Designed with Taste: Tonight and Tomorrow

$45 (includes lite bites and cocktails)
$25 (includes lite bites)

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April 26, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
La Colombe d'Or hotel
3410 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006

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Designed with Taste: Tonight and Tomorrow
April 26, 5-7pm

How does design affect your dining experience? Designed with Taste, an event series from Architecture Center Houston explores Houston’s newest restaurants to examine this question. Hear about the design inspiration for the spaces, and how it interacts with the culinary offerings. Is the food influenced by the design, or is it the other way around? Enjoy lite bites and cocktails, and decide for yourself.

La Colombe d’Or is a boutique hotel and restaurant occupying the historic Fondren House on Montrose, one of the last remaining mansions on the boulevard. Built in 1923 as the private residence for Walter Fondren, the founder of Humble Oil (later Exxon), the house was purchased in 1978 by developers Dan and Steve Zimmerman, who converted the historic structure into a unique hospitality destination. A recent major renovation expanded the property to two blocks with the addition of a 34-story luxury residential tower. The renovation also marked the restaurant's relaunch, now dubbed Tonight and Tomorrow, and its art-deco-inspired dining room and bar, private park, and gardens.

Join us for a tour of La Colombe d’ Or, and a sampling of fare at Tonight and Tomorrow with Daniel Zimmerman, Co-Ower of La Colombe d’Or; Amber Lewis, RID Senior Associate at Rottet Studio; James Hill, AIA, Associate Vice President; and Kevin Batchelor, Hines Senior Managing Director. Our guides will discuss how the design careful marries the historic qualities of the mansion while modernizing the overall aesthetics of the property.

La Colombe d’Or Design Team:
Client: Dan and Steve Zimmerman
Developer: Hines
Architect: Munoz + Albin
Interior Designer: Rottet Studio
Architect of Record: Kirksey Architecture
Landscape Architect: Robinson & Company