To Chef Brandon Olsen, the banana has always been emblematic of happiness and contentment. This sentiment is used as a driver for the guest experience and interior design the 1,800sq. ft. West End Toronto restaurant. The atmosphere is one of casual elegance where guests can comfortably relish in the decadence and formalities of fine French cuisine. Classically inspired references form the foundation of the interior, while artistic gestures add a charming absurdity. When the past and the future mingle, it happens at La Banane under nouvelle futuristic pop with hallmarks of classic bistro-style dining. It is where contemporary art and saturated colour honor with revere an environment to support the food concept; referencing the classics but decidedly modern French-inspired cuisine.