Every detail of the Houston fine-dining restaurant March has been crafted with careful consideration. From the exit signs to the bathroom scents, every feature is perfectly crafted to make the restaurant a perfect experience that transports one to the Mediterranean. June Rodil, the master sommelier and partner at the restaurant, has been integral in procuring certain pieces and adding the ‘oomph’ factor. Read on to know about all the quirky, different ways the restaurant has managed to capture the people!
A woven tapestry by Bueno Aires artist Alexandra Kehayoglou dominates the space in the private dining room of March. A show stopper through and through, it is meant to feel like a place where the Mediterranean landscape meets Texas agriculture. It also works as a sound absorber!
The Exit Signs
Rodil worked with the design studio team at Studio Robert McKinley to procure custom exit signs, which emulate vintage signs. Rodil also got them retrofitted to meet the safety requirements, and now these are one of the best features of March!
The Bathroom Scents
The scents chosen by Rodil for the bathrooms are changed biannually along with the menu. These changes reflect a different region of the Mediterranean every time! So far, these scents have been made by perfumer Coqui Coqui.
The Lonely Maître D’
A painting by Oliver Jeffers, it features a maître d’ wearing an old school tux and holding a candle, adrift at sea. The words ‘For All We Know’ float on the water, while the constellations twinkle in the night sky.
The Dancing Ladies
Rodil has hunted for vintage Austrian Bimini glasswares, like the dancing ladies — which are rare, delicate blown-glass figures of ladies dancing on the stem!