Design of new 5,000-square-foot restaurant will take inspiration from local flavor
Orlando, Fla. (August 25, 2016) – Renowned restaurant and commercial interior designer Anna Schmidt has been selected to create the look and feel of The Polite Pig, a new 5,000-square-foot restaurant at Disney Springs.
The Polite Pig is the next project from husband-and-wife chefs James and Julie Petrakis, who developed the popular eatery The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park, Florida. The pair will work on the restaurant with James’ brother, Brian, who owns and operates the Orlando restaurant Greens & Grille. Schmidt has previously worked with the Petrakis family to design their widely acclaimed Winter Park, Florida, restaurants Cask & Larder and The Ravenous Pig. Schmidt has also completed the design for their newest Cask & Larder location at Orlando International Airport, which will open this fall.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Petrakis family again,” Schmidt said. “Their creativity in the kitchen knows no bounds, and I can’t wait to help bring their vision to life for visitors from all over the world to enjoy at Disney Springs.”
The Polite Pig, which is scheduled to open in spring 2017, will feature wood-fired and smoked and grilled items, as well as fresh seasonal sides. It will also serve beer, wine, cocktails and house-made sodas and lemonades.
Schmidt plans to play on the restaurant’s fare and theme in her design. She will incorporate vibrant colors and wood tones to complement the wood-fired items and crisp, light finishes to showcase the fresh seasonal fare. Hints of days gone by will be captured in the furnishings and worn brick walls throughout, while elements of surprise will remind guests of the ingenuity of the founders’ culinary talents.
The Polite Pig will be located in Town Center at Disney Springs. The 5,000-square-foot space will accommodate about 200 guests, and the restaurant will be open daily. Gomez Construction is leading the project, and HHCP Architects and Anna Schmidt are working to develop the architecture and interiors, respectively. Lure Graphic Design will spearhead branding efforts.
Schmidt has also worked with a number of other national restaurants and companies, including First Watch, Olive Garden, Seasons 52, Red Lobster, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Ruby Tuesday and FOX Sports Grill.
About Anna Schmidt Interior Design
Anna Schmidt Interior Design (formerly Schmidt Design Studio, Inc.) is a professional interior design firm with an exceptional reputation built over the years through the design of one-of-a-kind spaces and strong client relationships. Established in 2003 and based in Jupiter, Fla., the firm has worked extensively with nationwide brands, franchises and upscale independent restaurants throughout the country, as well as many corporate and commercial spaces. For more information, visit www.annaschmidtinteriors.com or call (407) 399-6808.