02 May 2018
Posted in: Project Spotlight
Nemo Tile + Stone

Project Spotlight: Art Deco Southern Comfort

Inspired by flavors of the South, Modine is a road trip through the coastal Low Country, right in downtown Asbury Park. Building on their success of Talula’s, Steve and Shanti Mignogna brought on the husband-and-wife chef team of Jill Meerpohl and Chris Davin and General Manager/Partner Andrew Rasizer to create Modine. Modine puts a delightfully modern twist on southern homestyle cooking.  The namesake honors Meerpohl’s grandmother, Helen Modine Meerpohl, a master of Southern coastal cooking. Every single detail was important to the team at Modine. They wanted a fresh concept with a high level of design that would contribute to creating an incredible balance in the space.  The end result is a stylish restaurant Charleston in feel glamorously balanced with an Art Deco motif. “We wanted to strike the balance between comfortable and relaxed with a team trained at a very high level for the ultimate dining experience in a beautiful space” says Rasizer. Chris and Jim at IDR Construction turned to NEMO Tile + Stone Red Bank for the restaurant redesign and decided on using Gramercy Tile in Nero D/TRE in the long bar floor. Gramercy is a collection inspired by the history of the Manhattan neighborhood. Though made of porcelain, Gramercy’s color palette gives the collection the look of a cement tile. The collection is applicable on walls and floors in residential, retail and hospitality settings and is available in a variety of solids and graphic patterns. The light grey, white and black cubic shape of the hexagon Gramercy tiles creates a captivating geometric pattern that pulls in the overall aesthetic of the restaurant. Art Deco in feel when used in this application, the floor design serves to draw your eye through the space to the bank vault, a focal point of the restaurant and reminder of the original history of the building.
The striking 30-foot custom bar in a deep teal green features a custom resin top with brass accents that beckons you to sit down and sip a mint julep over a plate of their signature fried chicken. Another bestseller is the “Jillbilly,” Modine’s twist on the margarita. Named after Chef Jill Meerpohl, this cocktail features tequila, mezcal, aperol, blue agave syrup and chili lime salt. [caption id="attachment_4447" align="aligncenter" width="629"] Metro Ultra White[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4443" align="aligncenter" width="629"] Gramercy NeroDtre Hex[/caption] Modine Restaurant https://www.modineasbury.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ModineAsbury Instagram: @ModineAsbury Designer:@Space_Exploration_Design IDR Construction https://idrnj.com