As with all the Saona Group stores, this new restaurant offers spaces with a Menorcan soul and domestic air. It is called Turqueta, in honor of the beautiful cove with crystal clear waters, and it is located in one of the main arteries of the city of Valencia.
The 480 m2 premises are distributed in a U-shape, the goal being in the middle of the façade and its main attraction is in the back patio, which was heavily worked on from the large existing skylight. Thus, an English patio and a room attached to the skylight were created in that area.
The Turqueta Restaurant project was carried out under the responsibility of Tarruella Trenchs Studio and the collaboration of Olga pajares and Anna Torndelacreu who knew how to transmit the Mediterranean essence to the spaces thanks to the use of a very natural and traditional palette of materials and colors, such as paint. interior lime, continuous cement-based paving or exterior lime plaster, wicker, baked clay, oak wood, stone and iron.
As soon as they enter, the visitor finds the bar made of cement and oak wood that stands out for its development on two levels and a stainless steel cupboard with spot lighting.
Through the continuous pavement, the route and the connection of the different spaces are encouraged and for the false ceiling, with slats placed in different directions, the linearity of the premises is broken. The area that acts as a meeting point for all the spaces is the darkest and has been reserved for the kitchen, services and internal areas. A central volume covered with an oak wood cut-off in the shape of shelves stands out.
Arriving at the back of the premises is the English patio, with a lighter color palette, where wicker furniture, pale green lacquered wood and benches with lush vegetation are combined. And next to it there is the adjoining room of the skylight, with a wooden ceiling with cane and fans that recall a Mediterranean porch.
Each space has its particular details that differentiate them. For example, the turquoise blue ceramic plates by Carme Balada and Eugenia Boscá that decorate one of the walls or the recovered Majorcan doors that hide the pantry.
And returning to the entrance, a collage of traditional Menorcan hats on the wall welcomes the customer with that touch of a domestic atmosphere, with lines as simple as they are natural.