The Bank & La Toque | Westin Hotel Napa, California
Bank Cafe and Bar
Bank is the lobby bar and breakfast and lunch venue at the Westin Verasa Hotel in Napa California. Bank is the companion to the LaToque Restaurant operated by the renowned Chef Ken Frank. Bank was designed as the central feature of the hotel lobby to provide a social gathering space. A large pair of folding doors connect the venue to an outdoor dining area adjacent to the hotel pool deck. A suspended ornamental metal feature above the bar displays a collection of magnums from the most esteemed Napa Valley vintners. The walls are finished with teak reclaimed from shipping containers.
Chef Ken Frank’s Michelin Star La Toque is a quintessential Wine Country restaurant, where guests have the option of enjoying every course with a wine that’s superbly matched. The restaurant was designed as an indoor-outdoor space to support a warm personal experience. “At La Toque,” commented Frank, “there is lots of interaction in everything we do.” Guests literally enter the restaurant through a corner of the kitchen, a luxurious, open space where Frank orchestrates the meals while greeting guests. This is a chef-driven restaurant where the chef happens to be here all the time. “This is what I love to do.”
Principal in Charge, Lev Weisbach with CCS