In the 1930's, during the darkest time in modern history --
the original and visionary Ritz kept the lights on,
as an optimistic gesture that prosperity was ahead for all.
For this recent wine dinner in New York,
the chef honored the Ritz and the grand legacy
of this illuminating gesture,
with a menu from the original hotel, circa 1920's.
Design & Inspiration was asked to create a unique menu concept
by the Ritz-Carlton.
Our studio created a custom lantern for each diner,
in honor of this landmark event.