The Grand Lux Café
The idea for Grand Lux Cafe came to life when The Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas asked David Overton, Founder of The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants, to create an upscale casual restaurant concept for their property.
Excited by the proposal and the opulent “Venetian” theme, Mr. Overton traveled to Europe to study Italian trattorias, French bistros, and the grand cafes and pastry shops of Vienna. This culinary tour through Europe, focused on food, architecture, decor and design, provided the inspiration for what the restaurant was destined to become.
Blending the grandeur and luxury of European cafes with the sensibilities and spirit of an all-American restaurant, “Grand Lux Cafe” was born. Today, with 13 locations across the country, Grand Lux Cafe is proud to offer our guests unique, casual global cuisine in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere.
A Collaboration of Design
Roderick Treece was contacted by The Cheesecake Factory head designer, Rick McCormack to help design and recreate the elaborate back painted glass art and decorative painting Mr. Overton had seen during his travels to Europe. Other inspirations came from Gustva Klimt the Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement.
Combining gold leaf with abalone and mother of pearl set off by deep carved sandblasted glass Roderick was able to create some of the most elaborate decorative glass art seen anywhere.