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New Bilboquet Palm Beach?
By Ann Lally
Bilboquet Sag Harbor. Look for signature design elements in the Palm Beach location
Update with David Lucido, Designer
Bilboquet Palm Beach promises to be an exciting landmark and eatery when it opens on Worth Avenue in January. We got a sneak peek from David Lucido, designer, who has designed Bilboquet Sag Harbor and sister restaurant Fleming in Manhattan. Spoiler alert: he is also project lead for Bilboquet Aspen.
Bilboquet promises warm and inviting elegance. The interior will be familial, with buzz and excitement, surrounded by stained white oak and a beech wood bar below a cast pewter top, custom-fabricated in France, along with classic Maison Gatti rattan bistro chairs, both Bilboquet signatures.
Accent pieces were sourced from local West Palm Beach furniture gallery, Ponce Berga. The courtyard’s to-go coffee counter will showcase local flora, including citrus trees, climbing jasmine and lavender.
Lucido is intriguing in his own right. He honed his design and project management skills as in-house designer and creative director for investment holding company, MacAndrews & Forbes, where for over six years, he oversaw portfolio real estate projects including hotels, restaurants, offices, planes, homes – even yachts.
A recent Lucido project was Fleming by Bilboquet, which melded his hospitality and residential skills. He said, “it pretty much sums up how I’d like to galvanize restaurant design, with a feeling of home.”
To contact David Lucido, email David@davidlucido.com