St Betty, IFC Hong Kong 2011
St Betty is a ‘new retro’ experience that offers a market-inspired menu, with an ecclectic range of dishes from the old world and the new. The cooking is strictly eclectic rather than fusion. The design ethos of the sensuous dining room is based on aesthetics of postmodern ‘cucina rustica’, to represent a modern renaissance in the spirit of Tuscany and Provence. AFSO’s involvement has put a spin on the concept of cucina rustica, where the lines are cleaner, the details more restrained, with the styling being as functional as it is decorative.