Cine owner Peter Burdi sits at the base of a decorative palm tree festooned with orange glass balls, that grows into the plaster dome in the ceiling of what once was the Hinsdale Theater. | Kimberly Fornek—Sun-Times Media
Peter Burdi of Burr Ridge shows how boards from old barns were used to cover an interior wall in his newly opened restaurant, Cine in Hinsdale. | Kimberly Fornek—Sun-Times Media
Some of the detailed plasterwork that dates back to the building's origin as a theater in 1925, is visible only in offices and work rooms in the rear of the new Cine Mexican restaurant. | Kimberly Fornek—Sun-Times Media
Before the HInsdale Theater, at 29 E. First St., became the Mexican restaurant Cine, it was a women's clothing store. But many of the theater's architectural elements remain, such as this balcony which protrudes into a work space at the back of the restaurant.
When Cine, a "modern taqueria," opened at 29 E. First St., it became the third restaurant in Hinsdale, owned and operated by Peter and Dana Burdi of Burr Ridge. | Kimberly Fornek—Sun-Times Media
The new Cine Mexican restaurant is designed by Katherine Ingrassia, the same person who designed Nabuki, another of Peter Burdi's restaurants in Hinsdale. The look was inspired by the vivid colors and contrasting textures favored by Mexican architect Luis Barragan.
HINSDALE — More than 300 people were eager to try a new Mexican restaurant in Hinsdale. Peter Burdi, the owner of Cine in the former Hinsdale Theater said the restaurant served more than 220 people on Saturday and more than 150 on Sunday, its opening … Read More