La Cucina Limerick – Real ‘eeetalian’ Foodies
We were delighted to be asked to design the new eat-in menus, take-out menus, kiddies menus, gift vouchers and stickers for this little gem of a restaurant in Limerick. They have won numerous awards for their food including Best Casual Dining in Ireland for 2010 and 2011 from the Restaurant Association of Ireland, voted Restaurant of the Year 2011 and One of the Best 100 Restaurants in Ireland by the Bridgestone Guides. The serve authentic Italian food with a modern touch and we always love eating there, just like a lot of other people obviously.
The design style of these are casual while simple and contemporary. The grey wood background features on all pieces with the primary colour being an olive green, which they already had in place so we didn’t want to alienate people from this. The photos have a very candid feel about them and give a truthful impression of the owners, staff, restaurant and the type of food they produce.
Lorraine and Bruno have been running their restaurant since 2003 and have gone from strength to strength since then. Lorraine writes a food blog (for which she has won awards too!) and is also considered to be one of the most well known social media names in Ireland. It was through Twitter how we got to know her. Her handle is @italianfoodie. We really like the way they stay consistent to all things Italian and are truly authentic in their food.
They have young kids themselves so they are passionate about feeding healthy ‘real’ food to kids. Their kiddies menu is authentically Italian made fresh everyday using the best ingredients they can source locally. They also started a ‘mini italian foodies’ club for kids where they get a sticker when they eat there and colour in the ‘pizza chef’ on the back of the menu.
We have also developed the new brand name, brand identity, product packaging and website for their latest venture of bringing their fresh pasta sauces and meals to the market. We wish Bruno and Lorraine all the very best of luck with La Cucina and their new range of products.
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