For New York’s St. Regis Hotel, an establishment renowned for personal service, Potion created a custom interactive bar and tasting table to expand the reach of the Master Sommelier in their new restaurant by Alain Ducasse.
Potion worked closely with the Rockwell Group and The Map Office to design the overall experience at Adour. Constructed from cast bronze with a goat skin surface, Potion’s interactives are as far from a traditional touch screen as one can get. Potion’s large-scale interactive projections seamlessly blend with the environment, allowing patrons to browse Adour's complete wine list by wine type, country, and varietal. They also serve as a dynamic form of lighting within the finely crafted space.
Upon selecting a wine, a rosette appears that contains detailed information about the wine’s origin. Sommeliers and patrons alike may share or send their rosettes to other guests at the bar. At the touch-sensitive Private Tasting Table, Potion’s software allows the maitre d’ to create a unique group experience for guests, “setting the table” with personalized wine selections. To keep the experience fresh, Potion created a custom content management system for Adour, allowing the wine director to update the interactive bar on a daily basis and for special occasions.
Client: St. Regis Adour
Project Title: Private Tasting Table
Location: New York
Type: Interactive Bar, 2008