New Images Released For Jaleo Coming To Disney Springs
New details have been released of the striking design of the Jaleo’s newest location at Disney Springs. This Jaleo is their sixth location and opens this winter. It will also be the biggest and most spectacular location yet, housed in a dynamic, multi-level space.
The menu will feature an extensive variety of tapas reflecting the rich regional diversity of traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine in addition to a variety of authentic paellas cooked over a wood fire in the restaurant.
Based on the colorful iconography of Spain, the architectural form of the building is inspired by an artichoke, a vegetable native to José’s homeland. The artichoke structure opens up, inviting guests to enter and experience the very best of Spanish cuisine. Furthermore, the petals themselves form pergolas, which extend toward the outdoors.
The freestanding, two-story building lacks solid walls and is completely open to the outside, with large windows offering views of the lake while protecting diners from the sun. “There are no cubic forms, no opaque walls, no straight lines: here reigns a plant-like organic structure with its dynamic forms. An avant-garde, expressionist and welcoming architecture,” remarks Juli Capella, principal at Capella Garcia Arquitectura, on Jaleo’s design.
The interior features a double height central courtyard that visually connects the restaurant’s two floors. Jaleo is the Spanish word for “revelry”. It inspires the large, family-style gathering space. The interior also invites guests to share tapas and sangria, gather with family at the foosball tables, or enjoy the more elegant central seating for paellas and grilled meats, anchored by the restaurant’s open kitchen and wood fire grill. Private dining options include two terraces, one overlooking the Disney Springs promenade and another overlooking the lake.
The space uses the typical Spanish colors of citrus, namely orange and lemon. It also offers a welcoming ambience alongside predominant touches of wood and ceramic materials. Stunning artwork includes the “Suit of Lights,” an iconic photo of a bullfighter’s suit from Spanish photographer Rafael Vargas, as well a collage of San Sebastian’s popular Concha beach by photographer Ciuco Gutiérrez, bringing the Spanish landscape closer to Walt Disney World Resort.
The design of the casual restaurant features natural materials and a luminous, open feel, inviting visitors into the friendly space. The space is also centered around a large mural from Marc Jesús, a famous painter from Menorca. With dynamic visual elements drawn from the culinary delights and landscapes of Spain, Andrés and Capella aim to surround visitors in the culture of their native country and all its creativity.
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