Ennis Nehez addresses all the senses: sight, taste, small and sound in order to breech into the 'behind closed doors' fabric of Philadelphia's design culture. Every Curated Meal brings 15 relative strangers together with a core group of 10 for a feast in our converted church space in East Falls. The resulting conversations and relationships will continue to grow and weave into a richer and more elaborate fabric. This is the lifeline of any creative endeavor.
"Yet unlike design-friendly cities such as New York, Miami and Milan, Philadelphia loathes showiness, reflecting its Quaker heritage. The contrast between the staid exteriors and the vibrant interiors of homes is a metaphor for the city, says Val Nehez of Ennis Nehez - an Architectural and Interior design firm that works both in Philadelphia and New York. "Philadelphia doesn't wear its style on its sleeve. It's behind closed doors. You have to be in the fabric of society—to enter into peoples' lives—to see it."
Val Nehez in the Wall Street Journal , 2013