Auberge du Soleil Unveils New “Tree House” Private Dining Experience
- RUTHERFORD, CALIFORNIA (April 12, 2012) – Resting above the world renowned, Michelinstarred restaurant Auberge du Soleil, Maison d’Arbre is set to debut in April as a spectacular new private dining experience. Designed by San Francisco-based Suzanne Tucker of Tucker & Marks, one of Architectural Digest’s Top100 designers, Tucker expands on the tree design first introduced at Auberge du Soleil by famed designer Michael Taylor in 1981. Maison d’Arbre provides unparalleled panoramic vistas of the Napa Valley vineyard mosaic from its lofty perspective and reflects the valley’s natural beauty with its design.
- “Maison d’Arbre perfectly embodies the iconic culinary experience at Auberge du Soleil” said George Goeggel, Managing Partner of Auberge du Soleil. “Guests savor gourmet meals featuring indigenous Napa Valley ingredients while enjoying the unparalleled views of their origin.”
- Inspired by the unique location of Maison d’Arbre, the room features wood and organic accents that complete the natural, tree-house effect of the room. Two sixteen foot cedar planks anchor the corners of the room and rise up from the floor from the dining terrace below for a striking, vertical visual effect highlighting the dramatic peaked roofline. The mottled, organic aesthetic begins with the birch wall covering laid in rectangular pieces for a handcrafted finish. The room is illuminated with a warm glow from the centered fireplace surrounded by a pale limestone mantle and hearth as well as the hanging clustered balls of dried driftwood light fixtures and iron sconces with bronze leaves. Plush, dark custom carpeting reminiscent of bark, lends to the rustic yet highly sophisticated earthy feel.
- Just off this great room is a charming balcony; the perfect invitation for a glass of champagne “en plein air” before dinner. Directly opposite the balcony Tucker placed two console tables in warm woods, against a mirrored wall which reflects the spectacular view beyond the balcony, bringing the storied Napa Valley inside.
- The private powder room features a bronze gilt finish and reed like, gilded wall coverings with a whimsical bird mirror hanging over an Italian golden ‘Cobra’ marble vanity. Tiling engrained with terracotta, ochre and mossy green echo the gilded tones.
- La Maison d’Arbre will accommodate 32 guests for an exquisitely unique private dining experience, with culinary delights created by Robert Curry, Executive Chef, and his team at the iconic Auberge Restaurant.
- Auberge du Soleil is also a member of Relais & Châteaux, the prestigious global hospitality association of intimate, elegant and independently owned hotels and acclaimed restaurants. Founded in 1954 in France, the association is comprised of 480 luxurious establishments in 56 countries.
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