Solely by ponying up for courtside seats will followers be capable to benefit from the luxurious of the brand new Crown Membership within the Barclays Center, to open when the Nets season begins this fall.
The brand new 7,700-square-foot area is a shiny improve for sports activities area eating and ingesting. There’s a luxurious lounge, upholstered in inexperienced and gold velvet and hung with Venetian Fortuny fixtures; a eating room, with partitions draped in scarlet; and a pink lacquered “pantry,” with open cabinets holding snacks and treats like popcorn and candies. The area can accommodate as much as 250 folks.
“I averted the standard sports-lounge look,” mentioned Ken Fulk, the restaurant’s designer. He mentioned he was striving for a luxurious, nearly residential ambiance, although the inevitable huge flat screens of a sports activities bar are there, hidden when not in use behind mirrors and framed digital paintings.
It’s Mr. Fulk’s first design for a sporting area. He was chosen for the job due to the work he had performed at Sadelle’s in New York and a number of the out-of-town Carbone eating places for Major Food Group, the corporate that’s overseeing a lot of the meals and beverage within the area, particularly the Crown Membership.
“We’re redefining stadium hospitality, making it our model,” mentioned Jeff Zalaznick, the managing accomplice of Main Meals Group. The restaurant’s identify is a nod to the borough’s county, Kings.
The menu within the membership will function a rotating collection of dishes for which the group’s eating places are recognized, together with specialties ready with visitor cooks from different New York eating places. “Our aim is 80 p.c native,” he mentioned.
John Abbamondi, the chief govt of BSE Global, the corporate that manages the middle, mentioned his hope in having Main Meals Group on the workforce was “to create the best restaurant expertise in a sporting area the world has ever seen.”
Crown Membership, Barclays Middle, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, brooklynnets.com/crownclub.