort & Spa. local workshop Design Bilkey Llinas designed the indoor-outdoor restaurant, which occupies the space once inhabited by the Temple Orange Restaurant, to maximize ocean views and reinforce the sense of luxury that pervades the resort.
“In line with the essence of Water and given its seaside location, we were inspired by water, sand, waves and ocean-related textures and shapes,” says Mauricio Salcedo, director of Bilkey Llinas. “The philosophy behind the design was to provide guests with a sense of casual, relaxed luxury with a residential feel – a sophisticated yet playful beachfront home away from home.”
With a 14-seat bar functioning as its core, the sleek and modern space echoes Polpo’s Italian roots while channeling the bygone era of Palm Beach glamour. Natural stones and sand tones adorn the interior with ocean blue hues and textured elements. Custom artwork and rugs enliven the atmosphere with a bespoke quality that incorporates subtle references to coral and waves.
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