San Francisco, California
Located adjacent to the grand historic dome in San Francisco's Westfield Centre, the 7,000 SF, 200-seat M.Y. China was designed as a reflection of award-winning Chinese chef and television host Martin Yan's life and experiences, and centers on the social celebrations associated with enjoying Chinese food. The kitchen is turned inside-out to blend the cooking and dining environments, and to create a theatrical backdrop to the dining experience.
Dramatic wok cookery and noodle pulling take center stage, with colorful ingredients and meticulous stacks of serveware framed as display elements. The design blends patterns, textures, and materials found in China in a distinctly modern American way, through the use of various tones and textures of stone, wood, porcelain and steel.