2012 DECADENT DESIGN

Photography by Simon Hurst Photography

 
Photography by Simon Hurst Photography

Architectural Design Group, Inc.
Chef Ryan Parrott
Architectural Design Group, Inc.
Architectural Design Group, Inc. provides architectural and interior design services throughout Oklahoma. The firm was founded in 1975 and has designed many restaurants, including one of Central Oklahoma’s newest—Local. ADG’s Bricktown office employs over 40, including 15 registered architects. Besides designing places for dining, healing, working, learning, living and praying, ADG provides owner’s representation and program management services to clients including government entities and school districts. We strive to build relationships along with building buildings.

ADG’s Decadent Design 2012 team includes: Brent Clark, designer of Local Restaurant and Architectural Intern at ADG; Brian Hines, Assoc. AIA, Designer at ADG; and Amanda Becannen, Business Development Coordinator at ADG. We’d like to thank the ladies of Local Restaurant: Abby Clark, Melissa Scaramucci and Heather Steele. Also, to Chef Ryan Parrott for his innovative and delicious design!

Chef/Restaurant description:
LOCAL is a new family-focused restaurant in Norman that focuses on locally-sourced, sustainable, creative American food. Their seasonal menu features weekly chalkboard cuts of grassfed meats and special dishes created with the freshest local produce. Gourmet baskets and kitchen products are also available for food lovers seeking locally-sourced delights. Local offers a separate kids’ fun zone for dining and playing called Localville that allows adults to leave their kiddos in a safe, supervised area while the adults enjoy a relaxing meal in the main dining room. Local—eat healthy.

Chef Ryan Parrott
Chef Ryan Parrott brings his passions for local food and family dining to a new concept for Central Oklahoma LOCAL. He began his cooking career at age 15. From this first job a passion and career was born. He honed his skills at many restaurants throughout Oklahoma City including Tommy’s Italian, the Petroleum Club, Boulevard Steakhouse, 501 Ranch Steakhouse, The Mantel Wine Bar and Bistro and Deep Fork Grill. In 2008 he partnered with Robert Painter and Steve Mason to bring back the Iguana Mexican Grill to downtown Oklahoma City while simultaneously launching his own catering company called Seasons, and a one-table concept called Table ONE. Chef Ryan has a straightforward, no-frills style of cooking that focuses on flavor and technique. He is proud to be residing in Oklahoma City with his wife, and five children, and is deeply-rooted with many charity organizations, including The Arts Council, the March of Dimes, the Regional Food Bank and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Dessert description:
Cylinder of decadent chocolate brownie set atop a painted plane of raspberry reduction, Rubble walls of candied nuts and sea foam-tinted rock candy are reminiscent of the locally-sourced rock and iconic blue-green glass used to create the outer-spiraling wall of the Bavinger House. Pulled sugar strands strive to provide elevation and create tension. Chocolate ganache-filled spoon echoes the pools covering the ground floor of the dwelling. Signed with stenciled logos of coco powder and freeze-dried raspberries, the dessert is a harmonious collaboration of architecture and flavor in homage to this significant work of organic architecture designed by Bruce Goff.