After a warm recommendation, we established a collaboration with CCA as we were preparing to open DECO. It was without a doubt a really, really good decision. CCA handled the overall project management, and we reached a goal we had not dared to dream of.
Renowned and famed Palæ Bar, has been an institution for the last 35 years in Copenhagen. After a long takeover of the neighbouring room, they launched their dream of having a cocktail edition that encompassed the spirit of Palæ Bar, but which in no way compromised on the quality. The task would somehow seem difficult, as many bars and restaurants in that part of the city has struggled to survive and it was in a venue that used to house a wedding dress shop.
After many visits to Palæ Bar both during the daytime for lunch and late hours. Our team could realise, understand and learn from the very special atmosphere, service and culture that has been the character of Palæ Bar. Being family-owned a flat structure was exactly what permeates the mangement style of the business, so our task became somewhat more difficult, in particular when it came to the staff who were supposed to be happy and feel at home. It required a solution where we were facilitated all staff, logictics and products and of course, a genius menu.
First and foremost, it was important that DECO had access to our network and that we got the concept marketed properly, so we could attract the right candidates to form the team. A firm hand and continuous sparring with the designer were extremely necessary for us to get the cocktail spirit into the decoration of both the service area, bar, kitchen, and in addition, all the small details that formed the thin red line. Overall our experience was a decisive effect, and gave the bar manager we on-boarded able to focus on creativity and service, thus, the menu got the attention and care that it deserved. DECO opened with a bang, got 5/6 stars in Berlingske’s, 4/6 hearts in Politikens Ibyen, and crowned the work in May 2019 by winning the City’s Best Cocktail Bar award by AOK. A truly satisfying feeeling.