Rotating pop-up restaurant Kitchen LTO's version 2.0 debuted earlier this month with a new chef (Eric Shelton, formerly of Music Hall at Fair Park), a brand new menu and a new look — well, sort of. Voters selected designer Stefania Morandi (who's also responsible for the dining rooms at Trinity Groves neighbors Casa Rubia and Souk) to create LTO's fresh new look, but it appears that the designer was rather limited in the changes she could make to the space.
A few coats of black paint, drapes and new artwork give the space a slightly more cozy feel, but original designers Coeval Studio are no doubt pleased to see that their art tree focal point remains — as they recently explained to Eater, it was a painstaking process that involved steaming and hand-bending each piece of wood. (For comparison's sake, check out the dining room's original look here.)
It will remain to be seen whether future incarnations of the Kitchen LTO dining room will branch out further from the original; in any case, the current run will end in just 100 days, on May 31. Scope out current chef Eric Shelton's menu — which includes items like Velvet Hammer-glazed pork belly and French macaron ice cream sandwiches — here.