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Corton is named for a wine region in France.
Annie Block, Mark McMenamin, and Meghan Edwards -- Interior Design, 11/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
French, English, and Japanese sensibilities form the mélange that is Corton, the upscale Manhattan restaurant, formerly Montrachet. Named for a wine region in Burgundy, France, with Brit Paul Liebrandt as chef-partner, the 1,300-square-foot dining room’s hushed opulence is the vision of Stephanie Goto, the 34-year-old architect who’s making a quite name for herself in hospitality design, with such high-profile New York eateries as Monkey Bar and Morimoto (led by Tadao Ando) to her credit. At Corton, Goto went for what she calls a “modern-day hôtel particulier” via warm gold and chartreuse tones, delicate reliefs on gently curved walls, and distinctive lighting. An herbal elixir made by French monks inspired the mossy banquette color. Vivre le vert!
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