Nove (Grupo Gastronómico Galicia) is a group of gastronomic chefs whose aim is to renew the gastronomic scene in their beloved region of Galicia (Spain).
Make reservations directly on the website or simply drool over the food they love to create, and create with love.
A few years before work on the 2.0 version of Nove’s website began, AREA 17 was hired to create the visual identity for the group along with their multi-language, multi-version website. Over the years, the group had grown — in size and in success — and that, in turn, necessitated some rethinking around the website. Nove needed something that could accommodate their revised needs, that would also be built with their future growth in mind.
The challenge was to reflect the personalities of each individual chef while showing them as part of the greater whole. We wanted an emotional and engaging experience that was also snappy, simple and flexible — an interactive dialogue (not monologue) with users.
The resulting multi-language website allows for easy transitions between chefs and relies heavily on photography — merging navigation and images as one.
To allow each chef to affirm their sturdy individuality and express themselves regularly, AREA 17 has also added a blogging system that makes adding an entry as simple as boiling water.
Technically speaking, the website interface is built using pure CSS, which displays content managed through a very flexible Content Management System built in Ruby on Rails. To keep things simple for the busy chefs, we also built an easy to use drag-n-drop photo management tool using AJAX. Lastly, the website is scalable to allow for more languages and more chefs to be added over time.
Visit the website to explore the chefs themselves and their restaurants. Make reservations directly on the website or simply drool over the food they love to create, and create with love.