Commercial Grade Large Planters For Your Restaurant

Restaurant planters or hotel planters are usually large, elegant, and functional. Their unusual sizes are not only for style but for a purpose. They can serve as a boarder or a liner for the restaurant’s outdoor setting. Instead of putting fences or railings, large planters are more trendy and can add beauty to the restaurant.

Large fiberglass planters are the most commonly used planters in commercial establishments. Fiberglass are lightweight and durable which makes them ideal for outdoor settings. Some would even use big planters on casters so that it can easily be moved when they change their outdoor arrangements.

Most restaurant planters today are not only used as an ordinary containers for plants nor a restaurant decoration. Four of the top grade restaurant planters that combine function and style for restaurants today are as follow:

Coronado Premier Planters
These large commercial planters are used by the well-known Hotel Del Coronado, one of the oldest wood hotels. It is 36 inches long and 13 inches wide which are perfect for outdoor dining areas because they won’t occupy too much space. It looks like wood but it is actually made of Premium Cellular PVC.

Good thing about PVC is that guests cannot really tell that the large planters are not real wood. The material is durable compared to real wood because it won’t rot and can withstand bad weather conditions. They can also be painted with any color and can easily be cleaned.

Capri Rectangle Flower Planters
The Capri Rectangle Flower Planters are very simple yet innovative and elegant. They create an illusion of floating slightly above the ground. The compartment of these large planters are larger than the supportive footprint underneath.

The Capri Planters come in a variety of textures, colors, shapes and finishes that compliments any plants, flowers, bushes, and even trees. They are slightly bigger than the Coronado Premier Planters but they can be ordered in custom sizes.

Cairo Vase Planters
The Cairo Vase Planters has long been used in ancient Egyptian time. Their exquisite beauty and elegance perfectly fits in classical themed restaurants or luxurious dining areas. They may not be too functional compared to the Coronado and Capri Planters but with its charming appearance, you can have an unusually large vase as a centerpiece in any indoor or outdoor setting.

Custom planters for the Cairo Vase planters are also available. So they can be made in medium or small sizes which can be placed anywhere as a group to accent restaurant doorways, reception areas, and other spaces.

Valencia Round Fiberglass Planters
These are commercial grade planters that has the classic Mediterranean style that can be refreshing for outdoor restaurant settings. The Valencia Round fiberglass planters are highly durable and resistant to any possible damages like staining, scuffing, or wearing off. These round planters have small circular footprint that can occupy less space in your restaurant.

Large Commercial Planters are of high quality which makes them long lasting. They will be a good investment for any commercial establishments not only in terms of function but also in attracting more clients or customers.

Chef Gianni Joins As Executive Chef Pinnacle Restaurant At Falkner Winery In Temecula

Having won Best Restaurant of 2008 and 2009 from Inland Empire Magazine, the Pinnacle Restaurantin Temecula wine country does not stand pat. Co-owners Ray and Loretta Falkner added a new Executive Chef, Gianni Ciciliot, for their award winning and popular restaurant. In Temecula, the Pinnacle Restaurant provides great panoramic views, outstanding American/Mediterranean style food, an international wine list, and high quality service for lunches 7 days a week. Set on a 1,500 foot hilltop, the Pinnacle offers customers a choice of seating between the air conditioned indoors or on the open-air outdoor balcony. The restaurant also serves as an evening wedding and banquet venue.

Chef Gianni started on March 1st and has a great cooking and leadership background at establishments such as Tommy Bahama’s in Newport Beach, Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, Yardhouse Restaurant in Irvine, Tutto Mare in La Jolla, and Amici’s and Lugano’s in Costa Mesa. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, Chef Gianni specializes in Mediterranean Cuisine, particularly Italian cuisine. According to co-owner Ray Falkner, “We are excited to have Gianni join us as we strive to become the best eating establishment in the Temecula area”. Chef Gianni also handles all the catering aspects of the Falkner Winery wedding and banquet business. In April he introduced his new summer menu that shows off his unique cooking skills. The menu includes items such as his Seafood Portofino (Pasta with jumbo shrimp, lobster, bay scallops, fresh garlic, basil, sundried-tomatoes, artichoke hearts and lemon in a white wine pomodoro sauce), and Soy Glazed Flat Iron Steak (8 oz. flat iron steak grilled and glazed in a sweet & spicy soy glaze served over seasonal sautéed vegetables). Chef Gianni will offer a special New Release Sunset Wine Dinner outside in the winery lawn garden area on August 29th featuring 5 courses all with 2 wines paired apiece. For lunch or wine dinner reservations, contact the restaurant at 951-676-8231 x1.

Do You Really Need Virtual Tours For Your Business?

Since the onset of web we have seen some web properties doing well sans all those graphics, whereas other are relying solely on graphical extravaganza, whether still graphics or animations. So it becomes necessary for you to decide “Do You Really Need some Virtual Tour (360° Tour) add-ons for your site”.

Think for a moment, if yours is a directory or a portal solely meant for information sharing and your forte lies more in database maintenance then you should not turn to virtual tours. Some of the biggest portals in web are without any virtual tour elements.

This site owns thousands of text books and audio books for free and maintains its popularity for the sake of its resources. Pure, plain texts, no frames – as simple as it is.

But when yours is a purely business site (portal), a virtual tour might add commercial value to a great extent. Remember, here you need to add a 3D virtual tour not just as a novelty item to add glare. You take calculative measures to give a virtual makeover. You start doing things moneywise. Making sense?

A hotel, restaurant, super mall or purely scientific instructional site need not just virtual tours but many tiny 3D animations to make things clears. Here, I would like to discuss an incident the day before. I was looking for resource material on “The Brain Factor in Anxiety and Depression”. I got quite a few good sites but they did not quench my thirst until I hit a site – a rich store of 3D illustrations. And now I can well teach someone what is the underlying thing in depression.

Coming to the topic, in real estates, hotels and restaurants the first impression lasts. A glossy virtual presence matters, because for the simple reason “when you go on a trip to San Francisco you would better book a room in the hotel you visited yesterday on your laptop”. I am sure you will never make a hunt of hotels while in transit.

In real estate business – all that glitters is gold! The larger and clearer images, and brighter colors will set you apart from the others.

Are you Planning a Virtual Hotel/Restaurant Tour?

Technically anything online is virtual and visiting those it virtual tour. But in trade terms virtual tour (360° tour or 3D tour) is a panoramic view that displays a realtime look.

There are several things that helps you plan a virtual tour for your restaurant, hotel or real estate business. First of them is, of course, your budget. Then you must consider your customers. Finally “which way to show” and “what to hide”.

1. You can create the most simple type of 3D tour by
combining a series of pictures. Use captions explain each picture. The benefits of making panorama of a pile of pictures is that it is easily downloadable and plain. Also it is cost effective.

2. The second is you can prepare 3D virtual tour from a video footage. The process involves making a shockwave animation with less aspect ratio and streaming properties. But the hurdle here can be professional look, amateur video shoot or unprofessional optimization. Together they can ruin the work. It is cheaper.

3. The third is fully interactive, programmed 3D
virtual tour, with various nodes, mapped for easy walkthrough. This is costly but pays in long run. It takes the visitor to the driver seat for a complete experience. The visitor can look around, have access of the surroundings, turn to directions, peep through the location, zoom in and out. And draw a conclusion from his/her experience.

Flaunting and Covering the Scenes in a Virtual Tour

Ever seen the 3D virtual hotel tour of a star hotel? Analyzed
the content? What was worthwhile and what was junk?

Well, if the hotel is sandwiched in the heart of the city you would better show the hotel interiors and illuminate the profits staying at the centrestage of a busy city that never sleeps. Otherwise you would better show the scenic surroundings of the hotel and tranquil atmosphere of a day out into this great hotel.

Either way it is good where a lot depends how well you understand to put your thoughts into 3D. Story telling in virtual hotel/restaurant tour is never easy.

The virtual tour helps visitors an easy access to your actual site (hotel, restaurant or mall). They will feel being at the right place because they have virtually visited. They can even go a long way to demonstrate your accessibility and openness.