Celebrity chef Luke Nguyen, from the SBS seriesLuke Nguyen’s Vietnam, and owner of Red Lantern in Surry Hills, is setting palates alight at Star City with Fat Noodle. The dynamic design of Fat Noodle inventively uses overlapping layers of colour and texture to create a space that evokes the overlapping fresh flavours, ingredients and cultures of Chef’s special menu.
Fat Noodle is Star City’s first brand new restaurant to be introduced as part of the property’s overall
redevelopment program, scheduled for completion in 2011. Situated adjacent to the newly renovated Baccarat area, Fat Noodle encompasses handcrafted sophistication and clean lines into a modern and
crisp, contemporary new venue. Design and colour palette inspiration is found in the indigenous
ingredients of Asia; ginger, mandarin, chili, buckwheat, and broth, the organic materials used for
organization, texture, flavour and spice. Natural “Santos Rosewood” veneer warms the room on low walls and furniture throughout. A quilt of flooring materials fuses east and west together, featuring natural slate, together with “arabesco oro” marble from Italy.
A stylized rosewood screen soffit is embellished with oversized beads of mirror polished chrome creating a shell that is visible from all areas of the casino floor.
Discreetly hidden behind the screen, high-technology Audio/Visual equipment creates a cloud dream, a video projection over a billowing sheer, and surrounds the ceiling of the dining room with a constant flow of energy.
A long communal table runs the length of the room providing a place for socializing and sharing
delicacies. Hand-pressed paper wall covering creates a crisp, fresh backdrop for the walls. A custom
created wall sculpture houses artifacts from China and South East Asia which echoes the journey offered by the menu.
A large custom wood and rice paper drum chandelier, detailed with a contemporary brushstroke feature, centers over a round dining platform to overview the activity of the gaming floor.
WEBB Australia were responsible for the Specialist Lighting and AV design.
The interior design concept called for a projection screen in excess of 20 metres long and 4 metres high. To achieve the exacting geometry required Projection Design F22-720P projectors with 0.82:1 lenses were used. As the venue is a 24/7 operation, DLP projectors were specified to minimise the maintenance associated with air filters.
The projection system is controlled by a Medialon Showmaster with a Dataton Watchout system “stitching” the multiple projected images together to provide a seamless wall of colour and movement.