Cosmo Cafe Opening

I have been working on the design for a new Sacramento restaurant, Cosmo Cafe, for the last few months, and had the pleasure of attending the Grand Opening Night Event last Thursday night. The Cosmo Cafe is part of the larger Cosmopolitan building which is also home to the Cosmopolitan Cabaret and the soon to be opening Social nightclub. I thought you all might like to take a peek:

Of course there were Cosmos

And lots of friends and familiar faces.

Kerry Ellis (don't you just love that name?!?!), lighting designer extraordinaire of Benning Design Associates, worked to get the lighting design just right. And Sean from Lumens Light and Living helped us with supplying the decorative light fixtures.

Stacy Paragary of Paragary Restaurant Group, proprietress and wonderful client, had fun with Bruce Benning, owner of Benning Design Associates.

And here I am in my role as Senior Designer for Benning Design, with my good friend Kate of Girl Meets Glamour blog.

Good friends Leanne and Nicole. In the back round you can see the back lighted photo of K Street in Sacramento that I had enlarged showing the original exterior of the restaurant building in it's previous mid-century incarnation as Woolworth's.

I met Kevin Johnson, former NBA Star and perhaps the future Mayor of Sacramento. November 4th will tell!

The crowd was swelling early into the evening helping to kick off a great first night.

Cool congas (Thanks MER!) were played.

Diners were enjoying the sumptuous menu.

The Sacramento Hotel, shown here, was the original occupier of the corner of 10th and K Streets. I created niches lined with back painted glass to showcase historical buildings on and around K Street.

For the bigger groups, there is a private dining room with a view to the kitchen.

Cocktails and friends made it an evening to remember.

So, if you are looking for a very "Cosmopolitan" way to spend an evening, don't miss dinner at Cosmo Cafe before seeing a show at the Cosmopolitan Cabaret!